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Business Perspectives
BY KARA BEER, PRESIDENT
itation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. The 5-Star designation places your Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce in the top 1% of Chambers across the nation.
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 took nine months to complete.
Area Chamber of Commerce I am extremely honored that we have been awarded the five star accreditation for a third time. The board of directors, mem- bers, staff, and volunteers of the organi- zation make us the premier business as- sociation whose influence, solutions, and networks drive economic growth in the Battle Creek area, enabling businesses, community, and people to prosper in an ever-changing economy” said Kara Beer, President, Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce.
“It is critical that business leaders have a voice in the debates that will shape the business climate in their com- munities.” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Or- ganization Management. “Accreditation recognizes a chamber’s work to foster a
The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce has demonstrated a good track record of operating a successful cham- ber and achieving desirable results for
its members and has been an accredited chamber since 1972 and a prestigious five star chamber since 2009. The U.S. Cham- ber of Commerce is proud to accredit the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce with our Five-Star designation for a
Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. State cham- bers 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.
U.S. Chamber Awards B.C. Chamber 5-Star Accreditation
The United States Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting in early November, awarded the Battle Creek Area Cham- ber of Commerce with 5-Star Accred-
healthy business climate that enhances the quality of life for its members and its community.”
third consecutive cycle.
“As the President of the Battle Creek
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