Broken Arrow Chamber awarded 5-star accreditation status


Source: Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce with its designation of Accredited with 5 Stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

“Accreditation is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “Earning this prestigious designation sets chambers apart in the industry and shines a light on the impactful work this organization is doing on behalf of its members and local business community.”

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. 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.

Broken Arrow Chamber CEO Jennifer Conway said the Accreditation reflects the hard work undertaken by the chamber the past four years.

“Becoming a Five Star Accredited chamber speaks to the standards, policies and programs the Broken Arrow Chamber has put together,” Conway said. “This wouldn’t be possible without the guidance of the board of directors and the work of our staff.”

“I’m proud of our organization and this recognition,” said Chamber Board Chair Michael Gordon. “We know we have a top rate chamber thanks to our staff and our members. This recognition reflects further reflects that.”

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.

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