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Membership Achievement Awards

Membership is at the heart of the chamber. The Membership Achievement Awards (MAA) recognize the outstanding work of chambers in the area of membership.

Awards are presented in July each year to the top ten chambers in their respective total revenue category for each of the following areas:

  • Number of new members
  • New member dollars
  • Retained member dollars

How to Qualify

By completing ACCE's annual Chamber Operations Survey in the first quarter of each year, your chamber automatically becomes eligible. Winners are determined in each of the four total revenue areas based on the national averages calculated from the survey results:

  • Total revenue range: $450,000 and under
  • Total revenue range: $450,001–$900,000
  • Total revenue range: $900,001–$2,000,000
  • Total revenue range: $2,000,001 and up

2012-2013  Membership Achievement Awards

The chambers of commerce listed below scored in the top 10 in the nation in one or more of these categories: membership retention , new member dollars or new members, for their total revenue range. These statistics are compiled from ACCE’s 2012-13 Chamber Operations Survey.

Annual revenue range: $450,000 and under (Category 1)

Membership Retention

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas
Bay City (TX) Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture
Greater Effingham (IL) Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hannibal Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce
Iberville (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Lake of the Ozarks West (MO) Chamber of Commerce
Ludington and Scottville (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Mayfield-Graves County (KY) Chamber of Commerce
Moscow (ID) Chamber of Commerce
New Ulm Area (MN) Chamber of Commerce
Spring Lake (NC) Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Allen Fairview (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Tomball Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Monroeville Area (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Morrisville (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Neponset Valley (MA) Chamber of Commerce
O’Fallon (MO) Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association
South Lake (FL) Chamber of Commerce
West Anne Arundel County (MD) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Allen Fairview (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Bixby (OK) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Jackson County (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber of Commerce
Monroeville Area (PA) Chamber of Commerce
O’Fallon (MO) Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association
South Lake (FL) Chamber of Commerce
West Anne Arundel County (MD) Chamber of Commerce
Worthington Area (OH) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $450,001–$900,000 (Category 2)

Membership Retention

Brookings Area (SD) Chamber of Commerce & CVB
Decatur-Morgan County (AL) Chamber of Commerce
Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce
East St. Tammany (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce
Hays Area (KS) Chamber of Commerce
Huron (SD) Chamber and Visitors Bureau
Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce
Minot Area (ND) Chamber of Commerce
Weslaco Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Bonita Springs Area (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Chester County (PA) Chamber of Business and Industry
Edmond Area (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Frisco (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Wilmington (NC) Chamber of Commerce
McKinney (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Newnan-Coweta (GA) Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Norman (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Plano (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Rocky Mount Area (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Bonita Springs Area (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Schenectady County (NY)
Crystal Lake (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Frisco (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Grapevine (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce
McKinney (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Newmarket (ONT) Chamber of Commerce
Newnan-Coweta (GA) Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Plano (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Rocky Mount Area (NC) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $900,001–$2,000,000 (Category 3)

Membership Retention

African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
Bismarck-Mandan (ND) Chamber of Commerce
Chemung County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Fond du Lac Area (WI) Association of Commerce
Grand Forks - East Grand Forks (ND) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Muscatine (IA) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Lafayette - West Lafayette (IN) Development Corporation
LaGrange/Troup County (GA) Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans Chamber of Commerce
Sanibel-Captiva Islands (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

New Member Dues

Cumming-Forsyth County (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Victoria (BC) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce
Olathe Chamber of Commerce
Orange County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg (MAN) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cumming-Forsyth County (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Victoria (BC) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce
Loudoun County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
Orange County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Rochester Area (MN) Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $2,000,001 and $5,000,000 (Category 4)

Membership Retention

Abilene Chamber of Commerce
Alliance Southwest Louisiana
Associated Oregon Industries
Fox Cities (WI) Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Greater Cedar Valley (IA) Alliance
Greater Springfield (OH) Chamber of Commerce
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce
Lake Champlain (VT) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lynchburg (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Mississippi Economic Council
San Angelo Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Cobb (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville-Madison County (AL)
Fairfax County (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Akron Chamber
Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
North Carolina Chamber
Rogers-Lowell Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Asheville Area (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville-Madison County (AL)
Cobb (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Conway Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Greater Akron Chamber
Lancaster (PA) Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Rogers-Lowell Area (AR) Chamber of Commerce
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $2,000,001 and $5,000,000 (Category 5)

Membership Retention

Association of Washington Business
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Dallas Regional Chamber
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce
KC Chamber
Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce
Salt Lake Chamber
Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
St. Louis Regional Chamber

New Member Dues

Arlington (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Dallas Regional Chamber
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce
Greater Louisville Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Association of Washington Business
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
Greater Cleveland Partnership
Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Tulsa Regional Chamber

2011-2012  Membership Achievement Awards

The chambers of commerce listed below scored in the top 10 in the nation in one or more of these categories: membership retention , new member dollars or new members, for their total revenue range. These statistics are compiled from ACCE’s 2011-12 Chamber Operations Survey.

