“Shari recently facilitated our first nonprofit council event focused on volunteer development and management.  Everyone enjoyed it and I received so many positive comments and requests to bring her back for more events!  Shari is so knowledgeable and always customizes her classes to fit our needs.  Shari is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend her services!”

Cindy Gettig, VP of Business Development, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

“Shari – I really enjoyed your ‘Reignite Volunteer Leadership’ session at NAHB’s Association Management Conference, it was probably one of the most impactful sessions I attended.”

Melanie Merz, Executive Officer, Home Builders and Remodelers Assn of Maine

“Through our years of working together I’ve so appreciated the valuable expertise that you have shared with CCEC members – you are a rock star speaker that could always be relied on to deliver solid takeaways that chambers could immediately implement.  It’s been my pleasure to see you a part of many CCEC events over the last 7 years. THANK YOU!”

Shelley Morris, Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce Executives of Canada

“I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with Shari on-site. The discovery questions you provided drilled down the conversation with a large employer and as a result they joined the Chamber. Shari nailed it!!! With our full on-site work day, she brought insight to what we needed which has allowed us to bring more value to the current members and prospective members. Thank you, Shari.”

Miriam Jones, CEO, Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce

“Shari made the process a fantastic experience from start to finish.  Her professionalism in leading our board spoke volumes of her tenure in the Chamber arena.  She had a way of bringing the group together and helped create a finished product that we can act on for the next two years.  I would recommend Shari to anyone needing help with a Strategic Plan or working with a Chamber board.”

Ashley Villarreal, Executive Director, Kankakee County Chamber of Commerce, Illinois

“COVID really changed business as we knew it, making it important to approach strategic planning in a brand-new way. We felt it was an important time to bring in an expert to guide us in developing a “post-COVID” plan. Shari Pash came highly recommended by the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals, and indeed she brilliantly led us throughout the strategic planning process in a well-designed and well facilitated approach. Shari evaluated our history, mission, core values, programming, events, and membership engagement. She welcomed input from our board members, and myself, the Executive Director, and was able to provide a plan that will guide us to continued success. We have a measurable action plan that will help us work smart and review our progress along the way.”

Kathy Wagaman, Executive Director, South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce

“Shari is the gift that keeps on giving in terms of professional growth. Working with her has been a transformational experience. Her training and coaching really have made all the difference in my ability to lead this organization.”

Noelle Champagne, Executive Director, Orion Area Chamber of Commerce

“Shari – I loved your presentation at CACCE on Exceptional Times, Exceptional Actions. It was packed with powerful and relevant information. It is a pleasure to have you as a presenter for this conference. You have such a calming presence and one of my most favorite consultants.”

Rita C. Berry, IOM, CCEC, President/CEO, Greater Summerville/Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce
“Shari, I’ve participated in many board planning sessions, but I’ve never been in one that so effectively covered so many important points in such a relatively short time. Great job”
Phil Tietz, Operations, Byron Center Chamber of Commerce
“Shari, thank you so much for coming to Byron Center and facilitating our board retreat. I appreciated the time you took prior to our meeting to understand our Chamber and provide the materials relevant to our needs. You were well organized and obviously know Chambers, which helped you to relate to our Board. Finally, your process helped to strengthen our Boards engagement and begin the development of our new strategic plan.”
Jennifer Lukezich, Executive Director, Byron Center Chamber of Commerce
“Feeling strong with our membership direction, we enlisted the assistance of Shari Pash to take us to the next level.  This was particularly important with personnel changes to our team.  Through a connection at breakfast at an ACCE Conference, she and I locked in a two-day strategy planning session with ongoing coaching sessions. We appreciated that Shari met us where we were with our membership efforts, listened to us, and encouraged us to view our efforts and desired outcomes through a different lens. Our team is motivated, unified, and excited for the upcoming year. Too excited and thankful for all her help.”
Dionne Neubauer, Director, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber, Ohio
“The relevancy of chambers continues to evolve and change which means the story we need to tell to be successful in growing our membership revenue needs to as well. Shari’s on-site work was helpful in bringing our entire organization together to really think about how we talk about the work we do every day with the companies we want to invest in it. She also helped bring in a fresh perspective and renewed buy-in to the focus, hard work and metrics that need to be a part of a successful sales team.”
Jenny Munyer, Vice President, Member Development & Engagement, Minnesota Chamber of Commerce

“Shari Pash is outstanding at what she does. I met her at an ACCE conference in Montreal where she presented on membership pipelines and knew right away that she had the skills, knowledge, templates and experience to help our Chamber of Commerce. Not only did we hire her, we worked to ensure she presented to the Canadian Chambers Executives of Canada and the Saskatchewan Chambers Executives. Shari is the best at what she does, period!”

