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

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 accrediation rating.

 

November 2016

Greater New Haven Chamber earns 4-star accreditation
New Haven Register
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce is in some heady company, earning a four-star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce. To achieve accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs, clear organizational procedures and effective communications by meeting minimum operation and program standards in four areas, according to officials with the national business organization, which is based in Washington, D.C. Those four areas are governance, program development, government affairs and technology.

Chamber receives national accreditation
Cleveland Daily Banner
The Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce received an early Christmas present this year. After a comprehensive self-review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded them with Accredited status. This prestigious honor puts them among the top 3 percent of chambers nationwide.

Hampton Roads Chamber awarded 5-star accreditation by U.S. Chamber
Inside Business
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded 5-star accreditation Thursday to the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, which also announced at its annual meeting it has rebranded itself as the Hampton Roads Chamber. The top tier accreditation is the highest accolade awarded to chambers of commerce. Of the approximately 7,200 chambers in America, only about 100 have achieved 5-star status, said Bryan Stephens, president and CEO of the Hampton Roads organization.

Aiken Chamber's 5-star comes as no surprise
Aiken Standard
We hear David Jameson's tagline often, "If you're lucky enough to live in Aiken, you're lucky enough."  We smile, give the witty quote a moment's pause of reflection and continue on with our day, but we are lucky enough, and we do appreciate it.  The Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce remained among the elite when it received U.S. Chamber of Commerce accreditation at the highest level, 5-Stars.

Owatonna Chamber again receives top accreditation
Owatonna People's Press
The Owatonna Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has been named one of the top such organizations in the country.  The chamber announced last week it has received five-star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce, the highest level of recognition for a local chamber entity.

Rapid City home of elite, 5 star Chamber of Commerce
NewsCenter1 TV
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce a 5 star accredited status.

Chamber earns, renews accreditation
Ventura County Star
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce again gave the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce the highest accreditation rating available, five stars, in renewing its accreditation until Dec. 31, 2021.

Greater Conejo Chamber keeps five-star status
Thousand Oaks Acorn
Last week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce again awarded the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce the highest rating available, five stars, in renewing its accreditation through Dec. 31, 2021.

Conejo Chamber Wins Accreditation Honor
San Fernando Valley Business Journal 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has renewed the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce’s 5-star accreditation rating until 2021, the chamber announced on Friday. The classification is the highest bestowed on the nation’s chambers.

North County business chamber gets 5-star accreditation
The San Diego Union-Tribune
An organization that represents more than 800 businesses in North San Diego County has received a 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Getting the 5-star distinction for the first time, the North San Diego Business Chamber joins 1.5 percent of the nation’s 7,022 chambers that have the ranking.

Rapid City Chamber recognized
Rapid City Journal
The United States Chamber of Commerce this week awarded the Rapid City Area Chamber of Commerce with Accredited status, according to a news release.

Naperville chamber recognized for community contributions
Chicago Daily Herald
The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce has received 5-Star Accreditation from the U. S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber Awards 16 Local Chambers with Accreditation
U.S. Chamber Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to 16 chambers of commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

 

 

June 2016

Community Impact Newspaper
The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce was designated an accredited, three-star chamber by the Accrediting Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in June, a designation which recognizes organizations for their policies and procedures.
 

Congratulations to the Salt Lake Chamber
Utah Pulse 
Congratulations to the Salt Lake Chamber, which recently received a five-star accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Chamber of Commerce earns four star accreditation
Opelika Observer
During its annual meeting, the Opelika Chamber of Commerce received four-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, making it one of 10 cities in the country to receive such high recognition this year.

Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce
Jackson Hole News & Guide 
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce is now among the select few chambers in the nation honored with a five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Salt Lake Chamber Receives Five-Star Accreditation
Utah Pulse
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 awarded accreditation to the Salt Lake Chamber for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact within in the state of Utah.

U.S. Chamber Awards 3 Local Chambers with Accreditation

March 2016

Business Record
The Urbandale Chamber of Commerce was awarded a 5-star accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective .
 
Arkansas Online
The Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce achieved 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
Houma-Terrebonne chamber earns five-star accreditation
Daily Comet
The Houma-Terrebonne Chamber of Commerce earned five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
 
Opelika Auburn News
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce recognized the local organization this week with four-star accreditation, making it one of 10 chambers in the country to receive accreditation this year.
 

