Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE), the professional society of chamber executives and staff in the State of Georgia, recently recognized the Gwinnett Chamber as a Georgia Certified Chamber.
In 2011, the GACCE Board of Directors sought a way to recognize Chambers of Commerce 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 Georgia, the five chambers that were recently recognized as Georgia Certified Chambers received a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited chambers. These chambers make up a total of 59 Chambers of Commerce that have been recognized with this distinction over the past nine years.
“The Gwinnett Chamber is honored to be a Georgia Certified Chamber once again,” said Nick Masino, President & CEO. “Not only are we dedicated to the chamber of commerce industry, but most of all to our community and we are proud to champion business in the metro Atlanta region.”
The following Chambers of Commerce make up the 2020 class of Georgia Certified Chambers:
- Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce
- Eatonton-Putnam Chamber of Commerce
- Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce
- Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
- Habersham County Chamber of Commerce
To learn more about GACCE, visit www.gacce.org.