Local Chambers Of Commerce Recognized For Media and Communications Excellence

Jo-Carolyn Goode | 6/30/2014, 2:41 p.m.
Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Monday night June 23, 2014 for the TCCE Annual Excellence Awards. ...
Galveston Chamber of Commerce

College Station, TX—Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Monday night June 23, 2014 for the TCCE Annual Excellence Awards. The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach. Awards are judged in 7 separate categories: Social Media Marketing and Communications, Brochures, Chamber Map, Magazine or Community Guide, Print /Electronic News, Outstanding Chamber Website, and Outstanding Traditional Marketing Campaign.

In the category of “Traditional Marketing Campaign” the Galveston Chamber of Commerce was honored as the best in Texas, winning first place for its 2014 Lemonade Day Galveston Project and took third place for its 2014 Celebrating Women’s Conference. The Galveston Chamber also took third place in the state for their Chamber Map.

“This is an extremely competitive process,” said Ray Hernandez, TCCE Vice-Chairman of Communications and 2014 Media Awards Chair. “This year we had a record number of entries from around the state. Rest assured the winners tonight faced stiff competition from fellow chambers of commerce. Their victory truly indicates the Galveston Chamber is the best in 2014 in Marketing.”

The overall competition had more than 225 entries from which the best were judged by panels of experts in the specific field around the state. “This prestigious honor demonstrates the phenomenal work done by the Galveston Chamber organizationally and in the community” said Bruce Partain, 2014 TCCE Board Chairman and President/CEO of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce.

“One of the primary responsibilities for a chamber is to promote the organization, community and that chamber’s members,” said Eddie McBride, TCCE Incoming Chair and President of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. “By winning this award the Galveston Chamber can be held up as an example of the best at promoting the chamber, its businesses and providing excellent information to people in Galveston.”

The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) is the professional society of chamber of commerce executives and professional staff in the state of Texas. Established in 1908, TCCE remains a strong, viable organization and the longest standing association of chamber of commerce professionals in the nation.

As a private not-for-profit 501 (c)(6) TCCE operates with the primary goal of serving its membership by providing excellence in professional development, networking, resource and idea exchange opportunities and grassroots advocacy information and coordination. Through its publications and other resources TCCE provides operational guidance and leadership to chambers across the state.

For more information, visit www.GalvestonChamber.com