Lubbock’s Chamber of Commerce is in the running for a national award.

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been named as a finalist for the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Executives Chamber of the Year award.

This is not a new honor for the Chamber, as they won the award in 2008.

ACCE rules prohibit a chamber from applying within four years of winning the title, so 2012 was the first opportunity since then for the Chamber to apply again.

Judging is based on the Chamber’s excellence in operations, member services, and community leadership. Applicants for the award were also asked to include examples of communications, the group’s strategic plan, and documentation related to two chamber-led initiatives to better the community.

“We are incredibly honored to be named finalists again,” said Tim Collins, Chairman of the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. “As a business owner, I know both the Chamber and the Lubbock business community have put a lot of hard work and dedication into the programs and opportunities that were submitted in our application.”

According to a press release, ACCE judges remarked that wrote “Finally, a chamber with a well-structured and documented retention plan…I have been judging apps for years and this is the most thought out plan I have seen.”

For more on the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce, visit their website here.