Macomb Area Chamber executive director completes first year at Institute for Organization Management

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Lauren Merritt | Photo courtesy of Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce

MACOMB, Ill. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, recently announced that Lauren Merritt, executive director of the Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, has completed her first year at the Institute for Organization Management, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at Midwest Institute in Madison, Wis.

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

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 since its commencement in 1921. The Institute’s curriculum consists of four week-long sessions at four 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 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. 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 is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every sector of the economy. Members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations.

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