The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce today opened applications for the 2015 Leadership Bowling Green class. Leadership Bowling Green, now in its 30th year, develops and educates current, promising, and future leaders in Bowling Green. This distinguished program which began in 1985, already has more than 700 alumni.
From applications submitted, 25 to 32 individuals are chosen each year to participate in Leadership Bowling Green. During the program's nine sessions, the class studies the community's strengths and challenges through lectures, discussions, tours and role-playing activities. The goal is to gain a wide knowledge about Bowling Green through an overview of a variety of community functions.
Leadership Bowling Green sessions will begin with an orientation in March of 2015 followed by a retreat in late April and concludes with a retreat in early November. In between the two retreats are seven day-long sessions. Leadership Bowling Green Graduation will be held on November 17, 2015.
The deadline for applications for this year's class is January 26, 2015. Forms are available for download from the Chamber's web site, www.bgchamber.com
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,100 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.