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Junior Leadership Loveland

 Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Colorado  Junior Leadership Loveland, a program of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with STIR Young Professionals, Loveland Colorado STIR Young Professionals, a program of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, Loveland Colorado 


Stir Loveland Young Professionals Launches Junior Leadership Loveland

Loveland Chamber of Commerce group engages high school students
in community and leadership through weeklong program

LOVELAND, Colo. – March 14, 2014 – Stir Loveland, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce’s young professionals group, will launch Junior Leadership Loveland, a program for all Loveland area high school* students inspired by the chamber’s successful Leadership Loveland program for business professionals.

The weeklong program is available to students between their sophomore and junior years in high school and will continue to be held annually. The inaugural program is slated for June 9 –13, 2014 and will have many similar concepts to Leadership Loveland, a program that has developed emerging leaders in order to supplement and encourage high quality local leadership for the past 25 years.

The Stir steering committee is eager to help organize this new and exciting program for the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. As young professionals, we understand the value of creating strong leaders in our community who are invested in Loveland’s success,” said Leah Johnson, chair of Stir Loveland. “We want all young people to recognize the value of community involvement and how that leads to the continued success of our business community and the community at large.”

The students will be exposed to aspects of the Loveland community including: industry, economic development, public safety, state, county and local government, arts and leisure, health and human services and natural resources. The goal is to give these students an overview of the important aspects of Loveland, so they can learn to engage in areas that interest them as informed young leaders.

When the chamber launched Stir Loveland in 2009, our goal was to equip the next generation of business and community leaders with resources to ensure northern Colorado's future economic and cultural vitality,” said Mindy McCloughan, president of the Loveland Chamber of Commerce. “We are proud to see Stir take on that challenge and extend that mission to Loveland’s youth.”

The cost to participate is $200 per student. Scholarships are available. Businesses that are interested in sponsoring students should contact the chamber ASAP. Applications will be available through each Loveland High School, at the chamber and at loveland.org beginning March 17 and are due back to the chamber by 5 p.m. April 25.

*Participating high schools include Ferguson High School, Loveland Classical Schools, Loveland High School, Mountain View High School, Thompson Valley High School and Resurrection Christian School.

About the Loveland Chamber of Commerce
Founded in 1902, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce is northern Colorado’s “driving force for business.” Comprised of more than 700 local companies, the Chamber offers a vast array of educational and networking programs to help its investors, both large and small, gain the skills and resources necessary to thrive and prosper in today's economy. As a founding member of the Northern Colorado Legislative Alliance (NCLA), the Chamber also serves as an advocate for business, working on behalf of entrepreneurs to lead and influence local, state and federal policy on issues affecting the unique interests of business in northern Colorado. For more information on the Loveland Chamber, please call (970) 667-6311 or visit www.loveland.org.