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HEATH BARRET EARNS SALES AWARD: Lifetime Sales Achievement Award recognizes chamber of commerce sales

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) has awarded Heath Barret of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance with the Dana Ketterling Lifetime Sales Achievement Award. The award recognizes career sales achievement, with awards based on the total number or total dollar amount of chamber membership sales.
Barret earned recognition in the Bronze category for achieving 500 transactions or $175,000 in sales in chamber memberships throughout his career.
“Membership sales professionals are community champions, showcasing the impact their organizations have on the communities they serve,” said ACCE President & CEO Sheree Anne Kelly. “We celebrate the success of our industry’s top achievers.”
The award is presented in memory of Dana Ketterling, ACCE’s resource development officer, who was a gifted membership professional and champion of chambers of commerce and the communities they serve.
“The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance would not be a robust and stable chamber of commerce without the work of Heath Barret. Heath goes above and beyond to engage prospective members, connect new members, and keep up with decades old members”, stated Alliance CEO and Chief Economic Development Officer, Megan Lucas.
During the pandemic, Heath was crucial in maintaining member relationships and retaining more than 89 percent of membership dollars during a period when many chambers struggled.
Lucas noted, “In 2022, Heath has led our team to the most members to join the Alliance ever in a 6-month span.”
“I am humbled and honored to be recognized as an award winner with those that have come before me in the chamber industry”, said Heath Barret.
“When a salesperson aligns with the vision and mission of the organization, the sales pitch has more value behind it. I believe in the work of the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance and know the value it provides to the regional business community. I welcome the opportunity to learn about all of our regional businesses and share with them examples of the work done by the Alliance.”

About ACCE
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) is the professional society supporting the people who lead local, regional, statewide and international chambers of commerce and related business and economic development organizations. Our membership includes more than 1,600 business/civic organizations worldwide. We provide our members with information resources, thought leadership, education programs, original research, benchmarking, retirement security and access to a network of peers. Learn more about us by visiting
About the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance is our region’s oldest and largest business and professional association - a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization. Since 1883, the Alliance continues to serve as the united voice for over 750 local organizations and their employees. Our mission is to lead regional economic development through: Generating Jobs & Investment; Promoting the Region’s Brand and Image Globally; Cultivating Talent, and Enhancing the Business Climate. The Alliance is located at 300 Lucado Place in Downtown Lynchburg, Va. and can be reached by telephone at (434) 845-5966, or by emailing
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