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Board Retreat Facilitator
Working on your next planning conference? Thinking of using an outside facilitator?

Steve Snyder, vice president of local chamber relations for the California Chamber of Commerce, and vice president of the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.) can be your "expert from out of town."

Steve has over 33 years of chamber experience, and has nearly 200 board retreats for chambers of commerce in 14 states. Over the past year he has facilitated planning sessions and provided board training for:

  • Dana Point CA Chamber
  • San Benito County CA Chamber 
  • Tulare CA Chamber
  • Corona CA Chamber
  • South San Francisco CA Chamber
  • Salinas Valley CA Chamber
  • Yucca Valley CA Chamber
  • Federal Way WA Chamber
  • Red Bluff CA Chamber
  • Fairfield-Suisun CA Chamber
  • Claremont CA Chamber
  • Palm Desert CA Chamber
  • Chandler AZ Chamber
"Thank you for traveling to the far reaches of the desert to facilitate our retreat.  I received a lot of remarks on how much the directors enjoyed the day.  They noted how much they learned about running the organization.  I enjoyed having a product and a plan for the upcoming year that I can use. "
Cathy Kennerson, President/CEO, El Centro (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Cathy Kenner .
"Steve's facilitation of our board retreat was outstanding. His knowledge of the chamber industry combined with his ability to put everyone at ease throughout the process gave our board the ability to have a vision of where we want to be tomorrow as well as several years down the road."
Lisa Krueger, President/CEO, Lake Havasu (AZ) Chamber of Commerce.
"Over the past 3 years, we have grown from a 225-member chamber to over 650 members.  We could not have done this without the guidance that Steve brought to our board of directors.  He helped re-focus the energy, business model, and direction our board to be on the cutting edge for our members."
Tom Pierson, CEO, Federal Way (WA) Chamber of Commerce.

A typical one-day planning retreat covers such items as board roles & responsibilities, discussion of new trends in today's successful organization, plus a strategic planning process that will help your chamber identify its priorities for the upcoming year. Steve also mixes in lots of fun team building activities.

Plus, Steve's facilitation fees are affordable. For further information, or to secure Steve as your next planning conference facilitator. Please call him at (916)444-6670 ext 241, or via e-mail at:


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