Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama President & CEO Honored with Prestigious Award
For Immediate Release: December 4, 2015
Contact: Jeremy Arthur (334) 264-2112
BIRMINGHAM—Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama President & CEO, Jim Page, was presented with the prestigious Jamie Wallace Award during the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) held in Birmingham on December 4, 2015. The award is presented to Chamber professionals who have displayed outstanding attributes in their daily vocation. It is awarded only in years in which an individual meets the strict stated criteria, and is chosen from nominees submitted by CCAA members and awarded by an outside panel of judges. It is the highest award presented by CCAA.
Named after Jamie Wallace, a legendary Alabama chamber executive with 30 years of experience, the Jamie Wallace Award selection committee was chaired by Randy George, president and CEO of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Kirk Mancer, president and CEO, Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce, and previous winner of the award, made the presentation.
“Jim Page has worked tirelessly to advance the mission of CCAA by building a better Alabama through strong chambers of commerce,” said Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama president and CEO Jeremy Arthur. “Jim’s selection as this year’s Jamie Wallace Award recipient is very fitting and serves as a tribute to the excellent work he has accomplished throughout his career. Jim has been a true chamber of commerce professional and is very deserving of CCAA’s highest recognition.”
Page has served as part of an executive team leading both the Decatur-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama for more than 12 years. In addition, Page holds the IOM designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the CCE distinction from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, representing the ‘best of the best’ in the chamber profession. Page has also served in numerous leadership roles at CCAA, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2014. In addition, Page is involved in community betterment organizations such as The Rotary Club, The Jaycees, and is a graduate of Leadership Decatur, Leadership Tuscaloosa, and Leadership Alabama.
“It was truly a surprise to receive such a prestigious honor and I am honored to accept the Jamie Wallace Award,” said Page. “I am grateful and thankful for the opportunity to have served as a chamber of commerce professional, especially in the great State of Alabama.”
Since its beginning in 1937 as the Alabama Association of Commercial Organizations, what is now known as the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) 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 (BCA), The BCA/CCAA Partnership represents the interests and concerns of over one million working Alabamians.