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The Chris Mead Webinar Series

Chris Mead is president of Magicians of Main Street, a company offering consulting services to chambers of commerce and to the companies that serve those chambers.  

On December 31, 2018, Mead retired from his position as senior vice president of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an organization representing 1,300 local, state, and regional chambers of commerce.  He was involved with sponsorship, advertising, membership, and development.

He had served with ACCE for 16 years.  His previous experience included work with the Council for Urban Economic Development (now the International Economic Development Council) and in writing and consulting on economic development overseas and in the state of Arizona.

He received an MBA degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA degree in English from Oberlin College.

Chris has written a book called The Magicians of Main Street:  The Story of Chambers of Commerce in America, 1768-1945.  An epilogue takes the story up to today.  The book was published in the summer of 2014.  It is the only book-length history of chambers in the United States and received favorable comments not only from chamber CEOs but from authorities in institutions ranging from Harvard, Princeton, USC, and Cambridge to the U.S. Senate, as well as in a front-page story in The Wall Street Journal

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