(FLINT, Mich. – Sept. 9, 2011) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce announced today that the organization has been selected as a winner in the Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) 6th Annual MEDA Marketing Materials Competition for “Best Print Marketing Materials” (Population: 100,001 – 500,000) and “Best Website” (Population: 100,001 – 500,000). The awards were presented during MEDA’s Annual Meeting at the Aug. 25 Awards Banquet.

“We’re very proud to be recognized by MEDA,” said Tim Herman, CEO of the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.  “Over the past year, our team has worked on a new marketing campaign that includes a major overhaul of our website, print materials, TV spots and billboards. So the awards come just in time as confirmation that we are heading in the right direction.”

MEDA sponsors the annual competition of local economic development marketing materials to provide an opportunity for Michigan’s economic development organizations to have professional marketing firms independently review their marketing materials and give MEDA members a chance to review materials from other practitioners around the state. Submissions were categorized by the size of the community represented by the economic development organization. Categories for submission included print marketing materials, websites and e-newsletters.

MEDA’s panel of judges lauded the Regional Chamber’s marketing materials and website, giving them top scores based on creativity, graphic design and content.

“The Regional Chamber’s website has very good top-level navigation, reaching out specifically to the kinds of prospects who might visit the site” said Sharlan Douglas, APR of Douglas Communications. “Additionally, the site has excellent content. It’s upbeat and well-balanced. We also liked that, when you scroll over the top images, you see a statistic or promotional message.”

According to the staff of AMPM, Inc. the Regional Chamber‘s print materials are “visually appealing, consistent with the branding and use pleasant colors.”

About the Michigan Economic Developers Association

The Michigan Economic Developers Association has been the leader of economic development in Michigan for 50 years. Consisting of members who strive to build and retain economic development in Michigan, MEDA makes it possible for professionals to do their job more effectively and efficiently. With nearly 450 members, the association is dedicated to provide services and benefits geared with expanded insight toward Michigan’s future. For more information regarding membership or the Annual Meeting, please call the MEDA office at (517) 241-0011 or visit our website at www.medaweb.org

About the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business and community advocacy in Genesee County. The Regional Chamber is over 100 years old, was established before the Michigan Chamber of Commerce and is a founding member of the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Two words describe the Regional Chamber as it enters its second century of service: collaboration and partnership. It is our goal to work with government, business, education and nonprofit organizations to support the growth and development of the community economically, culturally and socially. To learn more about the Regional Chamber, please visit our website at www.flintandgenesee.org or call our offices at 810-600-1404.