Tips to fine tune the leader in you

Diane Probst presents at Center for Chamber Excellence at Texas A&M University

4 key points of a mentor

The Mentor Looking back through my years in the chamber world, so many situations, encounters and learning experiences come to mind. Not all are difficult, but some stand out as teachable moments. Those difficult situations are the ones that cultivate great principled leaders who are able to withstand the test of time. Those leaders generally… Continue reading 4 key points of a mentor

6 tips for the newly hired Chamber Professional

Let’s face it. Chambers of Commerce tend to lack proper onboarding methods for its executive or upper management for one reason or another. It is what it is. Let’s drill down on tips to assist the fresh new Chamber Executive or a recently hired Chamber Professional.  A question I’m hearing more and more often is… Continue reading 6 tips for the newly hired Chamber Professional

What does a Hummingbird and a Chamber have in common?

For the past 29 years, the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce has been a part of the life of a ruby-throated hummingbird and all birds like no other. It’s through the creation of the HummerBird Celebration held each year around mid-September.

Full Circle – Ironically, it started in Bryan and circled back

What does “Full Circle” mean for Chamberology? Well, have you ever had things just happen a certain way and you really can’t believe they happened that way?

What is professional development?

How many conferences do you attend each year? What career track have you established for yourself? What area of Chamber work do you feel you could learn more about?

Working for a Chamber of Commerce

When I began working for a Chamber of Commerce in 1990, little did I know it would be a lifelong career for me. The statement “it gets in your blood” certainly holds true for me. Read below as I take you through my first year at the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.