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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Chamber Awards the Loudoun Chamber with Four-Star Accredited Status

Lansdowne, Virginia – The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the Loudoun Chamber the four-star Accredited status for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on 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, Vice President, Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. To receive Accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 6-9 months to complete.

“This recognition by the U.S. Chamber is a testament to the outstanding leadership provided by our Board of Directors and the outstanding professionalism of our Chamber staff. We are proud to accept this honor on behalf of our 1,250 members and their employees,” said Tony Howard, President and CEO of the Loudoun Chamber.

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.

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.

The Loudoun Chamber is Northern Virginia’s premier business networking and advocacy organization and is dedicated to creating and promoting a world class quality of life here in the Loudoun community that we serve. To learn more about this organization, visit

To learn more about the U.S. Chamber, visit their website

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