Delco Chamber of Commerce Recruiting Applicants for This Year’s Business Leadership Academy


The quality of Delaware County’s leadership will determine its future.

With that in mind, the Business Leadership Academy of the Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, which runs from September to June, is now accepting applications.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Through a series of nine interactive sessions led by top professionals in a variety of fields, participants develop their leadership skills while learning about their community and the issues facing Delaware County.

Graduates will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Membership Luncheon in June.

Established in 1989 and with more than 330 distinguished alumni, the program lays a foundation for the importance and significance of service to the community. The FDCCC Leadership alumni hold County, State, and Federal elected positions, lead non-profit organizations, corporations, or are small business owners.

Participation in the BLA is open to persons living and/or working in Delaware County. A maximum of 20 individuals will be accepted to participate in the program each year.

The selection committee will be seeking representation from a cross section of the community. These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government. Members of community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups that reflect the diversity of the community are encouraged to apply.

Tuition for the program is $1,200 for Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Members and $1,500 for non-members.

“Being a student in the BLA program was a tremendous and highly effective learning and developmental experience,” said John Diloiro, Manager of the Treasury Department at AmeriHealth Caritas and a member of the Class of 2016. “The class offered a great mix of traditional and unconventional education and growth opportunities, including sharing experiences and perspectives with fellow students, engaging in Q&A sessions with Delco business leaders, attending meetings of boards of directors of local non-profit organizations, and participating in a fun and rewarding volunteer day.

“Bottom line: BLA helps you grow, not only as a leader, but also as an asset to your employer, a contributor to the community, and personally.”

Click here for more information, including the Business Leadership Academy 2016-17 brochure and application.

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