Claire Yoder, Vice President Of Resource Development And Membership Engagement For The North Myrtle Beach Chamber Of Commerce, CVB Completes Year One At Institute For Organization Management Leadership Training Program By US Chamber Of Commerce

Published Tuesday, July 11, 2017 12:00 pm

July 11, 2017, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. –  Executives from the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau today announced that Claire Yoder, vice president of resource development and membership engagement, recently completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, June 26-29 in Athens, Ga.

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 are able to 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.

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.

“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.”

“We are very proud of Claire and her commitment to furthering her knowledge of how chambers of commerce succeed and advance successful relationships with members and constituents throughout their communities,” said Marc Jordan, president and CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB. “Her initiative and leadership skills have proven to be an invaluable asset to our organization as we continue to grow and make great strides in becoming one of the preeminent chambers of commerce in America.”




About the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau

The North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), an accredited five-star Chamber/CVB founded in 1999, continues to lead by example as an exemplary local business advocate and supporter, as well as a champion of North Myrtle Beach as a top travel destination within the Southeast. Since its founding, the Chamber/CVB has been whole-heartedly committed to advancing the welfare and prosperity of North Myrtle Beach while achieving a thriving, diverse and sustainable economy. In addition, the Chamber/CVB is committed to growing the North Myrtle Beach visitor and destination market by distinguishing the coastal beach town as a premiere travel destination. North Myrtle Beach welcomes millions of visitors to its pristine beaches each year, representing an economic impact of $956,134,761 on the town and its surrounding area in the summer months of 2015. For additional information about the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, CVB and the area of North Myrtle Beach, visit and, like the chamber’s Facebook page and follow them on InstagramTwitter and Pinterest.

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