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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.