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March 7, 2018 10:40am

U.S. Chamber Awards GLI with 4-Star Accreditation

(Louisville, KY) – The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCOC) awarded Greater Louisville Inc. with 4-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community. GLI is honored to hold this prestigious accreditation.

“Business leaders are a critical voice in conversations about promoting economic growth and job creation in their communities.” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “Accreditation honors a chamber’s work to enhance the quality of life for its members and its region.”

Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. In order to receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. There are only 201 accredited chambers in the United States of approximately 7,000 chambers nationwide. GLI received compliments for its strategic planning, efforts to address the workforce needs of Greater Louisville, and perfect scores in technology, facilities, and communications.

“While the application process takes 6-9 months, the work that goes into achieving accreditation is done over several years. We are very pleased to see the work of GLI’s staff and volunteer leadership recognized with such a public distinction,” GLI Chief Operating Officer Sarah Davasher-Wisdom said.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations. Learn more at www.uschamber.com.

About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.