KC Chamber Wins Top Award for Communications

Kansas City (May 21, 2019) — The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce has been named one of 10 Communications Excellence Grand Award winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based association that represents more than 8,000 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce, around the world. The chamber now qualifies to compete for the Best in Show award, which will be announced July 15 at the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California.

ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence program is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the organization’s Awards for Communications Excellence, which is now in its thirty-fifth year.

KC Chamber was named a “Grand Award” winner in the digital category for the new website, www.kcchamber.com. The website was developed in 2018 by the KC Chamber, in partnership with Chamber member Clickfarm Interactive. It launched in November 2018.

"We knew we had a terrific new website, and it's great to have it affirmed by ACCE," says Joe Reardon, President & CEO of the KC Chamber. "My congratulations and thanks to Marketing Senior Vice President Melanie Mattes and her team for this award.  Launching a new site is a long and complicated process, and they succeeded admirably."

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from six U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated entries, which were organized by category — based on the chamber’s annual budget — and entry type: advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications. Judges awarded 10 Grand Awards out of more than 160 submitted entries in 2019. Winners of the Grand Award go on to compete for the Best in Show, which recognizes the best work across all categories.

Courtney Lewis

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, serves more than 8,000 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce or similar organizations, around the world. ACCE’s members come from nearly each of the largest 100 metropolitan regions in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. Learn more about us by visiting www.ACCE.org.

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Communications Excellence Award