The seven-month executive leader curriculum includes approximately 100 hours of classroom time per participant and provides the opportunity for small business owners to work with experienced mentors, attend workshops, and develop connections with their peers, city leaders, and financial communities. Local recruitment for the 2013 training cycle started February 1 through the SBA Cleveland District Office, and classes are scheduled to begin in April. Since 2011 the initiative has taken place in the Youngstown, Ohio area; this year it will once again be available to area executives. Youngstown-area firms interested in the Emerging Leaders Initiative can contact Tom Sangrik at (216) 522-4198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: 02/19/2011 Author Information: Patsy Welsh