State Chamber of the Year Awards
To highlight best practices among state chambers and to provide recognition to COSC member chambers and their leaders who have distinguished themselves by providing exceptional services and results for their members, each year COSC honors a state chamber with the State Chamber of the Year (SCOTY) Award.
State chambers are encouraged to apply for the award, highlighting one or more of the following areas of achievement:
- public policy,
- political engagement,
- membership & development,
- organizational development,
- communications, and
- membership services.
2017 Winners Announced
The Council of State Chambers announced on August 21, 2017, that the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been named the 2017 "State Chamber of the Year." The purpose of the annual State Chamber of the Year award is to bring attention to innovative initiatives and best practices that advance state chambers' mission and work and to provide deserved recognition to state chambers and their leaders who have distinguished themselves by providing exceptional services and results for their members.
Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson accepted the award on behalf of the Kentucky Chamber. "This is great recognition for our organization, our 60-member board of directors made up of the top business leaders of Kentucky and our staff of 30 professionals at our headquarters in Frankfort. Our slogan is 'Uniting Business, Advancing Kentucky.' Our team is passionate and works hard every day to create progress for our Commonwealth."
The Kentucky Chamber was recognized during the 94th Annual Meeting of the Council of State Chambers. Also recognized for outstanding achievement were the:
- Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, finalist and first runner up, State Chamber of the Year
- Nebraska Chamber of Commerce & Industry, finalist and second runner up, State Chamber of the Year
Past State Chamber of the Year Winners
- 2017 - Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
- 2016 - North Carolina Chamber