ChamberMaster 2015 Chamber Innovation Award Competition Press Release
July 31, 2015
NISSWA, Minn. – Nisswa-based MicroNet, Inc., provider of ChamberMaster, the market leader of member management software and services, recently announced the winners of its 2015 Chamber Innovation Award competition. In its second year, the competition showcases enterprising Chambers of Commerce from across North America.
The competition recognizes innovative programs, events, and ideas that challenge the status quo. Entries were received from a wide array of organizations of all sizes and from across the U.S. and Canada. With a record number of entry submissions, the contest was extremely competitive.
Due to the tremendous response, the competition was expanded to also include 2nd and 3rd place awards. The winners were selected by a distinguished panel of industry experts, including Chamber Pro Frank Kenny and Cathi Hight of Hight Performance Group.
Entries were judged on creativity, community impact, and value to the Chamber. The competition was powered by StartUpLocal.biz.
The Greater Fort Wayne Metro Chamber Alliance in Indiana was awarded the $1500 Grand Prize for its GFW Fellows program. Also earning top recognition were the $500 2nd Place winner, The N2 Innovation Corridor Initiative, submitted by the Newton-Needham Chamber of Massachusetts and the $250 3rd place winner, Canada’s Fredericton Chamber for its Hive Incubator - Business Immigrant Mentorship Program.
“It’s an honor to recognize these Organizations that have exhibited innovation by looking for new and better ways to benefit their community and their membership," John Cook, Micronet, Inc. VP of Marketing commented. “Every one of the submissions demonstrated dedication and commitment. The passion displayed by all entrants is truly inspiring.”
Justin Clupper, Program Director of Leadership Development and Community Engagement for Greater Fort Wayne Metro Chamber Alliance, added, “Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is excited that the GFW Fellows program is being recognized for its innovation. We know the GFW Fellows program has to be about more than just internships, it is about creating an attachment to Fort Wayne through a variety social experiences, community service projects, and personal development training.”
The top 5 innovators will be featured in the 2015 Edition of Chambers of Inspiration. Scheduled for release this fall, the e-book will showcase the successes of inventive and forward-thinking organizations.
With headquarters in Nisswa, Minn., MicroNet, Inc., develops membership management software like ChamberMaster and MemberZone for over 2,100 member-based organizations. Its products help organizations generate revenue and streamline operations with membership management tools for recruiting and retention. For more information, visit www.micronetonline.com.
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