LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Jefferson Chamber was honored as the state’s leading Chamber of Commerce of 2023 in the Large Chamber category, selected by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE), at the LACCE Annual Awards Show in Lake Charles on Monday evening.
“This award is an incredible honor and a testament to the hard work of our staff and their commitment to serving our community and members,” said Ruth Lawson, President of the Jefferson Chamber. “We are so grateful to our Board of Directors, members, and volunteers because this would not be possible without their support.”
To be considered for the chamber of the year honor, 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. The Jefferson Chamber was recognized for its effective networking and communications initiatives, providing education and business development opportunities for members, contributing to the parish’s advocacy and government relations, and its efforts with community engagement and social impact.
“I am so proud of our Five-Star Accredited Chamber, the staff, and our thriving business community,” said Al Galindo, 2023 Chairman of the Jefferson Chamber. “We’ve experienced tremendous growth throughout the past year, and we are excited to continue doing our part to make Jefferson Parish the best place to live, work, and play.”
A panel of independent judges, who are also chamber executives from across the country, reviewed the Louisiana chambers and determined which Chambers were considered the best in three categories: Small Chamber, Medium Chamber and Large Chamber. 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.
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.
About the Jefferson Chamber:
The Jefferson Chamber has been the leading voice in Jefferson Parish’s business community for over 25 years. As a non-profit, membership-driven organization, the Chamber is an effective advocate for small and large businesses at the local, state and federal level. The Chamber’s mission is to work for the advancement of the business community; to enhance the economic, civic and cultural environment; and to improve the quality of life in Jefferson Parish. The Jefferson Chamber is Five-Star Accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has earned the Chamber of the Year Award by the Louisiana Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives in the Large Chamber Category in 2013, 2015, 2019 and 2023. For more information about the Jefferson Chamber, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.