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2016 Awards for Communication Excellence
Congratulations, ACE winners!

By Several Authors

The results are in! After receiving and reviewing nearly 200 entries, ACCE is pleased to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2016 Awards for Communication Excellence competition.

A panel of six chamber of commerce and marketing & communications professionals convened in June to evaluate a near-record number of entries in this year’s Awards for Communication Excellence competition.

Submissions came from the United States and Canada, from 100 organizations in 36 states and two provinces.

“A chamber communicates not only to its business community, but also to the entire town, city or region it serves,” says Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives President and CEO Mick Fleming. “These annual awards recognize the varied communication excellence of chambers going about their work coordinating efforts that benefit their communities.”

Awards for Communication Excellence entries are accepted in four categories: advertising and marketing, campaigns, electronic, and publications. Entries are grouped by class, based on the organization’s annual budget – Class One entries come from organizations with an annual budget above $1 million and Class Two entries come from organizations with an annual budget below $1 million.

Judges awarded nine Grand Awards in 2016 and 36 Awards of Excellence. Two Best in Show winners – one Class One entry and one Class Two entry – will be announced at ACCE’s annual convention in Savannah, Ga., August 9–12.

Keep an eye on your inbox in early 2017 for details on how your chamber of commerce can enter the next ACCE competition next year. To view this year’s award-winning marketing and communications work, visit ACCE’s vast Samples Library or go to www.ACCE.org/ace/2016-ace-winners.

GRAND AWARDS

Advertising and Marketing

Class One: Commerce Lexington Inc.
Here’s Our Proof campaign

Campaigns

Class One: Greater Des Moines Partnership
Partnership Brand Standards
  North Carolina Chamber
Can’t Afford to Wait campaign
Class Two: Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
GreerMade campaign

Electronic

Class One: Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Compass mobile app
  Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce
Savannah Hauntings video series
Class Two: Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce
Adirondack Craft Beverage Trail mobile app

Publications

Class One: Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
VeloCity online magazine
Class Two: McLean County Chamber of Commerce
Annual Report

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Advertising and Marketing

Class One: Greater Des Moines Partnership
Partnership Relocation Guide
  One Acadiana
Homegrown Workforce site selector advertising
Class Two: Fayette Chamber of Commerce
Rebranding

Campaigns

Class One: Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Legislative Scorecard
  New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce
New image campaign
  Orange County Business Council
Securing Orange County’s Future
  Salt Lake Chamber
Clear the Air Challenge
  San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
145th Anniversary Celebration
  Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa’s Future
Class Two: Barrow County Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development Authority video
  Carroll County Chamber of Commerce
Advantage Carroll
  Laredo Chamber of Commerce
100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration

Electronic

Class One: Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
“Hello from the Chamber Side” (Video)
  Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
(Video)
  Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
visitdeepcreek.com
  Greater Oklahoma City Chamber
visitokc.com
  Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
raleighchamber.org
  Greater Waco Chamber
(Video)
  Kentucky Chamber
kychamberbottomline.com
  Quad Cities Chamber
(Video)
  St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce
southbendregion.com
  Vail Valley Partnership
vailvalleymeansbusiness.com
Class Two: Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
grapevinechamber.org
  Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
125th Anniversary video
  Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of
Friday Favorites

Publications

Class One: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Report
  Detroit Regional Chamber
Detroiter magazine
  Greater Omaha Chamber
We Don’t Coast magazine
  Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Gwinnett Edge
  Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
DiscoverLNK community guide
  Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Annual Report
  Rockford Chamber of Commerce
One magazine
  Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce
Little Green Book: It Matters Where You Make It.®
Class Two: Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
Guide to the Palm Beaches business resource and membership directory
  Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce
An Aiken State of Mind community guide
  LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce
Troup Trends
 

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