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The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) will present Jim Anderson, CCE; Rich Hadley, CCE; and Paul Harvel, CCE, with Life Member Awards, the highest honor in the chamber of commerce profession.
This week ACCE announced a call for applications for a Fellowship for Education Attainment. Chamber executives and senior staff who are engaged in improving the birth-to-career education pipeline in their communities are encouraged to apply for one of the 12 seats in the fellowship program.
John H. "Jack" Wesenberg, former longtime executive vice president and COO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber and former board chairman of ACCE, passed away on Friday, April 25. He was 87.
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. Applications due May 14.
ACCE is delighted to offer convention registration scholarships in the names of Mike Hauser and Shelia Lee, two leaders of the chamber movement and ACCE, whose contributions to the chamber profession will always be remembered. Application deadline is Friday, May 16.
Doug Kinsinger, CCE, president of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, was recently named a trustee of the ACCE Benefit Trust. He joins an outstanding group of chamber professionals who help ACCE provide outstanding employee benefits to chambers throughout the country.
This year, the Get Your Business Online team will host the first ever Get Your Business Online Week from March 24-29 to help small businesses in communities around the country get online.
Chambers interested in applying for Chamber of the Year must participate in ACCE's Operations Survey, which is open through March 3. Chambers that meet minimum requirements in the Operations Survey will be notified in mid-March and invited to proceed with the Chamber of the Year application process.