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Earns 4-Star Accreditation 
KRWG
The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has been awarded with 4-Star Accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce, according to Troy Tudor, Interim President and CEO, Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

Billings Chamber earns top national accreditation
Billings Gazette 
The Billings Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday it has once again earned its five-star accreditation through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

 

November 2015

Chamber receives 3 Stars 
The Daily Tribune
The Mount Pleasant/Titus County Chamber & Visitors Council recently earned accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Lewisville  chamber earns national accreditation 
Lewisville Leader
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Accreditation to seventeen chambers of commerce across the United States. The Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce, among the seventeen, earned a four star rating for their policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on their communities.

Chamber is rated 4-stars
The Toccoa Record
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation.

Chamber of commerce earns five-star accreditation
NBCDFW
Members of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce celebrates becoming only the 12th chamber in Texas with 5-Star accreditation.

Dayton chamber awarded five-star accreditation
Dayton Daily News
Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce with five-star accreditation for its policies, organizational procedures, and impact on the community, officials announced today.

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce receives 5-star accreditation
Community Impact
At its board meeting Thursday, Nov. 5, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce a 5-star accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

Chamber awarded a five-star honor - Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber is a first for a Wyoming group
Jackson Hole News & Guide 
The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce joined an elite club last week when it achieved five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Edmond Chamber Awarded 5-star accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
Edmond Sun
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.

Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce honored with 5-star rating
Havasu News 
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce with a five-star accreditation, during its board meeting on Thursday.

Blount Chamber awarded 5-star accreditation
The Daily Times 

The Blount County Chamber has received its third consecutive five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Knoxville Chamber wins prestigious 5-Star national accreditation
Knoxville News Sentinel 
The Knoxville Chamber this week was given Five-Star accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in recognition primarily of its services to the community’s businesses and its pursuit of economic development.

 

June 2015

U.S. Chamber Awards Christian County Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation
SurfKy News Group
HOPKINSVILLE — The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Christian County Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

Chamber renewed at 5-Star Accreditation
The Rockport Pilot
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Rockport-Fulton Chamber of Commerce with renewal of 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber awards Accredited with Distinction status to PA Chamber
Pennsylvania Business Daily Reports
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce this week awarded the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry the status of Accredited with Distinction for its strong government relations advocacy, dynamic membership relations, education and compliance programs, and commitment to social responsibility. 

Conroe chamber gets national accreditation
Your Houston News
The Conroe /Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce has been awarded an accredited status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Conroe officials announced this week.

U.S. Chamber awards Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with 3-Star Accreditation
Prescott Valley Tribune
The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with 3-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

U.S. Chamber awards EPCCC
Weatherford Democrat
The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce with three-star accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community

Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber celebrates national accreditation
Your Houston News
The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce hosted a celebration in honor of the organization's accredited status.

Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce reaches highest national accreditation
Dothan Eagle
After a comprehensive look at the chamber's total operations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Dothan's chamber a five-star accreditation.
 

March 2015

Chamber earns 5-star accreditation
Simi Valley Acorn
The United States Chamber of Commerce recently awarded the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce with the Five-Star accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

Plano Chamber of Commerce receives 5-Star accreditation
PlanoStar Courier
With
large corporations such as Toyota, JC Penney and Frito Lay, as well as a variety of smaller, local businesses, Plano has quickly changed from a rural farming community to one of the largest economic centers in DFW. And recently, the intertwined relationship that forms the local business community was recognized.

Kerrville Chamber of Commerce earns 4 Star Accredited Status
Hill Country Community Journal
The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce with the 4 Star Accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community

Business briefs: Manatee Chamber receives 5-star accreditation
Bradenton Herald
The Manatee Chamber of Commerce has won 5-Star Accreditation from the United State Chamber of Commerce for the second time for having programs that benefit the local economy and prompt action in the community.

 

July 2014

The San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce receives prestigious 5-StarAccreditation
DigitalJournal.com
The United States Chamber of Commerce has announced that the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been selected as a 5-Star Accredited chamber and become the only chamber with this designation in San Antonio. 

Craig Chamber of Commerce earns National Accreditation
Craig Daily Press
The Craig Chamber of Commerce joined the 207 Chambers nationwide to earn accreditation through the United States Chamber of Commerce, according to a news release.  The Chamber earned its accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

 

June 2014

Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce retains five-star accreditation
Gainesville Sun
The Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce has repeated its five-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, placing it among the top 1 percent of more than 7,000 chambers. The accreditation is based on sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community, according to a news release. The Chamber earned perfect scores in four of eight categories -- governance, communications, human resources and facilities.

