Organization ranks among the top one percent nationwide for best business practices
The Gwinnett Chamber has earned its Five-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the highest designation achievable in the chamber industry, nationwide. This designation, which makes history as a “first” for the Gwinnett Chamber, was awarded for the organization’s sound policies, effective procedures, and positive impact on the community.
“Chambers of commerce that achieve an accreditation designation are truly leaders in their industry,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations, and IOM. “This rigorous review includes all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations, and programming. When chambers of commerce earn the distinction of becoming Accredited, it is a mark of excellence for the organization, its staff, and its leadership…. They are commended for their continued advocacy of free enterprise, and for their commitment to serving members and their local businesses. Congratulations on this tremendous accomplishment.”
The Gwinnett Chamber worked through a 6-month process to complete a 200-plus page application measuring the organization’s activity from 2019-2021 across 9 different areas including Communications, Finance, Governance, Facilities, Human Resources, Program Development, Technology, Benchmarking, and Government Affairs. Of the 7,000-plus chambers of commerce across the nation, only 201 are accredited with any designation (3, 4, or 5-stars), and even fewer have received Five-Star status. The Gwinnett Chamber is now in the top one percent of those who have achieved Five-Star Accreditation.
“This designation affirms the highest level of industry integrity, financial responsibility, and trust that our organization has worked diligently over the last few years to achieve,” said Nick Masino, President and CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Our members, investors, leaders, and staff are all deserving of this recognition, and we are honored to be ranked among the nation’s best when it comes to our mission of championing business.”
For more information on the Gwinnett Chamber or to learn more about becoming a member of this Five-Star accredited organization, please visit GwinnettChamber.org.
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About the Gwinnett Chamber
The Gwinnett Chamber serves as the voice for businesses, facilitating quality job growth opportunities while enhancing the community’s vitality and quality of life. The Chamber offers the metro Atlanta business community a wealth of growth opportunity by collaborating with regional partners to drive economic and community development initiatives throughout Georgia. Through its fundamental objectives to help create quality jobs and wealth, strengthen the community, and grow business, the Chamber serves more than 2,000+ member companies in metro Atlanta while delivering innovative programs to connect businesses locally, regionally, and globally. www.gwinnettchamber.org