The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy held its most recent class on Sept. 6 in Ferrum where students learned about a number of regional education initiatives. Dr. Mirta Martin, president of Ferrum College, spoke to the students about the future vision and mission for the college in the years ahead. Martin was followed by presentations from Dr. Kevin Siers, superintendent of Franklin County Public Schools, and Matthew Gilliland, Director of Admissions for North Cross
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy held its most recent class on Aug. 2 in Forest where students learned about a number of regional economic development initiatives. After a demonstration at the New London Disc Golf Course, the students toured the Center for Engineering Research and Education at Liberty University. “David Fazzina, the CERE’s assistant director, did an amazing job explaining how the center helps promote research and development through its
The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy held its most recent class on May 3 at Mariners Landing where students learned about the critical role tourism plays in the region’s economy. Nicole Johnson, Director of Tourism for Bedford County, presented an update on local tourism initiatives and Jen Rowland, owner of Rowland Leadership Training & Consulting, facilitated a variety of related workshops. “The students were also treated to a presentation by Mariners Landing, as
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