Awards/Scholarship Deadline Coming Soon — Don’t Be Late to Turn in Your Application

Is a member of your team the next W.A.C.E. Staff Person of the Year?

Despite all the challenges, did you “knock it out of the park” this year? Maybe you should be the 2020 Executive of the Year.

Do you have a successful program at your chamber that should be replicated by your peers? If so, apply for an Outstanding Program Award.

November 6 is the deadline for applications for the awards listed above, conference scholarships and these other association awards and designations:

• Steve Rose Memorial Scholarship Award;

• Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) Designation;

• Service Awards;

• Pettit Memorial “Excellence in Leadership” Award;

• Communications Awards—websites, e-newsletters, videos and overall communications excellence.

“This is one of those chances when a little time and effort filling out an application can reap big dividends for you and your chamber,” said W.A.C.E. President Dave Kilby. “Getting a scholarship for registration to our conference or being recognized as one of the best in the West is well worth the effort; but you can’t win, if you don’t apply.”

Foundation Scholarships

The W.A.C.E. Foundation is once again offering a number of full-registration scholarships for the February 2021 annual conference.

“Your chances of getting a scholarship are terrific,” said Lisa Krueger, president of the Lake Havasu Area (AZ) Chamber and president of the W.A.C.E. Foundation. “While the number of applicants will most likely be more than our funds available, historically, about 50 percent of those who apply, receive a scholarship.”

Application Forms

Award and scholarship applications have been mailed to all association members, but also are available on the W.A.C.E. website at

All applications must be received by November 6.