The Dawson County Chamber of Commerce has been recognized as one of only eight chambers in the state to be named as a Georgia Certified Chamber for 2022.
According to a press release by the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (GACCE), the organization’s board of directors first created the Georgia Certified Chamber program in 2011 as a way to recognized 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”.
“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,” the release said. “Chambers must meet standards in organization, service intent and capacity, professional administration, financial management, communications and advocacy in order to achieve the designation.”
While there are over 150 chambers of commerce in Georgia, only eight chambers were recognized as members of the 2022 class of Georgia Certified Chambers, the release said. These eight chambers were recognized for their certifications during the GACCE Board Development Conference and honored for achieving the high quality, expertise and strong leadership that is displayed by accredited chambers.
The full list of chambers that were recognized as the 2022 class of Georgia Certified Chambers includes:
Barrow County Chamber of Commerce
Dawson County Chamber of Commerce
Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce
Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Griffin Spalding Chamber of Commerce
Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce
Thomson-McDuffie County Chamber of Commerce
White County Chamber of Commerce
“The chambers recognized this year make up over 50 organizations that have been recognized with this distinction over the past 11 years,” the release added. “Congratulations to each of these Chambers and thank you for your service to your communities!”