The Texas Chamber of Commerce recently recognized the Sherman Chamber of Commerce for its Sherman Magazine and directory.

The award was given to the Sherman Chamber during the Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives’s annual conference that was recently held in Grapevine. The Sherman Chamber’s first place award was in the best directories/community profiles category. The annual meeting allows chamber executives to listen to and interact with speakers from the Texas Association of Business in Austin, industry leaders, planners and more.

“We are very excited to be recognized by the TCCE group and our peers for a great magazine that represents our community, our membership, our board of directors and our staff,” Sherman Chamber President/CEO Eddie Brown said. “This award comes at a great time during the growth in Sherman, Texas. We are happy to be a community partner and look forward to more recognition for the work we do in the future.”

Each year, the TCCE conference recognizes chambers for their work by selecting winners for website effectiveness, chamber magazines, social media programs, maps and more. Winners are selected by committees from the TCCE leadership and awards are presented during the conference. Chambers are grouped by size and awards are presented by category.

Chambers enter their media award nominations, then finalists are chosen prior to the conference. Winners are then announced at the TCCE awards dinner.

The Sherman Magazine is a product of work by CBC Creative in Sherman, the Sherman Chamber membership, community partners and Sherman Chamber Member Services and Events Director Kristina Quinlan. It has grown over the past three years from a distribution of 5,000 copies annually to 22,000 in 2018. The Sherman Magazine is distributed throughout Grayson County and Southeastern Oklahoma and is available at all Texas Travel Centers and travel centers located in Southern Oklahoma.

The TCCE conference provides an opportunity for new chamber employees to learn from successful chamber executives and to bring ideas back to the local communities that will help chambers, cities, tourism and economic development staff work together.