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S.C. Chamber of Commerce, Charleston Metro Chamber Earn National Recognition

March 8, 2017

COLUMBIA S.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce honored the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as “Accredited with Distinction” and the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce as “Accredited with 5 Stars” for excellence in planning and performance and for having a positive impact on the state.

“When we work together – business leaders, policy makers, public servants – we win, and these awards are proof of that,” said Ted Pitts, President and CEO of the S.C. Chamber of Commerce. “We’re proud of our team here at the Chamber, but we’re even prouder of our members and the impact they have across the state – their success continues to be our success.  We are also proud of our partners at the Charleston Metro Chamber.  The impact they have on their region is truly amazing.” 

The U.S. Chamber accreditation program recognizes excellence in chamber planning and performance. To achieve accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs, clear organizational procedures, and effective communications by meeting minimum operation and program standards in the areas of governance, program development, government affairs, and technology.

Local and regional chambers are rated “Accredited,” “Accredited with 3 Stars,” “Accredited with 4 Stars,” or “Accredited with 5 Stars.” State chambers are rated “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, and chamber CEOs from across the country.

Additional chamber organizations that have been honored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce include: the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, Greater Summerville/Dorchester Chamber of Commerce, Greater Sumter Chamber of Commerce, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

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