SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce received a big honor Friday morning. The chamber was awarded with a 4-Star Accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies and positive impact on the community it serves.
"Being the only current Accredited chamber throughout the State of Mississippi is a tribute to our leadership, volunteers and staff," said CEO Kimberly Nastasi. "This designation demonstrates the strength of our mission as we continue to strive to meet the changing needs of the local business community."
Accreditation is the lone national program that honors chamber across the country for organizational procedures and involvement in the community.
"Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit their local economy and for positively influencing action in their community," said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. "We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise."