Outstanding Chamber of the Year

Joseph Henning and Jane Abe, Aurora Regional Chamber - 2015 winner

About the Award
The Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award which began in 2014 recognizes organization excellence in chambers of commerce and provides a unique benchmarking opportunity to assess a chamber’s strengths. The award is based on the US Chamber of Commerce accreditation process for local chambers and highlights accomplishments in the areas of leadership/governance, finance, advocacy and membership development.

The Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award is awarded in two categories - Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award (600 or more members) and Outstanding Chamber of the Year (less than 600 members).  If applications are received in only one of those categories in a year, then only applicants in that category will be awarded.
 
Eligibility
Members of IACCE in good standing during the year the award is presented are eligible to apply.
 
Benefits to Applicants
All eligible applicants receive:
  • Letter to their Board of Directors recognizing their applicationListing on the IACCE website and announcement to IACCE membersRecognition in a press release listing all applicants 
Award Recipients will receive:
  • A Plaque
  • A publicity pack including an official Outstanding Chamber of the Year seal and prepared press release for promotional useRecognition at the annual awards meeting
2016 IACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year application.pdf
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Past Winners

  • 2014 - Champaign County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2015 - Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce