Welcome to the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce
The Martinsville Henry County Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization comprised of businesses
serving our community. With over 600 members, the Chamber acts a voice for businesses in the region
while also providing opportunities for networking, collaboration, and increased community exposure.
The Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1959 and has been actively involved in
all facets of our business community ever since. Our programs are designed to encourage a strong local economy
by creating an environment where businesses thrive and community and commerce work together for the future
of Martinsville-Henry County. Learn more by exploring our website!
U. S. Chamber of Commerce Renews Martinsville - Henry County Chamber's Five-Star Accreditation
The United States Chamber of Commerce renewed the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce's
Five-Star Accreditation for its sound policies, effective organizational procedures, and positive impact on the
Accreditation is the only national program that recognizes chambers for their effective organizational procedures and community involvement. In order to recieve 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 designation for the Martinsville- Henry County Chamber of Commerce is significant to our organization as less than 2% of local chambers in the country are accredited at the five-star level", said Lisa Watkins, president of the M-HC Chamber of Commerce. She added, "we are extremely proud to serve our members as one of three local chambers in the Commonwealth of Virginia with this rating".
Local chambers are rated Accredited, 3-Stars, 4-Stars, or 5-Stars. 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 Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce's mission is to foster an environment where business can be created and flourish.
Startup Martinsville - Henry County is an entrepreneurial mentoring program with an extensive eight-week entreprenuerial boot-camp and four-week boot-camp for growing businesses.
"In "our" Chamber, you have options and benefits. You can be as involved as you want to be, there is always an upcoming networking opportunity. See you there! "
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