Celebrating Communications Excellence
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives today announced winners of its Communications Excellence awards program.
In late May 2017, six marketing and communications leaders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Manitoba, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin gathered at #ACCEHQ to carefully review more than 100 award submissions.
These entries highlight some of the freshest and most innovative marketing and communications work coming from ACCE member organizations of all types and sizes.
Each submission was organized by type — advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications — and by the submitting organization’s total annual budget range: under $1 million, $1 to $3 million and above $3 million.
In addition to awards listed below, three “Best in Show” awards will be presented at the 2017 Awards Show.
Advertising and Marketing
Awards of Excellence
Advertising and Marketing
Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
Beaufort, South Carolina
Beaufort Coast Is Clear
Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce
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Greenville, South Carolina
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Greater Killeen Business Quarterly
Congratulations, Chamber of the Year finalists!
The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives today announced finalists for the 2017 Chamber of the Year competition, proudly sponsored by Indianapolis-based WebLink International.
Finalists for 2017 Chamber of the Year are (sorted by category):
Georgia Chamber of Commerce
Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Charleston, South Carolina
Chattanooga Area Chamber
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Bowling Green, Kentucky
Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership
Plano Chamber of Commerce
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce
Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce
Des Moines Downtown Chamber
Des Moines, Iowa
Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce & Industries
In the final phase of the competition, a judging committee conducts in-person interviews with leaders representing each finalist chamber. One winner from each category will be named at the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Learn more about Chamber of the Year here.
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Is your chamberís annual meeting this much fun?
A performance by Tony Orlando, cheerleaders, prize giveaways, a bacon mascot, trapeze artists, and a chamber president singing “You Belong To Me”: this was the Greater Lehigh Valley (PA) Chamber’s recent annual meeting and awards luncheon held earlier this month. The chamber team led by President/CEO Tony Iannelli bills the event as “the most infotaining event of the year.” It always sells out with more than 1,000 members attending.
Recognized as “not your typical annual meeting,” the chamber event is definitely fun. According to an article in The Morning Call, Tony Iannelli’s “entrance was a little more subdued than last year's, when he landed on the stage in a spacesuit to the sounds of the classic David Bowie tune ‘Space Oddity.’”
Watch highlights from this year’s annual meeting: https://vimeo.com/144896476. If you think it’s pretty awesome, the chamber’s COO & EVP of Member Relations Frank Facchiano says, “Wait till you see the gala!”
Congratulations to these ED Rockstars
Recognized by two different industry-leading groups, Paul Rumler, Chief Economic Development Officer of the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, and Larry Burkhardt, Executive Vice President of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership, have recently been named top performers in the industry.
Rumler, who has served the Quad Cities chamber for more than 8 years, was named to the 40 Under 40 list for the economic development profession. Individuals recognized on this prestigious list represent young leaders who have raised the bar in economic development through innovation, high standards, strong character and a track record of success.
Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, has included Larry Burkhardt among its list of North America's top 50 economic developers. Nominated by colleagues, Larry is recognized for helping the Fox Cities Chamber establish an economic development organization that is growing in its reputation as a credible, professional and effecting job creation catalyst.
Congratulations to both division members on these outstanding commendations!