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Chamber hosting Emerging Leaders Summer Institute

on Wednesday, 01 June 2016. Posted in News, Local News

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce will host the Emerging Leaders Summer Institute.This is a program designed to generate professional training and development, mentorship, community engagement and recruitment opportunities.

The purpose is to identify, develop and empower “Emerging Leaders,” specifically minorities, small business owners and innovative professionals poised to move into the next level of community and business leadership.

Program Strategies:

• Visit with community leaders and businesses

• Professional and personal leadership development and civic engagement

• Extensive networking with a diverse group of your peers

• Discovering your strengths and learning how to apply them as a leader in your business and/or community Sessions will last from 8 a.m.–1 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Dates:

• Tuesday, June 14: Orientation and reception. Location to be announced

• Wednesday, June 15: Session 1- Retreat, Chamber offices

• Wednesday, July 13: Session 2 - Technology, Innovation and Industry, OTIS, SiMT and Morning News

• Wednesday, July 20: Session 3 - Leadership Development, North Dargan Innovation Center and several local businesses

•Wednesday, Aug. 3: Session 4 - Government/civic engagement, City Center, Floyd Conference Center at Carolinas Hospital and area Parks & Recreation sites Program cost includes food and program materials.

While many candidates are sponsored by their employer, a limited number of partial scholarships are available. Non-profit rate: $200. Small/Minority Business rate: $250. Corporate rate: $500 For more information, contact Les Echols, director of Community & Minority Enterprise, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. (843) 665-0515. Applications and further information available online at

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