FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 26, 2017) – The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives, the statewide network of professionals dedicated to promoting professional education, ethical standards and efficiency in chamber of commerce management, announced today the organization is awarding multiple scholarships for the upcoming annual Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives National Convention.
The KCCE board of directors decided to increase scholarship money to encourage as many members as possible to attend the ACCE Convention to be held in Nashville, July 16-19, 2017.
“It is so rewarding, as a chamber professional to be a part of an organization like KCCE,” said KCCE chair and Hardin County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brad Richardson. “Our board has always maintained focus on professional development, but to be at this level, offering so many opportunities to chamber executives that wouldn’t be able to attend conference, is wonderful. Amy Cloud, executive director of KCCE, has been integral in reinforcing our mission statement in every decision we, as a board, make. Her guidance, along with the boards quest for excellence has made this work. We want to make it possible for every executive in our organization to be the best version of themselves. To grow and achieve their goals, without obstacles.”
The board has awarded a total of 9 scholarships. The recipients include:
• Alison Brotzge-Elder, Greater Louisville, Inc.
• Kelly Davis, Paducah Area Chamber
• Debra Hamelback, Paris – Bourbon County Chamber
• Lee Lingo, Hopkins Regional Chamber
• Andrea Miller, Lincoln County Chamber
• Paula Fowler, Danville-Boyle County Chamber
• Tracy Pratt-Savage, Carlisle – Nicholas County Chamber
• Tammy Tinsley, Logan County Chamber
• Fran Jarrell, Paintsville / Johnson County Chamber (scholarship provided through partnership with the State Executives Association Network)