Business After Hours/Leadership Academy Graduation – Jackson

April 18, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

April 18th BAH-Leadership Academy Graduation

Help us congratulate the 2012-2013 Leadership Academy graduates at this Business After Hours in the historic Michigan Theatre of
Jackson. Sponsored by Jackson 2020 and the Jackson District Library.

This will be the 31st graduating class. Graduation will begin at 6:00 pm.

The Chamber of Commerce will present 16 professionals for graduation, plus you get to see a magnificent venue. Reservations are required.

The Leadership Academy is designed to enhance leadership skills for individual growth, organizational improvement and increased community effectiveness

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 Leadership Academy Graduates:
Sarah Bernstein RJM
Nikki Adkins LifeWays
Canis Arbrouet Great Lakes Caring
Holly Drinkwater C P Federal Credit Union
Matt Eckler Automated Logistics System, LLC
Heather English LifeWays
Niki Feller LifeWays
Emily Garrison Jackson County Chamber of Commerce
Amanda Goldsmith Willis & Machnik Financial Services
J. Nick Halpin OmniSource Michigan
Sarah A. Jorgensen Consumers Energy
Cullen D. Knoblauch Jackson County Sheriff Steven Rand
Mark Richardson OmniSource Michigan
Rebekah M. Risner EECU-A Community Credit Union
Pamela Robinson EECU-A Community Credit Union
Chad Somerville Baker College
We thank each of the participants for their commitment to the leadership academy for the past seven months and to the continued development of their skills after graduation.

The Chamber will honor past graduate John Polaczyk with the 2013 Pat Carlton Community Leadership Award. John says “I graduated in 2002; My thoughts were that I could meet community and non-profit leaders and find a path to use whatever talents that I had to serve the community. That path took me into local politics; where after serving on a number of boards and commissions, I was appointed and then elected to the City of Jackson Council, as councilperson to the 6th ward. Last November I was elected to the Jackson County Commission where I serve the 8th district. I would never have been able to achieve any of the elections, commissions, or boards, without first having the knowledge and contacts that I made in the Leadership Academy.”

We hope you can help us celebrate the achievements of this year’s leadership academy graduates.

Cake will be served and come to see the newly renovated concession stand at the Michigan Theatre.

Cost is free; RSVP to Mary or call 517-782-8221.

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