ACCE Establishes Partner Relationship With Kyle Sexton

This was announced at the end of May, 2012, and I couldn't be more excited about the work I will be doing for ACCE.  Many missed it the first time around, so I'm posting it here in addition to it's home on

ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA: ACCE announced today a preferred provider relationship with Kyle Sexton, a noted marketing, communications and business strategist in the chamber of commerce world.

Formerly Director of Business Development at the chamber of commerce in Salem, Ore., Sexton is an author and educator on membership development, marketing and technology. His innovations include the Salem Chamber's online networking site Face2Face, which has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, and his Chamber SalesEngine membership sales module. He has taught at the Western Association of Chamber Executives Academy, the Institute of Organizational Management, the World Chambers Congress and numerous ACCE events since 2004. Mr. Sexton also served as a vice chairman of the ACCE Board of Directors and chair of the Membership Development Division.

ACCE’s members will be the primary beneficiaries of this unique relationship with a trusted consultant and teacher. As ACCE’s preferred provider, Sexton will offer the association’s members his expertise on revenue generation, social media, recruitment, value articulation, motivation and retention strategies.

“We know that Kyle will be helping ACCE itself, even as he helps our members,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming. “His wisdom and experience, as well as his unique platforms like ChamberPeople, will be employed to build ACCE’s own resources.”

“I’m really proud of my history with ACCE,” said Sexton. “I’m blessed to work with organizations that matter to their communities. This endeavor will allow ACCE and me to help more chambers and EDC’s with answers to their questions about the future.

“To say that I’ve loved my work and colleagues at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce for the last 11 years would be an understatement,” Sexton added. “This opportunity will allow me to remain in the city I care so much about, while extending the assets of ACCE—a  remarkable organization—and its members.”

The agreement between the two parties will allow ACCE to promote direct consulting and facilitating services for its individual member chambers, as well as for groups of members (executive associations) in North America.