Scottsboro/Jackson County, AL (May 16, 2023) – The Alabama Accredited Chamber of Commerce program (AACC) sets standards of excellence for chambers in the state of Alabama. It recognizes chambers that have achieved the highest standards of effectiveness and organizational management.
The program is designed to promote public awareness of the Chamber of Commerce brand as a not-for-profit community development-based business membership organization. The peer review process looks at seven standard topics of chamber management and governance.
The Mountain Lakes Chamber has worked towards this goal and now becomes one of only 23 out of 123 chambers to earn this recognition.
Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce President/CEO, Rick Roden, also received the Alabama Accredited Chamber Executive (AACE) designation. The ACCE program recognizes the professional competence of chamber of commerce executives in the state of Alabama. The ACCE designation is based upon the experience, service to CCAA, training, continuing education, and professional achievement. 11 of 123 chamber CEOs have earned this designation.
“Achieving the Alabama Accredited Chamber of Commerce designation is a testament to the diligent, hard work of the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce leadership. Through the rigorous, thorough application process, the chamber has proven that they operate at the highest levels of integrity and organizational excellence. The memberships and communities served by Rick, his professional team, and the board of directors should be proud of this accomplishment,” Paige Hutto, Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama President/CEO. The Mountain Lakes Chamber works closely with community partners, elected officials, and local businesses and industry to promote harmony and stimulate county-wide economic growth. With a goal to improve the quality of life, and enhance communications between workforce & education, we strive for a positive partnership with all Jackson County citizens.