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2017-2018 Manistee Area Leadership Program Participants

          Pictured from left to right: Andrew Gentile; Little River Casino Resort, David Walsh; Packaging Corporation of America, Roger Vasquez; Republic Services, Kris Ivester; West Shore Community College, Robert Carpenter; Armory Youth Project, Katie Revolt; West Shore Bank, Michael McCann; City of Manistee, Holly Karlsen; Next Generation Learning Center,Lindsay Hoeflinger; Manistee United Methodist Church, Jacqueline Harms; Packaging Corporation of America, Gabrielle Werth; Edward Jones - Jeff Reau, Brooke McIsaac;Manistee Intermediate School District, and Alex Callaway; Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital. 

The Manistee Area Leadership Program is a comprehensive program provided by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce as a forum for potential and current leaders.

Goals of the Program
  • Identify and motivate current and potential leaders.
  • Acquaint participants with community needs and problems while identifying ways to effect change.
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to meet present leaders and learn about their business practices.
  • Develop personal leadership skills in order to maximize contributions to employers, organizations and the community.
  • Create an ongoing forum for participants to gather and exchange ideas.
  • The Manistee Area Leadership Class will complete one Community Service Project each year as part of their curriculum.  

2017/2018 Program Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors

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Excellence Achieved Together

DATE: January 11, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar


West Shore Bank
Blue Fish Kitchen + Bar

Matt Knizacky
Owner/Agent, Knizacky Insurance Agency

Being an Ambassador has been very fulfilling both personally and professionally.  It has allowed me to meet many people who have become friends and clients.

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