Jun 22, 2022
Our conversation for The Valley Business Today with Top of Virginia Regional Chamber featured Kory Campbell, Director of Marketing & Communications and Vanessa McAllister, Director of Programs and Events to talk about the chamber's recent move to Winchester Regional Airport and the Community Leadership Program.
The Community Leadership Program - now entering it's 26th year - is a nine-month program that runs from September through May. The program begins with an orientation, followed by monthly sessions studying specific topics including:
The sessions are led by a combination of community leaders, professional facilitators, and specialists in the respective fields. This program is designed to provide insight into the challenges and opportunities that exist in the City of Winchester, Clarke County, and Frederick County, Virginia. Applications are being accepted through June 30 and can be found here: https://www.regionalchamber.biz/community-leadership-program/
Joining us for the conversation was Ben Savory, owner of Summit Events and a recent graduate of the Community Leadership Program who gave us his perspective on the importance of programs like this. He told us about the things that he learned about the community and explained what he plans to do with his newly obtained knowledge and insight.
Before we wrapped up our chat today, Kory filled us in on details for the chamber's move from Old Town Winchester to their new offices located in a hangar at Winchester Regional Airport. This move is temporary - 2 years - while a new business terminal is being constructed which will become the chamber's new permanent home. He also told us about a few upcoming chamber events including: Business After Hours on June 29, 2022 at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club from 5:30pm - 7pm; Business After Hours on July 13, 2022 at Market Street United Methodist Church from 5:30pm - 7pm; and a Lunch & Learn about leasing standards on July 26, 2022 from 12pm - 1pm via Zoom.