Chamber Executive Director John Pynakker recently completed the first year training at the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) Academy. John was part of a class of 55 chamber executives from the Western United States and Canada who took part in the 3 day class. The class featured subjects including Chamber Issues and Trends, Committee and Board Development, Legal Basics, Budget Preparation & Monitoring, Membership Sales & Recruitment and Marketing & Communications.

"The WACE Academy and accreditation is recognized by Chambers around the world," said John Pynakker. "I was very excited to be there and learned a lot. I will be bringing that back and incorporating some of what I learned into our day to day operations."

Laughlin Executive Director Jackie Mazzeo also attended, but was in the second of her three years.