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Emerging Leaders Discuss the Best & Brightest Initiative

Executive Director John Joseph of the Decatur-Morgan County Entrepreneurial Center spoke to the Chamber's Emerging Leaders young professionals development class on June 1, at the Chamber's Contractor Service & Fabrication Board Room. Joseph discussed how the the Best & Brightest Initiative is now partnering with Decatur Morgan Hospital and Decatur City Schools to explore ways to recruit more nurses and teachers.

The Best & Brightest Initiative is the first in the country to offer a comprehensive incentive package recruiting STEM graduates that includes student loan repayment up to $3,000 per year for up to 5 years ($15,000 maximum), ongoing mentorship, career networking and opportunities, and the ability to influence events in Decatur. In May, the Best & Brightest Initiative announced it partnered with Decatur City Schools and Decatur-Morgan Hospital on ways they can combine efforts towards building a greater Decatur.

This Emerging Leaders series is made possible by Presenting Sponsor Stovall Marks Insurance and Supporting Sponsor Decatur Morgan Hospital. The luncheon provides the opportunity for anyone 20-40 years old to grow as a leader and network with other young professionals in the area.

At the next Emerging Leaders young professional development event on August 3, Pryor Field Regional Airport Manager Adam Fox will explain the airport economic impact on our area and what it has to offer local businesses. Enjoy lunch and take a tour of the airport and flight center. Adam will also talk about upcoming plans for an air show. Click here for more information and to register.

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