Copper Basin News
A local Kearny resident is in the spot light. Angela Ramirez started as director with the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce in July 2010 and is excited to continue working as director. Ramirez said, “The Institute for Organizational Management has been a wonderful experience and has given me the opportunity to learn and grow so that I can be the best director for the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce.” Ramirez continued to say, “I have met some wonderful people who have not just become my friends but are a rolodex of knowledge, experience and support that I can call on any time. None of this would be possible without the support and encouragement I received from my board and my family.”
Ramirez graduated from the Institute for Organizational Management through the University of Arizona, a leadership training program produced by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Institute for Organization Management is pleased to announce that Angela D. Ramirez, IOM, Director of the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce, has graduated from the program and has received the recognition of IOM. Awarded to all graduates of the Institute program, the IOM graduate recognition signifies the individual’s completion of course instruction in nonprofit management. In addition, participants can earn credit hours toward the Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) or Certified Association Executive (CAE) certifications. Nearly 1,000 individuals attend the Institute annually.
“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organizations,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, the US Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.”
Since its commencement in 1921, 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. Institute’s curriculum consists of a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own 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 US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.
The US Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
The residents of Kearny and the surrounding area’s are more than pleased to hear of Ramirez’s hard work with Institute Management and the opportunities that will come from the knowledge that she has obtained. Ramirez is a hard working, dedicated person who is a key representative and advocate for business owners and employers in the community. Congratulations Angela on your graduate certificate and for all the hard work you do for the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce!