Rogers-Lowell Area News


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1/21/2019 Chamber News
Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber's J.R. Shaw Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

Institute for Organization Management
, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, announced that J. R. Shaw, IOM, Executive Vice President of the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and received the recognition of IOM.

Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM Graduate Recognition signifies the individual’s completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications.

Nearly 1,000 individuals attend Institute annually.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Vice President of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”

Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.

Institute for Organization Management is the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities. 

About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.  

About the Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce is a five-star accredited chamber serving over 2,000-member businesses across the region. The Chamber serves as the voice of business, promoting and initiating responsible economic growth, while addressing community challenges in the Rogers and Lowell Area and the region. The Chamber offers a variety of programming designed to grow business and build community. 

About Visit Rogers
Visit Rogers creates economic opportunity for the community by attracting meetings, conventions, and leisure visitors to the City of Rogers and Northwest Arkansas. Overseen by the Rogers Advertising and Promotion Council, Visit Rogers is the Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) responsible for marketing the city to visitors, and is a division of the five-star accredited Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.