Alamance Community College has announced that the Alamance County Area Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of its 2023 Organization Partner of the Year Award in recognition of its outstanding partnership with ACC across all levels of education and workforce development.


The award was presented by ACC Foundation President Jackie Cole on March 7 during the 5th Annual Alamance County Employers Luncheon, an event sponsored by the Piedmont Triad Regional Workforce Development Board and ACC’s Corporate Education Division.


“The Alamance Chamber is proud of the partnership we have with Alamance Community College,” said Reagan Gural, Alamance Chamber President and CEO. “We share the same values, and we both work to provide access, inclusion, collaboration, innovation, excellence, integrity, and success for businesses.”


“Alamance Community College has long valued the close and productive partnership with our friends at the Alamance Chamber,” said ACC President Dr. Ken Ingle. “As an alumna of ACC, President and CEO Reagan Gural has been a strong supporter of all our programs, and her leadership at the Chamber has only solidified that relationship. We at ACC cherish our joint endeavors with the Chamber that continue to impact the success of our workforce development goals.” 


Here is a look at the key components that resulted in the Alamance Chamber’s selection as ACC’s Organization Partner of the Year:


  • The Alamance Chamber has a decade’s long relationship with Alamance Community College. Several of its employees volunteer with ACC, and the College’s faculty and staff routinely partner over long periods of time on programs of benefit to both entities. 
  • The Chamber engages ACC personnel in many of its initiatives and on advisory committees. Under the leadership of President and CEO Reagan Gural, it is a close partner to the college in the Career Accelerator Program (CAP) and in the Eastern Triad Workforce Initiative. 
  • During the Biotechnology Center of Excellence equipment campaign, the Chamber helped secure $100,000 from a closely related foundation. 
  • The Chamber has helped many ACC employees to learn about the community and shares common workforce development goals with the College. 
  • The Chamber helps recognize the ACC Faculty Member of the Year, and encourages tours of the College by teachers and students from many local K-12 schools. 
  • President and CEO Reagan Gural is an Alamance Community College alumna, and represents ACC in a positive way in all her endeavors. 


Previous winners of ACC’s Business Partner of the Year Award are:

  • 2006: LabCorp and ARMC (tie)
  • 2007: Duke Energy
  • 2008: Kernodle Clinic
  • 2009: Chandler Concrete Company, Inc.
  • 2010: Honda Power Equipment
  • 2011: Twin Lakes Community
  • 2012: Glen Raven
  • 2013: County of Alamance
  • 2014: Pro Feet
  • 2015: Color Landscapes, GKN, Sandvik Coromant
  • 2016: Carolina Biological Supply
  • 2017: Fairystone Fabrics
  • 2018: LabCorp
  • 2019: IBM
  • 2020: Elon University
  • 2021: Truist
  • 2022: Alamance-Burlington Schools System (Organization Partner)
  • 2022: Engineered Controls International (ECI) (Business Partner)