Greer earned the inaugural Outstanding Chamber of the Year for the CACCE and was recognized for winning the Communications of Year program for last January’s annual banquet with Gov. Nikki Haley the guest speaker.
“This is a message to our chamber members that it’s great to be recognized by our peers,” Allen Smith, Greer Chamber President and CEO, said.
Smith said the award belonged to Greer’s business and civic organizations. “The prize has Greer’s name on it,” Smith said. “This was a win for Greer, the Greer Development Corporation, Partnership for Tomorrow and the city. Without those partners we couldn’t do what we do.”
The CACCE award was for the outstanding chamber selected from both Carolinas.
“It’s not about the accolades, they will come,” Smith said. I think we’re doing a great job. It shows we can be innovative and with that creative.”
Greer’s chamber was lumped into one division in the Carolinas. Cabarrus Regional for example had 1,500 members and a $1 million budget.