At first I was excited to see the headline of the Staff Editorial Chick-fil-A: The Easy Way dated on April 18, 2013. Then I began reading the article and was surprised at the direction it went.
Chick-fil-A® Leadercast® is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including right here in Emporia. It has nothing to do with the restaurant coming to Emporia. Chick-fil-A is the national sponsor of this event, and that is the only connection to the Chamber and Emporia.
The Emporia Area Chamber respects the opinion of the editorial staff, but is disappointed that they were so quick to react without learning more about this exciting event coming to Emporia, or what we do as an organization.
Community business leaders and student can access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast at the Flint Hills Technical College, 3301 W. 18th Ave. on May 10, 2013. Speakers for this year’s event include:
Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
Mike Krzyzewski, Head men’s basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) , via exclusive Simply Lead video interview
Last year, over 100,000 leaders from 14 countries attended Chick-fil-A® Leadercast®. In its 14th year, this full day, experiential conference is predicted to reach its largest audience to date.
If you would like more information about this event or the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce, please contact me; we area a proud supporter of Emporia State University and are always looking for ways to work more closely together.
Emporia Area Chamber & Visitors Bureau