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Loudoun Chamber of Commerce Earns 5-Star Accreditation from U.S. Chamber for Organizational Excellence & Community Impact

Loudoun County, Virginia — The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce has earned 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, placing it amongst the top 2% of Chambers nationwide for the quality of its programs, policies and impact on the community. The Loudoun Chamber is the only Chamber of Commerce in the DC Metro region with this distinction.

“I congratulate the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce for earning 5-Star Accreditation, and for its commitment to meet the highest standards for operational performance in the Chamber industry, and for your unwavering commitment to Free Enterprise,” said U.S. Chamber Vice President Raymond P. Towle.

“The rigorous Accreditation review includes all aspects of a chamber’s policies, operations, and programming. To earn our industry’s highest distinction is reflective of the Loudoun Chamber’s staff and leadership commitment to excellence in all that your organization does to serve your community,” Towle continued.

U.S. Chamber’s Accreditation Program exists to establish the standards for operational excellence in the Chamber industry, and to recognize Chamber’s that achieve “best in class performance” in areas such as governance policies, financial controls, safe work environments, effective communications, public policy and programming.  This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.

“On behalf of the best Board of Directors and staff in the Chamber industry, it is an honor to accept this national recognition of the Loudoun Chamber’s commitment to the highest standards of excellence. These outstanding leaders are devoted to supporting a world class economy and quality of life in Loudoun, and we are proud that America’s leading business organization has recognized the Loudoun Chamber for the impact we have made on our community,” said Loudoun Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard.

Accreditation decisions are made by the Accrediting Board, a committee the U.S. Chamber’s Board of Directors. The Loudoun Chamber was previously Accredited as the 4-Star level in 2017.

To learn more about the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, visit

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