DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Hosts 21st Century Leaders
DECATUR, Ga., – June 28, 2016 – The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce hosted students from the 21st Century Leaders earlier this month and informed them about the Chamber’s role with its community partners to advance economic and business interest in the county.
“When this Decatur nonprofit organization tapped us to host their young leaders, we jumped at the opportunity,” said Katerina Taylor, President & CEO of DeKalb Chamber. “These students have a keen interest in economic development and government. We are proud to play a part in showing these young leaders how they can impact the future of their community.”
The 21st Century Leaders program is a collaboration of business and professional leaders inspiring high school students to take on leadership positions, explore career opportunities, and give back to their communities by connecting them with a diverse group of enthusiastic peers, passionate professionals and powerful ideas, transforming their skills, attitudes, and abilities through training and hands-on experiences.
DeKalb Chamber led students on a tour at the DeKalb County CEO’s office, where they met with Interim CEO Lee May and learned about the County’s responsibilities in supporting the community; the DeKalb Solicitor-General’s Office, where they toured the Solicitor-General’s Office, met Donna Coleman-Stribling and learned about her vision as the incoming Solicitor-General; and Decide DeKalb Development Authority, where they learned about the agency’s role in attracting new businesses to DeKalb.
Over lunch, the 21st Century Leaders also met with key leaders and emerging young professionals, including representatives from Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light, City of Decatur and the District Attorney’s Office.
ABOUT DEKALB CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is a membership-based organization with the mission to support, promote and sustain business development in DeKalb County. With 78 years of service in the community, DeKalb Chamber focuses on four critical areas including education, workforce and economic development, public policy, and business member services. We are the primary resource for businesses in DeKalb County. For more information on DeKalb Chamber, please visit their website at www.dekalbchamber.org or call 404-378-8000.