Mar 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm
ST. CLOUD, Minn (KNSI) - The St. Cloud Area Chamber of Commerce has been reaccredited with five stars by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber is one of 71 chambers in the country to receive the top rating. There are 7,000 chambers in the United States, but only three percent of those receive accreditation.
In particular, the St. Cloud Chamber achieved a perfect score in the the category of Finance and Facilities.
The St. Cloud Chamber says accreditation is an important honor. In a news release issued today, they quote president and CEO of the US Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohoe, praising the St. Cloud Chamber for having a strong impact on the local economy.
"Accreditation is one of the highest honors bestowed on chambers that support pro-growth and economic policies at the federal, state and local level," Donohoe says. "This distinction honors the St. Cloud Area Chamber's commitment to helping advance the principles of free enterprise."
Chambers are issued ratings of three, four and five stars at the national level.
The St. Cloud Chamber has maintained accreditation since 1975.
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