Testimonials

What Clients Are Saying About

The Solution 

PIIAC

Dot and the solution were the solution to getting us back on the right track

Dot and The Solution were a driving force behind revitalization of the Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce (ACCC). They shored-up our membership, enhanced our communications and programming, and stabilized our finances. Dot and The Solution were the solution to getting ACCC back on the right track!

– John Tayer, Association of Colorado Chambers of Commerce

PIIAC

Dot is certainly at the top of her class

The great expanse of the Pacific Ocean and 7,700 miles separate Colorado and Manila where the Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE) is based. And yet despite the 14-hour time difference, Dot graciously accepted our invitation for her to run a webinar for the association community here. Aside from being a very accommodating and engaging person, Dot is a dynamo of a speaker who not only knows association management topics and issues by heart, but also delivers her presentation in a manner and tone that is simple, understandable, and to the point. Thirty speakers from overseas already spoke at our webinars and Dot is certainly at the top of her class!

Octavio “Bobby” Peralta, Philippine Council of Associations and Association Executives (PCAAE)

PIIAC

TAKING OUR ORGANIZATION TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF SUCCESS

Our chamber association really saw growth potential and an opportunity for further relevancy during the pandemic.  Our board decided it was time to put a strategic plan in place and we truly found the best in the business with The Solution.  Dot and her team led us in the direction of taking our organization to the next level of success.  She not only conducted an amazing strategy-filled virtual session but delivered a detailed working document that was easy to navigate.  The follow up sessions to keep us on track have been invaluable.  We would highly recommend Dot and The Solution for your chamber or association, hands down!”

– Cindy Holzheimer, Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce

PIIAC

NEED HELP WITH A CHAMBER? DOT IS THE ONE TO ASK

“WOW! Words do not express the amazingness that Dot is to the chamber world.  I am a semi new Executive Director and Dot has helped me so much I can’t express how thankful I am. She is smart, caring and down right the best at her job. She’s extremely quick at responding along with being very organized. Need help with anything chamber related, she’s the one to ask. 

-Mitchell Gronenthal, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce 

PIIAC

I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE SOLUTION

“I was the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Professional Independent Insurance Agents of Colorado (PIIAC), our state association for independent insurance agents.  I had been an active member for many years and watched as membership in our organization started to decline.  When our Executive Director announced her retirement, we knew we had to bring someone in that could turn our organization around.

We did a national search for a new CEO and Dot Miller stood out above the rest with her outside-the-box ideas on how to grow our association.  She breathed life back into our association.  She rebranded our association and implemented a marketing and communications strategy that would ultimately lead to member engagement and an unprecedented 95% member retention rate.  She created all new events that our agents and company partners got excited about.  We hadn’t seen that kind of attendance at association events since the late eighties. 

In addition to the restructure of organization, Dot cared very much about each member.  She went so far as to visit each member, driving to every corner of the state to sit in front of our members to talk to them about the challenges they are facing in our industry and how our association could help them.  She goes above and beyond for her clients.

Dot accomplished our five year strategic plan inside the first eighteen months.  When it comes to associations, she is the very best.

I would highly recommend The Solution for your association.”        

– Jim Howes, PIIAC Board of Directors

Westminster Chamber of Commerce

I’ve been a part of many conferences and their management was the best I’ve seen

The Solution took our conference to the next level. Leading our team of volunteers and committees, The Solution helped  grow attendance by almost 20% and sponsorship by a whopping 65% since the last time we were in person.  I’ve been a part of many conferences and their management was the best I’ve seen, handling every detail leading up to and during the event. It’s quite clear that The Solution staff know exactly what they are doing….and with a smile on their faces!  They are simply a joy to work with, both in person and virtually. I would highly recommend The Solution to manage your association and all your events.”

– Casey Cisneros, Colorado Weed Management Association

Westminster Chamber of Commerce

OUR BOARD NOW HAS A STRATEGY WITH SPECIFIC TARGETS AND NEXT STEPS

“I am confident to give Dot Miller the highest recommendation for her work in development of our Strategic Plan. Our Health Care for All Colorado Advocacy Board (HCAC) just met with Dot Miller. Dot is a fabulous strategic thinker. Dot’s insight, experience, and examples pushed our thinking to the next level.  HCAC did not have a recent specific Strategic Plan. After meeting with Dot, we developed SMART goals and our strategy for the coming year and beyond. Thank you, Dot, for sharing your expertise and organizational skills with us. Our Board has a vision with specific next steps. I highly recommend Dot Miller to your organization.”

