GRAPEVINE, TX — Local Chambers from across the state of Texas convened Monday, June 18 for the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) annual Excellence Awards where the Alice Chamber of Commerce received four awards.

The awards honor organizations for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach. Awards are judged in seven categories: outstanding chamber map, outstanding brochure, outstanding magazine or directory, excellence in print or electronic newsletter, outstanding chamber website, excellence in social media marketing and communications, and outstanding marketing campaign.

In the category of newsletter the Alice Chamber of Commerce was honored as the best in Texas, winning first place. In the category of social media the Alice Chamber of Commerce was honored as the best in Texas, winning first place. A second place honor was also given to the Alice Chamber of Commerce in the category of marketing and brochures.

“Chambers of Commerce are the voice of business and quite often the communities they serve,” said Aaron Cox of TCCE. “This highly competitive process demonstrates how these organizations fulfill this task with excellence daily, often with little or no accolades. These awards demonstrate the exceptional work carried out by the Alice Chamber of Commerce and provides them well deserved recognition.”

The overall competition had more than 200 entries in each of the five chamber size divisions from which the best were judged by panels of experts.

“These prestigious honors are cause for the staff, members and community to celebrate,” said RaDonna Hessel, 2018 TCCE Board Chairman and CEO of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce. “These types of recognition are indicative of the great work, creativity and innovation that exists in these chambers, Congratulations to all. By winning these awards Alice can be held up as an example of the best at promoting the chamber, its businesses, community and providing excellent information to people in Alice, Texas.”

The competition brings out the best of the best from chambers of commerce in Texas said Page Michel, TCCE Vice-Chairman of Communications whose division oversees the process.

“The process is rigorous and quite competitive given the number of entries and the exceptional work presented by each. Rest assured this year’s winners demonstrated their best. A victory tonight truly indicates the Alice Chamber is the best in 2018 in not one but four categories.”

The Alice Chamber of Commerce was also a finalist for its website and map.