The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce recently brought home a statewide award from a conference held at the Hilton at Branson Landing in Branson last month.

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce recently brought home a statewide award from a conference held at the Hilton at Branson Landing in Branson last month. Crystal Narr, executive director of the Chillicothe Chamber, attended the Chamber of Commerce Executives of Missouri conference where representatives from more than 100 chambers gather annually. During the awards luncheon, numerous statewide Chamber awards were given with the Chillicothe Chamber taking top honors in one of five categories awarded. The Award of Excellence was in the Advertising Material category which they received for the marketing efforts of their Chamber Travel program. “The Chamber Travel program has been in existence for nearly ten years due to the forethought of Betty Preston-Steele,” Narr said. “It is an amazing opportunity that we are able to provide the Chillicothe community while also serving as a vital source of income for our non-profit. We have had to learn to market each trip in a different way because they all offer something incredibly different. For instance, our 2016 trips took travelers to Peru and Galapagos Islands as well as Ireland. We strive to market our trips to both seasoned and new travelers.” “We were thrilled to receive such a high honor at the CCEM conference to bring back to our membership and community,” Narr stated. “We look forward to continuing our mission of serving our member businesses and the Chillicothe area for many years to come.”