Awards & Recognitions

PACP is pleased to offer the following awards and recognition for its members.  The 2021 application process has opened - the deadline for all applications will be Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

PACP Keystone Award

The Keystone Award was established in 1963 to recognize outstanding service in, and contributions to, the profession of chamber management in Pennsylvania.  It is the highest honor bestowed by PACP.  It is not presented on an annual basis, but only at such times as an individual has merited such recognition.

Our 2020 winner is Chad Amond, Westmoreland County Chamber.

To nominate a colleague for our 2021 award, please click here.

PACP Chamber of the Year Award

PACP is proud to recognize chambers within the state achieving organizational excellence.  In addition to recognizing organization excellence, the Chamber of the Year Award primarily focuses on acknowledging one or more significant achievements/accomplishments that a chamber has initiated, stimulated, and/or led in its respective service area at some point during the past 18 months.  Organizational excellence is evaluated in each of the areas of membership, programs, planning, and finance.

The 2020 Chamber of the Year is the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce.

To apply for our 2021 award, please click here.

PaCCE Certification

PACP is pleased to present a certification program for chamber professionals in our state.  The program is designed to recognize leadership and managerial excellence among Pennsylvania’s chamber professionals, commitment to continued professional growth and development, dedication to the chamber profession, and demonstrated leadership in state, regional, and national chamber professional organizations. The program will assess a candidate’s qualifications in the areas of:

  • Chamber experience
  • Professional development completed
  • Organizational and personal achievements in the profession
  • Leadership within and contributions to the chamber profession

The 2021 application process is now open - please click here to apply!

PACP Accredited Chamber Program

The PACP Accredited Chamber program is designed to establish a standard of organizational competency and an objective set of criteria for assessment. The achievement of standards by PACP members as determined by an examining committee will be awarded with Accreditation credentials.  The program is 100% voluntary, and any current PACP member Chamber of Commerce may apply.

The application process for 2021 is now open - please click here for the guidelines and application.

Service Awards

Each year PACP will award a Certificate of Service in recognition to members upon each five years of service in the chamber of commerce industry. These awards are presented annually at the PACP Chamber Professionals and Leadership Conference.  If you are celebrating a five-year incremental anniversary in 2021, you may apply for this award.

The 2021 application process is now open - please click here to apply.

PACP Scholarships

PACP is pleased to provide the opportunity for members to apply for scholarships each year for professional development.  All PACP members in good standing, regardless of staff position, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

The scholarship application process for 2021 is now open.  The deadline for all scholarship applications will be by 5:00pm on Friday, April 30, 2021.  To apply for a scholarship, please click the link below:

2021 PACP Scholarship Application 

Should you have any questions, please contact Tiffany Fulmer Ott at 404-312-0524 or