Lubbock Chamber receives U.S. Chamber's Highest Award
KCBD-TV
The United States Chamber of Commerce announced today that the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has once again earned a 5-Star Accreditation, which is the highest level of accreditation the U.S. Chamber awards. The Lubbock Chamber becomes the only Chamber in North America to be accredited two times with a 5-Star rating and twice named Chamber of the Year nation-wide by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce receives five-star accreditation once again
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce gets to celebrate once again.  On Wednesday, the United States Chamber of Commerce announced the Lubbock chamber again earned a five-star accreditation, becoming the only chamber in North America to be accredited two times with a five-star rating and twice named Chamber of the Year nationwide by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives.

Lubbock Chamber receives second consecutive 5-star accreditation
MYfoxLUBBOCK.COM
On Tuesday June 18, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded 5-Star accreditation to the Lubbock Chamber. So far, Lubbock is the only chamber in North America to receive this honor two years in a row, and be named Chamber of the Year twice.

Elkhart chamber wins accreditation from US chamber
The Elkhart Truth
The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce has achieved a four-star accreditation rating from its national counterpart for a second time, the group announced Thursday, June 19.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce maintains an accreditation program to recognize local chambers for outstanding contributions in fostering a pro-business environment. Government affairs work, strategic planning, internal policies and media relations are among the topics reviewed.

City of Lubbock’s Chamber of Commerce Receives 5-Star Accreditation
KFYO Talk 790
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a high ranking accreditation. The United States Chamber of Commerce has given Lubbock’s Chamber their highest award, a 5-Star Accreditation.

Our view: Elite rank of Chamber is worthy of celebration
Jackson Sun
The elite accreditation of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce from the United States Chamber of Commerce is something to celebrate.  It was announced Tuesday that the Chamber received the designation. Of more than 7,000 chambers of commerce in the country, only 207, or about 3 percent, received the elite designation.

'It's a wonderful recognition': Jackson Chamber has earned elite accreditation
Jackson Sun
Sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community are attributes that have earned the Jackson Chamber elite accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

Jackson Chamber receives elite accreditation
WBBJ-TV
The Jackson Chamber is recognized by the United State Chamber of Commerce, as one of only 207 accredited chambers in the country.

 

May 2014

Local Chamber receives highest accreditation rating
Martinsville Daily
Business leaders and elected officials from Martinsville and Henry County gathered to formally congratulate Chamber President Amanda Witt and her staff for earning a 5-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This marks the first time that the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce has earned this distinction. “Our application for accreditation represented a snapshot of the Chamber’s efforts over the last five years” to achieve the highest rating, said Witt.

 

April 2014

In the top 1 percent: South Shore Chamber gets 5 stars
The Patriot Ledger
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce often presents awards to longtime officers, volunteers and entrepreneurs. Last week the chamber received one – a five-star rating from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the highest rating a local chamber can get.

Chamber recognized for accomplishments
Albert Lea Tribune
As you may have read, the Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce was recently awarded accreditation status with four-star distinction by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce. This recognition speaks directly to the local chamber’s sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

McAllen Chamber gets 5-star accreditation from US Chamber
The Monitor
The McAllen Chamber of Commerce recently achieved a distinction shared with few other chambers across the country. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce gave its “5-Star Accreditation” to the McAllen Chamber, recognizing the local organization’s procedures, organization and community imprint, according to an April 4 news release.

 

March 2014

U.S. Chamber Awards 9 Local Chambers with Accreditation
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Press Release
At its March board meeting, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today awarded nine local chambers of commerce with accreditation for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

‘Top of the mountain’ for Lee’s Summit Chamber after 5-star designation
Lee's Summit Journal
The collective cheers coming from the offices of the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce March 6 was in reaction to the local organization receiving the highest rating possible – a 5-star accreditation – from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Elgin Chamber receives national accreditation
Elgin Courier News
The United States Chamber of Commerce Monday awarded the Elgin Area Chamber with accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community, a release from the organizations said.

National honor for Chicopee Chamber
WWLP 22News
The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce has been granted a rare and prestigious distinction.  The local chamber recently received a four-star accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The decision was made during the U.S. Chamber’s March board meeting, in which accreditations were granted to eight other chambers from across the country.

Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce Earns 5-Star Accreditation
Martinsville Daily
The United States Chamber of Commerce awarded the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. Martinsville-Henry County’s Chamber is one of only five chambers to earn this distinction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. According to the U.S. Chamber, accredited chambers represent the elite top 3% of all chambers in the country.