GACCE Announces 2021 Class of Georgia Certified Chambers

In 2011, the Board of Directors of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE) sought a way to recognize Chambers of Commerce 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 of Commerce 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, 16 Chambers were recognized as Georgia Certified Chambers during GACCE’s recent 2021 Volunteer Leader Conference.  This prestigious honor distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited Chambers. These Chambers make up over 50 Chambers of Commerce that have been recognized with this distinction over the past nine years.

The following Chambers of Commerce make up the 2021 class of Georgia Certified Chambers:

  1. Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 
  2. Carroll County Chamber of Commerce  
  3. Catoosa County Chamber of Commerce  
  4. Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce 
  5. Columbia County Chamber of Commerce
  6. Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce
  7. Douglas County Chamber of Commerce 
  8. Douglas-Coffee County Chamber of Commerce 
  9. Effingham County Chamber of Commerce
  10. Fayette Chamber of Commerce  
  11. Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce
  12. Pickens County Chamber of Commerce 
  13. Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce 
  14. Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce 
  15. Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce 
  16. Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce