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  • MACE strives to recognize its chamber members who go above and beyond the call of duty to promote their city with new and inventive ideas. These awards are given by the MACE committee as an example of the highest examples of hard work, passion and effort displayed by chamber members across the region. These awards are presented each May at the MACE annual conference.


    Event of the Year 
    These awards are presented for an excellent chamber event. The events are judged on criteria such as value to the community and chamber, resonance within their community, ongoing effects and popularity, measurable results and innovation.


    Public Policy of the Year 
    The Public Policy of the year award recognizes chambers of commerce that achieve a significant victory in public policy, whether it be as a part of a partnership with others or as the only organization championing a cause.


    Executive of the Year
    The executive of the year award is presented to a chamber executive who has demonstrated a vision, commitment and passion for the advancement of their chamber and community as a whole. The nominees in this category have proven to others that they are the “gold standard” in chamber leadership and are proven to have the vision for future chamber members to follow.

    Publication of the Year 

    Awarded for going above and beyond with a chamber publication such as newsletters, e-newsletters, directories and other publications created by MACE members.


    These annual awards recognize a publication that has shown innovation, relevance to the organization, quality content, originality, and audience engagement tactics that provide a benchmark for other organizations to follow.


    Digital Campaign of the Year 
    Designed to honor inventive media and digital platform content that has shown to push the boundaries of the traditional chamber publication. These awards could include email, websites, banner ads, online marketing, social media, videos and more.


    Digital marketing is the way of the new world, and MACE wanted to recognize the quality and engaging campaigns from our members around the region.


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    2018 Recipients Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce - Downtown DIG Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce - Mason City Says YES Tiffany Menke - Urbandale Chamber of Commerce Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce - The LINK Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce - Voices of Vision: Shaquille O'Neal
    2017 Recipients Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce - Military Appreciation Night Mason City Area Chamber of Commerce - Community Concierge Ken Warner - Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce - Bismarck-Mandan Chamber Connection Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce - #taratourstown
    2016 Recipients Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Education and Advancement Pipeline (LEAP) TwinWest Chamber of Commerce - Plastic Bag Ban Todd Klingel - Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce -Get Into Grinnell E-Newsletter  
    2015 Recipients Yankton's Manufacturing Week Greater Burlington Partnership Linda Rabe - Rapid City Chamber of Commerce The Chamber - Grand Forks - East Grand Forks  
    2014 Recipients Grinnell Games - Grinnell Chamber of Commerce (IA)   Bob McCoy - Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce (WI) ChamberConnection - Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce (ND)  
    2013 Recipients High School Business & Industry Tours - Scottsbluff/Gering United Chamber of Commerce (NE)   Nikki Brevig - Decorah Chamber of Commerce (IA) ChamberConnection - Bismarck/Mandan Chamber of Commerce (ND)