Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Wins Top Award for Communications

Charleston, SC – The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has been named one of 13 Communications Excellence Grand Award winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based association that represents more than 8,000 chamber of commerce professionals and 1,300 chambers of commerce, around the world.

The Charleston Metro Chamber received a Communications Excellence Grand Award for the Quarterly Report Publication. The Best in Show award, which recognizes the best piece across all categories, will be announced July 18 at the ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, Iowa.

ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence program, sponsored by Golden Openings, Inc., is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the organization’s Awards for Communications Excellence, which is now in its 34th year.

“Being recognized by ACCE for our outstanding marketing efforts as well as being named a Chamber of the Year finalist for the second year in a row is a tremendous accomplishment”, said Ken Brady, Charleston Metro Chamber Chief Marketing Officer. “These accolades underscore the passion, dedication and hard work of our Chamber staff, volunteer leaders and membership as we strive to advance the Charleston metro region.”

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from five U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated entries, which were organized by category — based on the chamber’s annual budget — and entry type: advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications. Judges awarded 13 Grand Awards out of more than 150 submitted entries in 2018.

About the Charleston Metro Chamber: With approximately 1,600 member organizations representing 160,000 professionals, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce serves as the collective voice of the business community, and a catalyst for regional economic advancement and member success through Talent, Advocacy, Leadership and Business Development. Visit

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives: The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, uniquely serves nearly 8,000 individuals who manage chambers of commerce. The mission of the Alexandria, Va.-based organization is to support and develop chamber professionals to lead businesses and their communities. Learn more about us by visiting

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