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‘Leadership Lincoln’ accepting applications



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The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce recently announced that it is taking applications for its annual “Leadership Lincoln” class.

“Many of the leaders in this community are proud graduates of this successful program,” Chamber officials said in the announcement. “They have found it to be a continuous source of information, resources and business connections, as well as a means of making solid friendships.”

Last year, the level of interest they received for the class exceeded the number of available slots, they said.

Limited to 15 participants, the class will include a wide variety of professionals.

Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis through Aug. 30, with a kickoff dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Chamber’s office.

Classes will begin Oct. 9 and will continue to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, wrapping up in May.

Each year’s class is responsible for a project to benefit the community, which includes the responsibility of having to raise any required funds themselves.

Those who complete the program will be honored at a graduation banquet in June.

Class members are expected to attend every session and will not be allowed to graduate if they miss more than two days, though exceptions will be made in the case of an emergency.

Co-chairs for the 2013-2014 year are Laurie Abernethy of First Federal Savings Bank and Abby Cole with the city of Lincolnton.

For more information on the upcoming “Leadership Lincoln” class and for how to apply, call the Chamber’s office at (704) 735-3096.



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