The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce announced that it has been awarded 3-Star Accreditation by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures and positive impact on the community.

According to the San Diego Regional Chamber, this accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. In order to receive accreditation, a chamber must meet minimum standards in its operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology.

“We work hard to be our region’s leading advocate on critical business issues that help make San Diego a place where businesses can succeed and grow,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber. “This accreditation — which puts us among the top 3 percent of chambers nationwide — further supports the work we are doing and is truly an honor.”

The San Diego Regional Chamber is a hub for connections and collaboration among the regional business community, and uses its clout to advocate for public policies and candidates that support economic growth and the creation of jobs, the chamber said.

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.