The Little Rock Regional Chamber has been named one of 13 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 18 at the ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.
ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence program, sponsored by Golden Openings, Inc., 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-fourth year.
The Little Rock Regional Chamber was named a “Grand Award” winner for the Love, Little Rock campaign.
"The Love, Little Rock campaign was all about embracing what makes our community so special and sharing it with the world," said Jay Chesshir, President and CEO of the Little Rock Regional Chamber. "It was this confidence and optimism about Little Rock that gave us the insight and courage to break from the pack and show why this is a great place for business and for life. Moving forward, Love Little Rock will continue to be a rallying point for our community and a spirit that will differentiate us nationally."
A panel of communications and marketing professionals from five 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 13 Grand Awards out of more than 150 submitted entries in 2018. Winners of the Grand Award go on to compete for the Best in Show, which recognizes the best piece across all categories.