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Haywood Chamber of Commerce gains rare accreditation

Haywood Chamber of Commerce gains rare accreditation

The Carolinas Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (CACCE) recognized the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce as one of two recipients of the 2023 Carolinas Accredited Chamber designation at their annual management conference awards ceremony held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Summerville, South Carolina.  

The CACCE Carolinas Accredited Chamber program sets standards of excellence for chambers in North Carolina and South Carolina. It recognizes chambers that have met those standards while offering guidelines for others to improve their effectiveness. The program follows the U.S. Chamber model, showing that a chamber has gone through a detailed analysis of what and where they are as an organization.

Adding these Chambers brings the total number of Carolinas Accredited Chambers to 35. 

CACCE is the professional development organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for chamber of commerce executives and staff members in North Carolina and South Carolina. CACCE equips chamber of commerce professionals with leadership skills and tools to build innovative chambers.

Being a Certified Chamber of Commerce places the Haywood County Chamber in a higher plateau of achievement, said CeCe Hipps, president of the Haywood County Chamber of Commerce.

“Achieving the accomplishment of becoming a CACCE Certified Chamber has been a work in progress for several years,” she said. “It takes determination, patience and a good team to achieve to the highest standards set forth by the CACCE organization.”

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