Awards & Recognition

Communication Awards

The Communication Excellence Awards recognize outstanding communications efforts by our chamber members. These awards are typically presented annually at the Staff Leadership Development Conference in the Spring.  To view each of the 2020 winning submissions, please click here  for the presentation with links for each winner.

Service Awards

CACCE awards a Certificate of Service in recognition to members upon each five years of service in the chamber of commerce industry. These awards are typically presented annually at the Staff Leadership Development Conference in the Spring.   

Chamber of the Year Award

In addition to recognizing organization excellence, the Chamber of the Year Award primarily focuses on acknowledging one or more significant achievements / accomplishments that a chamber has initiated, stimulated and/or led in its respective service area at some point during the past 18 months.  This award is typically presented at the Annual Management Conference in the Fall.

Executive of the Year Award

The Executive of the Year recognizes long-term executives who have excelled over a period of years in leading and innovatively building their chamber. The award is based on the demonstration of excellence in areas of chamber leadership, organizational management, service to the profession, community reputation / involvement, and personal attributes.  We present an award for an executive in North Carolina and South Carolina typically at the Annual Management Conference in the Fall.

Lifetime Achievement Award

This pinnacle award (formerly Honorary Lifetime Membership) is bestowed by CACCE on individuals who have retired after respectable and stellar careers in chamber leadership. Qualifications for nomination include:

  • Five continuously active years of membership in CACCE at the chamber where the candidate most recently served or was most closely associated;
  • Chamber professional for a minimum of ten total years; and
  • Honorably retired from the chamber profession for at least two years.

To view our previous Lifetime Achievement Award winners, please click here.  This award is typically presented at the Annual Management Conference in the Fall.

Carolinas Chamber Accreditation

The Carolinas Accredited Chamber program is designed to establish a standard of organizational competency and an objective set of criteria for assessment.  The achievement of standards by CACCE members is determined by an examining committee and will be awarded with accreditation credentials.  This designation is typically presented at the Annual Management Conference in the Fall.

Carolinas Certified Chamber Executive (CCCE)

The CCCE designation exemplifies excellence and professionalism of Carolinas chamber executives.  The designation is based upon experience, service to CACCE, training/continuing education and personal achievement.  It was developed to strenghen career development and to provide an opportunity for personal recognition.  This award is typically presented at the Annual Management Conference in the Fall.

For More Information...

For more information or to apply for any of these programs, please contact Tiffany Fulmer Ott at tfulmer@remove-thistlfexecutiveservices.com.