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Sidney Chamber Leadership Class Participants Grow to Fifteen


August 14, 2019 | View PDF

The Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that this year’s leadership program will feature 15 participants.

The class will include JD Mulkey of Stockman Bank, Jackie Miller of Interstate Engineering, Shay Steinbeisser of Agri-Industries, Nick Kallem of Sidney Schools, Tonya Schoepp of Sidney Health Center, Kaila Dally of Sidney Health Center, Harleigh Manley of Sidney Herald, Janelle Chamberlain of the Boys & Girls Club, Bill Vander Weele of the Sidney Chamber, Heidi Moran of the Richland County Health Department, Amy Bieber of Smith, Lange and Halley, Kallie Berndt of Yellowstone Bank, Jeri Chapman of Sidney Health Center, Erin Lambert of Sidney Health Center and Kathryn Murphy, stay-at-home mother.

“We are very thankful that area employers understand the benefits of the program,” Bill Vander Weele, executive director of the Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, said. “We appreciate their commitment to the program.”

A change to the program this year is that the Issue Days each month will last half a day rather than the traditional full day of learning. “We feel that change has led to the larger amount of class participants,” Vander Weele said. Last year’s class featured seven individuals.

The seven Issue Days will cover tourism, agriculture, small business, government, health and human services, energy and education. The first Issue Day is Sept. 11.

All Sidney Area Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture members are encouraged to attend a skills development day on Dec. 11, from 8 a.m. to noon at the MSU Extension Office. Speakers will include Kelly Miller of the Sidney Herald on working with different personalities, Extension agent Tim Fine on running an effective meeting and Lisa Aisenbrey of the Sidney Health Center on conflict resolution.


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