US Chamber rewards Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce with 4-star accreditation

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce its Accredited designation with 4 stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community, officials said.

“Getting this accreditation from the Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce is truly recognition of their excellent work,” said Raymond P. Towle, vice president of the American Chamber of Federation Relations and Institute. for Organization Management. “Accredited chambers are recognized for their ability to serve as a resource for businesses in their region while maintaining transparent governance practices, strong financial controls, safe working environments, effective communications and value in programming. They are commended for their continued advocacy for free enterprise and for this tremendous achievement. ”

The goal of the US Chamber Accreditation Program is to facilitate continued excellence in the chamber industry and foster a favorable business environment across America. In order to receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in its operations and programs, including the areas of governance, government affairs, communications, and technology. This in-depth self-examination can take 6 to 9 months.

Dr. Dewayne Thompson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce, said: “Congratulations to the officers and staff of the Cleveland / Bradley County Chamber of Commerce for achieving a 4 star rating. ! We owe a debt of gratitude to CEO Griffin and leadership for this important milestone that has led us into such an elite endeavor. Cleveland / Bradley County is fortunate to have such an exceptional staff to support leadership, otherwise it would never have been a reality. “

“I am proud of our staff’s hard work and dedication to making this Chamber such an incredible success,” said Mike Griffin, President of the Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce. “The time and effort required to achieve accreditation is no small task. Only 3 percent of chambers in the United States are accredited, and the Cleveland / Bradley Chamber of Commerce has been accredited by the United States Chamber since 1981. “

The local rooms are classified accredited, 3 stars, 4 stars or 5 stars. State chambers are recognized either as accredited state chambers or as state chambers accredited with distinction. The final decision is made by the Accreditation Council, a committee made up of members of the American Chamber’s board of directors.

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