November 3, 2011
U.S. Chamber Awards Licking County Chamber of Commerce with Accredited Status
Newark, Ohio - The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Licking County Chamber of Commerce with Accredited status 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 prestigious honor puts us among the top 3% of chambers nationwide”, said President Cheri Hottinger. “Going through the Accreditation process has made us a better chamber and has enabled us to serve our members in ways we never did before. It is certainly a milestone achievement.”
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.