The Greater Delray Beach Chamber is an "accredited" Chamber. We received that designation by the United States Chamber of Commerce first in 1985, again in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2007 and most recently 2013. This seal of excellence has been awarded to only about 300 of the nearly 7,000 chambers throughout the country.
The Accreditation Program was instituted by the U.S. Chamber to recognize effective organization performance. It is an in-depth self-evaluation process designed to assist a local chamber to determine its effectiveness within a community. The 8 major areas of criteria for Chamber evaluation are: 1) Governance 2) Financial 3) Human Resources 4) Government Affairs 5) Program Development 6) Communication 7) Technology and 8) Facilities.
The Chamber must conduct a "reaccreditation" process every five years in order to maintain the "Accredited Chamber" designation. Accreditation basically means that our Chamber of Commerce maintains the highest standards of performance in every phase of its work.