The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting this week, awarded the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
“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.”
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.
“I am so very proud of this Chamber, our board and staff. In 2015 we were accredited with 3 stars and with a focus on sound business driven policies as well has investments in services, programming and procedures our reapplication raised us to a 4-star accreditation. To achieve this is a true honor and one that belongs to everyone that worked and supported our efforts in this reapplication.” states CEO Marnie Uhl, “We are beyond thrilled to receive this very prestigious accreditation and to have our Chamber recognized as one of the best in the United States.”
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 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.
The Mission of the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce is to strengthen the region’s economy by improving the quality of life and promoting its member’s success.