The Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance has announced a new partnership with Hardin Leadership Inc., as the two organizations will work together to help recruit, train and engage community and business leaders throughout Hardin County.
Alliance Board President Tim Street shakes hands with Hardin Leadership Board President Tobey Steinman alongside Kathy Oliver
Staring this year, all 2015 graduates will be provided a one-year free membership to the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance, which will provide many opportunities to continue their leadership engagement through the various programs, events and committees that are coordinated with our Chamber, Tourism, Economic Development and Community Development divisions.
"We are excited to partner with the Alliance to offer this incentive to our graduates. This will only strengthen and improve the already diverse leadership training experience we offer," said Tobey Steinman, Board President of Hardin Leadership Inc. "Hardin Leadership has a goal to identify, develop, motivate and involve potential community leaders, and this partnership gives them another place to use the skills they have learned from the Hardin Leadership program."
This joint venture was board-approved this year by both organizations in a strategic move enhance the importance of leadership development. In addition, this was an important action item achieved within the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance's 5-year strategic plan.
"As Hardin County's economy is growing and we are attracting new residents and businesses to our communities, developing strong leaders is critical to the success of our communities," said Jon Cross, President & CEO of the Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance.
The announcement was made during Hardin Leadership's 2015 Graduation and Annual Meeting at the Plaza Inn in Mt. Victory Thursday evening. 20 graduates made up the 2015 program.