Below is a selection of media samples featuring chambers and their elite status as an Accredited chamber.

November 2021

U.S. Chamber Awards 17 Chambers of Commerce with Accreditation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its board meeting last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Accreditation designation to 17 local chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards Billings Chamber 5-star accreditation
KULR-8 News 
BILLINGS — For the third time, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Billings Chamber of Commerce the designation of Five-star Accreditation.  Chambers are awarded accreditation for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the communities.  

U.S. Chamber awards Rowlett Area Chamber with 4-star accreditation
Blue Ribbon News
ROWLETT, TX — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Rowlett Area Chamber & Visitors Center with its designation of Accredited with 4 Stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber honors Greater North Fulton Chamber with 5 Star Accreditation
Atlanta Journal Constitution
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce just awarded 17 local chambers of commerce their Accreditation designation for sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. Just one Georgia chamber received accreditation at this time, the Greater North Fulton Chamber, recognized with their highest honor of 5 Stars.

Greater North Fulton Chamber Earns Accreditation By U.S. Chamber
Patch
ALPHARETTA, GA — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Greater North Fulton Chamber with its highest designation of accreditation with five stars, for its policies, organizational procedures, and impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards North San Diego Business Chamber with 5-Star accreditation
San Diego Metro Magazine
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded North San Diego Business Chamber its 5-Star Accreditation designation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber awards Enterprise Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation
Dothan Eagle
The Enterprise Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that they have received the U.S. Chamber of Commerce award of 4 – Star Accreditation because of the sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive community impact. There are 7,000 chambers of commerce in the United States and only 200 of these are Accredited in the nation! In the entire state of Alabama, The Enterprise Chamber Commerce is one of only five chambers of commerce accredited.

June 2021

U.S. Chamber Awards 7 Chambers of Commerce with Accreditation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the Accreditation designation to 7 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. 

Dothan Chamber receives accreditation through 2025
Dothan Eagle
The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce recently received the Accredited Alabama Chamber of Commerce distinction for its service and leadership to the Wiregrass community.  Out of 102 chambers in the state, only 21 have received accreditation from the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama.

Salt Lake Chamber receives prestigious 5-Star accreditation
Utah Business
The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Salt Lake Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Greater Topeka Chamber earns 5-Star accreditation
WIBW13
The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce has earned a prestigious 5-Star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber.  The Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce says the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded it a 5-Star accreditation for its commitment to the highest industry standards and efforts to create and expand business opportunities in the community.
 

March 2021

U.S. Chamber Awards 11 Chambers of Commerce with Accreditation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the Accreditation designation to 11 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. 

Dayton chamber awarded 5-Star Accreditation

Dayton Daily News

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation, a distinction currently held by only one other chamber of commerce in Ohio. The accreditation distinction is awarded in recognition of a chamber’s sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This recognition puts the DACC among the top 1% of chambers of commerce nationwide; only 125 out of 7,000 chambers nationally are 5-Star Accredited.

 

Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce Awarded 5-Star Accreditation

North Forty News

The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation at its board meeting last week for the Chamber’s sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.  This marks the third time the Fort Collins Chamber has achieved 5-Star Accreditation and is now recognized as one of 190 Accredited chambers nationwide. The Chamber is also one of two Accredited chambers within Colorado.
 

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Earns 5-star National Accreditation

Community Impact Newspaper

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce was awarded a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for "its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community."

 

Fort Collins Chamber Receives Third Accreditation from National Group

BizWest

The Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce has received five-star accreditation for the third time. It is one of two chambers in the state and one of 190 chambers across the country to receive accreditation.

 

PA Chamber Earns Accredited With Distinction Status from U.S. Chamber

PA Chamber of Business and Industry

As a result of its strong government relations advocacy; dynamic membership relations, education and compliance programs; insurance operations and commitment to social responsibility, the PA Chamber of Business and Industry has been awarded Accredited with Distinction status from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. 

 

Blount Chamber Receives Top Accreditation

The Daily Times

The Blount County Chamber has received a Five-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the fourth consecutive time. It was awarded Five-Star Accreditation due to sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

 

Houma-Terrebonne Chamber Earns Top Honor

Houma Today

The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce has received the highest performance rating offered by its national counterpart. The local business group was awarded 5-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Accreditation recognizes chambers for effective organizational procedures and community involvement. To receive it, a chamber must meet minimum standards in operations and programs, including governance, government affairs and technology, and complete a self-review that can take 6-9 months.

 

November 2020

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Earns 5-Star Accreditation

Hilton Head Monthly

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce was awarded a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  It is the second time the Chamber has earned the designation, which recognizes excellence in programming, fiscal responsibility, government affairs, communications, technology, facilities, and benchmarking. There are only 132 chambers out of 7,000 in the country that hold the five-star accreditation, a news release said.

San Angelo Chamber of Commerce received a 5-star accreditation rating from the US Chamber of Commerce

GoSanAngelo

Chamber officials stated the accreditation rating is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. To receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology.

Chamber again receives five-star accreditation

The Sentinel Record

The Greater Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce has once again received a 5-Star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the highest such designation in the chamber organization, the Chamber of Commerce said Friday in a news release.

Christian County Chamber Again Honored With 5-Star Accreditation
WKDZ Radio 
The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Christian County Chamber of Commerce the 5-Star Accreditation this week. Chamber President Kelli Pendleton said it was presented to them because of their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. She added Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement.

Chamber reclaims 5-Star Accreditation
Lufkin Daily News 
The Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce has again been awarded its 5-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber for “sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.”  “We are extremely honored and proud to have once again received a Five-Star Accreditation for the Chamber,” said Tara Watson-Watkins, Chamber president and CEO. “As you recall, we applied last year and were awarded a 4-Star Accreditation, but we had an opportunity to make some changes to our day-to-day operations and website based on the U.S. Chamber’s suggestions and reapply. Our team truly feels like we earned this status, because we worked so hard on it to make improvements.”

Edmond Chamber awarded 5-Star accreditation
The Journal Record 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

US Chamber awards Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation

Prescott Valley Tribune

The Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce received a distinguished honor and notable recognition this week on a national level. The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its November board meeting, awarded the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

 

Local chamber of commerce earns 5-star accreditation

The Anniston Star

The Calhoun County Area Chamber and Visitors Center recently reached its highest level of accreditation, the group announced Friday. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the group a 5-star accreditation last week at a board meeting, according to a news release from the chamber.

 

October 2020

Chambersburg, Pa., chamber awarded 5-star accreditation
Herald Mail
The Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded a five-star accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — a national honor recognizing its membership, staff and organization as a whole.

June 2020

U.S. Chamber Awards 24 Chambers of Commerce with Accreditation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Press Release

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meetings this month and in March, awarded accreditation to 24 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

Melbourne regional chamber earns fourth 5-Star accreditation

Hometown News Brevard

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting last week, awarded the Melbourne Regional Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation once again for its sound policies and organizational procedures, effective advocacy efforts, valuable programming, and positive impact on the Space Coast region.

St. Joseph Chamber receives top rating from U.S. Chamber of Commerce

News-Press NOW

The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. The 5-Star status, which can be renewed every five years, is the highest level a chamber can receive, and the St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce has received it three times in a row, in 2009, 2014 and 2019.

U.S. Chamber awards East Parker County Chamber with 5-star accreditation

Fort Worth Business Press

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its recent board meeting this week, awarded the East Parker County Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

5-Star: Chamber accredited at highest level
Rockport Pilot
The Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce (RFCC) learned last week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded it with the 5-Star Accredited designation, the highest such designation in the Chamber industry.

November 2019

Lubbock Chamber Again Accredited at Highest 5-Star Level

KCBD NewsChannel 11

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced today that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Lubbock Chamber with the Five-Star Accredited designation, the highest such designation in the Chamber industry.

U.S. Chamber awards Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation

Texomas - KFDX/KJTL

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber Awards Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation

Irving Weekly

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Greater Irving-Las Colinas with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Frisco Chamber of Commerce receives 5-Star Accreditation

Star Local Media

The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Frisco Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Columbia County Chambers earns another five-star accreditation

The Augusta Chronicle 

The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce is among the top local chambers in the nation after being awarded a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  The Columbia County Chamber made the announcement Wednesday at its last Executive Luncheon Series event of the year at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Martinez. This is the second time the Chamber has earned the recognition since 2014.

