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:
membership & development,
2018 Winners Announced
The Council of State Chambers announced in September that the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has been named the 2018 "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.
"We are incredibly honored to receive this award and join a list of past recipients who have worked diligently to improve the quality of life and business climate statewide," said Georgia Chamber President & CEO, Chris Clark. "Our success would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of our Board Members, executive leadership, partners, committees, and staff who have been instrumental in our efforts to strengthen our organization and represent the state of Georgia as its longest-serving business advocate."
The Georgia Chamber was recognized during the 95th Annual Meeting of the Council of State Chambers in New Orleans, Louisiana. Also recognized for outstanding achievement were the:
Pennsylvania Chamber of Business & Industry, finalist and first runner-up, State Chamber of the Year
North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, 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