The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) was recently awarded a 5-Star Accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce. This is the first time the LRCC has earned the 5-Star distinction, which is only carried by 0.03% or 128 out of 4,000 chambers nationwide.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our incredible team,” said Tim Daman, president and CEO, LRCC. “This recognition is a true testament to the relentless dedication to our members and the mid-Michigan region. We’re always striving to do and be more for our community and create positive change, and this designation just proves that.”
The accreditation is valid for five years and the only program of its kind that recognizes chambers for their achievements in operations and programs.
Earlier this year, the LRCC completed a thorough self-review of its policies, organizational procedures and community involvement and submitted it to the U.S. Chamber. As a result, the LRCC achieved a perfect score in four categories – governance, human resources, communications and facilities. The organization was also recognized for providing professional development opportunities for its staff, as well as its advocacy and political action committee efforts, multiyear strategic plan and marketing and communication tactics.
Local chambers can be recognized as Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars or 5-Stars. The final determination is made by the Accrediting Board, which is a committee comprised of U.S. Chamber board members. Accredited chambers represent an elite status and only 3% of chambers in the nation.
“The LRCC earning the highest, 5-Star Accreditation shows that the organization serves as the voice of business in the Lansing region and is a bold leader that advocates for important issues, and continually drives change and economic growth,” said Patrick Dean, chair, LRCC Board of Directors. “It also demonstrates the LRCC’s impact on the region and how hard it works to help the business community grow and thrive daily.”