U.S Chamber Awards Greenville Chamber With 5-Star Accreditation

Megan Campbell

Friday, November 20th, 2020

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

Accreditation 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.

“Each day, chambers of commerce across this nation play a critical role in their communities,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “From connecting business owners with needed resources, to advocating on behalf of their region with lawmakers, these chambers convene thought leaders to strengthen the collective voices of their members.”

Currently, only 207 chambers in the U.S. are accredited. With approximately 7,000 chambers across our nation, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise and strong leadership displayed by state and local chambers of commerce holding this designation.

“This recognition is only made possible through visionary board leadership, exceptional staff planning and execution, and the support of our committed Investors. We are deeply honored to receive the highest accreditation ranking possible and share this achievement with our entire community,” said Carlos Phillips, Greenville Chamber President/CEO.

The accreditation determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.