Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce Wins Top Award for Communications


The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce has been named one of 13 Communications Award of Excellence winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., that has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.

ACCE's Awards for Communications Excellence program, generously supported by Meta, is designed to showcase the top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the competition, which is now in its 37th year.

"Chambers of commerce create community impact, more so now than ever before," said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. "Chambers are natural conveners, telling stories that inspire and spur action. That creativity in communications, paired with catalytic leadership within their region, is what earned them this well-deserved recognition."

The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's 2020-2021 Annual Report was named an "Award of Excellence" winner for the print & electronic publication category. "National validation of our organization's work is affirming," said Karl Houston, Vice President of Marketing and Communications. As a regional member organization representing the business community in Nashville and Middle Tennessee, our mission is to create economic prosperity by facilitating community leaders. "This recognition belongs to our partners, members, and the greater team at the Nashville Area Chamber for the incredible work being done each day on behalf of the Nashville region."

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from ten U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated entries submitted for this year's competition. Entries were organized by category — based on the chamber's annual revenue — and entry type: campaigns, digital media, websites and print and electronic publications.

The 13 winning entries will now compete for the Best in Show title within their total annual revenue category. The three winning entries will be revealed at ACCE's annual convention in Indy during the July 27 Awards Show.

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Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is the professional society supporting the people who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers.

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