Wednesday Mar 17 2010
U.S. Chamber awards Roseville with 4-Star Accreditation
By: Wendy Gerig Chamber Checkpoint
The United States Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Roseville Chamber of Commerce with 4-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, U.S. Chamber executive director of political affairs and federation relations. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.” Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective 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. This extensive self-review can take 3-10 months to complete. “The 4-Star Accreditation is validation that the programs, services and benefits offered to our members are of the highest quality and value,” said Roseville Chamber President Aldo Pineschi. “This was an in-depth, comprehensive self examination. I am proud of the Roseville Chamber — its members, staff and board leadership. “The Roseville business community is fortunate to have such a valuable regional resource.” There are four outcomes for local chambers when they choose to go through this very rigorous, self-evaluation process. Those outcomes are: Accredited, Accredited with 3-Stars, Accredited with 4-Stars, or Accredited with 5-Stars. The final determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members. The Roseville Chamber of Commerce is among only seven in California and 94 chambers of commerce in the entire nation that have achieved the four-star status ... we hope you share our pride! Wendy Gerig is the CEO of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce.