Awards Programs

ACCE has many ways to recognize achievement in the chamber profession for individuals and organizations.

Awards for Communication Excellence (ACE)

The Awards for Communication Excellence is a competition to recognize excellence in all areas of communication. The ACE program has been designed to honor, reward and celebrate the achievements of outstanding communication programs, campaigns and projects, and to comprehensively encompass all areas of “communication excellence." Learn more about ACE Awards.

Chamber of the Year

ACCE recognizes up to four chamber of commerce (one in each of four dues categories) for their work in leading businesses and communities with the Chamber of the Year designation.  The award will be presented at the annual Convention Awards Gala.  Learn more about the Chamber of the Year Award.

Chairman's Award

Each year ACCE's Chairman of the Board recognizes the achievements and contributions of an ACCE member by presenting that person with the Chairman's Award. Learn more about the Chairman's Award.

Life Member Award

This pinnacle award is bestowed by ACCE on those who retire after stellar careers in chamber leadership.  Recipients are nominated by their peers because they exemplify the four principal characteristics of chamber professionals. Learn more about the Life Member Award.

Twenty Five Years of Service in the Chamber Profession

A recognition of professionals who have dedicated their lives and career to the chamber community. Learn more.

Regional Stewardship Awards

The Regional Innovation Award recognizes regions and regional alliances for overall innovation and commitment to the principles of regional stewardship:  innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion, and a collaborative style of governance.

The John Parr Award was established in 2008 to recognize individuals who have dedicated their professional lives, personal time, and social and political capital to regional stewardship.

National Sales Contest

Benchmark your sales success against like sized organizations by submitting your quarterly sales figures. The top sales professionals in each of the four dues income categories will be recognized based on total number of individual sales and on total dollar amount.  Learn more about the 2016-2017 National Sales Contest.

Lifetime Achievement Awards

The Lifetime Achievement Awards are the Membership Development Division Circle of Champions recognition program for career membership sales professionals. Learn more about the Lifetime Achievement Awards.