TRURO – The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce has been accredited for a period of three years by the Chamber Accreditation Council of Canada (CACC).

The organization now joins a group of elite chambers of commerce in Canada demonstrating to the business community the Chamber is run in a strategic and professional way with the operations reflecting national standards of business excellence.

“The Truro and Colchester Chamber of Commerce is proud to receive accreditation, a formal acknowledgement that it has been successfully evaluated by the CACC against rigorous national standards of policy, service and performance,” said Alex Stevenson, president. “The accreditation is reflective of the excellent work delivered by the Chamber Board and its staff.  Special congratulations are in order for our Executive Director, Sherry Martell for her leadership on this file.”

The national accreditation program is designed to recognize chambers that satisfy a set of high standards and practices.

The Truro-based Chamber represents about 420 members across Colchester County and beyond. It has served as the principle voice of business in the region for 127 years on topics of political, economic and social importance.

Adding to the satisfaction of this achievement is The Truro & Colchester Chamber of Commerce was one of just two chambers across Canada to test a new online-submission accreditation pilot program.

“Our Chamber was pleased to be a pioneer of a new pilot process for accreditation that reduces the handling of materials, creates efficiencies and enhances the outcome of the program,” said Stevenson.

The rigorous accreditation process ensures its membership that the chamber has a strategic focus on core chamber activities, uniform practices and policies across the network, dependable governance procedures, distinctive brand identity, a stronger “voice of business” in the community and an increased role in national and international policy advocacy.

The local Chamber will be officially recognized for achieving accreditation at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce AGM in Fredericton, N.B., in September.

For more information about the Truro and Colchester chamber contact the office at 902-895-6328 or email [email protected] .