The Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) has been named one of three finalists for the 2022 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). 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.
The Chamber of the Year award is the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by ACCE. Those honored have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities, such as education, transportation, economic prosperity, and quality of life.
“We are thrilled to be named one of the top three chambers in the nation,” said Dale Petroskey, President and CEO at the DRC. “I’m so proud of our team’s work with many other outstanding community organizations to help make Dallas the best place in America for all people to live, work, and do business.
“The Dallas Region has been the most economically prosperous in the United States for the past 10 years. We strive every day to make sure our young people are educated, so they have good jobs and a good life. We work closely with our elected officials to make sure our business climate remains strong and welcoming. And we work hard to close the opportunity gap in educational and job opportunities, so the Dallas Region can reach its full potential by giving everyone here the chance to build a better life.”
The Chamber of the Year will be announced on Wednesday, July 27, during the Awards Show at ACCE’s Annual Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.
“We’re in the midst of a chamber renaissance,” said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. “Chambers of commerce have never been more essential to regional prosperity and are being called on to serve as partners, thought leaders and innovative problem solvers in new ways on new issues. Congratulations to our 2022 finalists.”