The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their new designation as an officially Accredited Chamber through Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE).
With over 75 chambers of commerce in the State of Louisiana, only one chamber was recognized as the newest LACCE Accredited Chamber during the 2020 LACCE Annual Conference held November 6th via Zoom. The designation reflects a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by accredited chambers. The West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce now join the list of only 15 chambers of commerce and the 1stin Northeast Louisiana to be recognized with this distinction over the past four years.
Today, November 10th, 2020 we are proud to announce this new distinction. “On behalf of the Chamber staff and the board of directors we are pleased to announce our new distinction as a LACCE accredited member. We are honored to continue the tradition of working for better business in a better community,” said Lila Strode, President of the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce.
It’s an exciting time to be in the chamber of commerce industry and to be a chamber in Louisiana. The WMWO Chamber has risen to the challenge to provide unparalleled leadership and direction, helping their members and the Ouachita Parish communities served thrive. This type of performance reflects the solid organizational infrastructure built through much hard work and diligence.
“The WMWO Chamber Board of Directors determined three major areas of focus earlier this year…Growth, Advocacy and Economic Development, said Amanda Edge, Chairman. This accreditation is truly an example of how our Chamber is raising the bar while fostering both economic development and an enriched business climate.”
In 2016, the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE) Board of Directors sought a way to recognize chambers 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 LACCE Accredited Chamber program was created.
The purpose of the program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across the state. Chambers must meet standards in organization, service intent and capacity, professional administration, financial management, communications, and advocacy to achieve the designation. All of these elements are highlighted by the WMWO Chamber of Commerce as they seek to #GrowWest!
About the West Monroe West Ouachita Chamber:
The mission of the West Monroe/West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce is to enhance economic growth in the WM/WO and surrounding areas by focusing on education, promotion and development of the business community, and those areas of the community affecting business.
Our primary goals are to strengthen our local economy, to promote the community, provide networking opportunities, represent the interest of business with government, and develop community leaders, along with keeping our membership informed of local, state, and national issues as it relates to business within our community.
Find out more: westmonroechamber.org or call 318.325.1961
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.