MACP presents awards annually to chambers of commerce, professionals and volunteers. Follow the links below to find out about each award:


Outstanding Chamber of the Year

The Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award recognizes organization excellence in chambers of commerce and provides a unique benchmarking opportunity to assess a chamber’s strengths. The award is based on the US Chamber of Commerce accreditation process for local chambers and highlights accomplishments in the areas of leadership/governance, finance, advocacy and membership development.


Members of MACP in good standing during the year the award is presented are eligible to apply. Non-MACP chambers are not eligible but may submit exhibition entries.

Benefits to Applicants

All eligible applicants receive:
• Letter to their Board of Directors recognizing their application
• Listing on the MACP website and announcement to MACP members
• Recognition in a press release listing finalists
• A copy of adjudication remarks, if available
• Assistance with expanding their application for accreditation

Applications and Deadlines

The Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award applications are due annually by July 31. Complete the application and mail a $75 application fee to: MACP Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award, 600 S. Walnut St., Lansing, MI 48933.

If you have questions while filling out the application form or attaching documents to the PDF, please call Erin Bemis at 231.675.6498. 


• One award will be presented to the highest scoring chamber in each size category. If no entries are received in a membership category or no entries within a category achieve a minimum of 80 points, then no award will be presented in that category
• Entries are judged on innovation, effectiveness and quality of results.
• Finalists will be notified by September 30 and winners will be announced at the Annual Chamber Convention in October.
• MACP does not comment on applications; members of other Midwest/Great Lakes CCE organizations will judge entries. Comments are the opinions and suggestions of the judges. 
• All awards are final.

Benefits to Award Recipients

Award winners receive a plaque, a publicity pack including an official seal for promotional use and recognition at the annual awards dinner. Finalists receive a certificate and a promotional seal.


Michigan Chamber Professional

Nominate a Colleague as a Michigan Chamber Professional

About the Award
The Michigan Chamber Professional (MCP) Award recognizes individual commitment to professional development and benchmarks key performance areas for chamber professional excellence. The award is based on the American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) process for Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and highlights the areas of continuing education, professional service and contributions to organizational performance.


Members of MACP in good standing during the year the award is presented are eligible to apply or be nominated. Non-MACP chambers are not eligible.

Benefits to Applicants

  •  Certificate of excellence and lapel pin
  •  Letter to Board of Directors announcing accomplishment
  •  Press release in community announcing accomplishment
  •  Recognition at the Annual Awards Dinner

Applications and Deadlines

The MCP nominations are due annually by August 31. 


  • Nominations must receive a minimum of 75 points to receive recognition as a Michigan Chamber Professional Award recipient.
  • Finalists will be notified by email and winners will be announced at the annual convention.  
  • MACP does not comment on applications. 
  • All award decisions are final.


Ambassador or Volunteer of the Year

MACP would like to elevate your own local recognition of outstanding volunteers. 

Perhaps your organization recognizes contributions from ambassadors, volunteers or board members at an annual membership event. Or maybe you’d just like to give a shout-out to a volunteer that went the extra mile in the past year. Let us know and we will give them the spotlight at the annual Chamber Convention!

Fill out the form below and we will send them a certificate of appreciation from MACP. We’ll also invite them to come up on stage at the convention and be recognized by their peers, but they don’t need to be present to receive their certificate. Deadline is September 30.

Call 231.675.6498 or Email Erin Bemis if you have any questions about the recognition.