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce earns highest 5-star accreditation

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce announced Friday it again earned a five-star accredited designation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is the third time the Chamber has earned the distinction. “Only 217 chambers carry this distinction out of approximately 7,000 chambers in the United States. And only 127, less than 2%, of these chambers are accredited at the highest five-star level,” said Chamber President and CEO Eddie McBride.

Our view: Lubbock Chamber’s recognition is well-deserved

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

It should come as no surprise – but the news was still nice to see – that the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce was once again recognized with the coveted five-star accredited designation per the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week.  The local chamber is a tireless advocate for those qualities and commodities that make this community a great place to live. Each day, the chamber is on the front lines sharing good news about Lubbock and inviting others to come and experience for themselves what life is like among the people of the South Plains.

Wilson Chamber of Commerce reaches national benchmark

The Wake Weekly

Wilson’s local business advocacy group just became the third chamber of commerce in the state to receive national accreditation.  “Attaining accreditation from the U.S. Chamber affirms that we’re serving the Wilson market at an extraordinarily high level,” said Wilson Chamber of Commerce President Ryan Simons. “There are over 7,000 local chambers of commerce in the country and only 217 earn this distinction. Our members and community should be proud that we’re performing in the top 3% of chambers nationwide, striving to be the very best representative voice of our business community.

Chamber receives honor

The Lawton Constitution

Congratulations are in order for the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce, which has been awarded 5-star accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber President and CEO Brenda Spencer-Ragland said the honor makes the chamber one of only 217 entities out of 7,000 chambers of commerce nationwide who have been recognized with this accreditation. Spencer-Ragland said the Lawton Fort Sill Chamber will hold this designation for five years, with a chance to continue to achieve the five-star level.

 

Jackson Chamber announces new designation

WBBJ Eyewitness News

The Jackson Chamber is now an accredited four-star chamber of commerce. They have been working over the past five years to move up from a three-star rating.

 

June 2019

Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber retains five-star accreditation

Valdosta Daily Times

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce received a five-star accreditation once again this spring.  "The glittering accreditation is nothing short of an honor," chamber officials said. "Accreditation from the U.S Chamber of Commerce recognizes chambers of distinction that meet and exceed organizational standards and exemplify superior service."

U.S. Chamber Awards Five Local Chambers With Accreditation

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting earlier this month, awarded accreditation to 5 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

March 2019

Chamber's annual celebration set for next week

The Columbus Telegram

The Chamber will also be using the event as an opportunity to celebrate its 4-Star Accreditation from The U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This review occurs every few years and puts the Columbus chamber in the top 3 percent of chambers nationwide."The highest is five stars, and we got a four," Fischer said. "So pretty cool."

In Business: St. Cloud Area Chamber achives 5-Star Accreditation

SC Times

The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce was awarded 5-Star Accreditation for the third consecutive time by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The accreditation recognizes the chamber’s policies, organizational procedures and impact on the community. The St. Cloud Area Chamber remains in the top 2% of chambers in the nation that are accredited and one of only two Minnesota chambers to hold the 5-Star Accreditation. The chamber was commended for maintaining 92% average member retention over the past three years.

St. Cloud Chamber Earns Top Honors From National Chamber 

WJON

The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce continues to earn high marks. Our local chamber has been awarded a 5-Star Accreditation for the third consecutive time by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. President Teresa Bohnen says our local chamber remains in the top two percent of all chambers nationwide. “We are reviewed on everything we do, there are nine different categories, and we scored 100 percent on four of them including program development.  It's very focused as well on government affairs”. Bohnen says the St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce was commended for maintaining 92 percent average membership retention over the past three years.

The African American Chamber of commerce of New Jersey Announces Three Star Accreditation 

Trenton Daily 

The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (AACCNJ) with three star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. The Chamber joins the top 3 percent of all chambers in the nation who are Accredited as both the only accredited Chamber in New Jersey and the only African American Chamber in the US Chamber of Commerce federation to hold this distinction. With approximately 7,000 chambers across the country, accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce.

