Chamber announces 2016 Leadership class

By Matt Lasley - [email protected]

The Grayson County Chamber of Commerce, during its Thursday, March 10 membership luncheon, announced the 2016 Leadership Grayson County class.

This year’s class members will be:

Angela Gibson, of Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center

Anthony Elmore, of Clayton Watkins Construction

Beth Riley, of Plastikon

Brad Cummings, of Roadway Construction Products

Gail Edwards, of Breckinridge-Grayson Programs

Heidi Baldwin, of Fort Knox Federal Credit Union

Jaime Bratcher, of Agency 1 Real Estate

Jennifer Rutter, of The Cecilian Bank

Kaytlin VanMeter, of Abney & Amstutz Eye Center

Kim Boggs, of Elizabethtown Community and Technical College – KCTCS

Lori Woosley, of the City of Leitchfield

Megan Stith, of United Way of Central Kentucky

Todd Cave, of Dan Powers GM

The Leadership Grayson County program has been held every other year since 1998 and serves as an opportunity for community leaders to learn from instructors and one another about how to best benefit their communities and businesses.

In the spirit of the leadership theme of Thursday’s Chamber luncheon, Kenny Rambo, of Heartland Communications, who assists with Leadership Grayson County, served as guest speaker.

Rambo said the business world is in the midst of a significant generational transition where, by the year 2020, more than half of the United States workforce will be represented by millennials (individuals born around 1980 or later).

Additionally, he said, communities are generally made up of individuals with one of three different types of experiences: those with institutional knowledge—those who spend their entire lives in a community; “boomerangers”—those who are born and raised in a community, leave for a time, and then return; and transplants—individuals who come from elsewhere to begin life in a new community.

While communities will always consist of individuals with varying experiences, programs like Leadership Grayson County help to bring all people together for the betterment of their community and businesses, by educating students on these varying types of experiences and how they can coordinate, according to Rambo.

Also during Thursday’s luncheon, Steven Smith, of The Cecilian Bank, which sponsored the event, updated those in attendance about The Cecilian Bank’s merger with Leitchfield Deposit Bank, and said the plan is for their new, merged locations to open on May 23.

By Matt Lasley

[email protected]

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.

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