Chamber Gets 5 Star Accreditation
The Billings Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the designation of Five-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the third time the Billings Chamber has been awarded this highest national designation. The U.S. Chamber awards accreditation to chambers for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities. Only 3% of chambers nationwide are accredited, and just 1% receive five-star accreditation.
“This is a wonderful testament to the hard-working staff and thoughtful, visionary, volunteer leadership at the Billings Chamber,” said Billings Chamber President/CEO John Brewer. “Being selected as one of the top one percent of chambers of commerce in the country is reason to celebrate, and motivation to work harder to maintain this designation on behalf of all business in our community.”
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce specifically recognized the Billings Chamber’s work in talent attraction and retention; diversity, equity and inclusion; the “Safer Billings” initiative; candidate endorsements; public policy development; membership engagement; COVID-19 pandemic business support and its excellent communications plan. The Chamber achieved a perfect score in human resources, technology and facilities.
Chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Nichole Mehling said, “Receiving the 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a significant recognition of the thoughtful and progressive way our Billings Chamber of Commerce leads our local business and community efforts.”