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Leadership Stark County, Leadership Akron and Leadership Medina County are now accepting applications for yearlong leadership programs

CANTON, OHIO (April 8, 2013) – Three area leadership programs — Leadership Stark County, a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Akron and Leadership Medina County — are now accepting applications for their 2013-2014 classes. Each leadership program equips participants for community involvement and leadership. They offer an intensive study of community issues and interaction with prominent decision-makers, enabling participants to expand their effectiveness as community leaders. Each organization’s signature program is complemented by a number of other program opportunities geared to specific audiences, which are detailed on their respective websites. Each program begins with a two-day opening retreat. After the retreat, participants spend one full day every month focusing on a certain aspect of their community. Focus areas include social services, business, government, education, the arts, and health, as well as personal and professional leadership development. Individuals must work or live in the county of the leadership program to which they apply. Application and additional materials can be found on each program’s website. Deadlines for the application process are as follows: Leadership Stark County: April 26, 2013; www.leadershipstarkcounty.org Leadership Akron: April 29, 2013; www.lakron.com Leadership Medina County: April 30, 2013; www.leadershipmedinacounty.org

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Leadership Stark County is a department of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.