The Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce returned recently
from the 101st Annual Convention of the Association of Chamber of
Commerce Executives where they interviewed for the award of Chamber of
the Year in Category One (Chamber with budgets of $500,000 or less).
Unfortunately the Chamber did not bring home the top award, but was honored to
be recognized as one of three of the best chambers this year in North America.
The Chamber competed against the Coweta County, GA., and
Shawnee, Kans., Chambers of Commerce for the title. The Coweta County Chamber
was named as this year’s awardee.
This is the third time the Chamber has been a finalist
(2005, 2014, 2015) in the Chamber of the Year competition.
“We gave it our best effort,” said Lisa Krueger, IOM, ACE,
the Chamber’s President and CEO. “Two of the four judges let us know after the
announcement that our application was great and our interview very, very good.
Of course we’re disappointed to not bring home the big trophy, but are honored
to make it to the finals again this year.”
Traveling to Montreal, Canada, for the convention was Krueger
along with Jeni Coke, IOM, ACE, the Chamber’s Director of Membership and
Special Events, and Board Member Michele Webb, who is the CEO of Havasu Pest
For more information on this or any other Chamber program,
call Krueger at 928-855-4115.
The Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce received a finalist
award for the 2015 Chamber of the Year program in mid-August at the Association
of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) Annual Convention. From left and
presenting the award was Mick Fleming, ACCE President/CEO, Jeni Coke, Havasu
Chamber Director of Membership and Events, Lisa Krueger, Havasu Chamber
President/CEO, Michele Webb, Chamber Board Member and Havasu Pest Control CEO,
and Ben Haskew Jr., CCE, President/CEO of the Greenville (SC) Chamber of
Commerce and CCE Commission Chairman.