Five-Star Rating: Chamber retains accreditation 

Valdosta Daily Times

After review by the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce has again earned a five-star accreditation. Out of the 7,000 local and state chambers around the nation, only 211 chambers are accredited, said Moore Hallmark with the United States Chamber of Commerce. The Valdosta-Lowndes chamber is one of 14 accredited chambers in Georgia, and it is one of 125 five-star chambers in the nation. The accreditation process is a “very intensive, self-evaluative process that all chambers go through. It’s also a prestigious honor and distinction that signifies the high quality of expertise and strong leadership from the chamber and volunteer leadership,” Moore said. When chambers are being accredited, Moore said they are judged on five different areas of operation: governance, finance, human resources, government affairs, program development, communications, technology, facilities and benchmarking. “Accreditation is not permanent,” Moore said. “It must be examined and reissued every five years because five years from today, you may not be the same organization. In fact, you may be worlds apart from where you are today, and as representatives of the business and growth you must be ready to grow and change with it.”

Cobb Chamber receives top national accreditation 

AJC

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Cobb Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation, ranking it among the top 1.5 percent of the 7,000 chambers in the nation. Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce news release. To receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs and technology. This extensive self-review can take six to nine months to complete. “We are thrilled for the U.S. Chamber to recognize us among the top 1.5 percent of the 7,000 chambers in the nation as a 5-star accredited chamber of commerce,” said Cobb Chamber President and CEO Sharon Mason.

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce awarded four-star accreditation by U.S. Chamber

Albany Herald

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce four-star accreditation for its policies, organizational procedures and impact on the community. The Albany Area Chamber has been accredited with the U.S. Chamber since 1997 and previously held three-star status.“Each day, chambers of commerce are working hard to put the American dream within reach of every hard-working business owner,” Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management, said. “The accreditation designation tells chamber members, as well as the greater business community, that this is an organization that has effective programs, sound finances and is a strong advocate for their interests.”

AACCNJ becomes 1st African-American chamber in country to be accredited by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

ROI-NJ

The African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey is the first chamber in the state — and first African-American chamber in the country — to be accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, it was announced earlier this week. What that means, according to AACCNJ President John Harmon, is that the organization has been validated by the country’s largest chamber of commerce.“It really speaks to perception,” he told ROI-NJ on Wednesday. “The (U.S.) chamber is this traditionally non-minority entity, and we’re now recognized as best in class.“Hopefully, this should help us as we seek to foster relationship with New Jersey’s corporations, who, many of them, have longstanding relationships with chambers. And for them to know we’ve been accredited and recognized by (the U.S. chamber), I think that’s significant.”

Texas City-La Marque chamber earns impressive status

Galveston County The Daily News 

Congratulations are in order for the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce for being awarded the 4-star accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce. The recognition is one only a small percentage of chambers of commerce earn. The award recognizes chambers for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures and benefit to the community, according to the United States Chamber of Commerce. The accreditation designation tells chamber members, as well as the greater business community, that the organization has effective programs, sound finances and is a strong advocate for their interests.“We are thrilled to announce that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded our chamber with a 4-star accreditation,” Chamber President Jenny Senter said. “This impressive honor puts the Texas City-La Marque Chamber and its 961 active members among the top 3 percent of chambers nationwide and it also puts the chamber among only 37 other accredited chambers in the state of Texas.” 

Kearney earns fifth star as U.S. Chamber member

Kearney Hub

The Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce's star-the fifth earned as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce- is shining bright today. The Kearney organization is amoung only 125 U.S. Chamber members with five stars-- the highest distinction the national buissness group offers its 7,000 members. "It's a benchmarking to see that we're doing everything with the best practices. It shows us where we've been and where we are going" said Derek Rusher, Kerney chamber president and CEO, who spearheaded the accreditation effort. Rusher took over leadership of the Kearney chamber in January 2018. Due every five years, the accreditation materials had to be comlpeated by September 2018. Josh Erickson, the new chamber board chairman, said it was a challenging nine-month process, but Rusher and the chamber staff came through. 

