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2016 Awards Recognition Program ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES SAVANNAH INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND CONVENTION CENTER SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

Celebrating Outstanding Chamber Professionals Certified Chamber Executives ......................................... 02 Regional Innovation Award ............................................. 06 Natio

Certified Chamber Executives Recognizing Excellence in Chamber Management Pamela L. Christopher, CCE, IOM Pam has served as president and CEO of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce S.C. since 2014.

CeCe Hipps, CCE, IOM CeCe has served as president of the Haywood County Chamber N.C. since 2004. Prior to joining the Haywood Chamber, she was vice president of governmental relations and membership s

Certified Chamber Executives, continued Leonardo V. McClarty, CCE, IOM Leonardo has led the Howard County Chamber of Commerce Md. as its president and CEO since 2014. Previously, he was the director o

Keri Curtis Schmidt, CCE, IOM Since 2000, Keri has served as president and CEO of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce Texas. Prior to joining the chamber, she was senior vice president with a national b

Regional Innovation Award Saluting Innovative and Groundbreaking Regional Partnerships The Regional Innovation Award recognizes organizations committed to building strong and vibrant communities throu

The Chamber Health Competitiveness Initiative Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Tenn. The Nashville Chamber spearheaded a partnership to commission a study to assess healthcare cost, quality, and acc

National Sales Contest Recognizing the annual performance of top membership sales professionals Listed below are the top three sales professionals based on total number of individual sales and on tot

200,000 499,999 Number of New Sales First Karri Clark Bozeman Area Chamber of Commerce Mont. Second Kelly Fanelli Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Fla. Third Megan Stivers Edmond Area Chamber

Lifetime Sales Achievement Recognizing individuals for lifetime achievement in chamber membership sales Diamond over 1.5 million in sales Beverly Maloney Hilton Head IslandBluffton Chamber of Commerce

Silver 750 transactions or 300,000 in sales Julie Alexander Greenville Chamber S.C. Sheila Boardman Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Dale Champagne Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce Texas Stephanie Fra

Membership Achievement Recognizing organizations for strong membership performance These chambers ranked amoung the top 10 in their total revenue range in account retention, dollars retention or new a

New Member Retention Accounts Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce Ill. Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Ark. Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Idaho Defiance Area Chamber of Commerce Ohio Greater Pocate

Membership Achievement, continued Annual revenue range 450,001 900,000 Member Retention Accounts Danville Pittsylvania County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Va. East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce La. Fa

Annual revenue range 900,001 2,000,000 New Member Retention Accounts Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce N.Y. Bay County Chamber of Commerce Fla. Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce Fla. East

Membership Achievement, continued Member Retention Dues Charleston Area Alliance W. Va. Coastal Alabama Business Chamber Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership Pa. Greater Cheyenne Chamber of C

Annual revenue range 2,000,001 and5,000,000 Member Retention Accounts Alliance Southwest Louisiana Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Iowa Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Fla. Greater El Paso C

Membership Achievement, continued Annual revenue range above 5,000,000 New Member Retention Accounts Alliance Southwest Louisiana Arlington Chamber of Commerce Texas Associated Oregon Industries Great

Member Retention Dues Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Tenn. Greater Des Moines Partnership Iowa Greater Cleveland Partnership COSE Ohio Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Mo. Greater Memphis

25 Years of Service Honoring a quarter century in the chamber profession Sharon Abert Member Services CenterState CEO Wendy Birdsall, CCE President Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Neb. Valerie Blake Vice

Lacey Toledano, IOM President CEO St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce La. Emily Waite, CCM, IOM President CEO Boardman Chamber of Commerce Ore. Cheryl Wallen Finance Manager Minot Area Chamber of C

Awards for Communication Excellence ACE Recognizing best practices in advertising, communications, marketing and public relations For this years ACE competition, a panel of chamber professionals evalu

CLASS 2 Chambers with budgets below 1 million Campaigns Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce Greer, South Carolina GreerMade campaign Electronic Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce Glens Falls, New Y

ACE, continued San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce San Diego, California 145th Anniversary Celebration Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsas Future Electronic Bowling Green Area

Publications Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Chattanooga, Tennessee Annual Report Detroit Regional Chamber Detroit, Michigan Detroiter magazine Greater Omaha Chamber Omaha, Nebraska We Dont Coast

CLASS 2 Chambers with budgets below 1 million Advertising and Marketing Fayette Chamber of Commerce Fayetteville, Georgia Rebranding Campaigns Barrow County Chamber of Commerce Winder, Georgia Economi

Publications Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches West Palm Beach, Florida Guide to the Palm Beaches business resource and membership directory Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce Aiken, South Caroli

Life Member Award Honoring a lifetime of service This pinnacle award is bestowed by ACCE on those who move to the next phase of their lives after stellar careers in chamber leadership. The designation

Closer to home, Hornbeck is a past president of the Virginia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives VACCE and the Southern Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. VACCE honored Hornbeck

Life Member Award, continued Harvey Schmitt, CCE Following 43 years in the chamber profession, with leadership stints at Dubuque Area Chamber of Commerce Iowa, Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Fla., G

Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the states highest citizen recognition and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau He is currently a trustee for St

Chamber of the Year Sponsored By Recognizing excellence in operations, member services, and community leadership ACCEs Chamber of the Year award is the most celebrated recognition of overall excellen

Category 3 Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Bowling Green, Kentucky Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce Gainesville, Florida Southwest Indiana Chamber Evansville, Indiana Category 2 The Chamber

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