Annual revenue range: $450,000 and under

Membership Retention

Defiance Area (OH) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Effingham (IL) Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Lake Elsinore Valley (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Ludington and Scottville (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Minot Area (ND) Chamber of Commerce
Murray-Calloway County (KY) Chamber of Commerce
Natchitoches Area (LA) Chamber of Commerce
New Ulm Area (MN) Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association
Wells County (IN) Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Bixby Metro (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Brookfield (WI) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Port Arthur (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Silver Spring (MD) Chamber of Commerce
Midland Area (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Monroeville Area (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Morrisville (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Neponset Valley (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association
South Lake (FL) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Bixby Metro (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Brookfield (WI) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Wyoming Valley (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Midland Area (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Monroeville (PA) Area Chamber of Commerce
Neponset Valley (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Pasadena (CA) Chamber of Commerce & Civic Association
South Lake (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Wilkes (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Westerville Area (OH) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $450,001–$900,000

Membership Retention

African American Chamber of Commerce of Western PA
East St. Tammany (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Burlington (IA) Partnership
Greenville-Pitt County (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Grinnell Area (IA) Chamber of Commerce
Guam Chamber of Commerce
Hastings Area (NE) Chamber of Commerce
Rocky Mount Area (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Sanibel-Captiva Islands (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Warsaw / Kosciusko County (IN) Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Edmond Area (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Fort Collins Area (CO) Chamber of Commerce
Frisco (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greenville-Pitt County (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Lake Houston Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Newnan-Coweta (GA) Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Ocala/Marion County (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Plano (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Somerset County (NJ) Business Partnership

Number of New Members

Edmond Area (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Fort Collins Area (CO) Chamber of Commerce
Frisco (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greenville-Pitt County (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Lake Houston Area (TX) Chamber of Commerce
New Orleans (LA) Chamber of Commerce
Newnan-Coweta (GA) Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Ocala/Marion County (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Paulding County (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Plano (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $900,001–$2,000,000

Membership Retention

Cambridge (ONT) Chamber of Commerce
Cleveland/Bradley (TN) Chamber of Commerce
Eau Claire Area (WI) Chamber of Commerce
Garrett County (MD) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Atlantic City (NJ) Chamber of Commerce
Greater El Paso (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Holland Area (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Lynchburg (VA) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Meadowlands (NJ) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Texas City-La Marque (TX) Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Cabarrus (NC) Regional Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches (FL)
Greater Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Boca Raton (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Greater El Paso (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock (TX) Chamber of Commerce
McKinney (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
South Shore (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg (MAN) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Greater Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Saratoga County (NY) Chamber of Commerce
Peoria Area (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Prince William (VA) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches (FL)
Greater Boca Raton (FL) Chamber of Commerce
Winnipeg (MAN) Chamber of Commerce
Cabarrus (NC) Regional Chamber of Commerce
McKinney (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Lubbock (TX) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: $2,000,001 and $5,000,000

Membership Retention

Associated Oregon Industries
Cape Cod (MA) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County (IN)
Greater Columbia (SC) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Saskatoon (SK) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Springfield (OH) Chamber of Commerce
Knoxville (TN) Chamber
Manhattan Area (KS) Chamber of Commerce
Toledo (OH) Regional Chamber of Commerce
West Virginia Chamber of Commerce

New Member Dues

Chamber Colorado Springs (CO)
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Chicagoland (IL) Chamber of Commerce
Cobb (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce
Richardson (TX) Chamber of Commerce
San Francisco (CA) Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce

Number of New Members

Asheville Area (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Colorado Springs (CO)
Charleston (SC) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Cobb (GA) Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Area (OH) Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth (TX) Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Area (MI) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Indianapolis (IN) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Lehigh Valley (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Springfield Area (MO) Chamber of Commerce

Annual revenue range: above $5,000,000

Membership Retention

Cincinnati (OH) USA Regional Chamber
Denver (CO) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership
Greater Memphis (TN) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber of Commerce

Metropolitan Milwaukee (WI) Association of Commerce
Myrtle Beach Area (SC) Chamber of Commerce
St. Louis (MO) Regional Chamber and Growth Association
Salt Lake (UT) Chamber
Tulsa (OK) Metro Chamber

New Member Dues

Association of Washington Business
Charlotte (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati (OH) USA Regional Chamber
Denver (CO) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership
Greater Louisville (KY) Inc. - The Metro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Philadelphia (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Salt Lake (UT) Chamber

Number of New Members

Association of Washington Business
Charlotte (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati (OH) USA Regional Chamber
Denver (CO) Metro Chamber of Commerce
Greater Cleveland (OH) Partnership
Greater Oklahoma City (OK) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Omaha (NE) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Philadelphia (PA) Chamber of Commerce
Greater Raleigh (NC) Chamber of Commerce
Salt Lake (UT) Chamber

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