Moore County Leadership Institute Rounding Out 2019

Moore County Leadership Institute rounding out 2019
SOUTHERN PINES, NCMoore County Leadership Institute (MCLI) participants had an active September and October highlighting many key components of our community.  In September the day focused on the Military impact to our community and leadership development.  In October the class focused on Southern Pines and the many business and government aspects. 
MCLI Class participants spent September 11th with Major Roberts at Camp MacKall, NC. Roberts welcomed Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Justin Mitchell, to open the day with a presentation about Fort Bragg, NC. Mitchell briefed the class on the demographics and daily operational procedures of Fort Bragg, parallels the various towns and villages that make up Moore County. “I am honored to serve the military community in this capacity,” said Major Roberts “Few realize that Fort Bragg is the fifth largest city by population in the State of North Carolina.” After lunch, and a brief presentation by Major Roberts about US Army Green Berets, the MCLI Class participants worked in teams through various exercises and gained a broad understanding of what the selection course is like on any given day.
On October 9th the class focused on Southern Pines.  They day began with a tour and presentation at the Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills where Executive Director, Fallon Brewington spoke to the class about the mission and future vision for the Boys & Girls Club. She educated the class on the growth their organization has experienced in recent years and discussed partnerships with schools to meet the ever-growing needs of the organization.
The class then spent time learning about leadership, and municipal operations with Town Manager Reagan Parsons. Parsons, who has served the community of Southern Pines for the past 15 years, led a discussion with the class about the evolution of leadership and its many factors. “The way we do things now, is changing.” Parsons stated, “For example, our employees cannot complete specific tasks when weather effects our telecommunications and access to internet.” Parsons was a wealth of information, and spent time answering questions from MCLI participants.
Towering Pines Real Estate proudly sponsored MCLI Southern Pines Day, owner Allan Nanney joined the class for lunch. While speaking with the class briefly, he surprised the class with a donation for the MCLI project that was focused on Pinecrest High School. The class concluded their day with a tour of the newly opened Fire Station No. 2 located off Hwy 22 in Southern Pines and wrapping up the day with Southern Pines Brewing Company and CEO Micah Niebauer. The day was filled with leadership lessons, and bits of wisdom from dynamic leaders throughout Moore County.
Moore County Leadership Institute will conclude the year with individual and group presentations and graduation on November 13th, 2019. The Moore County Chamber would like to recognize Keller Williams of Pinehurst for hosting MCLI participants for presentation day.
The application process for MCLI 2020 has closed, and the Moore County Chamber Board of Directors extends their sincere appreciation to all those who applied. 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.

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