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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.

     

    Chamber 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.
     

    Community Event of the Year
    This award is presented for excellence in Chamber-led Community events. The events are judged on criteria such as value to the community and chamber, resonance within their community and measurable results and innovation. Qualifying events March 2021 - February 2022.


    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.

     

    Marketing & Communications Award - Membership Size Less Than 400
    This annual award recognizes marketing initiative, publication or digital campaign from a Chamber with FEWER than 400 members. The project should exemplify innovation, relevance to the organization, quality content, originality, and audience engagement tactics that provide a benchmark for other organizations to follow.Chambers can nominate any form of marketing or communication vehicles. Project completion dates must fall between March 2021 and February 2022.

     

    Marketing & Communications Award - Membership Size More Than 400
    This annual award recognizes marketing initiative, publication or digital campaign from a Chamber with greater than 400 members. The project should exemplify innovation, relevance to the organization, quality content, originality, and audience engagement tactics that provide a benchmark for other organizations to follow.
    Chambers can nominate any form of marketing or communication vehicles. Project completion dates must fall between March 2021 and February 2022.

     

    Resilience in the Face of Adversity 
    This annual award recognizes a chamber’s ability to adapt and lead through a difficult and unforeseen situation (i.e. natural disaster, pandemic, fire, flood, unforeseen void in leadership, etc.) that impacted Chamber operations. Winner will be selected based on demonstrated strength, creativity and leadership.
    Situation and its resolution must fall between April 2021 and March 2022.

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    2021
    Recipients

    Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Teresa Bohnen - St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce Greater Burlington Partnership Area Chamber of Commerce Mason City Chamber of Commerce Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
    2019 Recipients Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC - Lemonade Day Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce - HB1111 Della Schmidt - Winona Area  Chamber of Commerce Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce - The Bridge Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce - ThinkEauClaire
    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)