The McKinney Chamber of Commerce is honored to accept three marketing, communications and media outreach awards from the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives.

The awards honor chamber organizations from throughout Texas for exceptional efforts in various communications and outreach efforts.

Awards were judged in seven separate categories: Outstanding Chamber Map, Outstanding Brochure, Outstanding Magazine or Directory, Excellence in Print or Electronic Newsletter, Outstanding Chamber Website, Excellence in Social Media Marketing and Communications, and Outstanding Marketing Campaign.

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

“This group of winners demonstrates the phenomenal work done by chambers of commerce daily in their communities” said Matt McCormick, 2012 TCCE Board Chairman. “All of the entries were exceptional and the winners and their communities should be very proud."

The McKinney Chamber of Commerce was honored as the best in Texas in the following categories: first place for Outstanding Chamber Website; second place for Excellence in Print or Electronic Newsletter; and third place for Outstanding Community Map.

Jodi Ann LaFreniere, McKinney Chamber President, acknowledges that chambers are trusted sources of information in each community and appreciates the recognition by the TCCE, the longest-standing association of chamber of commerce professionals in the nation.

“We strive to provide consistent and accurate information to keep a growing community connected,” LaFreniere said. “Our member businesses work hard. Keeping them in the know is just one way that we support them.”