Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC Wins Top Industry Award For Communications

Video campaign claims top national honor among peers

HARRISBURG, PA (August 1, 2023) The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC has been named Communications Excellence Best in Show by ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The Chamber’s video highlighting a member business was named “Best In Show” in the Chamber’s peer category.

“We are incredibly grateful and excited to have our Chamber, video campaign, and members receive this national recognition,” said Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC President & CEO Ryan Unger. “We are honored to have the collaborative work of our Chamber and members showcased on a national level. This video perfectly showcases who we are as an organization: collaborative, inclusive, and unapologetically positive storytellers.”

ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., 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 program, generously supported by Meta, is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the competition, which is now in its 38th year.

Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC President Ryan Unger and Vice President, Strategy Impact Kara Luzik Canale accepted the award on August 1 during the Awards Show at ACCE’s Annual Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The video project was led by Chamber & CREDC Communications Director Tyler Schwind. The video was produced by Searcher Films and the marketing of the video was managed by PRworks.

“Effective communications and storytelling are crucial to supporting a chamber’s mission and showcasing its impact,” said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. “The Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s efforts to help drive engagement and make a difference in the region it serves are inspiring and very deserving of this recognition.”

To view the video, click here.

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from 14 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: campaigns, websites and apps, videos and print and electronic publications. Judges presented 12 Awards of Excellence and three Best in Show awards.

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About Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC serves as a catalyst for promoting growth and quality of life in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties through bold leadership, visionary members and powerful results. Building on its 136-year history, the organization provides a unique blend of business, community/economic development and advocacy services under one roof to boost economic vitality and livability across the region. The Chamber & CREDC is 5-star accredited by the United States Chamber of Commerce, a distinction achieved by less than five percent of chambers across the nation.

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is the professional society supporting the people who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers.

Media Contact:
Tyler Schwind
Communications Director

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