(Cleveland) – The White County Chamber of Commerce has received the prestigious 4-Star Accreditation from the US Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business advocacy organization. Currently, there are 7,077 chambers in the United States, 213 of them are accredited.
Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing their community. To achieve Accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs, clear organizational procedures, and effective communications by meeting minimum standards in its operations and programs, in areas of governance, governmental affairs, technology, planning and finance.
The White County Chamber was first accredited in 1991 and achieved a 3-STAR accreditation in 2008. Chamber President Cindy Bailey said she was ecstatic when she received the phone call from the US Chamber about the accreditation.
US Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region representative, Clark Thomason, attended the Chamber’s December Business After Hours Membership meeting Thursday at Sanctuary Plantation, and formally presented the 4-STAR Accreditation to Cindy Bailey and the Chamber Membership.
Bailey said “Of the 18 Georgia US Accredited Chambers, only 2 currently hold the 4-STAR rating and we are so proud that White County is one of them.