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  • Ormond Beach Chamber receives Certified Plus Designation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     
    September 26, 2019

    ORMOND BEACH, FL— The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals (FACP) recognized Florida’s top Chambers of Commerce throughout the state at the organizations Annual Conference held September 17-19, 2019 at the Shores Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach Shores.

    Ormond Beach Chamber was given the “Certified Plus” designation with a significantly high score on its application.  The Certified Plus designation recognizes high standards in all aspects of business, from innovation to following strict standard operating procedures.  Included in the application are details of every portion of the chamber’s business, including organization management, professional administration, financial management and marketing/public relations.

    In, 2003, FACP implemented the distinction of Florida Certified Chamber to recognize standards of professional excellence in Florida. In 2012, the association enhanced its certification program to include a Certified Plus designation, for chambers of commerce that score an 86 or above during the judging process or are an Accredited Chamber through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Both the Certified and Certified Plus designations recognize chambers that have met high standards and strengthened free enterprise by protecting the business environment. 
    Only 18 Chambers in Florida have received this designation.
    “We are blessed in Ormond Beach to have a dedicated team who are committed to the members of the Chamber and the community,” Says Debbie Cotton, President & CEO, Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce. “This has been a priority of our Board of Directors the past two years and we are thrilled with this designation.”
    “The Florida Association of Chamber Professionals congratulates the recipients of this prestigious distinction,” said Tammy C. Bracewell, President of FACP.  “We are proud of each Chamber’s dedication and commitment to excellence within the business community.  The Certified Chamber of Commerce program sets standards within the industry and recognizes chambers that have met those standards while offering guidelines for those to improve their effectiveness.  In many ways, it is like the good housekeeping seal of approval for a chamber of commerce.”
    The Certified Chamber of Commerce program is designed to promote the public awareness of the intent of the Chamber of Commerce brand as a not for profit community development-based business membership organization.
    FACP is a statewide organization whose mission is “Advancing excellence in chamber management” and whose vision is “Enhancing Florida's business communities by cultivating successful chamber professionals.”
    The Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization defined as a 501C 6.  Ormond Beach Chamber was established in 1945 and serves over 700 businesses.  Our Mission Statement is to serve the community by advocating for businesses, developing leaders and promoting economic growth.
    For more information www.ormondchamber.com
    Contact: Debbie Cotton 386-677-3454, dcotton@ormondchamber.com