FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 10, 2018
Contact: Jeremy Arthur 334-264-2112
CCAA Names Jim Page, The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, as Chamber Professional of the Year for 2018
MONTGOMERY, AL – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama presented The Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, President and CEO, Jim Page, the Chamber Professional of the Year Award that recognizes the exemplary performance and leadership of an Alabama chamber professional to his or her local chamber.
The award, recognizing the professional career achievements of the candidate, was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Point Clear, Ala.
“Jim is to be commended for receiving the 2018 CCAA Chamber Professional of the Year Award,” said Heather Brothers, New, President of The Chamber, Gadsden and Etowah County and the 2018 Chairwoman of the CCAA Board of Directors. “He most certainly represents the highest standards in our profession.”
Jeremy L. Arthur, President and CEO of the CCAA, said Page is a true chamber professional. “Jim’s nomination alone is a true testament that highlights why the panel of judges selected him as this year’s recipient. His service to his local chamber, and our state organization, is proof that he is among the best of the best.”
Criteria that were evaluated included experience, training and education, service to CCAA and other professional organizations, service to chamber colleagues, ethical conduct in dealing with others, a highly developed sense of professionalism, leadership, and an abiding desire to advance the profession of chamber management.
Non-professional criteria evaluated included: non-chamber related community participation, civic participation, and religious, charitable and educational related activities. An out-of-state panel of chamber executives served as the review panel and award-selection committee.
Since its beginning in 1937 as the Alabama Association of Commercial Organizations, what is now known as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama has remained dedicated to advancing the goal that chambers of commerce are the premier local business advocate in the State of Alabama. In conjunction with the Business Council of Alabama, a non-partisan organization, the two groups through the BCA/CCAA Partnership, represent the interests and concerns of over 1 million working Alabamians every day.