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 is now open for 2019.  Please click the link below for the application.  All applications are due back to the CACCE office by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

2019 Communication Excellence Awards APPLICATION 

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.  If you are achieving a five-year incremental anniversary in 2019, you may apply for this award.

The award program is now open for 2019.  Please click the link below for the application.  All applications are due back to the CACCE office by 5:00pm on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

2019 Service Award APPLICATION 

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.  Please check back for the program information for 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.  Please check back for the program information for 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 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