U.S. Chamber awards Cobb Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation

Cobb Business Journal 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Cobb Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its policies, organizational procedures and impact on the community. “Each day, chambers of commerce are working hard to put the American dream within reach of every hardworking business owner,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “The Accreditation designation tells chamber members and the greater business community that this is an organization that has effective programs, sound finances and is a strong advocate for their interests.”

Gwinnett Chamber receives 4-Star accreditation from U.S. Chamber 

AJC

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Gwinnett Chamber with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. “Each day, chambers of commerce are working hard to put the American dream within reach of every hardworking business owner” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “The Accreditation designation tells chamber members as well as the greater business community, this is an organization that has effective programs, sound finances, and is a strong advocate for their interests.” “By completing this process, the Gwinnett Chamber demonstrates competency in nine core areas ranging from finance to facilities,” says Dr. Dan Kaufman, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber. “The result of our hard work is evidenced by this impressive rating, which puts us among the top 3% of chambers nationwide.”

Columbus Chamber of Commerce awarded 5-star national accreditation

Wrbl.com

March 15, following the annual State of the City address at the Cunningham Center, the Greater Columbus, Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced that they had been awarded a five star national accreditation rating. The accreditation is awarded by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and has a very exclusive status with the award. Columbus joins only 124 other Chamber of Commerces around the country to earn such a prestigious award, according to the Columbus organization.

Gwinnett Chamber receives 4-Star Accreditation from national counterpart

Gwinnett Daily Post 

The Gwinnett Chamber has picked up some recognition from its national counterpart for the local business organization’s policies and community efforts.The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave the Gwinnett Chamber a 4-Star Accreditation. That is the second highest accreditation level that a local chamber of commerce can receive. The accreditation rating scale includes 3-Star, 4-Star and 5-Star accreditations, according to Gwinnett officials.  “The staff and board of directors are honored by this distinction. By completing this process, the Gwinnett Chamber demonstrates competency in nine core areas ranging from finance to facilities,” Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Dan Kaufman said.

 

Bossier Chamber earns U.S. Chamber’s 5-star Accreditation

Bossier Press-Tribune

The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Bossier Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. “It is a great honor to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as one of the elite chambers in the United States who receive 5-Star Accreditation,” said Lisa Johnson, President/CEO of the Bossier Chamber of Commerce. “5 stars can be looked at as an individual accomplishment for our staff, as a board accomplishment or as an investor accomplishment, but I know this could not have been done without the collaborative work we do with our partners and within our community day-in and-day out at the Bossier Chamber of Commerce.”

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce receives national 5 star rating from the U.S. Chamber

The Lane Report 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has been reaccredited as a 5-Star Chamber. This places the Chamber among the 1 percent of Chambers of Commerce in the United States who have reached the highest level of accreditation, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Bowling Green Area Chamber has maintained a high standard of excellence achieving accreditation without a lapse since 1973.

U.S. Chamber Awards 21 Local Chambers with Accreditation 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting earlier this month, awarded accreditation to 21 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

 

November 2018

U.S. Chamber awards Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation   
The Covington News 
The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Covington/Newton County Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

Sauk Chamber attains elite status 
Sauk Valley
The Sauk Valley Chamber of Commerce has taken its U.S. Chamber accreditation to a new level. While the local chamber has earned national recognition for its work since 1972, it recently learned that it has reached 5-star status, a distinction that few chambers receive. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has given 5-year accreditation to 208 chambers, and the Sauk Valley Chamber is one of only 120 that has earned the coveted 5-star recognition.

Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce achieves 5-star accreditation
The Dover Post
The Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce recently achieved 5-Star Accreditation status from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This is the second consecutive 5-star rating for the CDCC.  Accreditation recognizes excellence in chamber planning and performance. There are four tiers for this accomplishment: general accreditation, 3-star, 4-star and 5-star. Achieving this accreditation places the CDCC in the top 3 percent of all chambers in the United States. There are just over 7,000 chambers in the U.S., of which 208 are accredited. Only 120 have achieved 5-star status. The CDCC is the only chamber in Delaware to be accredited in any fashion. 

Chamber Receives 4-star reaccreditation 
The Sunbury News
Five years after its first application was rewarded with a five-year, 4-Star Accreditation, the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce sought to apply for reaccreditation and was again recognized with a 4-Star rating. This impressive honor puts the Delaware Chamber and its 440 members among the top 3 percent of chambers nationwide. It also puts the Chamber among only three other accredited chambers in the state of Ohio. The determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members and chamber executives from across the country. 

