Awards Programs

ACCE has many ways to recognize achievement in the chamber profession for individuals and organizations.

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ACCE recognizes up to four chamber of commerce (one in each of four dues categories) for their work in leading businesses and communities with the Chamber of the Year designation. The award will be presented at the annual Convention Awards Gala.

Learn more about the Chamber of the Year Award.


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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."

Learn more about the Communications Excellence awards.


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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.

Learn more about Regional Innovation Award.


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Membership is at the heart of the chamber. The Membership Achievement Awards (MAA) recognize the outstanding work of chambers in the area of membership. To be considered for the annual MAA, participate in the surveys in Dynamic Chamber Benchmarking by March 1, 2017. Awards are presented each year at ACCE's Annual Convention to the top ten chambers in their respective total revenue category.

Learn more about Membership Achievement Award.


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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.

Learn more about the Lifetime Sales Achievement Award.

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