Records of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives
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Extent36 linear feet (14 volumes, 58 boxes and 2 cartons)
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The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) was founded in Washington D.C. in 1914 as the National Association of Commercial Organization Secretaries (NACOS).
NACOS was headquartered in Washington, D.C. representing 176 members nationwide. They were created as a professional development organization aimed at the personal and professional improvement of chamber of commerce executives. At the NACOS ten-year anniversary, membership was a strong 1,045 and they were well on their way to establishing themselves.
During the 1920s, NACOS developed the well-respected Chamber Institute program which provided professional leadership and guidance to members. The decade of the 40's brought about change to the organization and NACOS officially became known as the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. In 2014 ACCE renamed the organization to better describe the mission by becoming the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Today, ACCE is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia and represents over 1,200 members servicing 7,000 staff throughout the United States and internationally.
- Series I. Board of Directors meeting minutes, 1918-2001
- Series II. Administrative records, 1943-2002
- Series III. Communications records, 1955-1990
- Series IV. Membership records, 1971-1997
By: Benjamin Johnson
- Records of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, 1918-2002: A Finding Aid
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