Leadership Hanover Graduates Fifth Class

Leadership Hanover class of 2016-17 meets with Sen. Rich Alloway during State Government Day.

The Hanover Chamber recently graduated its fifth class of Leadership Hanover, preparing another group of leaders for the Hanover community. Wrapping up the 2016-17 with State Government Day, the class spent a day in Harrisburg meeting with local legislators regarding the issues that face the Hanover area on a state level.

Leadership Hanover is a unique leadership program focused on discovering and developing the leader within you. The program is designed to help make participants more successful by increasing their knowledge of the Hanover area, networking with key business men and women throughout the community, and establishing strong relationships with other participants.

“Leadership means being an example and a source motivation to encourage your team to be the best it can be,” said Jess Feaga, Distribution Accounting Supervisor at Snyder’s-Lance Inc., and 2017 graduate of Leadership Hanover.

Meeting one day a month for six months, the program focuses on key components of the community, including: education, economic development, health and wellness, local government and state government.

““The opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions and learn about topics that impact our community has been particularly interesting.  I’ve really enjoyed connecting with other professionals in the program as well as the respected community leaders who represent our area businesses and organizations,” said Kelly Rebert, Business Development Manager at CORE Design Group, LLC, and 2017 program graduate.

In addition to broadening horizons, Leadership Hanover qualifies for three Continuing Education Unit (CEU) through HACC – Gettysburg Campus. A CEU is 10 contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible, capable direction, and qualified instruction.

The 2017-18 session will begin in October; applications must be received by August 31.

Tuition for the program is $1,200, which covers all training materials, transportation, lunch and five-full day sessions. Sponsorship opportunities are also available for any business wishing to gain recognition through the program while maintaining a seat in the current session.

Want to learn more? Join Chamber staff for an informal informational session on Tuesday, June 13 or Tuesday, July 11 from 5-6 p.m. at Miscreation Brewing Company. An additional information session will also be held on Tuesday, July 11 from 12-1 p.m. at the Hanover Chamber Office. RSVP to office@hanoverchamber.com or 717-637-6130.

To submit an application, please visit hanoverchamber.com/leadership.

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Leadership Hanover Mentoring Sponsor, Penn National Insurance.