Danielle N. Rodriguez
Director of Marketing & Programs
(Brownsville, TX) March 14, 2023 – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce with its designation of Accredited with 4 Stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.
“Accreditation is a tremendous accomplishment,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and IOM. “Earning this prestigious designation sets chambers apart in the industry and shines a light on the impactful work this organization is doing on behalf of its members and local business community.”
The purpose of the U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America. In order to receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, communications, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.
“Of the 7,000 chambers in the United States, we are thrilled to have this national recognition in being one of 42 Accredited Chambers in Texas and one of 193 Accredited Chambers throughout the country. The Accreditation process was a rigorous review, requiring our Board of Directors and staff to submit materials regarding governance, finance, human resources, government affairs, program development, technology, communication, and facilities” said Brownsville Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Esmeralda Villarreal. “This accreditation exemplifies how the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce is performing and operating at a very high level for the heartbeat of this organization – our membership.”
Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. State chambers 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.
About the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce
The Brownsville Chamber of Commerce is a member driven business organization whose principal mission is to advance the business interests of its members through leadership, civic engagement, promotion, support and advocacy. Learn more by visiting www.brownsvillechamber.com.