• Leadership Kingsport accepting applications for 2019 Community Impact Projects

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    November 06, 2018
    Kingsport Chamber
    News Release
    Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    Vanessa Bennett, IOM
    Executive Director of Operations & Leadership Programs
    Kingsport Chamber
    Office: (423) 392-8813
    Leadership Kingsport accepting applications for Community Impact Projects
    KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Kingsport Chamber’s Leadership Kingsport program is now taking applications for its Community Impact Projects.
    An important part of Leadership Kingsport is each participant’s involvement in a Community Impact Project.
    These projects require class members to work with a select number of community organizations in an effort to address specific needs that will improve and enhance the community.
    Through collaborative study, recommendations are developed and presented to civic leaders and community organizations in May during the last class day of the yearlong training program.
    This year’s class is actively seeking projects which will be beneficial to the selected organization and the community at large.
    Deadline to submit application is Friday, November 30, 2018.
    Projects will selected for this year’s study, with the selection being based on the potential positive impact to the community. 
    To receive an application, please contact Vanessa Bennett, executive director of operations and Leadership Programs, at 392-8813 or vbennett@kingsportchamber.org.
    Your Kingsport Chamber’s Kingsport Leadership program includes two leadership programs, Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership.
    The mission of Leadership Kingsport, the adult leadership program, is to develop leaders who give life to community dreams.
    The mission of SHOUT!® (Students Helping Others Understand Tomorrow) is to develop, in an interactive environment, the leadership skills and community awareness of selected high school sophomores and juniors.
    Each program develops community individuals who desire to take an active leadership role in Kingsport. Team-building and leadership training skills as well as the importance of community trusteeship are all strongly enforced during the year to the class participants. Various community topics (Kingsport history; city, county and state government; economic development; workforce development; education; arts and culture; non-profits; healthcare; and community initiatives and projects; among others) are highlighted and promoted to each class throughout the year.
    The Kingsport Chamber is composed of two non-profit organizations: the Kingsport Chamber Foundation (501(c)(3)) and Kingsport Chamber of Commerce (501(c)(6)). 
    The Kingsport Chamber Foundation manages, promotes, supports and assists a number of charitable, educational, environmental, leadership, quality of life and wellness programs that have a tremendous impact on the Kingsport community.
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber Foundation include:  Communications & Development; Downtown Concert Series; Education & Workforce Development; Fun Fest; Healthy Kingsport; Keep Kingsport Beautiful; Kingsport Leadership Programs (Leadership Kingsport and S.H.O.U.T.!® Youth Leadership); Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE); Move to Kingsport; Santa Train; STREAMWORKS; Tennessee/Virginia Scholars; and Visit Kingsport.
    The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to utilize resources and focus efforts on enhancing a strong and viable business environment for the Kingsport area. 
    Programs of the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce include:  Communications & Development; Government Relations; and Membership.  The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce has nearly 1,000 members.
    For more information on the Kingsport Chamber, go to KingsportChamber.org or call (423) 392-8800.  We’re social too; follow us on our Facebook page, Your Kingsport Chamber, and on our Twitter account, @kptchamber.