June 2018

Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce earns 5-Star National Accreditation
Wyoming Business Report
The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their recent accreditation through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce received a 5 Star accreditation and is among the top Chambers in the Nation.

Paducah Chamber of Commerce Receives 5-Star Accreditation   
WKMS
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is recognizing the Paducah Chamber as one of the nation’s top one percent of all member organizations.

U.S. Chamber Awards Five Local Chambers with Accreditation
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting earlier this month, awarded accreditation to five chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

March 2018 

Local Chamber awarded coveted 5-Star Rating 

The News Port Arthur

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation, honoring it as one of the top 1 percent chambers nationwide.

U.S. Chamber Awards 13 Local Chambers with Accreditation 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to 13 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

 

November 2017

North Country Chamber awarded top accreditation
The Sun
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has announced that the North Country Chamber of Commerce has once again been accredited at the highest level of five stars. The Accreditation Program of the U.S. Chamber is designed to define and assess excellence among Chambers of Commerce nationally. 

Chattanooga Chamber lands 5-star citation
Times Free Press
U.S. Chamber touts local business group's work in education, diversity, development. 

Business FYI: Chamber's five-star accreditation renewed 
Tulsa World 
The Tulsa Regional Chamber recently had its five-star accreditation renewed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, placing it as one of 112 organizations out of more than 7,000 chambers around the country accredited at the five-star level.

Chamber offers five-year plan for getting Omaha to ‘preferred future’
Omaha World-Herald 
The chamber said it earned a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top rating based on policies, organizational procedures and community impact.

The Chamber gets 5-star accreditation
KNOX News Radio 
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded The Chamber of Commerce of Grand Forks and East Grand Forks with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. 

Kentucky Chamber becomes one of four in nation accredited with distinction
The Lane Report 
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce in November became one of five state chambers to be accredited, and one of four to be accredited with distinction, by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber accreditation is judged on the following areas: governance, finance, human resources, governmental affairs, program development, technology, communications, facilities and benchmarking. Overall, there are 7,000 chambers of commerce in the United States, and only 205 are accredited by the U.S. Chamber. According to the U.S. Chamber, the chambers that are accredited are considered the top 3 percent of all chambers in the United States.

Chamber earns elite 5-star ranking
Press Republican
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has again accredited the North Country Chamber of Commerce at the highest level of five stars. The Accreditation Program of the U.S. Chamber is designed to define and assess excellence among chambers nationally. To achieve accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate that it meets a number of standards with regard to organization, finances, staffing and programs. Accredited chambers are then also awarded one to five stars in recognition of their performance. The five-star level is "reserved for those with exceptional effectiveness in areas such as government affairs, economic development, business support services and economic leadership in their communities," according to a news release from the North Country Chamber. 

Newsmakers
Tulsa World 
“Five-star accreditation is rare,” said McLaughlin, “and it signifies an ongoing commitment to process development and improvement. We work hard every day to be good stewards of the resources we manage, and to deliver strong results, and this reaccreditation affirms our efforts.”

U.S Chamber accredits 16 local chambers
American Security News
From its hub in the nation’s capital, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently accredited 16 chambers of commerce nationwide for their strength of policy and procedure, recognizing benefits afforded to their respective communities.

June 2017

Chamber gets 4-star status
Bedford Bulletin
The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce has been granted 4-Star Accredited status with the U. S. Chamber of Commerce for the third time in a row. The Chamber must reapply for accreditation every five years and has maintained this status for the last 10 years.

Aurora chamber receives 5-star accreditation
Chicago Daily Herald
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.The Aurora chamber was first accredited in 2007 with four-star distinction. In 2012, the U.S. Chamber awarded the chamber with five-star status. The renewal in 2017 marks the second straight accreditation review that the chamber has received the top distinction.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce accredits six local chapters
American Security News
Calling entrepreneurs’ right to be heard critical to their business climates’ future, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it granted accreditation to six local-level chambers based on their strong policy, efficient process and positive community relations. The U.S. Chamber’s official certification system ranges from three to five stars for local chambers, while state-level chambers are rated as accredited or accredited with distinction. In each case, the ranking is decided by the accrediting board, a panel of U.S. Chamber board members and CEOs from chambers across the nation.

