Chamber announces 2018-2019 leadership program participants.

September 7, 2018

Chamber announces 2018-2019 leadership program participants.

MANISTEE — The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce has recently announced the 2018-2019 class of the Manistee Area Leadership Program.

Participants will go through the nine-month program learning about their community by attending different scheduled days: Natural Resource Day, Education Day, Healthcare Day, Industrial Day, Government/Justice Day, Tribal Day and History Day. These emerging leaders will be provided with a wide range of knowledge about the community, bringing awareness of trends, opportunities, challenges and issues that face Manistee County.

Students include: Roy Anciso of Manistee Intermediate School District, Luke Brechting of Packaging Corporation of America, Dan Debano of Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, Sara Ferguson of Filer Credit Union, Nick Fortier of Smith & Eddy Insurance Inc., Sheldon Gilbert of Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, Ryan Gunnett of Blarney Castle Oil & Propane, Cheryl Hogan of West Shore Community College, Christina Karnisz of Alliance for Economic Success, Brandon Prince of City of Manistee, Angela Rabb of City of Manistee, Jodi Walter of Little River Casino Resort, and Taylor White of Vanderwal, Spratto & Richards PC.  Welcome participants!

The Leadership Program kicks off on September 13, with a two day retreat at the Portage Lake Covenant Bible Camp, where the participants will be introduced to each other and the chamber board of directors.  They will take part in leadership and team building activities, along with selecting a community project.

The Manistee Area Leadership Program is sponsored by Baker College of Cadillac, Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, and West Shore Community College.