LAKE CHARLES, LA – It’s an exciting time to be in the chamber of commerce industry and to be a chamber in Louisiana. Many chambers have risen to the challenge to provide unparalleled leadership and direction, helping their members and communities thrive. This type of performance reflects the solid organizational infrastructure built through much hard work and diligence.
It is the goal of the LACCE Chamber of the Year Award program to recognize those chambers that have distinguished themselves and their community through excellence in chamber management. Seven chambers applied for the award in 2019, and the entries were judged by an out-of-state panel of judges comprised of current chamber executives. Recognition is based on the past 12 month’s accomplishments.
To be considered, a chamber must submit examples of growth and progress in three areas vital to an organization’s success: community development, organizational development, and professional development. Awards are presented in three separate categories:
- Small Chambers – defined as having budgeted dues revenue at or below $75,000 per year
- Mid-Size Chambers – defined as having budgeted dues revenue above $75,000 and below $200,000 per year
- Large Chambers – defined as having budgeted dues revenue greater than $200,000 per year.
We are proud to announce the following winners of our 2019 Chamber of the Year Awards:
- St. Landry Chamber of Commerce – small category
- West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce – mid-size category
- Jefferson Chamber of Commerce – large category
Congratulations to these chambers for their accomplishment!
LACCE is the professional development organization for chambers of commerce executives and staff members in Louisiana. LACCE equips chamber professionals with leadership development opportunities and tools to build innovative chambers.