We are one of only eight accredited Chambers in Louisiana!
NEW ORLEANS (Nov. 14, 2023) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce with its designation of accredited with five stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.
“Chambers of commerce that achieve an accreditation designation are truly leaders in their industry,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and IOM. “When chambers of commerce earn the distinction of becoming accredited, it is a mark of excellence for the organization, its staff and its leadership. This rigorous review includes all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations and programming, and accredited chambers are recognized for their ability to serve as a resource to their region’s businesses while maintaining transparent governance practices, sound financial controls, safe work environments, effective communications and value in programming. They are commended for their continued advocacy of free enterprise, and for their commitment to serving members and their local businesses. Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment.”
The purpose of the U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America. In order to receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, communications and technology. This extensive self-review can take six to nine months to complete.
“We are beyond thrilled to receive this five-star accreditation,” said Ruth Lawson, Jefferson Chamber President. “The Jefferson Chamber of Commerce works tirelessly to operate a successful, influential chamber and achieve desirable results for our members. This accreditation is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, and we are more determined than ever to passionately advocate for the businesses in our region, ensuring their continued success and prosperity.”
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.
For more information about the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, visit https://jeffersonchamber.org
About Jefferson Chamber of Commerce: 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. For more information, visit www.jeffersonchamber.org