About the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce

The San Clemente Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary organization of business and professional men and women who have joined together for the purpose of promoting the general welfare and prosperity of the area business community.

Objectives of the Chamber

To promote a better understanding of the nation's private enterprise system. coordinate the efforts of commerce, industry and professions in maintaining and strengthening a sound and healthy business climate in the San Clemente area. To sponsor aggressive programs of work and stimulate activities that will provide full development and employment of our human and economic resources. To provide creative business leadership and effective coordination of all interested parties in solving community problems and initiating constructive community action. To create broad understanding and appreciation of the great opportunities in the San Clemente area, and to promote the advantages and assets of our community within the area, in the state, and in the world.


San Clemente, CA, February 25, 2010. The United States Chamber of Commerce today awarded the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce with 5-Star Accreditation 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, U.S. Chamber Executive Director of Political Affairs and Federation Relations. "We applaud the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce for advancing the principles of free enterprise."

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 their operations and programs, including areas of governance, government affairs, and technology. This extensive self-review can take 3-6 months to complete.

There are only 55 Five Star rated Chambers in the Nation, which places the San Clemente Chamber of Commerce in the top 1% of the Chamber's in the United States.

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 more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.