Members of the Princeton-Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce and the Lake Barkley Chamber (from left) Ashley White, Katie Gibson, Shea Hughes, Cheryl Johnston, Ty Englebright, Jody Norwood and Alyson Van Hooser are organizing the first ever Caldwell and Lyon Leadership (CaLL) initiative. The program has grown out of the Princeton-Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce’s leadership effort and will now include the Lake Barkley Chamber for its 2016 class.
Caldwell and Lyon Leadership
Applications available for area leadership program
Area leaders looking to answer the call of two local chambers of commerce can now take the first step.
The Lake Barkley Chamber of Commerce announced last month it would join with the Princeton-Caldwell County Chamber of Commerce to take part in a nine month leadership program connecting the two communities. The Princeton-Caldwell chamber has operated a leadership program since 2014.
Shea Hughes, executive director for the Princeton-Caldwell County Chamber, said applications for the program are now available for those looking to build interpersonal skills and become more immersed in community involvement. Applications are available at the Princeton-Caldwell County Chamber office at 102 Cash Drive in Princeton or the Lake Barkley Chamber's office at 629 Trade Avenue in Eddyville.
The forms cover general information about applicants and allow them to state why they want to be a part of the program. A series of essay questions are included for high school seniors applying. This year, three students will be chosen from each participating county’s high school.
In previous years, participants toured local businesses focusing on industry, agriculture, tourism and local government, allowing them to expand their network and develop leadership skills.
The cost of the program is $275, which includes the meetings, lunch each day and a shirt.
The six high school students will have to be interviewed as part of the application process, but will be allowed to take part for free.
Applications and essays are due by Aug. 19.
For more information, phone Hughes at 270-963-0644 or Cheryl Johnston at 270-388-4769.