Greater Vancouver Chamber Recognized as a Finalist in U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2023 Citizens Awards
GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER RECOGNIZED AS A FINALIST IN U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FOUNDATION’S 2023 CITIZENS AWARDS
The 2023 Citizens Awards recipients will be announced during the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Business Solves Conference on November 1-2, 2023.
Vancouver, WA- The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2023 Citizens Awards by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. This long-standing program honors purpose-driven businesses for their leadership in addressing global challenges. GVC was nominated for the Best Civic Engagement Program category for its dedication to elevating civics as a top priority in southwest Washington and empowering youth community involvement through its innovative initiative, FutureMakers: Civics & Leadership.
"We are absolutely thrilled and deeply honored to be named a finalist in the 2023 Citizens Awards by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation! At the Greater Vancouver Chamber, our unwavering commitment is to empower our business community, create opportunities for our youth through civic education and advocacy, and foster a strong sense of community involvement. This recognition reaffirms that we are making a positive impact, and we couldn't be prouder!" said Janet Kenefsky, Vice President of Membership and Operations at GVC.
For more than two decades, the Citizens Awards program has celebrated corporate citizenship initiatives that leverage a company’s talent, resources, and expertise to enhance communities. GVC is acknowledged for its enriching experiences provided to the 2023 southwest Washington Civics Bee finalists. Collaborating with key commissions, agencies, and city councils in the region, GVC offered middle school students opportunities to deepen their understanding of civics and politics. Remarkable outcomes include students attending their first local City Council Meeting and inspiring others to join civic organizations such as the Clark County Youth Commission.
“This nomination reflects the collaborative spirit of our team, members, and partners who have joined forces to foster youth community involvement and create a lasting impact. We take pride in standing alongside purpose-driven businesses that lead the way in addressing societal challenges. Our commitment remains steadfast- empowering the next generation and building a stronger, more engaged community," added Kenefsky.
The 2023 Citizens Awards recipients will be announced during the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Business Solves Conference on November 1-2, 2023. For further details about the awards program and event registration, please visit: https://events.uschamberfoundation.org/annual_conference/begin. To view complete list of 2023 Citizens Awards finalists, please visit: https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/citizens-awards/2023-finalists
About the Greater Vancouver Chamber
SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit VancouverUSA.com.
About the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation harnesses the power of business to create solutions for the good of America and the world. We anticipate, develop, and deploy solutions to challenges facing communities- today and tomorrow.
Janet Kenefsky, Greater Vancouver Chamber
Official National Civics Bee Link
National Civics Bee