The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a 5-Star Accreditation by the US Chamber of Commerce, placing the Chamber among the top 1% of all national Chambers.  At the same time, the Chamber is a finalist for the 2011 Chamber of the Year Award Program, nominated among only 7 chambers this year.

The interviews for Chamber of the Year will take place during the 2011 Annual Convention of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives in Los Angeles in August. The interview serves as an opportunity for a panel of seasoned chamber professionals to further explore each chamber's programs and management practices. The winners of the 2011 Chamber of the Year Award will be announced during the ACCE Awards Dinner on Thursday evening, August 4th.

The 5-Star Accreditation simultaneously recognizes the Chamber for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.  "The goal of reaccreditation is not simply the reaccreditation certification. This reaccreditation process is a great opportunity for self-assessment and incremental improvement," said Reaccreditation Committee Chairman Jerry Greig. "Additionally, it gives us a great opportunity to involve the membership in reviewing our processes as well as learning more about their Chamber."

"The opportunities afforded to the Chamber, its staff and volunteers by the reaccreditation process were many. A sincere appreciation to our Task Force Chairmen, Donna Landry, Russell Richard, Elise Bouchner, Don Briggs, Jan Swift, Bob Miller, George Graham and Steve Oubre for leading the Chamber staff and volunteers in the accreditation process," states Chamber Chairman, Flo Meadows.

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