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On January 19, MAX held its 14th Annual MAX Community Reception.  The MAX Community Reception is an annual event that brings together business, political, and community leaders to celebrate community successes and recognize organizations and individuals who have made a significant difference in the quality of life in Central and East Alabama.

MAX honored The Montgomery Chamber Convention and Visitor Bureau with the MAX Community Achievement Award for the broad work they do in Montgomery, working tirelessly to help “imagine a greater Montgomery”. Their work has unquestionably established Montgomery, Alabama as a destination city. Whether it is the rich history our city is surrounded by, or attracting world-class sporting events such as the ESPN Camellia Bowl, Montgomery is not only a place that residents are proud to call home, but it has become a destination tourists are eager to visit.

“We are thankful to have the opportunity to honor and recognize the Montgomery Chamber Convention and Visitor Bureau” said Jessica Pigg, AVP Retail Marketing. “The great work of the Convention and Visitor Bureau provides unprecedented economic impact for the City of Montgomery—on average, visitors are spending a staggering $1.4 million each day through hotel, food, gas, and entertainment. This boost to our local economy in turn helps to make Montgomery a greater place to live, work, and play.”

Along with the MAX Community Achievement Award, MAX was also honored to present the Montgomery Chamber Convention and Visitor Bureau with a check for $2,500 to further support their mission for the city of Montgomery.

Previous recipients of the MAX Community Achievement Award include Montgomery Area Council on Aging, the Junior League of Montgomery, Central Alabama Sports Commission, EMERGE Montgomery, Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians (MANE), the Joy to Life Foundation, Pastor Edward Nettles, Sr., the Montgomery Biscuits, Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, the 754th Electronic Systems Group, the Joint Forces Headquarters Alabama National Guard, the Alabama Wildlife Federation and the Montgomery Campus of Troy University.