Abilene Chamber of Commerce has Received Accreditation from United States Chamber of Commerce
Big Country
The Abilene Chamber of Commerce has announced it is now an accredited Chamber of Commerce .The Abilene chamber's accreditation was recognized by the U.S. Chamber Accreditation Program, which facilitates continuing excellence in the chamber industry and fosters pro-business environments. The process for application is an arduous one, requiring thorough examinations of all chamber practices, policies, programs and procedures.

 

March 2017

Rockwall Chamber earns prestigious Four Star Accreditation
Blue Ribbon News 
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. 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.

Bristol Chamber awarded third consecutive 5-star accreditation
Bristol Herald Courier
The atmosphere was celebratory at the Bristol Chamber of Commerce Wednesday when CEO and President Beth Rhinehart announced that the chamber earned its third consecutive 5-star accreditation. Every five years, chambers must apply for the accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, and this year’s distinction makes the chamber the oldest accredited chamber in Tennessee and the second oldest accredited in Virginia, chamber officials said.

Bristol Chamber again wins 5-Star Accreditation
Bristol Herald Courier
The Bristol TN/VA Chamber of Commerce earned its third consecutive 5-Star Accreditation—making it one of the 105 chambers in the nation to have earned the distinction. Beth Rhinehart, CEO and president of the Bristol Chamber said the accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local community.

Flint & Genesee Chamber earns 4-Star Accreditation 
The Davison Index
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community. U.S. Chamber Accreditation defines standards of excellence in chamber planning, and recognizes individual chambers for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities. “The Flint & Genesee Chamber’s 4-star designation is a recognition of its commitment to strong business practices, community leadership, free enterprise and pro-growth policies,” said Ali Ehrlich, Director of Operations for Political Affairs & Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Notably, the Chamber has established itself as an advocate for its business community and was recognized for its Genesee Regional Chamber Political Action Committee, Moving Flint Forward Leadership Summit, Flint Sprint initiative and Small Business Assistance Forums.”

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance receives top accreditation for third consecutive time
WSLS 10
The Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance has again earned the highest accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. 5-star accreditation is the highest distinction possible. Of the 7,000 chambers of commerce in America, less than 3 percent earn accreditation at either a basic level (no stars), 3-star level, 4-star level, or the coveted 5-star level and only 195 chambers are accredited. As a 5-star recipient, the Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance ranks in the top 1 percent of all chambers of commerce in America. Revealing its longstanding commitment to excellence on behalf of regional businesses and economic development. The Alliance first earned basic accreditation over four decades in 1973. But recently, the Alliance has been at the top of the heap, earning 5-star accreditation in 2006, 2011, and again now. The Alliance literally has hit the trifecta of excellence!

Charleston Metro Chamber receives 5-star rating from national office
Palmetto Business Daily
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce recently received a 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “This is the highest level of accreditation given to a Chamber, validating our work and value for both our region, our local communities, our economy and our members," Bryan Derreberry, president and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber, said.To achieve a 5-star accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs and effective communications by meeting minimum operation and program standards in the areas of program development, technology, governance and government affairs. 

Charleston Metro Chamber Earns U.S. Chamber's 5- Star Accreditation
Palmetto Business Daily
The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has been awarded 5- star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.The U.S. Chamber announced the accreditation of 13 chambers of commerce, including the Charleston Metro Chamber, at its board meeting earlier this week.“We are thrilled to hear that the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce has earned the much distinguished 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce!” said Bryan Derreberry, president and CEO of the Charleston Metro Chamber. “This is the highest level of accreditation given to a Chamber, validating our work and value for both our region, our local communities, our economy and our members."

Kalispell Chamber Receives Top Accreditation Honor
Flathead Beacon
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce with one of its top honors, recognizing the local organization for its effective structure and positive impact on the Flathead Valley.

Kalispell picks up top chamber of commerce rating
KPAX 8
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Kalispell Chamber of Commerce with a 5-star accreditation rating.