LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce is now among the top in the nation.
On Wednesday, the chamber celebrated their 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
It means our local chamber of commerce is one of just 213 chambers in the country that have a 5-star ranking. Lufkin's chamber received their 3-star accreditation nearly a decade ago and has been working toward this milestone since then.
"We are very honored to be awarded the 5-star designation by the United States Chamber. There are only 89 chambers in the United States that have this designation. We are among the top," said Lufkin/Angelina Chamber president/CEO, Jerry Huffman.
Less than one percent of 7,000 chambers nationwide have achieved a 5-star accreditation. The designation validates the chamber programs that benefit and influence involvement in the local community.