Program Award for their Economic Gardening program at the Western Association of Chamber
Executives (WACE) annual conference in Henderson, Nevada on Tuesday, February 6.
The Outstanding Chamber Program Awards recognize programs in the core competency areas of:
strengthening the local economy, promoting and improving the community, political action,
representing interest of business with government, and/or networking and building business
relationships. Programs nominated for the award must be able to be replicated by other chambers.
The Chamber’s Economic Gardening Program is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. In
partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation, Economic Gardening provides regional second-stage
businesses with guidance from the National Center of Economic Gardening’s (NCEG) “National Strategic
Research Team” – a team of specialists from across the country who will deliver Economic Gardening
services that are specifically tailored to each business’ particular attributes and goals.
The Tri-City Regional Chamber received the award along with chambers from Tacoma, Washington,
Irvine, California, Surprise, Arizona, and Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is the catalyst, convener and champion for community and
business prosperity. For further details about the Regional Chamber, visit
www.tricityregionalchamber.com or call 509.736.0510.