Jim Fram, a Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) with 30+ years successful economic development and senior-level chamber of commerce management experience in Little Rock, AR, Bartlesville, OK, Killeen-Fort Hood, TX, Lincoln, NE, Tulsa, OK, and most recently Hot Springs, AR is a valuable asset to the SPI Team..
Jim led three Chambers of Commerce to Five Star Accreditation by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce (Lincoln, NE, Tulsa, OK, Hot Springs, AR). He also led two economic development organizations to accreditation by the International Economic Development Council (Tulsa, OK, and Hot Springs, AR).
Jim maintains an active membership in the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) where he serves on an accrediting Board. He is also a member of statewide professional economic development organizations in Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) and a Fellow Member (FM) of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). He is also a frequent instructor, moderator, and guest speaker for many economic development and Chamber of Commerce organizations, conferences, and events across the country.
Not only does Jim have extensive insight and decades of relationships, he understands strategy, marketing, visibility and the value of networking. He offers all types of value propositions to clients of SPI.