The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce was recently honored with two Excellence Awards by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives (KCCE) at their annual conference in Frankfort. The Paducah Chamber received the Outstanding Award for Special Events for the Young Professionals Unite Summit and for support of the Leadership Institute for School Principals.
Additionally, KCCE designated Sandra Wilson, President/CEO of the Paducah Chamber, as a Kentucky Accredited Chamber Executive. The KyACE is the only state certification for chamber professionals.
The KyACE is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the core chamber management areas. Individuals are evaluated on their leadership, community involvement, commitment to the chamber profession and service to the state as a chamber professional. The designation demonstrates hard work and determination to make the local chamber, community and the overall profession stronger.
Wilson was re-elected to the KCCE Board of Directors and will serve as Treasurer for the upcoming year.
KCCE is a statewide network of professionals dedicated to promoting professional education, ethical standards and efficiency in chamber of commerce management. Established in 1965, the organization created the Excellence Awards to recognize superior achievement and professional excellence among local chambers of commerce throughout Kentucky.
The Paducah Chamber is a two time winner as the Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in 2017 and 2011 and was awarded the top 5-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber earlier this year.
The Paducah Chamber is the region’s largest business advocacy organization and is the fifth largest Chamber in the state.