Association of Information Technology Professionals Awards the Most Prestigious Chapter Award

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The Twin City Chapter receives the top honor from AITP

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is pleased to the Twin City chapter of AITP has received the Association Outstanding Chapter Award (AOCA), the organization’s most prestigious honor.

Located in Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, the Twin City Chapter was honored at the AITP Member Summit last month. The AOCA recognizes the chapter that best embodies efforts to become a well-rounded, effective group within their industry, local community and professional association. The awardee is selected by an independent committee, not by AITP officials.

To be considered for the AOCA, the Association Awards Committee must receive a letter of recommendation describing why a chapter should receive the AOCA. Region President Larry Schmitz of AITP noted in his recommendation letter to the Association Awards Committee: "….what Twin Cities did in 2014, as evidenced by their COPA (Chapter Outstand Performance Award) application and what I am about to share with you below, put them head and shoulders above the rest of us. They, with only 39 professional members, hosted, planned and executed the ONLY full blown Region Conference, Region Board Meeting and Leadership Workshop in the Association! And it was a huge success."

To earn the AOCA award, chapters must win the Chapter Outstanding Performance Award (COPA) and the Region Outstanding Chapter Award (ROCA). The COPA recognizes chapters for their efforts to become a well-rounded, effective group within their industry, local community and professional association. The ROCA recognizes regions for their efforts in developing AITP chapters and members. The Regional Outstanding Chapter for each region will be selected by the Regional Board of Directors.

"The dedication of this group from the Twin Cities to make AITP a better organization and to make their chapter a better chapter is truly inspiring,” said Schmitz.

About Association of Information Technology Professionals®, a National Organization
The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a professional association dedicated to evolving the technical skills, business acumen and interpersonal skills of the IT business professional and the profession of information technology. Founded in 1951, AITP is comprised of over 5,000 IT professionals, academicians, and university students throughout the United States, Canada and in other countries around the world. To learn more about AITP, visit http://www.aitp.org

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