Welcome to ACCE's Samples Library. Your ACCE membership grants you access to full-text working chamber documents, presentations, and forms that have been used by your peers around the world to run their chambers.
Firefox users: Please note that some samples (in docx format) are not instantly downloading. You will need to install Mozilla's Docs Online Viewer Add-On. Or just use an alternate browser like Internet Explorer or Chrome to download Samples.
2018 Chamber of the Year, Category 3 Winner
In 2017, Plano Chamber expanded and enhanced our advocacy efforts in preparation for a challenging legislative session for our business community. Property tax reform was a hot topic and one possible solution was to shift more of the burden to businesses. The bathroom bill was also being debated in both chambers. Key outcomes included a more robust legislative agenda, successful member education on vital issues facing the legislature, increased dialogue between the membership and elected officials, defeat of three bills that would have negatively impacted our membership, and a post-session scorecard that increased awareness on key votes taken by House and Senate members.
This document covers the initiatives and goals for the local option election in Brazoria County, which deals with restrictions on alcohol sales.
Pearland Citizens for Economic Freedom is an organized movement to remove the alcohol-sales restriction on businesses in Pearland. The purpose of the petition is to get a local-option election on the ballot in May 2016 to allow the legal sale of all alcohol, including mixed beverages, within the city limits. Passing this measure will bring more entertainment, commerce, and tax revenue to Pearland.
This flyer informs citizens about a petition to help make Pearland wet. If the law passes, Pearland could see more entertainment opportunities, increased local commerce, increased sales tax revenue, and lessened reliance on property taxes.
2018 ACE: Grand Award
As Utah's economy has changed, the Salt Lake Chamber believes that modernizing Utah's tax code is the most critical issue facing the Legislature and needed to be addressed during the 2018 Legislative Session. To achieve this, the Chamber invested in a campaign that sought to make the issue extremely visible, not only to the public to help them understand the need, but more importantly to our legislators to encourage them to take action.
Learn about the Billings Chamber's business advocacy work and its impact in this infographic and on the Chamber's website.
This diagram illustrates the Chattanooga Area Chamber's annual public policy process. This sample was provided as part of the 2017 Chamber of the Year application.
This flow chart represents the process that the public policy committee follows to determine the course of action on an issue.
This chart helps the Chamber determine what to do when individuals and businesses contact them about an advocacy-related issue. It ensures that issues are filtered and addressed properly each time. This sample was provided as part of the 2018 Chamber of the Year application.
The Vail Valley Partnership's Government Affairs Committee uses the broad criteria outlined in this document when determining positions on policy issues.