-Lydia Guzman, Healthcare for All Colorado

Westminster Chamber of Commerce

PLEASED TO GIVE THE SOLUTION MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION

“I have had the opportunity to work with Dot Miller and The Solution as a member of the Board of Directors of the Westminster Chamber of Commerce.  I am pleased to give The Solution my highest recommendation. Prior to retaining Dot and her team at The Solution, our organization struggled to be responsive to our members and our lack of organization at the administrative level caused us to miss opportunities to grow the organization.  The Solution was able to come in and resolve the issues we had with our administration.

Our members have been vocal in their support of the improvements that we have made through The Solution, and our partnership has enabled us to generate revenue and provide even more value to our community.  I believe that Dot Miller and The Solution are capable of adding value to any organization and I am happy to give them my full recommendation.”

– Bryan Head, Board of Directors, Westminster Chamber of Commerce

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THE SOLUTION ELEVATED OUR ENTIRE ORGANIZATION

“The Solution started work with CALCP with the goal of stimulating growth in both our membership and our annual conference, and succeeded on both counts—our membership has grown by almost 30% since hiring The Solution, and their first year of managing our conference generated record attendance, while we were able to move to a larger, more luxurious venue in their second year without sacrificing profit. They have also helped CALCP develop a bilingual education program for their Spanish-speaking members.”

-Terry Dwyer, Colorado Arborists and Lawn Care Professionals

JCBEA

They provide us with expert consultation. I could not have asked for better partners

“As the Director of the Public Health in the Rockies conference for the Colorado Public Health Association, I’ve had the privilege of working with The Solution team for two years now and they are incredible! They provide us with expert consultation, support all aspects of the conference, and are just really wonderful and fun people to work with. Not only did they help us successfully plan an in-person conference during a global pandemic, they helped ensure we provided a safe, fun and well-organized conference. We also exceeded our financial goals thanks to The Solution. I could not have asked for better partners and look forward to our continued work together.”

– Heather Weir, Conference Director, Public Health in the Rockies, Colorado Public Health Association

JCBEA

They put their hearts and souls in to the success of their clients

“Since we hired The Solution to manage our organization, they have increased our membership by 150%, helped to build our reserves back up to a healthy level, and took our annual conference to all new heights. The Solution is a team of strategic and thoughtful forward thinkers!”

– Barbara Burlingame, American Association of Code Enforcement 

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The solution focused on operations so i could focus on strategy

“To all those business owners feeling the sense of overwhelm – too many hours spent IN the business (operations), and not having enough time to work ON the business (vision/strategy)…then STOP right now and contact THE SOLUTION!
I have had the pleasure of working alongside Dot and Monica to formulate an effective strategy to accelerate/operate my business so I can focus on more visionary tasks to grow the business. I love being a lean organization and finding trusted resources that I can contract for all the tasks that are not my sweet spot. It is truly the best of both worlds! Hands down…working with The Solution was one of the greatest investments I could make for my business (and my sanity!)”
-Kerry Crandell, Founder & CEO of WoMAN
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amazing at strategic planning

“Dot came to Cleveland, Ohio to run the Board Retreat for the Solon Chamber of Commerce. I selected her after interviewing eight organizations to lead us in a retreat to determine our strategic plan. I worked with Dot for about a month leading up to the retreat and continue to work with her now to implement the agreed upon strategies. She was amazing at the retreat, holding the attention on 22 people over the course of 6 hours. The outcomes: Agreed upon 5 year goals with a solid plan to execute over the next 18 months. I am so thankful that we had and continue to have the opportunity to work with Dot and her team at The Solution.”
 
-Tom Bennet – President & CEO, Solon Chamber of Commerce 
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THEY DO IT ALL

“We were a new Chamber of Commerce starting up and could not afford to hire a marketing specialist, a bookkeeper or an event planner, so we turned to The Solution and they do it all for us, better than we ever could, for a fraction of the price.”
– Loretta DiTirro, Wheat Ridge Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors