The American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has announced its 2016-17 Award for Education Attainment recipients. ACCE’s Education Attainment Division launched the program in 2014 to recognize chambers of commerce that have demonstrated momentum in setting education attainment agendas and established innovative postsecondary attainment goals and strategies.
The organizations recognized are part of a unique network of chambers of commerce that champion education attainment. Each chamber receives a one-time $40,000 award stimulus to bolster their established efforts to increase postsecondary attainment in their region. In addition to flexible funding, winning chambers receive technical and planning assistance and access to a powerful network of national thought-leaders, which provide guidance as they expand their postsecondary success initiatives.
Of the six organizations recognized, three recipients are WebLink clients: Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce. The remaining three recipients include: JAX Chamber, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and The Business Council of New York State, Inc.
Since 1996, Indianapolis-based WebLink has provided innovative technology solutions that help trade, professional, and other member-based organizations connect and grow faster. Today, the company boasts its own customer retention rate of 94 percent.
Weblink’s signature configurable, cloud-based association management software, WebLink Connect™, allows clients to efficiently manage members, prospects, events, websites, finances, and communications—all in one place. The company also offers a full slate of webinars, eBooks, training events, support services, and other educational resources.
The Education Attainment Division (EAD) convenes and connects an extensive peer network of chamber professionals to share resources and expertise on improving cradle to career education outcomes within their communities. For more information about ACCE’s Education Attainment Division, visit www.acce.org/ead.
ACCE’s 2016-17 Award for Education Attainment programming has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Lumina Foundation and The Kresge Foundation.<< Back to all news