24 Area Professionals Honored at Drive-thru Graduation
Photo Caption: Julie Nielsen, Consulting & Support Team Manager at Skyward, Inc, receives her commemorative graduation plaque and gift from Kayla Rombalski, Director of Talent Development at Portage County Business Council.
Stevens Point, Wis. – A line of vehicles could be seen entering the Portage County Business Council parking lot. Noisemakers and party hats were donned by those in the line while supporters cheered with handmade signs from the sides of the parking lot.
This drive-thru graduation for Leadership Portage County participants put finality on what has been an interesting year. Participants began the program in August 2019, meeting monthly until March 2020. The group’s last session together was Thursday, March 12, just a few days before Governor Evers’ first Executive Covid-19 Order the following Monday. Participants met virtually in April and May, and should have celebrated with a graduation program the last week of that month.
These graduates join the ranks of nearly 500 program alumni county-wide. Leadership Portage County (LPC) has been in existence since 1994. LPC is a 10-month intensive leadership development program designed to give all leaders the skills, knowledge, and on-going support they need to succeed. Participants in LPC grow professionally and personally from the variety of leadership, team-building, communication and self-awareness exercises that are part of the curriculum.
The Class of 2020 participants and businesses they represented at time of application are below:
Portage County Business Council staff are in the planning stages for 2021 programming, which was delayed due to Covid-19. For more information about Leadership Portage County please visit, www.portagecountybiz.com/lpc or contact Kayla Rombalski, Director of Talent Development, at email@example.com or 715-344-1940.
About Portage County Business Council–Where Economic Vitality Meets Quality of Life
The Portage County Business Council is the preeminent leader in economic development and community growth. The priorities for our members and the community are retention and attraction of businesses and employees. That is accomplished through engagement, growth, innovation, leadership, network development and partnerships.