Toledo Chamber named national Chamber of YearWritten by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce was named Chamber of the Year at the 100th annual American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Conference in Cincinnati on Aug. 13.
Toledo won against fellow finalists Association of Washington Business, Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce and Commerce Lexington Inc. to take home the top honor in ACCE’s category 4.
Chambers honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have not only demonstrated organizational strength, but also have made an impact on key community priorities, such as education, transportation, business development and quality of life, according to the ACCE’s website.
“We share this honor with our members and the community. All of our staff members are proud to work to support the businesses in this great region,” Chamber President Wendy Gramza said in a news release.
Chamber of the Year is the most distinguished award that a Chamber of Commerce can receive and is the nation’s only award recognizing the dual role chambers have in leading businesses and communities, according to the release.
“This is an extra-special award for us as it highlights the end of Mark V’Soske’s incredible career leading our chamber,” Gramza told Toledo Free Press.
Gramza took over as president from V’Soske earlier this month.
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce serves a membership of more than 2,300 businesses. This is the third win for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce this decade.