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Leadership Program Highlights Agriculture, Manufacturing, the Town of Aberdeen and Social Styles Tra

SOUTHERN PINES, NC,  June and August were active months for the yearlong leadership program hosted by the Moore County Chamber.  The Moore County Leadership Institute (MCLI) made several visits during the June session.  Tours featured key industries of Moore County including agriculture and manufacturing.  The participants learned about ostrich farming at Misty Morning Ranch, and hydroponic gardening at Green Haven Plant Farm. After a picnic lunch in Carthage, the afternoon concluded with a tour of Meridian Kiosks in Aberdeen and a visit to the R.Riveter Warehouse in Seven Lakes. Two key businesses in Moore County. 
BB&T University sponsored a unique Social Styles training in August, providing the participants of MCLI to complete and understand both a self and peer assessment. The Social Styles training gave each person an opportunity to learn more about their leadership styles through this training from a 360-degree perspective. It was an eye-opening way to build on their Myer’s Briggs assessments that were done in January. BB&T is a long time Champion Investor of the Moore County Chamber and we are grateful for their support and sponsorship of Social Styles.
The end of August concluded a trip to the Town of Aberdeen, meeting first with Amie Fraley, Executive Director of Sandhills Habitat for Humanity. Amie spoke to the class about leadership in the nonprofit sector and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.  The class then toured the Aberdeen Fire Station and had a great discussion with Mayor Robbie Farrell about the growth and development of Aberdeen. The class concluded their day with a tour of the newly renovated Cardinal Park. Mitch Capel took time to tell stories, as Gran’Daddy Junebug and lead a journey through time of the park his father, Felton Capel purchased in the 1960’s.
The Moore County Chamber of Commerce is sincerely grateful for these community partners as well as the experience and education they provide to our class participants sharing not only their time, but more importantly the leadership skills to build their various organizations and companies.    
MCLI graduates are recognized across the county as leaders in their industries and organizations.  They have the knowledge, skills, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries.  To know more about MCLI and the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally please contact Jana Volitis, Director of Operations, Moore County Chamber of Commerce. Applications for MCLI 2020 are being accepted through October 1st, 2019.


The mission of the Moore County Chamber of Commerce is to foster a vibrant business community.  They provide quality, value-added services and programs to members to unite Moore County area businesses in a committed effort to strengthen the economic environment and thus, improve the quality of life for all of Moore County.  With over 700 members the Chamber is instrumental in Connecting Commerce and Community and exists to help strengthen the local economy and promote and preserve a quality of life that is second to none