The Mason City Chamber of Commerce is being named Chamber of the Year by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. The organization represents over 9,000 professionals who work for more than 1,600 chambers around the world. Mason City Chamber C-E-O Robin Anderson says the award represents the pinnacle of achievement.
The award recognizes the leadership role chambers have in their communities, and honors those who have made an impact on key community priorities, like workforce attraction, infrastructure, economic prosperity, and quality of life. Anderson says last year was the first time they applied for the award and she credits the hard work of her staff. She says all chambers fill out surveys every year that benchmark them against all chambers in the country, with the top finishers being invited to apply for Chamber of the Year.
In the final round, the Mason City Chamber competed against leadership from the chambers in North Tampa, Florida and Zionsville, Indianapolis.