Leadership Pocono Class of 2012-2013 Has Joint Session with Other Programs!

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Stroudsburg, PA – The Leadership Pocono Class of 2013 along with Leadership Programs from Hazleton, Lackawanna, Wayne, and Wilkes-Barre had a joint Regional Leadership Day held at the Scranton Hilton & Conference Center.  The purpose of the Programs getting together was to learn about issues that pertain to all of Northeastern PA.  The Keynote speaker was Teri Ooms, The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development who started the day of learning.  Remarks were also given by State Senator John Blake to kick off the afternoon session.

The day consisted of 5 Panel Discussions beginning in the morning with Economic Development in NEPA.  The afternoon sessions were; Education and Schools/Job Presentation, Marcellus Shale, a discussion on Arts, Culture, Recreation and Tourism, and the day finished with a discussion on Environmental Concerns in Economic Development.

All discussions were moderated with experts in each of the fields represented presenting and answering questions.  All topics were well received as each discussed issues that are pertinent to the growth of the NEPA Region.  It also gave the participants to network with other colleagues in other Leadership Programs to learn more about our expanded region and what we need for a successful future in Northeast Pennsylvania.  To learn more about the programs and speakers contact Francesca Turturro at 570-421-4433.

Leadership Pocono is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Greater Pocono Chamber of Commerce The program was established in 1997.  Leadership Pocono provides the identification, development and empowerment of excellence in business, personal and community leadership.  A learning experience like no other, where those who shape our

community tomorrow develops leadership skills from those who are doing it today.   Over 200 individuals have successfully completed this intensive program and are contributing to the

communities they live and work in.  For more information on Leadership Pocono and how you can become involved please visit www.leadershippocono.org or contact Francesca Turturro, Leadership Pocono Coordinator, at 570-421-4433 or via email at lpcoordinator@leadershippocono.org.