Chamber receives 2018 GACCE Georgia Certified Chamber designation

Published 5:02 pm Friday, November 16, 2018

In 2011, the GACCE Board of Directors sought a way to recognize chambers in the state that have focused internally on their operations to assess their strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to create efficient, effective organizations positioned to deliver great value.  Thus, the Georgia Certified Chamber program was created.

The purpose of the program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across the State of Georgia.  Chambers must meet standards in organization, service intent and capacity, professional administration, financial management, communications, and advocacy in order to achieve the designation.

With over 150 chambers of commerce in the State of Georgia, the eight chambers that were recognized as Georgia Certified Chambers during the Opening Luncheon of the 2018 GACCE Volunteer Leader Conference held at the Columbus Convention & Trade Center in Columbus, GA on Thursday, November 15 received a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited chambers.  These chambers make up a total of 57 chambers of commerce that have been recognized with this distinction over the past seven years.

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The following chambers of commerce make up the 2018 class of Georgia Certified Chambers:

  Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce

  Bainbridge-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce

  Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce

  LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce

  Madison-Morgan County Chamber of Commerce

  Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce

  Roberta-Crawford County Chamber of Commerce

  Thomaston-Upson County Chamber of Commerce