Chamber Wins Best in State

Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Wednesday night June 20, 2017 for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Annual Excellence Awards. The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach. Awards are judged in seven separate categories: Social Media Marketing and Communications, Brochures, Chamber Map, Magazine or Community Guide, Print /Electronic News, Outstanding Chamber Website, and Outstanding Traditional Marketing Campaign. In the category of Outstanding Chamber Websites the Allen Fairview Chamber was honored as the best in Texas, winning first place for its website. “This competition brings out the best of the best from chambers of commerce in Texas” said Page Michel, TCCE Vice-Chairman of Communications whose division oversees the process. “The process is rigorous and quite competitive given the number of entries and the exceptional work presented by each. Rest assured this year’s winners demonstrated their best. A victory tonight truly indicates the Allen Fairview Chamber is the best in 2017 in Outstanding Websites. The overall competition had more than 200 entries from which the best were judged by panels of experts in the specific field around the state. “This honor demonstrates the incredible work done by the Allen Fairview Chamber organizationally and in the community” said RaDonna Hessel, 2017 TCCE Board Chairman and CEO of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. “The Chamber is often the voice of the community promoting the organization, the members and the community as a whole”, said Hessel. “By winning this award the Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce can be held up as an example of the best at promoting the chamber, its businesses and providing excellent information to people in Allen and Fairview, Texas.” ### The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) is the professional society of chamber of commerce executives and professional staff in the state of Texas. Established in 1908, TCCE remains a strong, viable organization and the longest standing association of chamber of commerce professionals in the nation. As a private not-for-profit 501 (c)(6) TCCE operates with the primary goal of serving its membership by providing excellence in professional development, networking, resource and idea exchange opportunities and grassroots advocacy information and coordination. Through its publications and other resources TCCE provides operational guidance and leadership to chambers across the state.