May02

Local Chambers Recognized at Annual Conference

Frankfort, KY (April 29, 2016)– The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) today recognized superior achievements and professional excellence among the Commonwealth’s local chambers of commerce at the group’s Annual Conference in Frankfort.

The highest annual honor, the 2016 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year, went to Aaron Dail, President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway County Chamber.   “Aaron is a tremendous force in the statewide business community and his thoughtful leadership on issues such as international trade, downtown revitalization, and public policy advocacy have made a big impact.” said Ali Crain, Executive Director of KCCE. “Aaron’s leadership in Murray’s Committee to Enhance Business Process Planning, his talent retention and attraction focus in the creation of Young Professionals of Murray, and his efforts getting businesses back on their feet after a downtown building collapse and court square fire, make him a deserving recipient of the 2016 Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executive of the Year.”

The award recognizes a chamber professional who has made outstanding contributions and excelled in directing the future of their organization and community. A peer panel evaluates outstanding achievements, effectiveness in addressing challenges, professionalism, program development and implementation, fiscal management, and civic/charitable contributions.

Additionally, KCCE awarded the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Christian County Chamber of Commerce with the distinguished designation of “Kentucky Certified Chamber.” This one-of-a-kind program certifies deserving chamber organizations through a rigorous peer review of business practices and programs related to strategic planning, advocacy, communications, market penetration, member services, and programming. 

Other awards presented to various chambers included: Outstanding e-Newsletter, Website, Publication, Special Events, Member Retention, and Membership Growth.

Here is the full list of 2016 Excellence Award recipients:

e-Newsletter                   Outstanding e-Newsletter

(winners chosen based on layout, appeal & good mix of content)

Group I                             Mercer County Chamber of Commerce

Group II                            Morehead-Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

Group IV                          Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce                                  

Group V                           Greater Louisville Inc

 

Web Site                                     Outstanding Website

(winners chosen based on design, layout and ease of navigation)

Group II                            Kentucky Lake Chamber of Commerce in Marshall County

Group III                           Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce

Group IV                          Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce

Group V                           Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Publication                     Outstanding Publication

Group I                             Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

                                         (Chamber Guide)

Group II                            Maysville-Mason County Chamber of Commerce

                                         (Relocation Guide)

Group II                            Woodford County Chamber of Commerce

(Woodford Living Magazine)

Group IV                          Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce

                                         (Investment Opportunity)

Group IV                          Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (Infographic)

Group V                           Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

                                         (Magazine)

 

Special Events               Outstanding Special Event

Group I                             Mercer County Chamber of Commerce (Lean 2 Green)

Group II                            Logan County Chamber of Commerce

(Heritage & Tobacco Festival)

Group II                            Woodford County Chamber of Commerce

(Women in Business Mentoring)

Group III                           Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce (Annual Dinner)

Group IV                          Hopkins County Regional Chamber of Commerce

(I69 Rebranding)

Group V                           Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce (DC FlyIn)

Group V                           Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

                                         (Targeted Business & Industry Month)

 

 

Membership Retention Outstanding Member Retention

Group I                             Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

                                         (95%)

Group II                            Logan County Chamber of Commerce (98%)

Group III                           Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce (89.3%)

Group IV                          Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (95.4%)

Group V                           Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce  (88.3%)

 

Membership Growth     Outstanding Membership Growth

Group I                             Springfield-Washington County Chamber of Commerce

                                         (61.3%)

Group II                            Logan County Chamber of Commerce (6.98%)

Group III                           Jessamine County Chamber of Commerce (4.5%)

Group IV                          Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (11.5%)

 

Group V                           Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce (7.2%)