The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has been named a winner of two industry awards that recognize communications and marketing work. Presented annually by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to celebrate exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital, and publications.
The Conway Area Chamber received a Grand Award for the first edition of its “Off Campus” college guide, a publication that helps new and prospective students and their families navigate their way through the “City of Colleges.” The guide included information about the University of Central Arkansas, the city of Conway, and the North Metro region.
The Chamber also received an Award for Excellence for its 125th anniversary video. Centered around a locomotive, the video explained how the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce helped catapult a sleepy railroad town to a bustling small city of nearly 65,000. It provided a look back to the Conway that was while setting the stage for what the city can become.
A panel of industry peers — communications and marketing executives from chambers of commerce around North America — evaluated submissions and selected top entries to receive recognition.
Award-winning entries represent the work of 41 organizations in 23 U.S. states and the Cayman Islands. Of the 49 award-winning entries in 2017, 12 were chosen as Grand Award winners and 37 earned an Award of Excellence. The Conway Area Chamber and the other 11 Grand Award winners were recognized on stage at a special event on Tuesday, July 18, in Nashville, Tennessee.
Adena White, director of communications at the Conway Area Chamber, said Off Campus is a mutually beneficial partnership between the Chamber, its member businesses, and the city’s participating institutions of higher learning.
“It was an honor to be recognized nationally for Off Campus, the latest addition to our suite of publications,” White said. “The guide allows us to serve as a resource for our higher education institutions while giving our members another avenue to reach potential customers, making it a win-win solution. Receiving a national award is an added bonus.”
About the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce
For more than 125 years, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the voice of the Conway, Arkansas, business community. It represents the interests of more than 1,200 members by promoting economic development in Conway and Faulkner County, advocating a pro-business climate at all levels of government, supporting the county’s educational institutions, and establishing and executing a vision for the community. To learn more about the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, visit ConwayChamber.org.
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 at ACCE.org.