Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce Distinction
August 12, 2016
In 2015, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
Just this week, the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama (CCAA) awarded seven chambers the Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce distinction, including the Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce. The announcement was made during the state’s CCAA summer conference. According to CCAA’s program description, “The Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce program sets standards of excellence for chambers in the State of Alabama. It recognizes chambers that have achieved those standards while offering guidelines for those to improve their effectiveness.”
The designation looks at six standard topics: Organization, Mission Focus, Professional Administration, Financial Management, Communications, and, Advocacy. Jeremy L. Arthur, President and CEO of the CCAA, said the seven local chambers of commerce are a true testament to the chamber profession. “The accreditation process is very rigorous and highlights that each chamber is truly the ‘best of the best’ across our state,” Arthur said. “The commitment shown by each local chamber that receives the Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce distinction shows their continued commitment to the highest professional standards and assures their business members they are investing in an organization working on their behalf for the greater good.”
“The Chamber is honored and credits the involvement of our volunteers, our membership and communities for this distinction,” says Linda Hearn, IOM, Calhoun County Chamber Manager.