“The CEN is like a best practices seminar coming in the mail every month. I pass along all the great tips to my staff. We all benefit in seeing what other Chambers are doing.” — Carrie Stuart, Gettysburg Adams (Pennsylvania) Chamber.
“We had to drop some publications because of the economy, but I made sure we kept yours. I think it is terrific.” — Marnie Uhl, Prescott Valley (Arizona) Chamber.
“We have a routing slip that takes your newsletter throughout our office, but I get to be first in line! Thank you for such a wonderfully put together publication. Not an issue goes by that is absent of highlighter marks, underlines and circles!” — Melanie Goodwin, Greater Shelby County (Alabama) Chamber.
“My staff and I really enjoy the CEN for the good ideas it brings to us. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel, just tweak someone else’s idea to fit our audience or need, which we have done with great success in several instances. The CEN is like a clearinghouse for ideas that have worked (and those that haven’t). Perhaps the best thing is that we know they are from Chamber folk just like us.” — Teri Sackman, Meridian (Idaho) Chamber.
“Just got 75 Chamber Fund Raisers That Work today. Thanks for this exciting tool! It is going to pay for itself hundreds of times over and I have already started plans for the fireworks fund raiser!” — Caro Johnson, Lake County (Oregon) Chamber.
“Thanks for including our story in your newsletter. I received calls from across the country about our 'Pay It Forward' program and had wonderful conversations with other busy Chamber execs who share many of the same concerns, frustrations and delights of this job. I was also able to give my board some tangible evidence that our Chamber might be on the right track.” — Lynn Minturn, Hartland (Wisconsin) Chamber.
“Thanks for your special report on CertifiChecks. I used that to inform my board what is happening around the nation and I found it very helpful myself. It captured the issue extremely well. Thanks for doing a great job keeping us informed on a variety of issues.” — Thomas Poorman, Zanesville-Muskingum County (Ohio) Chamber.
“I must admit I look forward to your newsletter and read it more thoroughly than I read the church bulletin! How’s that for a comparison?” — Charlie Anderson, formerly of Meadville-Western Crawford County (Pennsylvania) Chamber.
“I told my board if they ever try to take the CEN away from me, I’ll never speak to them again.” — Mary Lou Cornelison, Marshall Area (Illinois) Chamber.
"The CEN remains the most useful periodical that I receive out of all of my mail, with tons of practical ideas being implemented already by other Chambers. It's been a part of our overall plan which is working well for us -- we just achieved our record net membership level!" -- John Crawford, Wyoming-Kentwood Area (Michigan) Chamber
"We created our own Chamber Member Owner's Manual after reading about the idea in your Chamber Membership Builder guide. We then hand-delivered the piece to our members during a member appreciation month and got a very positive response. Thanks for the great idea!" -- Shari Alfaro, Waxahachie (Texas) Chamber
"One of the great things about the CEN is that it has ideas from all sizes of Chambers. Sometimes, even when you are searching the Internet, you see a lot of stuff for Los Angles-size Chambers, but not much else." -- Liz Smith, Blytheville/Gosnell (Arkansas) Chamber
"I'm very enthused about the CEN because it is short and sweet and I've gleaned lots of ideas from it. It's one of the first things I look for every month." -- Joanne Wix, Greater West Plains (Missouri) Chamber
"A big thank you for all you do to assist those of us in this industry to look 'great' for our board, members, staff and volunteers. Your newsletter is one of the top tools I utilize to affect change in my chamber. I save every copy!" -- Debbie Miller, Woodland Park (Colorado) Chamber