The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Greater Omaha Chamber with 5-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, Vice President, Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management.  “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

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. Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement.

“Accreditation requires an open mind and an all-hands-on-deck mentality. We are fortunate to be immersed in a community capable of both. Thanks to our many, many community partners, our recent 5-star accreditation designation means we can continue to work collaboratively to offer new programs, champion change, position organizations for ongoing success and help our community prosper,” said David G. Brown, president and CEO, Greater Omaha Chamber.

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.

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.

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The mission of the Greater Omaha Chamber is to champion a thriving business community and prosperous region through visionary leadership and collaboration