News Staff Report
The Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce was recently named an accredited chamber through the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama’s (CCAA) Alabama Certified Chamber Program, one of the most prestigious programs offered by the association.
“Executive Director Anna Norton has worked many, many hours on applying for this accreditation. We are proud of her and our Chamber team!” Chamber President Emilee Waters said. “I cannot wait to see what opportunities we are able to take advantage of with this prestigious recognition. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank you, Anna, for your hard work and dedication to the Atmore community!”
This program outlines ideals of excellence, and chambers which receive the award are recognized to have achieved those standards. Such a program is designed to endorse “public awareness of the intent of the chamber of commerce brand as a not-for-profit community development-based business membership organization.” This awareness is presented through a peer evaluation of standards. The program assesses chambers over the topics of organization, mission focus, professional administration, financial management, communication, and advocacy.
This certification recognizes the Atmore Chamber’s programs of work, business and member relations, community involvement, and more. The accreditation helps further the Atmore Area Chamber of Commerce’s initiatives by being able to meet standards established by the CCAA, increasing credibility with the board of directors and members, and helping differentiate this chamber from other chambers and business associations.