MOORHEAD, Minn. – The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce has been named a finalist for the 2020 Chamber of the Year award.

The award is the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an association of more than 9,000 professionals from 1,500 chambers of commerce.

The Chamber of the Year award recognizes the leadership role chambers have in their communities, according to a news release on Tuesday, May 12. Those honored with the Chamber of the Year designation have demonstrated organizational strength and made an impact on key community priorities, such as education, transportation, economic prosperity and quality of life.

“Congratulations to the Chamber of the Year finalists. These chambers are among the most impactful organizations within the industry,” ACCE President and CEO Sheree Anne Kelly said in the prepared statement. “These chambers are community champions, providing the catalytic leadership needed to help address their region’s greatest challenges.”

Chamber of the Year winners will be announced later this year.

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Jim Parsons, vice president of finance and operations and interim CEO at the Chamber, said it is an honor to be a finalist for the prestigious recognition award, noting “we are in great company among the other chambers that participated.

“We work hard to represent our business community, and it means a lot to have those efforts validated,” he said.