Greater Manchester Chamber Wins Top Award for Communications

Greater Manchester Chamber team wins award for communications excellence by the National Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). Photo by Dan Watkins Photography.


he Greater Manchester Chamber has been named one of 12 Communications Award of Excellence winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Virginia, that has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.

ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence (ACE) program is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. ACE Awards are judged by industry peers. This year’s panel was comprised of 16 U.S.-based chamber of commerce communications and marketing professionals.

The 12 winning entries will now go on to compete for the Best in Show title within their total annual revenue range category. The three winning entries will be revealed at ACCE’s annual convention in Dallas during the July 17 awards show presented by Comcast Business.

"Innovative, engaging communications are essential for chambers of commerce to promote the impact of their work and amplify their communities' stories. We congratulate this year's winners for their outstanding efforts to inform, engage and spur action in order to drive positive change in their regions."
- Sheree Anne Kelly, President & CEO, ACCE
The Winning Campaign

The Greater Manchester Chamber (GMC) was named an Award of Excellence winner for the ACCESS 2023 marketing campaign. This new, annual economic growth conference emphasized creating a strong brand and marketing campaign reflective of Manchester’s diverse history and innovative future. As they aimed to establish ACCESS as a premier annual event for professional development and idea generation throughout New Hampshire and beyond, they ensured the brand represented the entire state, not just Manchester.

The Greater Manchester Chamber team extends a big shout out to local agency, Pivot Creative, for supporting the vision and bringing ACCESS to life in the form of a logo that allowed for dynamism and ingenuity in developing its campaign.

The central theme of ACCESS revolved around growth, and every session throughout the conference dove into the pivotal role that talent, innovation, and livability play in achieving economic success.

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from 16 U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated entries submitted for this year’s competition. Entries were organized by category — based on the chamber’s annual revenue — and entry type: audio/videos, campaigns, print and electronic publications and websites

"ACCESS and everyone who contributed to the success of its inaugural year (staff, partners, sponsor, volunteers, presenters and attendees) deserve this award, because it accomplished what it set out to – with valuable content and collaboration at its heart. The marketing campaign and design around ACCESS proved to be invaluable in portraying a forward thinking and growth-minded conference that was designed for anyone, in whatever stage of their career, business, or community development. As a result, we put on a program that covered impactful educational topics, fostered invaluable connections and collaborations, and helped many businesses in the region not only develop growth strategies but also get excited about the trajectory of our area’s economy."
- Lauren Getts, VP - Economic Development & Strategic Communications, Greater Manchester Chamber
Plans for 2024

The GMC’s ACCESS 2024 Conference, presented by Bellwether Community Credit Union, will take place on September 24, 2024 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown. Registration opening soon!

Attendees can expect a dynamic program that includes a plenary Economic Forecast, expert advice on how to grow your business, thought provoking panel discussions, and networking opportunities. Whether you are a business owner, economic development professional, or simply have an interest in the growth and prosperity of Greater Manchester and New Hampshire, ACCESS 2024 is a must-attend event! This growth conference will explore how talent, innovation, and livability must work together for economic success.

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