Presented at the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)

Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner Thursday, November 7, 2019,

this award honors an outstanding Illinois Chamber of Commerce and its leadership team.


“Under the leadership of Executive Director Kris Noble, the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce has thrived, showing that commitment to membership and strong leadership can grow an organization and positively impact its community,” said Jon Ridler, ACE, 2019 IACCE Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce. “Through a collaborative approach, the organization has implemented notable programs, including promoting shopping local and using local resources, and continuing to promote the importance of agriculture in their community. They have successfully established partnerships, especially their education-workforce collaboration, and continue to develop and model best practices in the chamber industry as evidenced by their continued U.S. Chamber accreditation status that can be replicated around the state.”

“We are thrilled and humbled to be recognized as the IACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year.  This is a tribute to the high caliber of local business and community professionals that serve on our board of directors and committees.  Through the leadership of our exceptional Executive Director and her talented staff, our chamber has been able to implement a vision that is pushing boundaries and providing value.  We hope to continue building on this for years to come,” shared Mike Loos, SVACC Board President.   

The IACCE Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award recognizes organization excellence in chambers of commerce and provides a unique benchmarking opportunity to assess a chamber’s strengths. The award is based on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s accreditation process for local chambers and highlights accomplishments in the areas of leadership, governance, finance, advocacy and membership development.


The Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for a strong and prosperous business climate.  They represent over 390 businesses and organizations that are committed to the growth of the Sauk Valley.  The SVACC works to be progressive in addressing issues and providing advocacy for issues relevant to our members and the community.  They work diligently to keep their members informed and engaged by offering many opportunities to get involved in Chamber work.


The mission of the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce is To Enhance the Economic Climate and Quality of Life in the Sauk Valley Area.


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