Emerging Leaders Graduation

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce held a graduation ceremony for its 5th annual Emerging Leaders Summer Institute on Thursday, August 20th.

The program is designed to generate professional training and development, mentor-ship, community engagement, and recruitment opportunities.

The goal is to help small business owners and other professionals become leaders in the community. “Part of the point of this program was to implement a diverse group to make sure we have a diverse group that could, therefore, be leaders, more diverse leaders, in our community,” said Les Echols, Director of Community & Minority Enterprise for the chamber.

Because of the pandemic, the six-session class was completely virtual.

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