Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce to make run for 2018 Chamber of the Year

Published Sunday, March 11, 2018 9:00 am

Officials from the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced Friday the organization has qualified to apply for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) 2018 Chamber of the Year Award.

This marks the 5th consecutive year the Chamber has been invited to participate in the competition since winning the award in 2009.  Last year, the Chamber was named one of four finalists.

“This is a nice compliment for the hard work the Chamber does for this community.” Said Ron Bunch, President and CEO, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud of the work we do with our 1,300 partners.”

Chamber of the Year is the nation’s only award that recognizes the leadership role chambers have in their communities. Chambers that compete for the award have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities such as talent development, transportation, and business. This competition draws entries from chambers throughout the United States and Canada.

Application for the award involves a rigorous review process followed by an in-depth interview. The ACCE annual convention will be held in August.

About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:

Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.