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EACC Behind the Scenes - August 2017

Membership Renewal Process:
You’ve probably heard me say how much I Iove this job and this organization.  It’s such an exciting time to be in the Cincinnati Tri-State region, with so many positive developments (like a second direct flight to Europe with Wow Air starting May 10!). 
 
But like any job, there are also those aspects that are not so great, like cleaning up receivables and sending out membership invoices.  These are, however, the vital tasks that make it possible for us to do all the good work we do.  So let me walk you through the process a bit; perhaps a better understanding of our system will help you help us close out the process all the faster this year.
 
First, you’ll receive a letter from Doug and me noting that the annual membership renewal cycle is beginning.  The letter notes that your membership agreement assumes renewal unless you notify us in writing that you wish to end your membership by October 1.  The letter also requests you to confirm your primary and billing contacts within your company.  [This is also a great time to consider upgrading your membership level!]
 
Second, in early October we will send out invoices.  Of course, we’d ask that they are paid promptly and no later than the end of the year.  This is because of our accounting system and calendar; carrying receivables into the new year requires a number of steps on the part of Joanna, our Accounts Manager.  The less time your Board of Directors and I have to spend on trying to collect unpaid accounts translates into more time we have to focus on our mission of Stimulating Business and Networking Relations between the Cincinnati Tri-State Region and Europe.
 
Thanks in advance for your support in making this process as painless as possible!

- Todd

2017 Bold Fusion
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend Bold Fusion, an annual convergence of young professionals in the Greater Cincinnati region produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, an EACC partner, under its HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) initiative.

Over 600 young professionals attended this YP summit at Jack Casino, which focused on failure, and particularly, “understanding failure, rebounding from it and seeing the power in it”. The event’s keynotes included Travis Sheridan, President of CIC Venture Cafe Global Institute, and Ross Baird, Founder and President of Village Capital. EACC board members Neil Hensley, Economic Development Director for the City of Blue Ash, and Don Wright, founder of Assurex Health and entrepreneur, were included among the events additional speakers.

As the EACC drives forward its own young professionals platform, this event was, once again, a fantastic chance to network with peers, engage in collaborative discussion, share the EACC’s mission and celebrate the talent and energy of young professionals across the Greater Cincinnati region.

Young professionals in Greater Cincinnati who connect with European business and culture are invited to attend the EACC's upcoming YP events. The next EACC YP Happy Hour will take place on October 19 and the next Executive Insights event will be held on September 19 with Stuart Aitken, CEO of 84.51°. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions (dayna.wood@europe-cincinnati.com; 513-762-3725) and spread the word!

-Dayna

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