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Each year, chamber staff from across Alberta gather together to learn together, share stories of success and challenge, and have some fun.

This event is called the ACE Professional Development Summit, and is held in mid-July.

The location changes each year.

ACE Provincial Professional Development Summit

July 16-19


Bursary applications are available.

5 x $1000 for Alberta ACE members. Application deadline is

4 p.m. June 14.

Submit to

Alberta Chamber Executive of the Year Award

Each year this award is presented to a member of the Alberta Chamber Executives whose contributions to ACE have been outstanding, as demonstrated by their participation level at meetings and their leadership shown throughout the previous year. 


2023- Shelly Nichol, St. Albert Chamber of Commerce

2022- Marilyne Aalhus, Airdrie Chamber of Commerce

2021- Gap year - began awarding in the current year. 

2020- Monica Bartman, Lacombe & Marley Henneigh, Drumheller (TIE)

2019- Not awarded

2018- Sharon Anderson, Camrose

2017- Tracy Acorn, ACC

2016- Dionne Chambers, Fort Saskatchewan

2015- Jennifer Garries, Leduc

2014- Pat Tenney, Lloydminster

2013- Sherri Buckle, Cold Lake

2012- Terri Kemball, ACC

2011- Lisa Kowalchuk, Medicine Hat & Tim Creedon, Red Deer (TIE)

2010- Darleen Bohnet, Spruce Grove

2009- Dan Pearcy, Grande Prairie

2008- Cindy Petersen, Rocky Mountain House

2007- Pat Tenney, Lloydminster

2006- Lorna Hunt, Airdrie

2005- Iris Yanish, Leduc

2004- Tracy Gagnier, Cold Lake

2003- Irven Snider, Ponoka

2002- No recipient

2001- Cindy Mork, Hinton

2000- Pamela Brace, Spruce Grove/ACC

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