The city’s biggest friend of local businesses has received a top honor. The Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce has been named National Chamber of the Year.
According to a release from the Lafayette Chamber, staffers got official word of their win in Los Angeles Thursday night at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives annual convention. The award, according to the chamber, was given for “excellence in operations, member services and community leadership:”
This is a tremendous honor that only up to four chambers in four categories may receive annually recognizing the chamber as among the best in the nation. Applicants for the award are judged by a panel of peers and previous award recipients from across the country.
The national recognition is the latest for the Lafayette Chamber. Earlier in 2011, the Chamber earned reaccreditation with a five-star rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. It is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.
The five-star accreditation places the Lafayette Chamber in the top one percent of the near 7,000 Chambers in the United States.
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