Corey Atkins named Forty Under 40 for ACCE

July 15, 2019

ACCE Forty Under 40 Award Recipient

Corey Atkins named Forty Under 40 for the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives

Alexandria, VA. (July 16, 2019) – Corey Atkins, Vice President of Public Policy at the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, has been awarded the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 2019 40 Under 40 award.

The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry.

This award recognizes young professionals that have demonstrated significant success in their career as well as having made noteworthy contributions to their community. Each award recipient has made a remarkable impact on the chamber industry, fostering a positive impact in their community.

This year’s competition drew over 118 nominations on behalf of young professionals in the chamber industry. Candidates for this honor demonstrated meaningful involvement in the advancement of their community and proven professional success within their chamber.

A graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, Corey has been with the Asheville Chamber since 2017 and oversees the Chamber’s advocacy initiatives, serving as a voice for business in WNC.

The full Forty Under 40 class was announced publicly at the ACCE Annual Convention in Long Beach, California. Following convention, award recipients will be featured in the summer 2019 Chamber Executive magazine issue set to release in August.

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