At the Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) Annual Awards Luncheon, part of the FACP’s Annual Conference, held this year in Jupiter, FL, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce was named the 2021 Chamber of the Year for the state of Florida. This marks the third time the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber has claimed this award, having most recently won in 2017.
Following an extensive application process, which included assessment of the chamber’s financial stability, use of communications, membership recruitment and retention, special events, strategic planning, use of technology, and innovation, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber was chosen by a group of fellow Chamber professionals from around Florida.
“Oops, we did it again. Your Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce staff is proud to bring home the 2021 Chamber of the Year award. Restricted from applying since we won in 2017, our application told the story of our members and their impact in the community. As if proof was needed, the hardware is crystal-clear evidence that we are #ChampionsForBusinessAndCommunity,” said Chamber President & CEO John Newstreet
In addition to Chamber of the Year, the chamber also won a Communications Award in the Public Relations category for their COVID-19 Rebound and Recovery email communications and COVID-19 resources webpage.
The FACP previously named Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber Executive Vice President Cindy Lewis and Director of Business Development Robin Hughes Chamber Professional of the Year in 2018 and 2020 respectively.
“The team here at the Chamber works hard,” said Chamber President & CEO John Newstreet, “but the story we tell is made by our members.”
In addition to the 2021 Chamber of the Year Award the chamber also received a Communications Award for their coronavirus rebound and recovery email, and its webpage communications.
Serving Osceola County since the early 20th Century, the mission of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is to be champions for business and community.