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Applications Due by July 31 for Leadership Greer Class XXX


July 16, 2009

(Greer, SC) The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce announces the formation of its 30th class of Leadership Greer. Leadership Greer is a leadership development program established in 1978 by the Chamber. The program is designed to inform about the community; its past, present and future.  A critical need exist in all levels of society for business and community leaders. This program encourages participants to look at the Greer community with a broad perspective; to gain knowledge of the issues; to build a consensus and move others to implement solutions.

The program’s motto is:
 “SEE”   See the community and the organizations that make it work.
“EXPERIENCE”  Experience first hand what is involved in making the community work.  Meet government entities; serve in the Soup Kitchen; ride along with the police and fire departments; develop an economic plan for attracting industry and business, etc.
“UNDERSTAND” Understand what it actually takes to make something happen.  Understand what the school board does; understand why people work so hard to preserve the history of Greer; understand what really contributes to the quality of life in the community.
“LEAD” Find out the needs in the community; find out where you can serve; take on leadership responsibilities and lead others into serving the community.

The presenting sponsor for Leadership Greer Class XXX is Village at Pelham.

The program begins in September with two teambuilding events; an Orientation/Ropes course and an overnight retreat called SIMSOC. The sessions meet once a month from October to May. Each session is all-day and covers different aspects of the Greer community. Each class is responsible for a project that will benefit the community. Graduation will take place in May.

There is a limit on the number of class participants so interested parties should apply soon. Application deadline is July 31, 2009. The selection committee will meet the first week in August. To get an application, please contact Lynda Speakman at 877.3131 or lynda@greerchamber.com. You can also download one from www.greerchamber.com.

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary, non-profit organization that represents approximately 590 businesses in the Greer area. The mission of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is “To Champion Economic Prosperity for our members and the greater Greer community.”  For more information on the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, call 864-877-3131 or visit www.greerchamber.com.

 

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