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2016-2017 Manistee County Leadership Program Participants

The Manistee County 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 County Leadership Class will complete one Community Service Project each year as part of their curriculum.  

Imagine Manistee is a community event inviting people to share information and celebrate ideas to revitalize downtown Manistee. Developed and planned by the Leadership Program of the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, it is intended to be an event with long lasting effects.

The event will be held at 6:00 PM on May 9th, 2017 at the Historic Vogue Theater. A real-time survey and discussion will occur, followed by a free movie for viewing.

Free refreshments and hor d’oeuvres will be available to enjoy in addition to the wonderful concessions offered by the Vogue for purchase.

The results from this group effort will be presented to the City of Manistee, who have asked for this information to move forward toward creating a vibrant and sustainable downtown.

If you have any questions or would like any further information, please feel free to contact any of the Leadership Program members listed below:

Andy Anderson    
Jay Anderson 
Mary Ann Behm 
Bruce Banks
Brandon David
Tamara DePonio 
Tim Fink
Jenni Jans
Jordan Kowalkowski 
 Krista McDougall 
 Eric Smith 
 Kelly Tomaszewski 
 Beth Urban 

Imagine Manistee as a destination. Imagine Manistee as a leader. Imagine Manistee as…

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DATE: September 14, 2017
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Big Bear Sportsmans Club



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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