Denver, CO – On February 20, 2014, Metropolitan State University of Denver welcomed the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s 2014 Chamber Connect class. After receiving it’s largest pool of applicants, the foundation welcomed 40 individuals from across Colorado. They each came prepared, alert, and eager to commence their Chamber Connect journey.
The first day of class, students received the first taste of the curriculum after having listened to a panel of Chamber alums. Monique Dyers, Tanaka Shipp, Javon Brame, Brandis Meeks, Antoine Quichocho, and Carrie Warren spoke about the Chamber Connect experience and covered other subtopics such as networking and branding. “Remember, it is not what you know or who you know, but it’s what people know about you.” This profound statement spoken by 09’ Chamber Connect alum resonated throughout the classroom but was merely a glimpse of what is to be learned within the coming 10 months.
Although, the program is a fun way for aspiring leaders to network and refine their professional skills— the road to graduation is not an easy one. “Buckle up!” was the phrase succinctly proclaimed by Chamber Connect Co-Chair, Tracey Adams-Peters. As stated on the Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation website, for the next 10 months, the 2014 Chamber Connect class will be meeting every other Thursday on the Metropolitan State University of Denver campus to learn how to “become effective, well rounded and influential leaders.” The foundation successfully achieves this mission by dividing the curriculum into four categories: Leadership, Business, Politics, and Community Services. Learning the Chamber Connect way is a multifaceted process consisting of lectures from guest speakers, panels in the classroom, as well as, outside community application through networking and community service projects.
The CBCC Foundation Leadership Program is committed to transforming leaders and connecting them to the community so that they can make an impact in cities across the country. The mission of the foundation is: “to provide individuals and organizations with real world leadership training and advancement services as it relates to business, political and community leadership.” Spearheading the organization is Chairman of the Board Mayor Wellington E. Webb, CBCC Foundation President Ed Wingfield. Serving as Chamber Connect Co-chairs are Tracey Adams-Peters and Derrick Haynes. For more information on upcoming events and event sponsorship opportunities, please visit us at www.cbccfnd.org
Please welcome the 2014 Chamber Connect Class:
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Press Release from Colorado Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation.