July 19, 2021
Written By: Elevate Rapid City
After only two years with Elevate Rapid City, Brandis Knudsen, the organization’s small business development and investor relations director, is already being recognized nationally for his achievements in sales. The Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) recently announced the 2020-2021 sales winners during a virtual ceremony.
“Membership sales professionals are on the front lines of telling their chamber’s stories and 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, particularly given the challenges they faced through the pandemic.”
Knudsen received both the Sales Contest and the Dana Ketterling Lifetime Sales Achievement awards. The Dana Ketterling Lifetime Sales Achievement Award recognizes career sales achievement, with awards based on the total number or total dollar amount of chamber membership sales. Knudsen earned recognition in the bronze category for achieving 500 transaction or $175,000 in sales in chamber memberships throughout his two years. 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.
Knudsen also placed first this year in the dollar value of new sales he achieved in the dues revenue under $500,000 category.
“It’s an honor to be recognized for my professional achievements this past year and to receive a lifetime achievement award after only two years in the industry. However, this recognition would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of the entire staff at Elevate Rapid City and the organizations that support our mission and our community.”