Awards

Communication Awards

The Communication Excellence Awards recognize outstanding communications efforts by our chamber members. These awards are presented annually at the Staff Leadership Development Conference.  

The program for 2019 has closed.  We will update this page for 2020 soon.

Service Awards

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

The award program is now closed for 2019.  We will update this page soon for 2020.

Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award

In addition to recognizing organization excellence, the Outstanding 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.  All chamber members of CACCE in good standing are eligible to apply.

This award is presented annually at the Annual Management Conference.  

The award process is now open for 2019.  Please click the link below for more information:

2019 OUTSTANDING CHAMBER OF THE YEAR APPLICATION

The deadline for applications will be Friday, August 9, 2019.

Chamber Executive of the Year Award

The Chamber 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.

This award is presented annually at the Annual Management Conference. 

The award process is now open for 2019.  Please click the link below for more information:

2019 CHAMBER EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR APPLICATION

The application deadline will be Friday, August 9, 2019.

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.

If any applications are received, this award is presented at the Annual Management Conference.

The award process is now open for 2019.  Please click the link below for more information:

2019 LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 

The deadline for applications will be Friday, August 9, 2019.

The following former chamber professionals have been recognized as Lifetime Achievement Award winners:

Joseph Augustine
Phillip Ballinger
Jerry Bartels, CCE
Grier Blackwelder
Genie Bohler, deceased
David Cooley, CCE
Phil Coyle
Bob Croft, deceased
Tom Dayvault
K.V. Epting
Chuck Ewart, CCE, IOM
Tom Fitzpatrick
John Garman, CCE
Carroll Gray, CCE
Nat Greene
Frank "Bo" Lewis
Lee Luff, CCE, CAE
Rick Lutovsky
Charles McFall
W.L. "Mac" McIlory
Ike McLeese, deceased
June Murff
Peggy Paksoy
R.L. "Dusty" Rhodes
Susanne Sartelle
Hal Siler
Oliver Toomey 
Charles Van Rysselberg
Jean Veeder
William Veeder
Edward Walker
Tom White
Sonny Wilburn
Sue Wilmouth, deceased
Bob Wright