Fort Collins Chamber Best in the West

Brag alert: this post is pure self-celebration, something I rarely do on this blog. The Western Association of Chamber Executives ( honored the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce with three communications awards at its annual convention in February. WACE has member chambers in 15 western states and British Columbia. The Chamber won the Outstanding Communications Achievement Award (first place) and two Merit Awards (second place) for our website ( and our weekly electronic e-newsletter Chamber SmartBrief Weekly.

The Chamber has been working on its communications and branding over the past two years, so it was nice to get the external recognition that we’re making progress. We’re just getting started and have a lot more to do, but so far so good. All of the staff has been involved but particular thanks to Kim Medina, Ann Hutchison and Jamie Grim. Thanks to the Board for pushing us and providing the financial resources this has required. Finally, thanks to our partners Toolbox Creative ( and Old Town Media (

Here’s the story in Western Association of Chamber Executives Insider.