John Hopkins, Executive Director, Regina District and Chamber of Commerce, Saskatchewan, Canada
“I met Shari Pash through IOM when I had been the President of my Chamber for just a few weeks. I was just slightly overwhelmed! Ha! I am so, so thankful that she was one of our presenters that week. Her presentation on membership engagement and retention was something that I knew that my staff had to hear. She has now visited the Shoals twice – once to work with our staff and then to orchestrate and facilitate our Board planning session. Shari has met and exceeded my expectations with each meeting!”
Caitlin Holland, President, Shoals Chamber of Commerce, Alabama

“This training and consulting work is going to shift our current sales model and grow our membership base/revenue. Shari’s on-site training is so engaging and personalized for your specific Chamber or business. She is engaging, knowledgeable and very hands on with the training. I would recommend Shari for any chamber or association looking to drive sales, grow membership, and increase revenue.”

Cindy Gettig, Director of Membership, Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina
“Your knowledge of Chamber Master has enabled us to make “in-house” strategic changes in the way we do our business on a daily basis. That has been a huge help in our daily work toward increasing sales. The handouts and the documents we created or re-worked together as we went are truly an invaluable tool for us to use as a department going forward. We began using the templates and techniques literally the day after the training and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.”
Wendy Kirk, VP Membership Engagement, Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County, Alabama
“Excellent stuff, Shari! Thank you for sharing these relevant tools and templates and for the lively and engaging sessions at our EO Professional Development! We all could have spent another couple of days with you and been happy!”
Andy Cockburn, Director of Professional Development, Canadian Home Builders' Association

“Our members receive such value from Shari we have to keep bringing her back! Shari has led seminars, webinars as well as presenting multiple times at our annual conferences. Her style is engaging and each person feels as if she takes the time to listen to his/her concerns. The material Shari presents is relevant and our folks are able to take the ideas they’ve learned (and developed in her hands-on seminars) back to their chamber for immediate implementation.”

Lisa Weitzel, IOM, CAE, President, Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)
“Thank you Shari for your presentation on Strategic Sales. Our chamber members were engaged and interested in ways to grow their businesses by defining goals and strategizing their plan of action. You helped attendees focus on areas that are crucial and necessary in order to achieve business growth. Your background and area of expertise certainly qualifies your message and your delivery of information is spot on!”
Amy L. VanLoon, Executive Director, White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

“Shari is an active presenter for Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, as well as for ACCE, and IOM. I have attended several her sessions on strategic membership recruitment and engagement. Each time I walk away with relevant information and tools we can implement immediately. Shari’s knowledge and work with Chambers makes her presentations engaging and hands on.”

Tom Morrissette, President, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, Florida

“We had the pleasure of having Shari Pash as a speaker at our 2015 Spring Conference. The reviews were very positive and attendees left wanting more time with her. So, we decided to have an “encore performance” and brought Shari back for our 2015 Annual Conference for two more sessions!”

Tammy C. Bracewell, Executive Director, Florida Association of Chamber Professionals
“Shari – Thank You for sharing your time and endless knowledge and experience at our IACCE full day Membership Work Session. Even as a veteran exec. I walked away with some great new ideas that I plan to implement, and more importantly, renewed confidence and enthusiasm to create a plan and implement it. I find great benefit from coming to your seminars. So thank you.”
Dale Perrin, Executive Director, Lake Zurich Chamber of Commerce, IL
“Shari, in your session, you not only clearly identified the everyday issues we face but you gave us tangible solutions to improve our struggles.”
Donna Ciancio, Southern Tier Home Builders & Remodelers Assn., New York

“Shari has taken the fundamental building blocks of membership growth and retention for our association and translated them into practical weekly and monthly action plans for local home builder associations in our state. She has worked with small, medium and large locals to customize plans that are working for each of them in their unique regions of our state.”

Bob Filka, Chief Executive Officer, HBA of Michigan

“As non-profit organizations continue to be challenged in today’s business atmosphere; Shari’s expertise, knowledge, and soft approach to outside of the box ideas for board growth will help your organization identify and embrace the necessary changes needed in order to grow into the future. Loved her!”

Audra Davis, Executive Officer at Home Builders Association of Saginaw
“I was able to attend Shari’s Engaging the Disengaged Webinar with the Chamber of Commerce
Executives of Canada. This was a great presentation. I enjoyed Shari’s presentations to the British
Columbia Chamber Executives last September and knew I didn’t want to miss this one. Thanks, Shari for
informative and relevant sessions.”
Kim Burden, Executive Director, Parksville & District Chamber of Commerce, British Columbia, Canada

“Shari’s presentation on using LinkedIn to grow your business is outstanding! Even though it was the
second time I’d attended her mini-seminar, I still came away with great insights and ways to improve my
usage. Her casual but thorough style makes it helpful to new users as well as those (such as myself)
who’ve been “using” the platform for years.”

