New Adult Leadership Class named

Janna Bass Chamber director

October 3, 2013

The Clinton-Sampson Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize the 12th Adult Leadership class. The mission of Leadership Clinton-Sampson is to provide a continuous, diverse supply of creative leaders to the county by developing their knowledge of the community and providing them with the opportunity for meaningful action. The eight-month program is designed to provide leaders broad exposure to issues and opportunities facing Sampson County, as well as meet our need for the active involvement of diverse, informed and responsible community leaders.

The purpose of the program is to: educate participants regarding the challenges and needs of the community, facilitate the development of interpersonal relationships among the participants and community leaders, enhancing their abilities to assist with present and future community projects, and assist participants in enhancing relevant leadership skills and in assuming leadership roles in Sampson County.

The 2013-14 opening reception was held last Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Chamber office. This year’s class mingled with the Leadership Steering Committee, corporate Chamber sponsors, as well as alumni from the Leadership Program. Last Friday, Sept. 27, the adult leadership class began the program with a Leadership retreat at the George Hi Plantation in Garland. Discussion, led by David Jones from NC State University, focused on leadership from a different perspective.

We are excited to recognize the 2013-14 Adult Leadership Class The Chamber would like to thank the participants and their employers, the Leadership Steering Committee, as well as the Chamber’s corporate sponsors. Each are vital to the success of this program. We’re looking forward to another great leadership year. For more information about the Clinton-Sampson Leadership Program, visit or call 910- 592-6177.