ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXECUTIVES ANNOUNCES 2017 CHAMBER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS, SPONSORED BY WEBLINK

WebLink Has Sponsored the Annual Competition Since 2013

INDIANAPOLIS (June 14, 2017) – On Tuesday, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives announced the finalists of the 2017 Chamber of the Year competition. WebLink is proud to sponsor the annual competition, which seeks to honor Chambers of Commerce that achieve excellence in operations, member services and community leadership.

Fifteen finalists have been chosen for this year’s competition, including WebLink partner Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. See the full list here.

“We love seeing organizations who are a part of the WebLink family represented in competitions like this,” said Director of Customer Success Jacque Shaffer. “Charleston Metro is a fantastic group and very deserving of the recognition. We wish them good luck in the final stages!”

Each year contestants go through a multi-stage process to be selected as a finalist, including meeting a minimum threshold in at least three of five key performance areas, an application and an interview. Competing organizations are placed into categories to ensure fairness, based on total revenue, member accounts, service area population, number of businesses in the service area and restricted revenue as a percentage of total revenue.

Applications are evaluated by a judging committee consisting of association executives and winners from previous years’ competitions.

Leaders representing each of the 2017 finalist chambers will participate in the final phase during ACCE’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, July 16-19. A judging committee will conduct in-person interviews with each leader and name one winner from each category.

WebLink would like to congratulate all finalists on this momentous honor, and looks forward to joining ACCE and chamber executives from across the country as the winners announced at this year’s ACCE Annual Convention.

About WebLink

WebLink has been providing cutting edge technology to membership based organizations since 1996. In the beginning, WebLink created the industry’s first interactive online membership directory. In addition to directories, initial offerings included real-time event calendars and website services to help member-based organizations create and build their brands with an impressive online presence. Today, WebLink offers much more – a complete, all-in-one AMS solution. WebLink continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions that help associations acquire, engage and retain more members.

About ACCE

Established in 1914, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) serves professionals who manage chambers of commerce by providing them with professional development opportunities, management techniques and best practices through award winning publications, online education, conferences and networking. With a mission to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities, the organization is committed to investing in the continuous development of chamber leaders. For more information on ACCE, visit www.acce.org.

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