February 14, 2024

The Greater Irvine Chamber Earns Top Industry Awards for Excellence in Communications

The Greater Irvine Chamber has again earned top annual awards for excellence in communications from the Western Association of Chamber Executives (W.A.C.E.). Accepting the awards—First Place in the e-newsletter category for the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Weekly Connection digital newsletter and Special Merit in the website category—in front of hundreds of professional industry peers during the 2024 WA.C.E. Conference held Feb. 7-9, in Garden Grove, were Greater Irvine Chamber’s Laura Perdew, ACE, IOM, vice president of marketing and communications, and Bishr Malahfji, digital media manager.

“Being recognized by the Western Association of Chamber Executives this year and over several years is a testament to the Greater Irvine Chamber team’s commitment to serving our members and the community through their high-quality work. Our team does a terrific job sharing meaningful work being done by our members and community partners” said Dave Coffaro, Interim CEO, Greater Irvine Chamber.

Perdew presented a panel session on building community through marketing and social media, along with chamber executives from Chino Valley and Arvada, CO. Also sharing insights with chamber industry colleagues from across the western states were the Greater Irvine Chamber’s Executive Vice President Jessica Welch, IOM, ACE, who is a graduate of the three-year W.A.C.E. Academy chamber management program, and a member of the W.A.C.E. Board of Directors; and current W.A.C.E. Academy participants, Marcella Avilez, member services manager, and Courtney Nakagawa, events manager.

The Western Association of Chamber Executives is the premier education and professional development organization for chamber executives and staff throughout 19 Western American states and Canada.

For more information about the professional staff at the Greater Irvine Chamber, visit our staff page.

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