BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has been reaccredited as a 5-Star Chamber. This places the Chamber among the 1 percent of Chambers of Commerce in the United States who have reached the highest level of accreditation, according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Bowling Green Area Chamber has maintained a high standard of excellence achieving accreditation without a lapse since 1973.
The accreditation process is a comprehensive examination of every aspect of a Chamber’s operations, including governance, finance, human resources, government affairs, program development, technology, communications, facilities, and benchmarking.
“The reaccreditation process is meticulous. Every 5 years, the U.S. Chamber looks at our operations from every angle. I am very proud of our team for their continued hard work and dedication as we uphold the highest standards as an organization of excellence,” said Maureen Carpenter, vice president of Partnership Services.
“Our main focus every day is the needs of our partners and the growth of our community,” said Chamber President & CEO Ron Bunch. “We collaborate with our local leadership on a regular basis to ensure our partners have a community with a strong local economy and vibrant quality of life where their businesses can grow and prosper. We are honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber for our efforts to serve our community as the best Chamber we can possibly be.”
“I am so proud of the work of our Chamber of Commerce. From partnership services to economic development, our Chamber strives every day to provide the highest level of services to our partners and our community. I am proud to see that the U.S. Chamber continues to recognize the high quality and professionalism of our Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star accreditation.” said Steve Davis, chairman of the board.
This announcement comes on the heels of a banner year for the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, with prestigious national awards and rankings including two Excellence Awards by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives and the top ranking in Site Selection‘s Top 10 Metro Areas for New and Expanded Facilities in 2018, among others.