Dayton chamber awarded five-star accreditation

The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce with five-star accreditation for its policies, organizational procedures, and impact on the community, officials announced today.

“This award is about making sure our members are receiving the best return on investment possible,” said Phil Parker, president and chief executive officer of the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce. “We strive to provide resources and services that sustain a strong business environment in the Dayton region. When a business joins the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, it can be sure it’s joining the best of the best.”

In order to receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology, according to the chamber. The self-review can take six to nine months to complete.

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is the only accredited chamber in the Dayton region.

“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community,” said Raymond P. Towle, vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce represents more than 3 million businesses.