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5/24/2012 Chamber News
Chamber Among Top 3 in the Nation

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CONTACT:   Katie Hutton, Communications & Marketing Manager
            218.359.0526 / khutton@fmwfchamber.com

FMWF Chamber Among Top Three in the Nation

Fargo Moorhead, ND/MN (May 24, 2012) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce has been named a finalist for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award program put on by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Only 10 Chambers in the nation received this honor.

The designation qualifies The Chamber as a candidate for the ACCE’s Chamber of the Year Award, which recognizes up to four chambers (one per category) nationwide for excellence in operations, member services and community leadership. The Chamber is one of only three chambers of its size to be chosen as a finalist.

The ACCE Chamber of the Year competition requires each chamber to assess their organizational performance over the past year as well as articulate how its work has built strong and vibrant businesses and communities. The Chamber highlighted its Business After Hours bi-monthly networking event, which often draws more than 500 people, and the 2011 State of Energy: The Next Generation of Jobs in North Dakota, which highlighted the state’s growing energy needs.

The final round of competition takes President Craig Whitney to Louisville, Ky. In August to interview with an ACCE panel of judges as part of the ACCE Annual Convention. The Chamber of the Year winners will be announced at an August 3 awards banquet.

The Chamber was also awarded a bronze award for communications excellence by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives for the State of Energy: The Next Generation of Jobs in North Dakota. The Chamber submitted the event in the category of Campaigns and Programs.

The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce is a bi-state, regional federation of over 2,000 private, public and non-profit member firms representing more than 80,000 people. The largest local chamber in North Dakota and Minnesota, The Chamber advocates for a strong metropolitan community and supports the interests of its members, which are located in Cass and Clay Counties and beyond.

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