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    Bob Dylan was once quoted as saying “There’s nothing so stable as change.” For the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute, we have chosen to embrace Mr. Dylan’s theory, and inject a little change of our own.

    For over 30 years, the Chamber has accepted the charge of developing future business and community leaders as part of our Leadership Institute Program. Our own development, as members of the Leadership Institute Committee, consists of acknowledging the feedback that we receive from our past students.

    Feedback from our 2018 graduating class included statements such as:

    • “When I first came to Clinton, it’s very easy to get completely absorbed in work and assume there isn’t really anything extra out there.  Being a part of the Leadership Institute, I realized how dynamic the city truly is, there are a lot of improvement projects everywhere!  It gave me an appreciation for the city as a whole, and the people in all areas that help the city run.  Everyone I met through the program was friendly, and I’ve met and spent time with many of them outside of the class, even after it ended.” - Chris Jacobs, ADM

    • "The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute introduced me to a lot of things going on in the area that I was not previously aware of.  It also opened my eyes to the fact that there are a lot of hardworking and energetic people committed to strengthening the Clinton community." - Rob Manatt, Wendling Quarries

    • "I truly enjoyed my experience with the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute.  As a life-long resident of Clinton, I was pleased with the amount of information that I learned about our great city.  It was fun to meet and interact with my fellow classmates,  the chamber, and members of the community.  A big thank you to the Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce for providing us with this networking opportunity." - Jenny Green, Clinton Community College

    • “The Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute really opened up my eyes to the happenings in Clinton and the Surrounding area.  I was able to interact with other up and coming leaders in a variety of career fields, and collaborate together on a multitude of mini projects and a really neat group project.  I have already tapped into a wonderful network, cultivated during class, to gain information beneficial to hiring practices for the City of Clinton”. - Jeff Chapman, City of Clinton

    In 2019, our student orientation event will be scheduled for January 15th with the first classroom session to be held on January 29th. Students will meet at the CCC Tech Center every other Tuesday from 8-11AM. The graduation ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Chamber Annual Meeting in June.  

    Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 class of the Leadership Institute!

    All completed applications must be submitted by 5PM on Friday, December 14th. Any applications received after that deadline will not be considered. Students will be notified of their acceptance soon after. At that time, a letter of notification, along with an invoice ($500), will be emailed to each participating student. The class will be limited to 25 students, so take your time when filling out your application.

    If you have any questions regarding the program, application process, or the associated cost, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to ensure you have a great experience!