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8/3/2012 General
Lubbock Chamber Named 2012 Chamber of the Year

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce was named the American Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year during ACCE’s annual conference held August 1-4, in Louisville, KY. Chamber of the Year is the nation's only award that recognizes the role chambers have in leading the businesses and communities they serve.

“We are elated to bring this exceptional honor home to our members,” said Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tim Collins. “This award is an indication of the quality of our members, volunteers and staff. It is our members who have made the Chamber what it is today, and we are more than proud to serve them.”

ACCE’s 2011-12 Chamber Operations Survey was used to prequalify applicants in four revenue categories for this year’s award. Organizations meeting four of the six criteria were invited to proceed with the application process, which included a review and scoring by a committee of veteran chamber executives and former Chamber of the Year winners.

Chambers honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have not only demonstrated success in community leadership and organizational strength, but also have made an apparent impact on key community priorities, like education, transportation, healthcare, and cultural vitality.

Lubbock’s competitors for the award in the $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 Total Revenue Category included the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, in North Dakota and Minnesota, and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, located in Springfield, Ohio.

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce submitted an application earlier this year and completed an interview process during the conference. Featured in the application was “Chamber Wellness,” a partnership between the Chamber, iaWellness and FirstCare Health Plans. Also featured was Chamber University, a business education seminar series. Chamber of the Year is sponsored in part by WebLink International.