In a remarkable achievement that underscores its commitment to excellence, economic growth, and the overall prosperity of Flower Mound, the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce has been awarded the prestigious designation of “Accredited with 5 Stars” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This recognition acknowledges the chamber’s sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and its substantial positive impact on the local community.
The significance of this accomplishment is underscored by Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and IOM, who noted, “Chambers of commerce that achieve an Accreditation designation are truly leaders in their industry.” Towle went on to emphasize that earning Accreditation represents a mark of excellence not only for the organization but also for its staff and leadership.
The rigorous review process for Accreditation encompasses all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations, and programming. Accredited chambers are distinguished for their ability to serve as vital resources to regional businesses while upholding principles of transparent governance, sound financial controls, safe work environments, effective communications, and the delivery of value through their programs. These chambers are lauded for their ongoing advocacy of free enterprise and their unwavering commitment to serving members and local businesses.
“The 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a tremendous accomplishment and a testament to our dedication,” expressed Lori Walker, President of the Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce. “It underscores our unwavering commitment to excellence, economic growth, and the overall prosperity of Flower Mound. This achievement is not just validation of our efforts; it’s a testament to the collaborative spirit and dedication of our members, partners, and the entire community. This 5-Star Accreditation is more than recognition; it’s a promise to continue fostering a thriving business environment, cultivating opportunities, and contributing to the lasting success of Flower Mound.”
The U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program is designed to promote ongoing excellence in the chamber industry and create a pro-business environment across America. To attain Accreditation, a chamber must meet rigorous standards in various areas, including governance, government affairs, communications, and technology. The comprehensive self-review process can take between 6 to 9 months to complete.
Local chambers are rated as Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars, while 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.
The Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to support the business community for the economic prosperity of Flower Mound, and their 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a testament to their unwavering dedication to this mission.