• U.S. Chamber Awards The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce with Accreditation

    November 22, 2016
    New Haven, CT— The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce announced today that it has been awarded with 4-star accreditation by The U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

    The Greater New Haven Chamber is the first and only Chamber in Connecticut with Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber.

    “Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit its local economy and positively influence its community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

    The only program of its kind in the country, U.S. Chamber accreditation recognizes excellence in chamber planning and performance. To achieve accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs, clear organizational procedures, and effective communications by meeting minimum operation and program standards in the areas of governance, program development, government affairs, and technology.

    “The Greater New Haven Chamber is proud to be designated with this 4-Star accreditation,” says Tony Rescigno, president of Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce. “This prestigious honor puts us among the top 3% of chambers nationwide.”
     
    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.

    Local and regional chambers are rated “Accredited,” “Accredited with 3 Stars,” “Accredited with 4 Stars,” or “Accredited with 5 Stars.” State chambers are rated “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, and chamber CEOs from across the country.

    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. 

    The mission of The Greater New Haven Chamber is to provide unrivaled partner services and lead regional economic growth through bold and effective advocacy.
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    Contact:
    Nicole Salvatore, Communications Specialist
    nsalvatore@gnhcc.com, (203) 782-4310