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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, 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. 

2018 - 2019 Leadership Program Accepting Applications

The Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce has opened applications for potential and current leaders to join the Manistee Area Leadership Program for the 2018/2019 year.

Participants can expect to build their leadership skills, meet present business leaders, grow their network, identify community needs, form professional relationships, tour industries and leave a legacy for future classes.

The nine month program will begin with an orientation and retreat Sept. 13-14 and follow with seven days throughout the program where participants will connect with local professionals and interactively learn trends in education, healthcare, government, natural resources, tribal and more.

Become a part of this great program:

2018 2019 Leadership Program Application 2018 2019 Leadership Program Application (251 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Description & Schedule 2018 2019 Leadership Program Description & Schedule (253 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Scholarship Application 2018 2019 Leadership Program Scholarship Application (315 KB)

2018 2019 Leadership Program Acknowledgement Form 2018 2019 Leadership Program Acknowledgement Form (195 KB)


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.  

Community Service Project: Big Day of Serving

2017/2018 Program Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors



DATE: December 6, 2018
TIME: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
LOCATION: Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts


Haglund's Floor Covering Inc.
Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center

Deb Rohn
Marketing Representative

Being a Member of the Manistee Chamber and Ambassadors is a great opportunity to network and make lasting business relationships and friendships. I am privileged to work and market in beautiful Manistee and the surrounding areas.

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