3-Star U.S. Chamber Accreditation
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Palmdale Chamber of Commerce with a 3-Star accreditation for their effective organizational procedures and outstanding contributions to positive change in their communities.
“Accreditation is one of the highest honors bestowed on local chambers fighting for pro-growth and jobs policies at the federal, state, and local level,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber President and CEO. “We are proud to recognize these chambers and their members for helping to advance the principles of free enterprise — the bedrock of this prestigious award.”
To achieve accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including: areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. The final rating, Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars, depends on the chamber’s ability to successfully meet additional criteria, including: accountability, financial transparency, employee involvement, political advocacy, and community involvement. The accrediting board, a panel of U.S. Chamber board members, votes on the final accreditation.
The accreditation program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the only one of its kind to monitor the dynamic chamber of commerce industry. Rolled out in 1964, the program was developed by a team of chamber executives and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for continuous improvement of local chambers of commerce.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation, representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.