The Denton Chamber of Commerce has earned Reaccreditation

Since 1975, every five years the Denton Chamber board agrees to conduct an extensive internal organizational review and evaluation in order to retain its Accreditation through the U.S. Chamber.

Board Chair Larry Parker and Past Board Chair Perry McNeill

Board Chair Larry Parker and Past Board Chair Perry McNeill

In accepting the Accreditation plaque during the November 20 Board meeting, Board Chair Larry Parker proudly noted that the Denton Chamber had increased its supplemental distinction rating from three to four stars. The highest ranking a local chamber can earn is five stars.

According to the U.S. Chamber, Accreditation is ”the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognition for outstanding contributions toward positive change in their communities.”
FOUR_STAR_®_colorHeaded by Past Chamber Board Chair Dr. Perry McNeill, the process began in early April and involved nearly 40 officers, directors, key volunteers and staff. A specific program goal for the 2014-15 Program Year, the review process was completed and the application package approved by the Board in August.

There are currently 25 Accredited chambers of commerce in the state of Texas, and just over 200 out of nearly 7,000 local chambers across the country have achieved and continuously retained this prestigious certification.

By: Chuck Carpenter

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