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Outstanding Leadership Luncheon Announced for August 19th

July 2, 2010

The Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that. The luncheon will be Thursday, August 19 at the Thornblade Club from 11:30am to 1:00pm. The Outstanding Leadership Luncheon is designed to award and recognize a graduate of a Leadership Greer Program that has demonstrated effective leadership and furthered the growth of the community through active involvement in community/civic programs, organizations and/or activities.  Patrick Fortenberry, Chairman of the Leadership Development Council, stated, "The Outstanding Leadership Luncheon was established in order to highlight both the various leadership programs, as well as the continued accomplishments of leadership Greer graduates. Over the 30 year history of the program, many outstanding leaders have graduated and continue to contribute to the prosperity of the Greer community.”

Nominations for the award are still being accepted. Please visit to download a nomination application. Nominations can come from anyone and the requirements are that the nominee be a past graduate of Leadership Greer or Junior Leadership Greer and that they have demonstrated effective leadership and furthered the growth of the community.  “The Leadership award is an opportunity for us to recognize a graduate of the Leadership Greer program who has contributed back to the Greer community utilizing the fundamental values of the program”, says Patrick Fortenberry.

Tickets to the luncheon are $27. You can register to attend online at

In addition to the Award, this event, organized by the Leadership Greer Alumni Association, will serve as a kickoff for the Leadership Greer Class XXXI and the official passing of the gavels to the new Chairmen of each of the Leadership Greer program Boards for 2010-2011. The mission of the Leadership Greer Alumni Association is to develop leaders for the Greater Greer Area by providing training, networking and community service opportunities for graduates of Leadership Greer and other recognizable leadership programs. 

For information, applications or further information about any of the Leadership Greer programs, please contact Mark Owens of the Greer Chamber of Commerce at (864) 877-3131 or visit the Chamber website at  

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

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