The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry has won a national award for growth in non-dues revenue programs. The Missouri Chamber was recognized as top in the nation in this category at a recent conference for state chamber professionals, which was held in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
The Association of State Chamber Professionals (ASCP), which includes state chamber associations nationwide, recognized the Missouri Chamber for its growth in revenue raised to support programs over and above membership, such as seminars, publications, products and support services, education programs, investments, and grant income.
“This award means a great deal to our staff who works hard to keep our member offerings a valuable resource and an essential part of employers’ budgets,” said Daniel P. Mehan, Missouri Chamber President and CEO. “While we and most state and local chambers have felt the effects of a tight economy, we are fortunate that the vast majority of our members can see the long-term value of our work. We take these awards as a sign that the Missouri Chamber is directly in tune with the goals of the Missouri business leaders around the state.”
The awards are determined by an annual membership survey the association uses to collect data pertaining to key metrics in the dues and non-dues fundraising areas. State chambers around the country use the association as a way to share information and to become involved in a larger group of their peers.
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry (www.mochamber.com) was founded in 1923 and is the largest business organization in Missouri, representing almost 3,000 employers, providing more than 425,000 jobs for Missourians.