Catalyzing Economic Growth Through Clean Energy

Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy is a nationwide network of local chambers of commerce with members in every state in the nation dedicated to helping member businesses thrive in the clean energy space. This video series highlights stories from some of our members. We welcome you to watch the introductory video. Then click on the photos below to hear chamber CEOs tell their stories. Please also consider sharing with others.

Diane Doucette, Executive Director of Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy, introduces a new local chamber video series highlighting local chamber success in the clean energy space.

Thomas Baldridge, President & CEO, Lancaster Chamber talks about PA's Energy Development & Lancaster's Solar Leadership

Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, NC with Hurricane Florence preventing his participation at the Global Action Summit, Aaron Nelson talks about Resilience, Renewable Energy and Economic Development.

Susan Munroe, President & CEO of the Van Wert Area Chamber of Commerce in Ohio, shares how vital the development of wind energy has been in Northwest Ohio in driving economic opportunity and attracting new businesses.

Ryan Evans, Vice President of Business and Community Relations at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, shares his vision of how energy efficiency and clean energy have played a positive role in developing local businesses and the economy.

Cathy Bennett, Vice President of Public Policy at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, shines the spotlight on how the traditional Midwestern values help drive local businesses to realize that energy conservation literally makes "cents."

Steve Clark, President & CEO of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas, explains how his chamber, which represents large businesses such as Walmart and Tyson Foods, is playing a leadership role in helping other companies become "green and sustainable" businesses.

Nicole Stika, Senior Director of Energy Services at the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE), shines the light on how Cleveland is moving from once being a rust belt city to now, a green city on a blue lake and thriving in economic development and community engagement and sustainability.

Doug Luciani, President & CEO of TraverseCONNECT (Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce), talks ownership of energy reliability and why it's important for a sustainable future.

Marc Jordan, President & CEO of the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, Convention and Visitors Bureau, has seen firsthand how the development of wind as an energy source has helped diversify the local economy and strengthen ties with local universities.

Christy Gillenwater, President & CEO of the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, discusses how her historically coal-dominant region is now also encouraging policies that foster energy conservation and leverage clean energy opportunities for economic growth.

John Threadgill, President of the Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce in Tennessee, discusses how a single phone call from a member company helped the chamber help its members understand how energy efficiency can help bring down costs and improve the bottom line.

Angelique Espinoza, former Public Affairs Director at the Boulder Chamber of Commerce in Colorado, explains how the state's tremendous renewable energy resources and intellectual capital make clean energy an important issue for businesses.

Sarah Kennedy, Director of Government Affairs at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, discusses how the vibrant business community and also educational institutions have shifted the way they think about their energy usage.

Bob Linscheid, former President & CEO of the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, discusses how San Francisco has become a haven for innovation in the clean energy space and why businesses are experiencing financial success with energy efficiency.

Aaron Nelson, President & CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina, highlights how the Research Triangle region is seeing dramatic growth in the area of clean tech jobs and is continuing to transform into one of the nation's leaders in not only tech but also solar and other forms of renewable energy.