Published on April 30th, 2019 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce 2019 Emerging Leaders Summer Business Institute

The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its 2019 Emerging Leaders Summer Business Institute. This five-session summer program runs from June until August, and is designed to identify, develop and empower local “Emerging Leaders”. Specifically, this program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, can be helpful for minority professionals, small business owners and innovative professionals poised to move on to the next level of community and business leadership. 

The Chamber is seeking individuals or company representatives who want to be more actively engaged in the Greater Florence community through unique leadership practices and experiences. Attendees will gain valuable opportunities to expand their sphere of influence and professional contacts.


  • Visit with community leaders and businesses
  • Professional and personal leadership development and civic engagement
  • Extensive networking with a diverse group of your peers
  • Discovering your strengths and learning how to apply them as a leader in your business and/or community


Most sessions will last from 8 am – 3 pm. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided.  

  • Tuesday, June 18th: Orientation & Reception

Location: Florence Chamber offices

  • Wednesday, June 19th: Session 1- Retreat

Florence Chamber offices

  • Wednesday, July 17th: Session 2 – Technology, Innovation and Industry

Location: Various (TBA)

  • Wednesday, July 24th: Session 3 – Leadership Development

 Location: Various (TBA)

  • Wednesday, August 7th: Session 4 – Government/ Civic Engagement

           Location: Various (TBA)


Cost includes food and program materials. While many candidates are sponsored by their employer, a limited number of partial scholarships are available.

Non-profit rate: $225

Small/Minority Business rate: $250

Corporate rate: $500

For more information, contact: Les Echols, Director of Community & Minority Enterprise, Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. (843) 665-0515.

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