Florence Chamber now accepting Emerging Leaders program applications
The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 2021 Emerging Leaders Summer Business Institute. This five-session summer program is designed to identify, develop, and empower local “Emerging Leaders.” Specifically, this program can be helpful for minority professionals, small business owners and innovative professionals poised to move on to the next level of community and business leadership. Due to COVID-19 protocols, some sessions will be socially distanced and/or online. The chamber is seeking individuals or company representatives who want to be more actively engaged in the Greater Florence community through unique leadership practices and experiences. Attendees will gain valuable opportunities to expand their sphere of influence and professional contacts. Program strategies include: Professional and personal leadership development and civic engagement, extensive networking with a diverse group of your peers, and discovering your strengths and learning how to apply them as a leader in your business and/or community. Tentative program dates are June 22, July 14, July 21, July 23, and Aug. 11 The cost of the program is $199 for non-profits, $250 for small/minority business, and $500 for corporate business. The cost includes food and program materials. A limited number of partial scholarships are available. For more information, contact: Les Echols, Director of Community & Minority Enterprise, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, at (843) 665-0515.