Round Rock Chamber Named 2018 Chamber of the Year

Top Honor for community leadership and excellence awarded by ACCE

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Round Rock Chamber received the 2018 Chamber of the Year Award presented by Alexandria, Virginia-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The association represents more than 10,000 professionals who work for and with 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world.

On Wednesday, July 18, the Round Rock Chamber was recognized at ACCE’s national convention held in Des Moines, Iowa. Chamber of the Year, sponsored by MemberClicks, is the most prestigious and competitive award presented by ACCE and is the only globally-recognized industry award that honors top chambers of commerce. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities, such as talent development, business climate, and quality of life.

Qualifying for Chamber of the Year is a rigorous process. Chambers compete based on meeting key performance criteria on the ACCE Annual Operations Survey. Qualifying chambers enter the competition with a written application addressing all aspects of organizational operation and programmatic work. Applications are scored by peer chamber executives to determine finalists. Winners are selected from among finalists based on an in-person interview before a panel of experienced chamber professionals.

The chamber’s application highlighted the implementation of Rev Up Round Rock, its program focused on nurturing an entrepreneurship ecosystem and Workforce Realization Occurring Cooperatively, its strategy to build a better equipped workforce. During the interview, the chamber emphasized its community partnerships and invested business leaders as the catalyst for its success.

“We are extremely humbled to receive the Chamber of the Year award from ACCE. We have a dedicated team who, along with our exceptional board of directors and supportive business community, strives every day to fulfill our economic-generation mission for Round Rock,” said Mike Odom, the chamber’s president and CEO. “Our application thoroughly highlighted our impactful work in the areas of entrepreneurship and talent development. This recognition underscores our belief that we are working in the right direction.”

This year’s competition drew entries from chambers throughout the U.S and Canada. To ensure the fairest competition, applicants are grouped into five categories based on: annual revenue, membership, area population, and several other factors.

The chamber was also honored with a Grand Award in Communications Excellence in the digital marketing category for its Skilled Trades Image Campaign.

About the Round Rock Chamber

The Round Rock Chamber is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its approximately 1,000 investors collectively employ more than 25,000 people in the area. It is also the region’s only accredited chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. For more information, visit

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, was founded in 1914 and today represents a membership of nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world. ACCE’s members represent the largest metropolitan regions in the United States and Canada, in addition to major metropolitan regions abroad. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. Learn more about us by visiting