CCAA Names Penelope Hines, Monroeville/ Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, as Chamber Champion for 2021

Contact: Paige G. Hutto  334-264-2112

CCAA Names Penelope Hines as Chamber Champion for 2021

MONTGOMERY, AL – The Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama presented Monroeville/Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director, Penelope Hines the Chamber Champion Award that recognizes the commendable performance and leadership of an emerging Alabama chamber professional with their local chamber.

The award, recognizing the professional career achievements of the candidate, was presented at the CCAA Summer Conference held in Point Clear, AL.

“Penelope has quickly emerged as a leader in her community and an outstanding chamber professional,” said Dean Mitchell, Executive Director of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2021 Chairman of the CCAA Board of Directors. “She most certainly represents the highest standards in our profession.”

Paige G. Hutto, President and CEO of the CCAA, said Hines is a true up and coming leader as a chamber professional. “Penelope’s nomination alone is a true testament that highlights why the panel of judges selected her as this year’s recipient. Her service to her local chamber, and our state organization, is proof that she is among the best of the best. The cultivation of true chamber professionals and recognizing those entering our industry is critical to maintaining the highest level of professionalism for years to come.”

Full time chamber professionals that have served the industry for 3 years or less at any level are eligible for nomination.  Criteria for consideration include service to the chamber, engagement at the state level, training and development, and a commitment to a high level of professionalism in the chamber industry.

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.