The Chamber gets 5-star accreditation
Pat Sweeney | Nov 17, 2017 AT 1:23 pm
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.
“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”
is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective
organizational procedures and community involvement. In order 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 6-9 months to complete.
Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. State chambers are recognized as either Accredited State Chamber or Accredited State Chamber with Distinction. The final determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members.
The Chamber – GF/EGF received perfect scores in the areas of Technology and Facilities. Special recognition was given to the outstanding membership retention rate, advocacy on behalf of the business community, and its efforts promoting entrepreneurship and addressing workforce issues.
The Chamber – GF/EGF mission is to encourage business success while enhancing the quality of life in our region.