The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce was named State Chamber of the Year Monday night at the annual conference of the Council of State Chambers (COSC). Pennsylvania was named first runner up and Nebraska second runner up. The annual competition is designed to highlight best practices among state chambers of commerce and entries are judged in six categories: public affairs, political action, communications, membership development, membership services and organizational development. Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson accepted the award on behalf of the Kentucky Chamber and said, “This is great recognition for our organization, our 60-member board of directors made up of the top business leaders of Kentucky and our staff of 30 professionals at our headquarters in Frankfort. Our slogan is ‘Uniting Business, Advancing Kentucky’. Our team is passionate and works hard every day to create progress for our Commonwealth.” The Kentucky Chamber is the largest business association in Kentucky and represents the interests of 68,000 employers in the state. It ranks tenth is size among the nation’s state chambers.