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 DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy

DeKalb Chamber Leadership Class Graduates 21

    The tenth class of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy was honored June 11th, with a luncheon and graduation ceremony in the Café 900 Conference Center at the University Plaza. Maximizing employee potential and encouraging active participation in business and the community are among the goals of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy.

     The 21 members of the Class of 2013-2014 are: Luis Aguilar Castle Bank; Dale Boughton TBC Net, Inc.; Colleen Bredeson Voluntary Action Center; Vivian Bright Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb; Brooke Condon Clinton Rosette Middle School; Edith Craig DeKalb Public Library/Conexion Communidad; Latricia Dawkins Huntley Middle School; Ivan Ewald Sonoco Alloyd/IDEAL Industries; David Haas NIU Alumni Association; Dawn Harper Irving Construction Co., Inc.; Dana Herra Shaw Media; Lindsey Hicks NIU Athletics; Amy Horn Kishwaukee Education Consortium; Sara Inboden Banner Up Signs; Eric Johnson DeKalb Township; Caroline Lowery NB&T; R.J. McGarry Kishwaukee College; Chad McNett DeKalb Police Department; Julie Rietdyk – KishHealth System Physical Therapy Center; Marcy Rubic – KishHealth System Foundation; David Yanke Line-X of Greater Illiniois.

     Course topics include: conflict management and negotiating skills, personal leadership styles, public speaking, leveraging technology in business, area government, non-profits, education and healthcare agencies work, and local employment.

     The Chamber is now accepting applications for our Eleventh Leadership class. The nine month Leadership Academy will begin meeting in September. The process begins by visiting the Chamber website (www.dekalb.org) to submit/download an application or by calling the Chamber at (815)756-6306 to obtain an application form. Letters of Recommendation are also available on the website. Deadline for receiving completed applications is Aug. 1, 2014.

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Luis Aguilar Photo(web)    Dale Boughton Photo(web)

Luis Aguilar                  Dale Boughton

Colleen Bredeson Photo(web)

Colleen Bredeson

Vivian Bright Photo(web)

Vivian Bright

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Brooke Condon

Edith Craig (Web)

Edith Craig

Latricia Dawkins Photo(web)

Latricia Dawkins

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Ivan Ewald

David Haas Photo(web)

David Haas

 Dawn Harper (web)

Dawn Harper

Dana Herra Photo(web)

Dana Herra

Lindsey Hicks Photo(web)

Lindsey Hicks

Amy Horn Photo(web)

Amy Horn

Sara Inboden (Web)

Sara Inboden

Eric Johnson Photo(web)

Amy Horn

Caroline Lowery(Web)

Caroline Lowery

RJ Mcgarry(Web)

RJ McGarry

Chad McNett Photo(web)

Chad McNett

Julie Rietdyk Photo(web)

Julie Rietdyk

Marcy Rubic Photo(web)

Marcy Rubic

Dave Yanke Photo(web)

Dave Yanke








2010-2011 Leadership Academy Class (As posted in the Daily Chronicle)

2011-2012 Leadership Academy Application

2010-2011 Leadership Academy Class

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce invites all businesses, individuals and organizations to belong to our voluntary membership organization. Align yourself with other DeKalb Area business leaders and citizens who are investing their time, energy and money to strengthen our community and business environment.

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DeKalb Chamber of Commerce
164 East Lincoln Highway / DeKalb, IL 60115
phone: (815) 756-6306 / fax: (815) 756-5164 / email
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