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Chamber and Chapel Hill Magazine Relocation Guide Wins Award

Chapel Hill, NC (July 16, 2018) - The 2018 Visitors and Relocation Guide, a publication of Chapel Hill Magazine in partnership with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, has been named an “Award of Excellence” winner in the Communications Excellence awards program presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). 

“Our partnership with the Chamber enables our community to have a fantastic, attractive resource for area newcomers and visitors," said Ellen Shannon, Publisher, Chapel Hill Magazine. "The Chamber and the Magazine work together to ensure the best ROI for our guide’s advertisers, and the highest quality, most useful guide to our readers. We are proud to partner with the Chamber on this community resource and honored by ACCE's recognition," added Shannon. 

The ACCE annual "Awards for Communications Excellence" is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the organization’s awards program, which is now in its 34th year. The "Award of Excellence" for the 2018 Visitor and Relocation Guide recognizes the quality and value of the publication in promoting our community’s unique brand. This publication, in print and digital circulation, is used to recruit talent and connect readers to businesses, information, and resources. 

“The partnership with Chapel Hill Magazine gives us access to all the best-in-class tools, talent, and practices the Magazine has to offer," said Aaron Nelson, President and CEO, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce. "The Magazine does an amazing job creating informative and beautiful content that expresses the character and charm of our region, and the publication provides a great opportunity for our members to market themselves to potential new clients and customers,” continued Nelson.

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from five chambers of commerce evaluated entries. With more than 150 entries submitted in 2018, judges recognized 13 entries as Grand Award winners and 41 as Award of Excellence winners. Three Best-in-Show awards will be announced on July 18th at the ACCE Annual Convention in Des Moines, IA.

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives: The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, founded in 1914, serves more than 8,000 chamber of commerce professionals, and 1,300 chambers of commerce or similar organizations, around the world. ACCE’s members come from nearly each of the largest 100 metropolitan regions in the United States. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. 
About the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of CommerceThe Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves and advances the business interests of the greater Chapel Hill community, including Carrboro, southern Orange, northern Chatham, and southwest Durham counties. Members count on the Chamber to connect them with people, information, and resources; advocate for local business interests; promote our members, community, and quality of life; and help members save money. The Chamber network is getting stronger with members who share a vision for a more sustainable community where business thrives. Follow us on Twitter @CarolinaChamber

About Chapel Hill Magazine: Chapel Hill Magazine is Chapel Hill's premier lifestyle publication, covering stories of dining, home and garden, arts and entertainment, business, weddings and interesting people profiles. Also, the publisher of Chatham Magazine, Durham Magazine, Your Family Magazine, and TASTE Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine reaches 47,600+ readers and is mailed to over 7,000 households in Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough and northern Chatham County.

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