Awards





 

The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has been recognized across the nation for its work and its impact in the community. In 2009, the Chamber was named the No. 1 Chamber in the nation by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives and was awarded with 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Below are a few of the other awards the Chamber has received.

  • Chamber President and CEO, Ron Bunch was named the 2014 James J. Coleman Community Economic Development Professional of the Year by the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED).
  • IEDC Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award in Multi-Year Economic Development for The WKU Gateway to Downtown Bowling Green TIF project. (Accepted on behalf of Bowling Green)  
  • IEDC Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award in Human Capital for The Leader In Me initiative
  • Outstanding Membership Growth 2013 from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives  
  • Outstanding Membership Retention 2013 from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives 
  • Outstanding Publication 2013 from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives for our "Business Grows Here" brochure
  • Outstanding Special Event 2013 from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executive for our FranklinCovey The Leader In Me Dinner 
  • 5 Excellence Awards from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2011, including 3 for Excellence in Communications and one each for Membership Retention and Best Special Event
  • Top 10 rankings for net gain in partner accounts, partner dollars and partner retention, according to ACCE's national survey results
  • An ACCE Award for Communication Excellence for www.bgchamber.com, the 2007 Annual Report and the Kentucky Transpark brochure
  • Excellent Awards from the Southern Economic Development Council, Inc. for the South Central Kentucky Brochure and the Kentucky Transpark Brochure
  • Merit Awards from the Southern Economic Development Council for the South Central Kentucky Marketing Portfolio, the iPod® Touch Treasure Hunt and the Automotive Business Case
  • The Excellence Award for Best Website and the Excellence Award for Outstanding Membership Retention from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives