New crop of business leaders on its way

Published 9:12 pm Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Last night, a couple of generous handfuls of new pupils began their embark down a path called Leadership Marengo.

For many business people in Marengo County, the Leadership Marengo program has provided a means of making business connections, improving their business and leadership skills and becoming better business people.

Preparing to begin its 16th annual class, Leadership Marengo brings together people from all walks of life of all ages to enhance their individual leadership abilities while educating them about current conditions in Marengo County.

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Leadership Marengo consists of five classes in which participants learn about demographics, diversity, economic development, education and other topics. Guest speakers and visits to area businesses and locales — along with a trip to Montgomery —enhance this educational and personally broadening program.

The program also helps educate local business leaders who are relatively new to our area.

We appreciate the local businesses who will serve as hosts and educators over the duration of this class and we thank those who have elected to take part in this year’s session.