FOX CITIES — The Fox Cities Chamber has been named a finalist for the national 2024 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., with over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related organizations around the world as members.

“This year’s finalists represent the best in the chamber industry,” said Sheree Anne Kelly, ACCE president & CEO. “They are community leaders and innovators, driving growth and regional prosperity. We congratulate them on this outstanding achievement.”

The award is the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by ACCE. It recognizes the leadership role chambers of commerce have in their communities. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength and impacted key community priorities, such as education, transportation, economic prosperity and quality of life.

“We are incredibly honored to have been named a Chamber of the Year finalist by ACCE and our industry peers,” said Becky Bartoszek, President and CEO of Fox Cities Chamber. “This recognition affirms the strength of our Chamber and members, as we partner together to drive economic growth and prosperity for the region.”

Chamber of the Year winners will be announced on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 during the Awards Show at ACCE’s Annual Convention in Dallas, Texas. 

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 in ACCE’s Annual Chamber Operations Survey, including net revenue and assets, membership account retention and membership dollar retention.

Qualifying chambers enter the competition with a written application addressing all organizational operation and programmatic work aspects. Applications are scored by peer chamber executives to determine finalists. Winners are selected from among finalists based on an interview before a panel of experienced chamber professionals.

To ensure the fairest competition, applicants are grouped into four categories based on annual revenue, membership, area population and other factors.

The award is sponsored by GrowthZone.

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