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U.S. Chamber Awards Local Chamber with Accreditation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 – 10:30am
Contact: M.J. Naschke, (409) 762-3930

U.S. Chamber Awards Local Chamber with Accreditation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at its board meeting today, awarded accreditation to the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce for their sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on their communities.

“Accreditation validates a chamber as having programs that benefit its local economy and positively influence its community,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, U.S. Chamber vice president of Federation Relations and Institute for Organization Management. “We applaud these organizations for advancing the principles of free enterprise.”

The only program of its kind in the country, U.S. Chamber accreditation recognizes excellence in chamber planning and performance. To achieve accreditation, a chamber must demonstrate quality programs, clear organizational procedures, and effective communications by meeting minimum operation and program standards in the areas of governance, program development, government affairs, and technology.

Local and regional chambers are rated “Accredited,” “Accredited with 3 Stars,” “Accredited with 4 Stars,” or “Accredited with 5 Stars.” State chambers are rated “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, and chamber CEOs from across the country.

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.

Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 3, 2017 By Lora-Marie Bernard with photos by Ruth Ann Ruiz Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol About 200 chamber of commerce and government representatives participated Wednesday in the first Galveston County Legislature Day at the Texas Capitol. The collaborative event featured a day of photo opportunities and meetings withContinue Reading

Actress Marilu Henner Keynote Speaker at 10th Annual Women’s Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 29, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 771-4373 Actress Marilu Henner Keynote Speaker at 10th Annual Women’s Conference GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has confirmed that Marilu Henner, actress and author, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Conference Celebrating Women: Mind, Body, Spirit, Thursday, April 6,Continue Reading

George & Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway Dedication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 771-4373 George & Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway Dedication GALVESTON, TX – The I-45 Causeway linking Galveston Island to the mainland will officially be named the George and Cynthia Mitchell Memorial Causeway on Tuesday, October 25. State Senator Larry Taylor, State Representative Wayne Faircloth, former Senator A.R.Continue Reading

Governor’s Office Of Small Business Assistance Awards Funding To 10 Small Business Service Providers

For Immediate Distribution | August 18, 2016 | (512) 463-1826 Governor’s Office Of Small Business Assistance Awards Funding To 10 Small Business Service Providers AUSTIN — The Governor’s Office of Small Business Assistance (OSBA) announced today that it has awarded approximately $100,000 in grant funding to ten nonprofit organizations from across the state for projects promotingContinue Reading

3rd Annual DOOLIN MARITIME CAREERS CAMP

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31 – August 6, 2016 CONTACT: Gina Spagnola; gspagnola@galvestonchamber.com or (409) 763-5326 3rd Annual DOOLIN MARITIME CAREERS CAMP GALVESTON, TX The Doolin Maritime Careers Camp, a weeklong residential camp, July 31 thru August 6, 2016, is now accepting applications for students that are rising 8th to 10th grades. The camp is free ofContinue Reading

Galveston Regional Chamber to Honor Young Entrepreneurs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 24, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930 Galveston Regional Chamber to Honor Young Entrepreneurs GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce will honor the recipients of the First Annual George P. Mitchell Regional Entrepreneurs of the Year at an awards celebration, Friday, June 10, 7 – 10 pm, atContinue Reading

UTMB President Speaks to C-Crewe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 22, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930 UTMB President Speaks to C-Crewe GALVESTON, TX – Dr. David Callender, President, UTMB Health, was the invited speaker at the quarterly informative luncheon hosted by C-Crewe, a membership division of the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. The C-Crewe invites regional business professionals to participateContinue Reading

Business Development Workshops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2016 CONTACT: M.J. Naschke (409) 762-3930 Business Development Workshops GALVESTON, TX – The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with The Galveston Daily News and Galveston County Small Business Development Center, will present a series of business development workshops February 24, March 22, and April 26, at the ChamberContinue Reading