The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives awards scholarships annually to KCCE members in good standing for its conferences and events, as well as tuition assistance for U.S. Chamber Institute for Organization Management and registration assistance for ACCE (American Chamber of Commerce) Annual Convention. All scholarships are considered by a committee of peers on the following criteria:
KCCE member in good standing & membership history.
Leadership and participation in professional development programs.
Scholarships are awarded for registration fees or tuition only. Accommodations, meals and transportation are the responsibility of the attendee for all events.
Recipients will be notified by mail and are paid at the time of the event registration with proof of registration.
In the event a recipient can no longer attend an event and must cancel registration, the chamber must reimburse KCCE for the full scholarship amount.
2017 Excellence Awards
The KCCE Excellence Awards were created to recognize superior achievement and professional excellence among local chambers in the state. Awards are given in the following categories:
Communications: Chamber communication programs position your organization as an information and community resource, providing access to and information about your chamber’s programs, services and staff. Recognition is given for e-news, special publications, websites, and social media.
Membership: Recognition is given for Outstanding Membership Retention and Outstanding Membership Growth
Special Event: The event must be managed/produced by the chamber and submissions include: marketing materials, photos, attendance for the event, comments from participants and budget. Recognition is given for Outstanding Special Event.
Volunteer of the Year: What are we without our volunteers? This new award will allow local chambers to reward that great person in their community with a giving heart. This person is a role model in the community and a great ambassador for the chamber.
Staff Member of the Year: This new award recognizes the chamber staff professional who has gone above and beyond in their capacity to make their chamber the best version of itself. This person is a leader amongst their colleagues.
Executive of the Year: Considered the highlight of the awards program, this award recognizes a chamber professional who has made outstanding contributions and excelled in directing the future of their chamber and community. Areas of consideration are outstanding achievements; effectiveness in addressing challenges; professionalism; program development and implementation; fiscal management; and participation in the community, which includes civic, charitable, educational and other activities.