Mark your calendar for #ACCEAwards Week 2018. The week of June 11–15, we’ll announce Chamber of the Year finalists, Communications Excellence Grand Award and Award of Excellence winners, Life Member honorees and Membership Achievement Award champions. Chamber of the Year, Communications Excellence Best in Show and Sales Contest winners, and all 2018 awardees, will be celebrated at the annual Awards Show, July 18 in Des Moines.
A handful of exceptional chambers of commerce are recognized each year with ACCE’s annual Chamber of the Year awards, sponsored by WebLink. The prestigious Chamber of the Year title is delivered to chambers of commerce that excel at programs of work designed to lead businesses and communities. Applications for the award are due Tuesday, April 17. Finalists for the award will be announced in mid-June. Chamber of the Year winners will be announced at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention Awards Show on Wednesday, July 18.
Communications Excellence awards recognize excellence in all areas of chamber of commerce marketing and communications. This awards program is designed to honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding communications programs, campaigns and projects, and to comprehensively encompass all areas of “communications excellence." Entries are due Tuesday, April 17. Award of Excellence and Grand Award winners will be announced mid-June. Best in Show winners will be announced at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention Awards Show on Wednesday, July 18.
Membership is at the heart of the chamber. The Membership Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding work of chambers in the area of membership. To be considered for a Membership Achievement Award, participate in the surveys in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking by March 23. Awards will be presented at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention Awards Show on Wednesday, July 18 to the top ten chambers in their respective total revenue category.
Lifetime Sales Achievement Awards recognize chamber membership sales professionals for outstanding career sales. Awards are based on the total number or total dollar amount of chamber membership sales made over the course of the recipient’s career.