PLANO CHAMBER NAMED FINALIST FOR CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
June 20, 2018
PLANO CHAMBER NAMED finalist for CHAMBER OF THE YEAR
Plano, TX - June 20, 2018 - The Plano Chamber of Commerce has been named a finalist for the 2018 Chamber of the Year award, presented by Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
The award is the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association of more than 8,000 professionals from 1,300 chambers of commerce, including 93 of the top 100 U.S. metro areas.
The Chamber of the Year award recognizes the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities, such as education, transportation, business development, and quality of life.
Chamber of the Year winners will be announced at the 2018 ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.
“We are so honored to be named a Finalist in this year’s competition,” states Jamee Jolly, President/CEO of the Plano Chamber of Commerce. “Making it to the short list of three finalists from across the United States proves that the Plano Chamber is one of the best business organizations in the nation. Through an extensive application and interview process, we will help tell the story of how the Plano Chamber supports the needs of our local business community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.”
Chambers of commerce interested in competing for the award first must qualify by participating in a vigorous multi-stage process. Organizations entering the Chamber of the Year competition must meet minimum thresholds in at least three of five key performance areas, including net revenue and assets, membership account retention, and membership dollar retention.
Qualifying for Chamber of the Year is a rigorous process. Chambers compete based on meeting key performance criteria on the ACCE Annual Operations Survey. Qualifying chambers enter the competition with a written application addressing all aspects of organizational operation and programmatic work. Applications are scored by peer chamber executives to determine finalists. Winners are selected from among finalists based on an in-person interview before a panel of experienced chamber professionals.
This year's competition drew numerous entries from chambers throughout the U.S and Canada. To ensure the fairest competition, applicants are grouped into five categories based on: annual revenue, membership, area population, and other factors.
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About the Plano Chamber of Commerce: Established in 1946, the Plano Chamber represents over 1,200 businesses and community organizations in Plano and the surrounding area. The Plano Chamber of Commerce is committed to maximizing business development and economic growth of the community through advocacy, education, innovation, and collaboration.
About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives: The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, serves more than 8,000 professionals who lead chambers of commerce. The mission of the Alexandria, Va.-based organization is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. Learn more about us by visiting www.ACCE.org.
Jamee Jolly, President/ CEO