Recognizes excellence in leading businesses and communities
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2016) — Commerce Lexington Inc. was named “Chamber of the Year” in the large chamber category (Category 4) during the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) annual convention in Savannah, Ga. on Wednesday night. The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce was a finalist in Category 3. A total of 16 organizations were named finalists.
The award recognizes the dual role chambers have in leading businesses and communities, honoring excellence in operations, member services, and community leadership. The comprehensive awards program includes an operations survey where chambers must meet key performance areas, an application that details two programs or initiatives, and finally in-person interviews with leaders from each finalist chamber conducted by a judging committee.
“This is the pinnacle for our organization, as well as our entire membership, the board of directors and volunteers, and the many partners with whom we work on a daily basis,” said Commerce Lexington Inc. President and CEO Bob Quick. “The award not only affirms that we are doing quality work in events and programs across our organization, but also recognizes the efforts of many great people throughout the region working day-in and day-out to strengthen Central Kentucky.”
In addition to the Chamber of the Year Award, Commerce Lexington Inc. also received one of ACCE’s top communications/marketing honors—a Grand Award—for the Economic Development Division’s “Here’s Our Proof” marketing campaign during the 2015 Breeders’ Cup. Partnering with VisitLEX, this Bourbon box marketing gift showcased Lexington as a great place for business and a top location for conventions and tourism.