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2014 ACE Winners

In 2014, ACCE received 163 entries in the annual Awards for Communication Excellence competition. A two-judge panel of chamber professionals evaluated four subject categories: advertising, campaigns, electronic and publications. Each category was subdivided into two size classes: chambers with budgets exceeding $1 million and those with budgets below that amount.

The eight Grand Award winners will collect trophies at ACCE’s Centennial Convention in Cincinnati, August 12-15. At the convention, a “Best in Show” award will be selected from among the four Grand Award winners in each size category. Judges also gave Awards of Excellence for outstanding work. In some cases they added the phrase “special recognition” when the entry was especially impressive.

Class 1 (chambers with revenue above $1 million)

Best in Show - Class 1

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce “WorkIT Nashville” Technology Recruitment Campaign

Advertising and Marketing

Grand Award
Columbus (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Promotion

Awards of Excellence
KC Chamber Annual Dinner Promotion

Beaufort (S.C.) Regional Chamber of Commerce Membership Recruitment Package

Richardson (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Membership Drive Brochures

Greater Sarasota (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce Rebranded Sales Materials

Fort Worth (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Promotion of 50th Anniversary of JFK Breakfast Event

Springfield (Mo.) CVB “Sammie Springfield” Direct Mail Campaign

Lubbock (Texas) Chamber of Commerce marketing of the annual Hub City BBQ Cook-off


Campaigns

Grand Award 
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce “WorkIT Nashville” Technology Recruitment Campaign

Award of Excellence, Special Recognition
Dallas Regional Chamber “Business Works Better Here” Campaign

Awards of Excellence
San Francisco Chamber of Commerce Rebranding Campaign

Williamson Inc. (Williamson County (Tenn.) Chamber of Commerce) Business and Talent Attraction Campaign

Lincoln (Neb.) Chamber of Commerce “Lincoln Logs Event” Campaign

Greater Raleigh (N.C.) Chamber of Commerce “Pinnacle Business Awards” Promotion Campaign

Fort Worth (Texas) Chamber of Commerce “Smart Choice for Smarter Schools” Bond Election Campaign

Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce “Transportation Funding Advocacy” Campaign

Greater Springfield (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce “Champion City Guide & Supply Visitor Center and Retail Shop” Campaign

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo (N.D., Minn.) Chamber of Commerce “ChamberChoice” Awards Campaign


Electronic

Grand Award
Allegheny Conference on Community Development imaginepittsburgh.com Website

Award of Excellence, Special Recognition
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber “We Do What We Love” Video

Awards of Excellence
Lincoln (Neb.) Chamber of Commerce Mobile App
Lincoln (Neb.) Chamber of Commerce Website Redesign
Gwinnett (Ga.) Chamber of Commerce Gwinnett edge Digital Magazine
Fort Worth (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Video “What Makes a City Great?”
Columbus (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce Website Redesign
Montgomery (Ala.) Area Chamber of Commerce “Tourism 2.0” Video
Beaufort (S.C.) Regional Chamber of Commerce “Enrich Your View” Video
Detroit Regional Chamber Mackinac Policy Conference Video
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton (S.C.) Chamber of Commerce ipad-based Membership Brochure

Publications

Grand Award
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce “Music Industry Study”

Award of Excellence, Special Recognition
Greater Springfield (Ohio) Chamber of Commerce “Front Desk Reference & Training Guide”

Awards of Excellence
Greater Des Moines Partnership “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” 125th Anniversary Book

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce “Your Chamber Investment” Membership Booklet

Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce VOICE Quarterly Magazine

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Partnership “The Time is Now” Annual Report to the Community

Montgomery (Ala.) Area Chamber of Commerce “Montgomery Area Visitor Guide”

Rockford (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce Voice of Rockford Business Community Monthly Tabloid

Baton Rouge (La.) Area Chamber Annual Report

St. Joseph County (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce Annual Summary 


 

Class 2 (chambers with revenue below $1 million)

Best in Show - class 2

Champaign County (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce Business Emergency Relief Campaign 

Advertising and Marketing

Grand Award
McLean County (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce Image Piece

Awards of Excellence
Loudoun County (Va.) Chamber of Commerce Business Growth Conference Direct Mail Marketing Piece

Alexandria (Va.) Chamber of Commerce Rebranding


Campaigns

Grand Award
Champaign County (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce Business Emergency Relief Campaign

Award of Excellence
Champaign County (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Campaign


Electronic

Grand Award
Thomasville (N.C.) Area Chamber of Commerce All-America City Video

Awards of Excellence
Edmond (Okla.) Chamber of Commerce Website Redesign
Kerrville (Texas) Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Kerrfest TV Commercial
Waxahachie (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Social Media Strategy
Eden Prairie (Minn.) Chamber of Commerce Video Ad for Chamber Golf Tournament
Northeast Tarrant (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Video
Beaver County (Pa.) Chamber of Commerce 2013 Economic Development Video


Publications

Grand Award
Kerrville (Texas) Area Chamber of Commerce BusinessLink Monthly Newsletter

Awards of Excellence
Amarillo (Texas) Chamber of Commerce Annual Report

Loudoun County (Va.) Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards Program Book

Flagler County (Fla.) Chamber of Commerce Fantastic Flagler Visitor & Relocation Guide

Beverly Hills (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce The Guide Business Directory

Greater Valparaiso (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce Valparaiso Magazine

Greater Valparaiso (Ind.) Chamber of Commerce U-Guide University Student Resource Guide

O’Fallon (Mo.) Chamber of Commerce Membership Directory & Community Profile

 


 

2014 ACE Winner Resources

Sample Press Releases and Logos

 


 

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