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Congratulations 2014 Regional Innovation Award Winners

Published: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is pleased to announce the 2014 Regional Innovation Award Winners: Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce - Economic and Business Development Initiatives Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce - Education and Workforce Development Initiatives The Regional Innovation Award program recognizes organizations

In Memoriam: Thomas M. Brownlee, CCE

Published: Friday, August 22, 2014 Past ACCE Board Chairman Thomas M. Brownlee, CCE, passed away August 7 in Orlando, Fla. He was 87. A Life Member honoree of ACCE, he chaired the association in 1965-66. “While he was a successful businessman in several fields, his real passion was always with and for the chamber in each of the six cities he worked,” said Brownlee’s son

Congratulations Chamber of the Year Winners

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 After receiving a record number of applications for the 2014 competition, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives is pleased to announce this year’s Chamber of the Year winners. Category 4: Toledo (OH) Regional Chamber of Commerce Category 3: Hilton Head Island – Bluffton (SC) Chamber of Commerce Category 2: McLean County (IL)

Richard "Dick" Fleming Awarded Prestigious John Parr Regional Stewardship Award

Published: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives  announced today that Richard C. D. “Dick” Fleming has been selected to receive the 2014 John Parr Award, recognizing a lifetime of outstanding individual leadership in advancing regional stewardship of metropolitan areas. The Parr Award will be formally presented on August 13 at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) centennial convention in Cincinnati.

Announcing Chamber of the Year Finalists

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

After receiving a record number of applications for the 2014 Chamber of the Year competition, sponsored by WebLink International, American Chamber of Commerce Executives is pleased to announce this year’s finalists.

Chamber Execs Awarded ACCE Scholarship for Leadership Diversity

Published: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Nine chamber executives were recently awarded scholarships for ACCE’s inaugural leadership diversity program, which seeks to encourage leadership diversity among member chambers. The scholarships have a three-year term and will aid in providing information, training and other resources to enhance the leadership skills of women, members of racial/ethnic minorities, those who identify as lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, or those with a disability.

Inaugural Cohort of Fellows Selected for ACCE’s Fellowship for Education Attainment

Published: Monday, June 16, 2014

Twenty fellows have been selected to form the inaugural cohort of ACCE’s Fellowship for Education Attainment. This fellowship is a promising new initiative for chamber executives and senior staff working to improve the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities.

ACCE Partners with Lumina Foundation to Support Chambers’ Higher Education Attainment Goals

Published: Thursday, June 12, 2014

The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has joined a promising initiative led by Lumina Foundation to increase postsecondary education attainment. The initiative provides seven chambers of commerce with a one-time award of $40,000 each to advance previously defined education attainment goals. The chambers also will receive technical and planning assistance and access to a powerful network of national thought-leadership organizations, including ACCE, which will provide guidance as they implement their action plans.