Sherry Campbell, Marketing Coordinator, Two Men and a Truck

“Shari, your session, and methods are amazing, I learned so much! I can’t wait to start implementing the strategies we went over and can’t stress enough how much I believe the session will help me moving forward. I will surely make it out to any other conference sessions you speak at in the future as it was invaluable for someone newer to the chamber world! Thanks again!!!”

Nick Soto, Director of Membership at the Elk Grove, Itasca, and Wood Dale Chambers of Commerce

“Working with Shari has been a wonderful experience.  She connected with our team in such a meaningful way with her knowledge of Chambers of Commerce.  The time management and reporting tools she has given us are really going to help productivity, new member recruitment and retainment.  This will take our organization to the next level with a focus on growth strategies! Thank you Shari!” 

Darby Burkey, IOM, President/CEO, Rockwall Chamber of Commerce, TX

“Shari -Our staff was talking this morning about the GACCE conference, and we all agreed that you were the most valuable part! We appreciate all of your ideas and wisdom;  We are very motivated to begin implementing right away!”

Megan C. Rabun, Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Authority, Georgia

“Shari treats your organization with care. She listens and uses her industry expertise to help you achieve your goals. She provided prep time before, facilitation of our Board retreat and debrief time. She is exceptional. She came to help us get our organizational house in order after having served multiple purposes as a Chamber in the past to now only functioning as a Chamber. She supported us through the discussions in a very professional and productive way! Shari is top tier at what she does; we are grateful she made time for us. I highly recommend Shari Pash! Amber”

Amber Batchelor, President and CEO, Sumter County Chamber of Commerce

“Shari was initially recommended by a fellow chamber executive director, who knew I wanted to bring someone in to help us with a strategic plan. Prior to being named ED, I had attended a few trainings Shari conducted so I knew she had a wealth of knowledge and experience with chambers and associations. From the first time I talked to her, I knew our experience would be a positive one. She was easy to work with and wanted to help. Her professional, but casual, approach put the board at ease and encouraged engagement more than I had anticipated. Her guidance helped us zero in on few major goals for the next couple years. The session was such a success that the board wants to have her back on a regular basis, perhaps for additional trainings. Thanks, Shari!”

Kris Pasquini, Executive Director, Frankfort Chamber of Commerce
“I have had the privilege of attending many training sessions where Shari has shared her skills of time management, member recruitment, marketing and everything in between. She is well versed in the chamber and association fields and they are near and dear to her heart. For these reasons, when it was time for our Chamber to engage in a Strategic planning process Shari’s name was top on our list! Shari was fabulous to work with before, during & after the retreat. During our retreat we were particularly impressed with the participation she was able to inspire from the group – the board said, we couldn’t have done this without her.”
Alicia Bermes, Executive Director, Niles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Illinois
“Shari’s focus on recruitment and retention was invaluable for our Membership team. We spent two full days with a packed agenda and are eager now to get busy implementing the ideas we discussed. Shari kept us on track and adapted the agenda when needed to make sure our questions were answered. Definitely time well spent!!”
Carolyn Golson, IOM, Vice President, Membership, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama
“After hearing Shari speak at a Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE) conference, I knew our entire staff would benefit from her training. Shari joined us on-site for a day-and-a-half session covering membership engagement, sales and much, much more. It was a fantastic way to kick off the New Year and our 100th-anniversary as a chamber of commerce. Thanks to Shari, our team is excited, energized and armed with new tools to continue to enhance our organization.”
Suzanne Kelley, President & CEO, Waukesha County Business Alliance, Wisconsin
“Our days with Shari proved to be very valuable for not only our membership team, but our entire staff. She ensured that input was received from all levels and helped craft a plan that includes concrete objectives and goals. From recruiting, new members to increasing revenue in other areas, Shari was helpful in shaping a strategy we can capitalize on. We look forward to continuing our work with her as we grow our organization.”
Katie Yeutter, WMC, Vice President of Operations and Finance (Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce)
“I LOVE Shari. What she does is help you implement very, very solid foundational processes. It only works if you follow her formula, each and every step. It’s not easy — you have to be committed. Our sales doubled and tripled when she started coaching us.”
Jane Clark, President, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce
“Shari did such an outstanding job with our Board of Directors Retreat. She has an incredible way of engaging the board in the goal setting process. She stayed around and gave her time in training for the staff and then with our ambassadors. She left a mantra of enthusiasm with our Chamber that we can build from and use for a long time.”
Diane Probst, IOM, CCE, President/CEO, Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Texas
“Shari, thank you for coming to Saskatoon, SK to share your membership wisdom with the Canadian Home Builders, Association’s Executive Officers. We’ve never had such a focused discussion on membership growth. The templates are so helpful, thanks for sharing.”
Victoria Belbin, ICD.D, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Home Builders? Association ? NL
“Hiring Shari to help us formalize our membership plan was one of the best decisions I have made in my position as CEO. She offers a clear, concise plan for recruiting, managing contacts and utilizing social media. Shari is trustworthy and truly wants to see you grow professionally and personally. I would highly recommend Shari as she is a true asset!”
Cindy Kosloski, Chief Executive Officer, Home Builders Association of Greater Lansing
“Shari – Loving your LinkedIn session today at the MSAE Membership Engagement Conference — you made the conference worthwhile, thank you!”
Carey Goryl, Executive Director, Association of Staff Physician Recruiters
“Shari Pash recently presented a session on the topic of membership to our board and was able to present us with what her company name promises – Strategic Solutions for Growth. Facilitating a conversation about how we can, and should, routinely assess our membership recruitment and retention tactics was crucial for us laying the groundwork for these efforts as part of our strategic plan.”
Olivia V. McLaughlin, Executive Director, Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Shari Pash on membership related issues and always walk away inspired with new knowledge and potential solutions. She offers real-world tactics that I can actually put into practice in my work. Working together, I know I’ll get new tips to help me do my job better.”
Kim Gools, Membership Director, Michigan Society Association of Executives

