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Greater Des Moines Partnership Wins National Award For Communications From ACCE

June 1, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (June 1, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has been named one of 12 Communications Award of Excellence winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). ACCE is an association based in Alexandria, Va., that has over 1,600 chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations as members, representing more than 9,000 professionals in the industry.  

ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence (ACE) program, supported by Meta, is designed to showcase the top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations. The ACCE Awards are judged by industry peers. This year’s panel was comprised of 14 U.S.-based chamber communications and marketing professionals. 

The Partnership won in the Video category for its submission of the 2022 515 Day video. The 515 Day video was one of the marketing tactics for 515 Day, a community-wide effort created to uplift Greater Des Moines (DSM) and those living in and around the 515 area code. This campaign and video encouraged people to invest back into the community on May 15, 2022. The video highlighted the beauty of the region and encouraged others to share their favorite parts of DSM. The success of the 2022 event led The Partnership to promote 515 Day again in 2023.  

“We are honored to have received this award from ACCE and to be recognized as a best-in-class organization,” said Tiffany Tauscheck, incoming President & CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “515 Day encourages residents to celebrate all that is unique about the DSM USA region, and this video and award give us an opportunity to share the region’s story of momentum with national and international audiences.” 

The 12 winning entries will now go on to compete for the Best in Show title within their total annual revenue category. The three winning entries will be revealed at ACCE's annual convention in Salt Lake City during the August 1 Awards Show. 

“Chambers of commerce play a critical role in driving success for their communities,” said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. “Chambers are natural conveners, sharing stories that inspire and spur action. That creativity in communications, paired with catalytic leadership and visionary thinking, is what earned them this well-deserved recognition.”  

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from 10 U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated entries submitted for this year’s competition. Entries were organized by category — based on the chamber’s annual revenue — and entry type: campaigns, print and electronic publications, videos, and websites and apps.  

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com

About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 

Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is the professional society supporting the people who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security, and access to a network of peers.