Chamber opens applications for Leadership Charleston class of 2015

Staff Report
Published May 29, 2014

Leadership Charleston is accepting applications through June 30 for the class of 2015.

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s professional development program works to identify and develop future community leaders that serve in nonprofits, government positions and a variety of industry sectors.

Leadership Charleston focuses on the primary regional issues that affect businesses, such as infrastructure, workforce development, crime, education and legislation.

The 10-month program begins in September with a two-day orientation. Participants meet monthly to network and to hear business leaders speak about developing leadership skills.

Ron Jones of Clawson and Staubes LLC, chairman of the steering committee for Leadership Charleston Alumni, joined the program in 1995.

“Leadership Charleston had a profound impact on my professional life. ... The program provided me with a terrific look at the many facets of our unique community. It also allowed me to build relationships with peers as well as the top decision-makers in our region,” Jones said.

Leadership Charleston is open to all Chamber members. Since its start in 1974, the program has produced more than 2,000 graduates.

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