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  Business Perspectives
    Accreditation with the United States Chamber of
By earning Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a chamber shows its dedication to:
• Reviewing, improving, and promot-
• Ensure all programs, resources, services, communications, samples, awards, and meetings have a best practice and forward-leaning focus.
Commerce is the only program of its kind that defines excellence in chamber planning and recognizes chambers for outstanding contributions toward pos- itive change in their communities. The purpose of the U.S. Chamber’s Accredi- tation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America.
ing strong business practices.
• Recognizing leadership and outstand-
• Continue to expand staff expertise in all aspects of chamber management, major policy issues, and other forces impacting economics, business, and society. Ensure we provide high value to members facing complex challenges.
There are over 890 chambers that have participated in the program since 1964. Currently, 202 chambers carry this distinction. With approximately
• Establishing best practices and stay- ing in-step with industry changes.
The Chamber is a Center of Excellence for Business
The Battle Creek Area Cham- ber of Commerce is a five-star accredited cham- ber of commerce. What does this mean?
7,000 chambers in the United States, Accreditation with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a prestigious honor that distinguishes the high quality, exper- tise, and strong leadership displayed by Accredited state and local chambers of commerce.
business community in the greater Battle Creek region and Calhoun County.
ing contributions to the community. • Supporting the principles of free
enterprise and promoting pro-growth policies at federal, state, and local levels.
• Right size number of programs, resources, and services focused on the social, economic, business, and polit- ical trends that impact our members and communities we serve.
We aspire to be the number one resource for best practices, innovative resources, and information for the
• Streamline resources and materials to focus on modern, best-in class materials, and make the process for finding and retrieving items simpler and faster.
Here are the strategies in which the Battle Creek Area Chamber of Com- merce strive to be a center for excel- lence for local businesses:
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 • Increase services focused on the needs of growing businesses (i.e. business planning, leadership, organi- zational management, measuring and communicating value, trends, etc,.) including customized consulting.
• Improve existing, and seek new, ben- efits to improve chamber organiza- tional performance and aid in member recruitment and retention.
• Increase original thought leadership around trends and best practices. In- cludes research, speeches, writing, surveys, quick polls, and bench- marking.
The collective insight of our orga- nization’s leadership is designed to produce lasting impact on the individ- uals, businesses, and organizations we serve. The impact statement is a guiding principle in our work.
The Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce connects and empowers business and community professionals to have the courage and confidence to be catalytic leaders in addressing their business and communities’ greatest issues.

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