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 18. Finalists for the award will be announced in mid-June. Chamber of the Year winners will be announced at ACCE’s annual convention Awards Show on Tuesday, 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 18. Award of Excellence and Grand Award winners will be announced mid-June. Best in Show winners will be announced at ACCE's annual convention Awards Show on Tuesday, July 18.
The Regional Innovation Award recognizes organizations and alliances that are committed to building strong and vibrant communities through groundbreaking collaboration and program development. These organizations are pioneers within their region, focusing their efforts on the four principles of regional stewardship: an innovative economy, livable communities, social inclusion, and a collaborative style of governance.
This year, the Regional Innovation Award committee is specifically encouraging applications from regional initiatives that are building a better equipped workforce —preparing the region to excel in a globally competitive economy through education attainment and workforce development initiatives. Applications for the Regional Innovation Award are due Tuesday, April 18. Finalists will be announced mid-June. Regional Innovation Award winners will be announced at ACCE's annual convention Awards Show on Tuesday, 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 31. Awards will be presented at ACCE's annual convention Awards Show on Tuesday, 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.