May 8, 2019 2:15pm
GLI Named 2019 Chamber of the Year Finalist
Greater Louisville Inc. has again been recognized as one of the top chambers of commerce in the nation, according to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, which named GLI one of only three finalists in the large chamber category as part of the association’s 2019 Chamber of the Year awards program. The prestigious and highly competitive Chamber of the Year honor recognizes chambers of commerce for excellence in operations, member services and community leadership.
Each year, the ACCE invites a limited number of its more than 1,300 members to apply for the award. The application process involves a rigorous review of a chamber’s structure, finances, member engagement, services and programs.
GLI, the Metro Chamber of Commerce and largest convener of business leadership in the 15-county region, was previously named ACCE’s Chamber of the Year in 2007 and was a finalist in 2018. Earlier this year GLI received five-star designation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, a designation earned by only three percent of chambers of commerce in the U.S. The other two 2019 ACCE large Chamber of the Year finalists are the Salt Lake City Chamber and Greater Irving-Las Colinas chambers of commerce.
“GLI is a high-functioning chamber focused on growing the regional economy. As we recruit for the Louisville region to grow jobs, cultivate the workforce and advocate for the business community we are proud to be one of the top chambers in the country,” said Kent Oyler, president and CEO of GLI.
The Chamber of the Year winner will be announced during the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif., during the week of July 14-17.