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Greater Des Moines Partnership Wins National Communications Award of Excellence from ACCE

April 30, 2021

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (April 30, 2021) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has been named one of 12 Communications of Excellence winners by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE), an Alexandria, Va.-based association that represents over 8,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world. ACCE’s Awards for Communications Excellence program, supported by Facebook, is designed to showcase top communications and marketing work of chambers of commerce and similar organizations.

The Partnership was named an “Award of Excellence” winner for its DSM Forward playbooks in the category of “Print & Electronic Publications.” DSM Forward is a compilation of playbooks devoted to helping businesses and industries prepare for next steps related to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to have received this award from ACCE and to be recognized alongside some of the best chambers of commerce in the country,” said Jay Byers, President & CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership. “Our DSM Forward playbooks were the result of community leaders coming together to identify best practices as we collectively plan for a post-pandemic future, and these playbooks continue to serve our community as the vaccination rate climbs and we begin to return to a new normal.”

A panel of communications and marketing professionals from 16 U.S.-based chambers of commerce evaluated 173 entries submitted for this year’s competition. Several thousand award entries have been submitted since the launch of the competition, which is now in its 36th year.

“Chambers of commerce are the storytellers and megaphones for their communities,” said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. “Their innovative efforts to help drive engagement and change in the regions they serve are inspiring. Creative communications that spur action are what earned them this well-deserved recognition.”

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 365 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 women and men 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.