The Chamber SWLA - representing Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jeff Davis Parishes - was named Large Chamber of the Year by the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) at their annual meeting held on November 7 and 8.
"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." from LACCE
“To receive this recognition from our peers is an honor and a credit to the hard work of the staff and the support of our Board of Directors and volunteers. This plaque represents all of the efforts we have made over the past 12 months to help our region rebound and continuously improve and promote our region as a great place to live and work,” said George Swift, President/CEO of the Chamber SWLA/SWLA Economic Development Alliance.
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.
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.