Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce named top 1% of chambers nationwide

*Executive Assistant Casey Stout and IOM and Bookkeeper Christie Maurais celebrating the accomplishment. h/t Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce / Pitchengine Communities Photo* (Jackson, Wyo.) - The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce (JHCC) announced yesterday that they have earned a 5-Star Accreditation from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This recognition places the JHCC among the top one percent of chambers nationwide. The JHCC is the only accredited chamber in the state of Wyoming and one of just four 5-Star Accredited chambers in the region (Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah). “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.” “Chambers are reflections of their members and we’re proud to build a first-class chamber that represents our hard-working community,” said President/CEO Jeff Golightly. “Our staff, volunteer board of directors, and volunteer committee members are dedicated to the success of the JHCC to the benefit of all of our members.” The accreditation application covers nine modules: benchmarking, communications, facilities, finance, governance, government affairs, human resources, program development, and technology. Each of these modules is designed to advance a chamber’s mission. “Members of the JHCC can feel confident that their chamber is working for them. The benchmarks that must be achieved to earn a 5-Star Accreditation indicate a high level of program effectiveness,” said Golightly. The JHCC earned 4-Star Accreditation in 2012. Based on recommendations and best practices, the JHCC took action to make improvements. #buckrail