Augusta is full of young business owners and entrepreneurs, and now an Augusta chapter of New Leaders Council is hoping to expand and strengthen the cities up and coming leaders. WJBF News Channel 6's Barclay Bishop explains.
New Leaders Council links up young professionals and rising business leaders, with those who are already established, nationally. New Leaders Council is a 5 month program that, one weekend per month, a national speaker will come in and talk about anything from fundraising to public speaking. State Senator Hardie Davis says this program will be complimentary to more of the social clubs that we already have like Young Professionals of Augusta and Junior League.
"With new leaders council, what it will do is create that mechanism for folks, if they want to start a new business, if they want to start a non-profit, social entrepreneurship, or if they just want to get engaged from an elective office perspective," said State Senator Hardie Davis (D) – Augusta. "They'll not only have the local network that they've been able to tap into, but more importantly, they'll have a national network that they can tap into, and i think that's going to be tremendous for our community."
"I think that the fellowship gave me the opportunity to just jump," said Patricia Burton, New Leaders Council Atlanta Chapter graduate. "Like I'm here, if it's something that i want to do, just sharpen my skills. Whether it's get certifications, whether it's take a course here, to invest in myself, and really implement the changes that I want to see in the community."
The launch event will be held tonight at 6pm at the Pinnacle Club on Broad Street. The party is free and open to the public. The application process begins September 3rd and runs through November 12th. To learn more about New Leaders Council click here.
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