Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Receives National Award for Communications Excellence

Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Receives National Award for Communications Excellence

Hampton Roads, VA – The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a recipient of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Award for Communications Excellence.  The Chamber’s website, www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com, received a Silver Award. 

The Silver Award surpasses the fundamental standards and criteria of communications excellence.  Winners were recognized at the annual ACCE convention on August 4, in Los Angeles, Ca.  This year’s Award for Communications Excellence competition drew 83 entries from chambers throughout the U.S.

“There is truly exceptional communications work being done in the chamber profession, and ACCE is proud to recognize these achievements,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming.

“We are thrilled and proud to receive this award from our national professional organization,” said Jack Hornbeck, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce President & CEO.  He added, “In 2010, our Chamber launched a new website.  The former website needed to be overhauled, from its appearance and content, to the usability and maintenance.  Data showed that nine months after launching the Chamber’s new website, 2,620 more people visited the site monthly and 84 more people visited daily.  This award is a reflection of the hard work and professionalism of the Chamber’s staff and Tim Bradshaw of Insercorp.”

In 2009, the Chamber obtained the services of local Chamber member Bradshaw-Kimbrel Technology Group, LLC, which incorporated as Insercorp LTD in 2010.  The Franklin-based website and marketing services company, designed and developed the Chamber's new website to be visually appealing, user-friendly, and reflect the Chamber's new branding. 

The Awards for Communication Excellence is an annual competition that recognizes excellence in all areas of communications.  Celebrating its 28th year, the Awards for Communication Excellence continues to be the vehicle for the chamber community to promote effective chamber communications, as well as highlight initiatives, introduce events, and inform members. 

For more information about the awards visit www.acce.org/ace.

About the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (www.HamptonRoadsChamber.com)

The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit, member-based business organization. The Chamber is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 2,000 member businesses, which employ more than 280,000 men and women in southeastern Virginia.  The Chamber promotes Hampton Roads’ healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members.  The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads.

About the ACCE

Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association uniquely serving the professional development needs of individuals managing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Representing more than 7,000 chamber professionals, ACCE enhances the knowledge, leadership skills, and management effectiveness of chamber executives and their staffs through education, trend analysis, benchmarking, and best practices. ACCE promotes the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity within the chamber profession.


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