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    November 27, 2018
    Presented at the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (IACCE)Annual Celebration & Awards Dinner Thursday, November 8, 2018, this award honors an outstanding Illinois Chamber Executive.

    "Jeff Griffin embodies the qualities of a true leader – not only in his chamber but just as importantly, in the wider community. Under his leadership, the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce has thrived, showing that commitment to membership and strong leadership can grow an organization and positively impact its community,” said Bill Fleming, IOM, ACE, 2018 IACCE Chair and Executive Director of the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce. “Jeff also has an influential voice in the national chamber community where his opinions and experiences are of great value.”
    The Distinguished Illinois Chamber of Commerce Executive Award - the Brann Award  - began in 1991 to recognize the exemplary performance and leadership of an Illinois chamber executive within their local chamber, community and to the chamber profession. The award is named in honor of Lester W. Brann, Jr., CCE, the first recipient of the award and past president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.

    The award recognizes the long-term professional career achievements of the candidate. Criteria to be evaluated includes experience, training and education, service to IACCE and other professional organizations, service to Chamber colleagues, ethical conduct in dealing with others, a highly developed sense of professionalism, leadership and an abiding desire to advance the profession of Chamber management.

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