Momentum Magazine June 2018 Edition - Page 2

President’s Message It’s the Chamber’s 150th anniversary this year, but we’re also observing another milestone. Leadership Lackawanna is completing its 35th year of developing community volunteers. Under the Chamber umbrella, a small steering committee, including the late Governor William Scranton and his wife Mary, formed the organization to prepare the next generation to assume the mantle of community leadership. Although the goal of the Leadership Lackawanna Core Program has remained unchanged, other components have been added. The Executive Program, initiated in 1988, is designed for those new to the area or new to their position. Held in the evenings, it provides an introduction to the community in a relaxed social setting. The third piece of the Leadership triad is “Tomorrow’s Leaders Today”, similar to the Core program, but specifi cally for high school juniors. Started by Skills in Scranton in 1996, it has become a natural part of the Leadership Lackawanna repertoire. I encourage you to read more about this year’s Core class and their projects in this issue of “Momentum” and join us at the Hilton Scranton on June 14 for the Celebration of Leadership. For reservations or information, visit Hope to see you there! UPCOMING EVENTS Celebration of Leadership June 14, 2018 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Hilton Scranton & Conference Center Celebrate with us! June 20, 2018 2 • The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce