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Fox Cities Chamber featured in national guide

The Fox Cities Chamber’s Connect Free membership program for small businesses is featured in the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) new Revenue Models Resource Guide. The national guide examines chamber dues structures and non-dues revenue streams, highlighting the latest trends and data, sharing Chamber case studies from around the country, and offering practical tools to help organizations explore revenue opportunities.

“Launching Connect Free last year reaffirmed our commitment to small businesses and our local economy in an unprecedented way,” said Chamber President & CEO Becky Bartoszek. “Now, to have it recognized nationally as a best practice, reinforces the value of the program for small businesses in the Fox Cities and the impact on our local economy.”

The Fox Cities Chamber launched Connect Free in August of last year and was the first Chamber in the state of Wisconsin to offer a free membership level. Small businesses who qualify for are those with five or fewer full-time employees (or equivalent), nonprofits with 10 or fewer employees, and freestanding restaurants. Businesses must be located in the Chamber’s service area of Outagamie, Calumet or northern Winnebago County.

Connect Free membership offers small business owners several benefits, including opportunities to connect with other businesses in the Fox Cities, educational programs specifically targeted to small business, marketing opportunities, a listing in the Chamber’s online directory, discounted business services from the US Chamber, a complimentary subscription to The Business News, and more.


ACCE’s Revenue Models Resource Guide can be purchased online: https://www.pathlms.com/acce/courses/54304

Read more about Connect Free and apply online at https://foxcitieschamber.com/connect-free-membership/


About ACCEEstablished in 1914, ACCE—the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives—serves more than 9,000 leaders from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 metro areas in the U.S. Hundreds of other businesses and organizations, like convention and visitors bureaus and economic development organizations, are also ACCE members. The combined membership of ACCE chambers in the U.S. exceeds 1.2 million businesses.

Members look to ACCE for best practices, industry trends, corporate partners, networking, and new ideas to advance the interests of their communities. ACCE offers resources, industry information and data, professional development opportunities, peer connectivity and best practice sharing through our annual convention and topical conferences, our award-winning digital magazine, online education, peer networking and other activities.


About Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce

The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce captures the energy of one of Wisconsin’s most dynamic regions and transforms it into innovative programs and services for its business members.  The Fox Cities Chamber serves all of the Fox Cities communities within the counties of Outagamie, Calumet and the northern portion of Winnebago.  The Fox Cities Chamber plays a leadership role in regional economic development efforts in Northeastern Wisconsin.  For more information, visit www.foxcitieschamber.com.