The Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry this week was honored by its peers across the country with three prestigious awards.
At the annual gathering of the National Association of State Chambers and the Association of State Chamber Professionals in Anchorage, Alaska, the Arizona Chamber was recognized for excellence in public policy and for membership development.
The Arizona Chamber has long been viewed as the most influential public policy leader in the state business community. During the 2023 legislative session, the Chamber notched major wins in manufacturing, transportation infrastructure, and initiative reform. At a federal level, the Chamber has been a leading voice on issues as varied as semiconductors and the implementation of the CHIPS Act, air quality regulations, and pharmaceutical price controls.
“State chambers of commerce play a critical role in representing the concerns of the business community in their state capitols and within their congressional delegations,” Arizona Chamber President and CEO Danny Seiden said. “It’s a real honor to be recognized by our colleagues across the country for our public policy accomplishments and for our work to ensure Arizona remains the best state to do business. But the thanks should go to our members, who shape our agenda, amplify our message, and make us more effective, and to the lawmakers, statewide officeholders, and members of Congress from both parties who work with the business community to create jobs and opportunity.”
The Arizona Chamber’s membership growth stood out among state chambers, winning the Association of State Chamber Professionals awards for greatest growth in new members and for the greatest growth in non-dues revenue.
“Our current members are our best marketers,” Seiden said. “They share our work with their networks and open doors. There are some excellent membership teams at chambers across the country, so this is a tremendous recognition.”
The National Association of State Chambers is the national organization for state chamber CEOs and their executive leadership, promoting cooperation and sharing best practices among state chambers of commerce. The Association of State Chamber Professionals is geared at membership professionals, helping chambers of commerce grow their chambers in both membership numbers and total revenue.