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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    Chamber cited for media, communications excellence

    The Brenham/Washington County Chamber of Commerce has won two statewide awards.

    The local chamber was recognized at the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE) Annual Excellence Awards banquet held June 20 in Clear Lake.

    The awards honor chambers for exceptional efforts in marketing, communications and media outreach.

    The overall competition had more than 200 entries from which the best were judged by panels of experts.

    Awards are judged in seven categories — outstanding chamber map, brochure, magazine/directory, print or electronic newsletter, chamber website, social media and communications, and marketing campaign.

    The Brenham/Washington County Chamber won in two categories, including first place in the newsletter competition.

    “This is thanks to our long-time partnership with The Banner-Press newspaper and editor Derek Hall’s talents with our layout, plus our key staff editor Shae Janner,” said chamber president/chief executive officer Page Michel.

    In the magazine/directory competition, the Brenham/Washington County Chamber placed second.

    “The chamber is proud to partner with Newman Printing on our annual magazine and its Brenham division director Donna Muegge works closely with our staff to design an excellent product,” said Jane Hinze from the Brenham/Washington County Chamber.

    “Chambers of commerce are the voice of business and the communities they serve,” said Aaron Cox of TCCE.

    “This highly competitive process demonstrates how these organizations fulfill this task with excellence daily, often with little or no accolades. This award demonstrates the exceptional work carried out by the Brenham/Washington County Chamber and provides its staff with some well-deserved recognition.”

    Source: Brenham Banner-Press