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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-one 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.
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.
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.