Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their 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. The self-review can take six to nine months to complete.
“The accreditation process is rigorous and thorough, and allows us to continue to benchmark against other chambers of excellence,” said Chris Kershner, Dayton Area Chamber president and CEO. “To have achieved the highest accreditation level is a testament to our business community, the leadership from our volunteers and the dedication of our staff. When an area business joins our chamber, they can be assured they’re gaining access to top talent, resources, and connections. And at the same time, they can take comfort knowing they’ve invested in an organization that’s being operated efficiently and effectively. The result is a business community that’s united and flourishing. A strong chamber of commerce stands at the center of it all, a secret to business success for our members.”