The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Jefferson Chamber with 4-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.”
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.
“This honor is a testament to the dedication of our volunteer members,” said Todd Murphy, Jefferson Chamber President. “Accreditation verifies our efforts to be a relevant organization in business development, public policy and quality of life.”
The final determination of Accreditation is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members from across the nation.
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 Jefferson Chamber is the premier business organization in the Greater New Orleans area. We work on behalf of our members to help their businesses grow, implement relevant and informative programming and provide opportunities to build relationships with other businesses in the community.