FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CHAMBER PROFESSIONALS RECOGNIZES HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF METRO ORLANDO (HCCMO) AND CELEBRATES EXCELLENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH 2013 ANNUAL COMMUNICATION AWARDS

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St. Pete Beach, FL (September 12, 2013) - The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) recognized Florida's top chambers of commerce throughout the state for their outstanding achievement and precedence within the area of communications. The awards were presented at the organization's Annual Conference, held September 10-12, 2013,at the beautiful Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center in St. Pete Beach.

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando was the recipient of the awards in the Membership/Communications/Marketing Materials as well as the Audio/Visual/Online Communications in the $500,000 to under $1 Million Budget Category and was among the following chambers of commerce recognized for excellence:

Public Relations Programs:

Less than $500,000 Budget Category:

South Lake Chamber of Commerce

$1 Million+ Budget Category:

Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce

Membership/Communications/Marketing Materials:

$1 Million+ Budget Category:

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce

CVB Communications/Marketing Materials:

Less than $500,000 Budget Category:

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce

$500,000 to Under $1 Million Budget Category:

Flagler County Chamber of Commerce & Affiliates

$1 Million+ Budget Category:

Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce

Audio/Visual/Online Communications

Less than $500,000 Budget Category:

Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce

$1 Million+ Budget Category:

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

"Throughout the upcoming year, chambers across the state will turn to these examples of excellence as the new industry standards", stated Tammy C. Bracewell, President & CEO, FACP.  "We could not have been more impressed with or proud of the caliber of entries that were submitted for this year's communications awards."

"It is a privilege and an honor to be recognized by the FACP in these categories.  The HCCMO is comprised of an A list team, whose dedication and support is the reason we are successful.  A special thank you and recognition to my team members, Christine Peña and Ian Suarez, for their efforts in making these awards possible" said President Diana Bolivar.

FACP is a statewide organization whose mission is "Advancing excellence in chamber management" and whose vision is "Enhancing Florida's business communities by cultivating successful chamber professionals."

For more information, contact a member of the FACP Management Team (a division of The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce) at 1-800-226-3269 or via email [email protected].

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership and support the economic development of the Hispanic business community of Metro Orlando. For more information about the Hispanic Chamber Please contact Diana Bolívar at

407-428-5870 or visit www.hispanicchamber.net.

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