Only the second chamber in four-county area accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Across the country, chambers of commerce look to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the standards of excellence in their operational procedures and community involvement.
The Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce has now joined the elite ranks of only 200 chambers across the country and only 14 in Florida as achieving accredited status by the U.S. Chamber.
In the four-county area, the Seminole Chamber is the second to achieve this status, following just Orlando Inc.
“I am so proud of the work our team has performed over the past few years to prepare our chamber for this accomplishment,” says Jason Brodeur, president/CEO, Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Our members can be assured this chamber is an excellent steward of their community investment and has the programming in place to help build on our incredible economy in Seminole County”
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 its operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.
“Each day, chambers of commerce are working hard to put the American dream within reach of every hardworking business owner,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “The Accreditation designation tells chamber members as well as the greater business community, this is an organization that has effective programs, sound finances, and is a strong advocate for their interests.”