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State Chamber of Commerce takes first in several categories at national awards ceremony

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By Kyla Asbury | Sep 30, 2019

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CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce won first place in four of six categories during the Association of State Chamber Professionals' (ASCP) national awards ceremony this year.

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce was recognized during the national conference held in Denver, Colo., last week. The awards reception was held Sept. 25.

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce was first in greatest growth in total revenue, greatest retention in money, greatest growth in non-dues revenue and greatest retention in member numbers.

West Virginia Chamber of Commerce President Steve Roberts said the honors could not have been won without the chambers' members.

"The awards won by the West Virginia Chamber are a tribute to the outstanding members of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Without them, none of this would have been possible," Roberts said. "The competition to win these awards is incredibly steep."

Roberts said the state chambers of commerce from around the nation that were in contention represent some of the most accomplished and successful advocacy organizations in the United States.

The ASCP and the Council of State Chambers held their annual meeting from Sept. 24 until 27 in Denver, Colo. ASCP partnered with the U.S. Chamber’s Governmental Affairs Regional Team and the Council of State Chambers in Denver to have a conference that was jam-packed with valuable membership workshops, keynote presentations and plenty of networking opportunities. 

During workshops and presentations, speakers discussed issues that are important at local, state and federal levels and shared strategies on how to address those issues.

The ASCP is the professional society of the top membership, marketing, and communications professionals from state chambers of commerce from across the country. It provides access to proven methods and new approaches, through industry leaders and outside resources, to grow chambers in both membership numbers and total revenue.

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