ROCKWALL, TX (Nov. 22, 2022) – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce with its designation of Accredited with 5 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. “This rigorous review includes all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations, and programming. When chambers of commerce earn the distinction of becoming Accredited, it is a mark of excellence for the organization, its staff, and its leadership. 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 6-9 months to complete.
CEO Darby Burkey stated, “Accreditation is an exceptional framework to ensure outstanding organizational procedures and to make sure we are making a positive impact on the community. I am so thankful for our Board and team who have worked so hard to move us to the top level of distinction. This is an exciting time to be engaged with the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce! Business has changed and so have we.”
Chamber Board Chair Eva Hummel said “Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, expertise, and strong leadership of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. With a commitment to excellence CEO Darby Burkey, Chamber staff, and our esteemed board of directors are honored to receive five-star designation. I am so proud of this remarkable achievement!”
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 mission of the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce is to make every day extraordinary for business while maintaining the ideal hometown feel.
Submitted press release by Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce.
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