Lee’s Summit Chamber wins national award

June 14, 2013 

The Lee’s Summit Chamber has received an Award of Excellence in a national competition sponsored by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, a national association of professionals who manage chambers of commerce.

The Chamber received the award for its “Shop Lee’s Summit Campaign.”

In 2012 the Lee’s Summit Chamber was granted funding by the city of Lee’s Summit to implement a city-wide Shop Lee’s Summit campaign. The goal of the campaign was to educate residents on the importance of shopping locally and encourage them to do so. The Chamber launched the campaign in Spring 2012.

The multi-faceted campaign featured a new logo, press releases, posters, fliers, and ads. The most unique and wildly successful part of this campaign was the Shop Lee’s Summit contest.

“The 2012 Shop Lee’s Summit campaign and contest was an effort led by our Visitors Council,” said Gina Seibel, the Chamber’s director of communications.

“It was a fun project and I enjoyed working with our awesome committee of volunteers to design and execute this campaign. Most importantly is the great response we got from the Shop Lee’s Summit contest. Through the contest we were able to reach many residents and educate them on the importance of shopping here.”

The 29th annual Awards for Communication Excellence program this year attracted 142 entries from chambers of all sizes across the U.S. A three-judge panel of chamber executives evaluates the entries and selects winners in four categories: advertising, electronic, publications and campaigns.

“At the heart of every effective chamber of commerce you’ll find outstanding communications in a variety of media,” said ACCE President Mick Fleming. “We’re proud to highlight this truly exceptional communications work that chambers create as they advance the interests of their communities.”

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