BATON ROUGE, La. (November 9, 2020) — The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) today announced it was named the 2020 Louisiana Chamber of the Year in the large chamber category by Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives (LACCE).
“In a year of economic upheaval, it is even more humbling to be awarded the Louisiana Chamber of the Year recognition,” said Adam Knapp, BRAC president & CEO. “Our board of directors, staff and investors have shown up in a way that is truly unbelievable to set our community on the path to economic recovery. It is because of their hard work and dedication to leading economic development in the Capital Region that we have the honor of accepting this award.”
The LACCE Chamber of the Year Award program recognizes chambers that have distinguished themselves and their community through excellence in chamber management. To be considered, chambers submitted examples of growth and progress in three areas vital to an organization’s success: community development, organizational development, and professional development.
“From the earliest stages of the COVID-19 pandemic through today, the BRAC team has demonstrated extraordinary energy and focus, providing guidance, resources, information, and advocacy toward the recovery of the region’s business community,” said Flynn Foster, chair of BRAC’s Board of Directors and president and CEO of Guaranty Corporation and Guaranty Media.
Entries for the LACCE Chamber of the Year Award 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. Union Parish Chamber of Commerce was awarded Chamber of the Year for the mid-size category.
About the Louisiana Chamber of Commerce Executives
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. More information is available at louisianachambers.org.
About the Baton Rouge Area Chamber
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber (BRAC) leads economic development in the nine-parish Baton Rouge Area, working to grow jobs and wealth and to improve the business climate and competitiveness in the region. Today, BRAC investors include more than 1,400 small businesses, midsize firms, large industry and entrepreneurial startups, as well as individuals and organizations that support business and economic development. In this capacity, BRAC serves as the voice of the business community, providing knowledge, access, services and advocacy. More information is available at brac.org.