ChamberMaster Announces 3rd Annual Chamber Innovation Award Winners

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ChamberMaster Announces 3rd Annual Chamber Innovation Award Winners

August 16,2916


NISSWA, Minn. – Nisswa-based MicroNet, Inc., provider of ChamberMaster, the market leader of member management software and services, recently announced the winners of its 2016 Chamber Innovation Award competition. In its third year, the competition showcases enterprising Chambers of Commerce from across North America.

The competition recognizes innovative programs, events, and ideas that challenge the status quo. Entries were received from a wide array of Chamber organizations of all sizes and from across the U.S. and Canada. With close to 100 submissions, the contest was extremely competitive.

The winners were selected by a distinguished panel, including Chamber Pro Frank Kenny and Jason Stambaugh of

Entries were judged on creativity, community impact, and value to the Chamber. The competition was powered by, provider of a simple to use, online competition platform.

The Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce in New York was awarded the $1,500 Grand Prize for its #LeadpOfKindnessDay program. Also earning top recognition were the $500 2nd Place winner, Shop Southern Illinois, submitted by the Carbondale Chamber in Illinois, and the $250 3rd place winner, the LAX Costal Chamber of Commerce in California for its LAX Coworking Program. There were two honorable mentions, Bennington Made from the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce in Vermont and The Davis Regional Amazing Race by the Statesville Chamber of Commerce in North Carolina.

“Every one of the submissions demonstrated dedication and commitment. The evaluation process was the most challenging et – the passion displayed by all entrants is truly inspiring,” John Cook, MicroNet, Inc. VP of Marketing commented.

Todd Shimkus, President of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce added, “The fact that this #LeapOfKindnessDay is being recognized for its innovation and creativity is really amazing and we are so appreciative. The pictures and videos of people doing something nice for someone else on that day continue to make us smile and to see that so many Chambers across the country joined the movement is inspiring. We look forward to making #LeapOfKindnessDay even bigger and more impactful in 2020.”

The top 5 innovators will be featured in the 2016 Edition of Chamber of Inspiration. Scheduled for release this fall, the e-book will showcase the success of these winning organizations.About

With headquarters in Nisswa, Minn., MicroNet, Inc., develops membership software like ChamberMaster and MemberZone for member-based organizations nationwide. Its products help organizations save time, generate revenue, and streamline operations with membership management tools for recruiting and retention. For more information, visit

John Cook
VP of Marketing
MicroNet, Inc.
218-825-9200 ext.230

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