ALEXANDRIA, Va. (November 13, 2018) —The Cape May County Chamber of Commerce, has been selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to participate in a national professional development program designed to boost innovative community health initiatives. The Chamber will be represented by Vicki Clark, President of the Chamber and Tom Piratzky, Executive Director of the Cape Regional Foundation.
Professionals selected for ACCE’s year-long Healthy Communities program will participate in a design-thinking lab that will help them develop and implement a plan to tackle a specific community health challenge. Curriculum is designed to help participants demonstrate the leadership role their chamber of commerce can play in strengthening quality of life and supporting equitable prosperity.
“We are honored that the Cape Regional Wellness Alliance and our project on reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences has been selected to participate in this national program. The Cape May County Chamber of commerce has and will continue to play a major role in the project working with over thirty organizations throughout the county, including our core team representing; health care, education, law enforcement, mental health and business”, stated Tom Piratzky, Executive Director of the Cape Regional Foundation.
Leaders selected to participate in the 2018 Healthy Communities program represent chambers of commerce in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Wisconsin. The program is made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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About the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, was founded in 1914 and today represents a membership of nearly 10,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce around the world. ACCE’s members represent the largest metropolitan regions in the United States and Canada, in addition to major metropolitan regions abroad. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, the mission of ACCE is to support chamber professionals so they can lead their communities. Learn more about us by visiting www.ACCE.org.