The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce was one of 23 Georgia chambers to earn the Georgia Certified Chamber distinction for 2016 from the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE).
“This recognition is a reflection of the hard work and diligence of our Chamber’s staff and volunteer leadership,” said Daniel Jackson, President/CEO of the Carroll County Chamber and Carroll Tomorrow. “We undergo a rigorous process every five years to attain and maintain this prestigious level of organizational management.”
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 23 chambers that were recognized as Georgia Certified Chambers during the Opening Luncheon of the 2016 GACCE Volunteer Leader Conference held at the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel in Macon, GA on November 7 received a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited chambers. These chambers make up a total of 48 chambers of commerce that have been recognized with this distinction over the past five years.
GACCE is the professional society for chamber of commerce executives and staff. The mission of GACCE is to engage, educate and empower chamber professionals. Jackson is currently serving as chairman of the GACCE Board of Directors.