Advancing Places: Building Partnerships with Tourism, Chamber of Commerce and Municipal Agencies

Overview: Developing relationships with other organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Bureau and Municipal departments is vital to your organization’s success in your community. Join this webinar and learn different approaches from Tempe, Arizona, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Delray Beach Florida.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Learn how collaboration can foster relationships to accomplish strategic goals.
  • Explore Strategies in developing joint partnerships.
  • Understand your role as a board member of another organization.

Friday, August 11, 2023 | 12:00pm ET (9:00am PT) 

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Domain: Economic Development

Pricing: IDA Members: Free | Nonmembers: $40

Advancing Places is an online series aimed at empowering IDA members with the solutions needed to address the most critical urban issues of the day. This session will include a moderated Q&A and will be recorded for member and nonmember use in the future.


  • Lori Foster, Interim President and CEO, Downtown Tempe Authority, Tempe, AZ
  • Laura Simon, Executive Director, Downtown Development Authority, Delray Beach, FL
  • Emma Burns, Director of Operations, Saint Paul Downtown Alliance, Saint Paul, MN


  • Carolyn L. Dellutri, CAE, CTP, CMSM, Director of Professional Development, IDA

LPM | 1 IDA LPM professionals can earn credit hours for this webinar. More information about IDA’s Leadership in Place Management certification program can be found here.



Emma Burns


Lori Foster


Laura Simon

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Registration information: When registering for a webinar, please complete the sign-up as yourself and not your organization. If additional staff would like to attend the same webinar, each individual must register as themselves to receive their unique login link. Questions? Email


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