CORNELIUS - The Lake Norman Chamber is accepting applications for the 2013-2014 session of Leadership Lake Norman.

Applications have been made available to Chamber members but the program is open to non-members wishing to expand their knowledge of the Lake Norman region. 

Leadership Lake Norman is a program to develop a group of informed, committed, and qualified individuals capable of providing visionary and progressive leadership for the Lake Norman region. 

The tuition for the nine-month course is $425 for Chamber members and $500 for non-members.

Applications should be received by August 23 to be eligible for the program. 

All applicants will be notified in writing regarding acceptance in the program by August 30.

Each year, the Lake Norman Chamber Leadership Steering Committee selects a class of highly motivated and committed leaders for a series of seminars and retreats. 

The group will hear speakers from the fields of tourism, health care, economic development, transportation, sports, regional history, the judicial system, and municipal government.

Sabrena H. Fernandez, Marketing Manager for Servpro of Northwest Charlotte and the Chairman of the 2013-2014 program said, “whether you are a newcomer or a native, Leadership Lake Norman is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history and business development of the Lake Norman region.  It was a great experience start to finish providing not only an educational program, but allowing me to meet new friends, make business contacts and give back to the community.”

Anyone interested in Leadership Lake Norman can contact the Chamber at 704-892-1922 and an application will be forwarded. 

For more information on Leadership Lake Norman, visit the Leadership Lake Norman link on the Chamber’s Website at