Union Parish Chamber of Commerce selected 2020 Chamber of the Year

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  • Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Paula Strickland (left) and Chamber President Jon McKinney, accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber Board and its members. Gazette photo
    Union Parish Chamber of Commerce Board Chair Paula Strickland (left) and Chamber President Jon McKinney, accepted the award on behalf of the Chamber Board and its members. Gazette photo
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At the annual Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives Conference (LACCE), which ended Friday, it was announced that Union Parish Chamber of Commerce was selected as the mid-size Chamber of the Year. “The strong leadership of our Chamber Chairperson Paula Strickland and the hard work of our Chamber Board made this possible, UP Chamber President Jon McKinnie said. “I think people see the relevance of our chamber and the way we support our community.”

LACCE is the professional development organization for chambers of commerce executives and staff members in Louisiana. LACCE equips chamber professionals with leadership development opportunities and tools to build innovative chambers.

LACCE officials said, “Many chambers have risen to today’s challenges to provide unparalleled leadership and direction, helping their members and communities thrive. This type of performance reflects the solid organizational infrastructure built through much hard work and diligence.

It is the goal of the LACCE Chamber of the Year Award program to recognize those chambers that have distinguished themselves and their community through excellence in chamber management.

The entries were judged by an out-of-state panel of judges comprised of current chamber executives. Recognition is based on the past 12 month’s accomplishments.

To be considered, a chamber must submit examples of growth and progress in three areas vital to an organization’s success: community development, organizational development, and professional development. Congratulations to the UP Chamber’s leadership team for the chamber’s accomplishments.