Good news! The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that after a comprehensive self-review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded us with 5-Star Accreditation. "This prestigious honor puts us among the top 1% of chambers nationwide," stated Michael B. Seitz, IOM President of the Chamber. This rating demonstrates the high commitment from our board of directors and staff to provide excellence in our program of work and services to our members.
-The chamber continued to do an excellent job of recognizing its volunteers for their efforts on behalf of the chamber.
-The chamber has created a comprehensive Personnel and Administrative Policy Manual. It was also recognized for its practice of providing additional funds to staff through HSA contributions.
-The chamber achieved a perfect score in the Communications and Facilities sections.
This past year, the staff and the board of Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce spent countless hours completing the Accreditation process. Our task: demonstrate competency in 9 core areas ranging from finance to facilities. The result of our hard-work is evidenced by this impressive rating. "We should all be extraordinarily proud of this milestone achievement. It was a true team effort, but special recognition should go to Vice President Rita Mrozinski for her countless hours and contributions she made to the accreditation process that led us to achieve the 5 star rating," said Seitz.
The only national program recognizing chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement, accreditation allows us to renew, improve, and promote sound business practices, policies, and procedures.
Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. The final determination is made by the Accrediting Board, a committee of U.S. Chamber board members and chamber executives from across the country.