U.S. Chamber of Commerce Awards SWFL Inc. with 5-Star Accreditation

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Awards SWFL Inc. with 5-Star Accreditation

Bonita Springs, Florida (June 10, 2022) -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has awarded SWFL Inc. with its designation of Accredited with 5 Stars for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the community.

“When chambers of commerce earn the distinction of being Accredited, it truly is a mark of excellence for the organization, its staff, and its leadership,” said Raymond P. Towle, U.S. Chamber Vice President, Federation Relations and IOM.  “This designation recognizes the positive impact these organizations have had within their communities, and it honors their commitment to continuing to serve local businesses.  From connecting small business owners with needed resources to advocating on behalf of their region with lawmakers, these chambers convene thought leaders to strengthen the collective voices of their members.”

The purpose of the U.S. Chamber's Accreditation Program is to facilitate continuing excellence in the chamber industry and to foster a pro-business environment across America. To receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in its operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, communications, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.

“We are proud to earn the Five-Star Accreditation for the fourth consecutive time,” said Tiffany Esposito, President and CEO of SWFL Inc. “As one of only seven chambers of commerce in the Florida to earn a Five-Star Accreditation, this designation confirms the positive impact we have throughout Southwest Florida. Our Board of Directors and team work tirelessly to promote and protect the business community and we are thrilled to be recognized for these accomplishments.”

Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. 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.   

About SWFL Inc.

SWFL Inc. is a regional chamber of commerce serving the Southwest Florida business community. It connects businesses to a regional network of customers, offers educational resources to help them grow in a modern economy, and actively works to solve regional issues that impact the business community. At SWFL Inc., membership is free and open to all businesses to create (inc)lusive opportunities for all.

Ranked among the top one percent of chambers nationwide, SWFL Inc. produces exceptional business resources and programs to serve the business community, promote a region where businesses can grow and prosper and enhance the quality of life in Southwest Florida.

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