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Rockwall Chamber earns prestigious Four Star Accreditation

Photo by Austin Wells, Blue Ribbon News.

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 7, 2017) The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a Business After Hours event March 30 to make an important announcement to its members and the entire business community – the Chamber has earned Four Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber's announcement was made during a special Business After Hours event at Rockwall Wedding Chapel. Photo by Richard Redig.

This prestigious designation means that Rockwall Chamber has been recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering quality programs, practicing sound organizational procedures, effective communications and reliably contributing to positive change in the community.

“There’s nearly 7,000 Chambers in the United States, and there’s only 195 with this designation, and your chamber – the Rockwall Area Chamber – is one of those 195, putting us in the top three percent,” said President Dana Macalik.

In order to earn Accreditation, the Chamber had to demonstrate competency in governance, finance, human resources, government affairs, program development, technology, communications, facilities, and benchmarking.

The Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Executive Committee members are Chair Brett Lee, Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center; Chair-Elect Richard Redig, Blue Ribbon News/BRN Media; Past Chair, Dave Mallard, Law Offices of David S. Mallard; Treasurer Mike Conway, Conway Company CPAs, PC; and Secretary Katy Miller, Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center.

Board members include: Robin Chouteau, Honda Cars of Rockwall; Robin Fowler, MidSouth Bank; Shelia Hair, My Computer Guy; Bryan Holloway, Lonestar Timeshare Transfer; Charlcie Kirkland, Dallas Glass & Door; Brian Llewellyn, Brian Llewlleyn Insurance Agency; Mike Mishler, Mishler Builders; Brandon Morris, Southwest KIA; Cindy Paris, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall; Russ Porter, Rockwall School of Music; Brandon Sears, Guaranty Bank & Trust; Sylvia Sotelo Kidd, Ebby Halliday Realtors; Stewart Storms, Storms Capital; Cindy Tayem, Oncor Electric Delivery; and Dr. John Villarreal, Rockwall ISD.

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