“Shari, thank you very much for our on-site work and sessions. You hit it out of the park and all the staff had very positive feedback, I heard one saying it?s the best session they’ve had since they started here at the organization!”

James Meers, COO, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, Ontario

“Shari has a wealth of experience in membership sales strategies that she shares in a very useful and meaningful manner. The tools she gave us are ready to implement immediately. She also provided very good information on prospect identification and “classification.”

Einar Forsman, President/CEO, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, Illinois

“Shari Pash presents relevant topics in a clear, concise, easy to understand and apply manner! She presented to the Carolina Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives recently and the value of the information she shared about the “Top 10 for Membership Growth” has already proved invaluable! Plus thanks to Shari, we have successfully activated our LinkedIn group to engage our members further!”

Marnie Schwartz-Hanley, Simpsonville Chamber of Commerce, South Carolina
“We brought Shari in to work through a full “audit” of our membership marketing plan. With her expertise, we were able to come up with a very thorough plan that we felt confident about and that would be a daily working tool for our organization. Shari was great to work with, asked all of the right questions, knew the industry, and was a great guide and resource as we recreated our marketing plan. I would recommend Shari to other associations, even if you feel strong in your marketing plan, because she may be able to uncover some additional opportunities so you leave no stone un-turned! Thank you Shari!”
Emily Lubbers, EO, HBA of Greater Grand Rapids (now with Austin, TX)
“Shari Pash is the real deal! With years of sales experience, membership development practice and an eye on measurement, Shari brings a wealth of knowledge and accountability strategies for any sales department. Already working with several large chambers of commerce, Shari is working with Michigan’s chamber community to help put the structure in place that will keep membership plans running at peak levels.”
Bob Thomas, IOM, CAE, Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals

“Shari presented to our State Executive Officer Council, leadership and staff on membership recruitment and retention. She was very easy to work with in the planning stages and presented in a professional but casual way that made all our attendee’s feel comfortable. The sales tools and ideas she presented were great and I heard many participants say they were taking the ideas with them to put in place in their local associations. I would highly recommend Shari to any association that is looking to provide membership training.”

Melissa Longenberger, Membership Director, Pennsylvania Builders Association

“Shari is a very organized and caring professional. From pre-planning, doing research on our needs, creating a relevant session, facilitating our team and following up with practical and useful tools, she was spot on. I highly recommend Shari to any organization that is looking for improving the value they bring to those they serve.”

Daniel G. Pappas, Executive Director MIEM
“Thank you, Shari – I participated in your R’s of Membership session today. Wonderful webinar as
always. I had my team participate, as I have on your other two webinars, and they have lots of great
Desiree Bennyhoff, President & CEO, Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
“Shari is an active presenter for Florida Association of Chamber Professionals, as well as for ACCE, and
IOM. I have attended several her sessions on strategic membership recruitment and engagement. Each
time I walk away with relevant information and tools we can implement immediately. Shari’s knowledge
and work with Chambers makes her presentations engaging and hands on.”
Tom Morrissette, President, Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce, Florida
“I attended one of Shari’s educational seminars all about LinkedIn at my local Chamber of Commerce and
I was very impressed. Her presentation was reliable, informative and eye opening. I am very pleased
with the seminar and would attend others like it. I would highly recommend it!”
Cortney Peters, Public Relations Director at Senior Benefits Group and Senior Health Director