NISSWA, Minnesota – November 12, 2019 – ChamberMaster is excited to announce the winners of its 2019 Chamber Innovation Awards competition. The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce (AR) won the Grand Prize, with Greater Louisville Inc. – Metro Chamber of Commerce (KY), Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce (IA), and the Utah Black Chamber (UT) winning the large, medium and small categories respectively.
ChamberMaster’s Chamber Innovation Awards recognizes innovative programs, events, and ideas that challenge the status quo. Entries were received from an international array of chamber organizations for the sixth annual awards.
The Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce (AB, Canada), Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce (TN), West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce (LA), Vail Valley Partnership (CO) and the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce (BC, Canada) received Honorable Mentions.
“The chambers brought exciting, new energy and creativity to this year’s entries,” said Cook. “We had over 100 entries this year, so narrowing down our finalists was a tough job- I’m so thankful that I had assistance from true industry leaders, Frank, Betsy, and Todd. We love hosting this annual competition to see what innovative ideas chambers are bringing to the table – it helps us keep a pulse on industry trends and stay connected to our audience.”
Entries were judged on creativity, community impact, value to chamber, value to members and replicability. The overall competition winner won the $1,000 grand prize. $500 prizes were also awarded to the first-place winner in each of the following categories: Small Chamber, Medium Chamber, and Large Chamber.
“We are honored to be recognized as an innovator among such strong peer competition,” said Tim Allen, President and CEO, Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. “ChamberMaster’s yearly competition provides both our fellow chambers and us the opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments as well as learn valuable ideas to use in our communities. I am thankful for our entire Fort Smith Chamber staff for their creativity and collaboration to execute a wonderful program that was our Signing Day. We look forward to finding more innovative ways to provide value to our membership by proactively addressing the challenges that they face.”
The top nine innovators are featured in the 6th Annual Big Book of Chamber Ideas, now available on chambermaster.com.
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