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September 7, 2022
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Ashley Glensor, Programs & Marketing Specialist at the Lancaster Chamber Selected for U.S. Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program
Fellowship Provides State and Local Business Leaders with Opportunities to Engage Nationally on Critical Education and Workforce Issues
Lancaster, PA – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced on Friday, September 2nd, Ashley Glensor, Programs and Marketing Specialist at the Lancaster Chamber, was selected to participate in the seventh cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, economic development agencies, and trade associations with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.
“Achieving our vision of a thriving Lancaster County is only possible by addressing the variety of workforce and education issues impacting our community, and I am looking forward to how the Business Leads Fellowship Program will prepare me to further our mission, ignite sustainable change, and expand collaborative initiatives in Lancaster County,” says Ashley, Glensor, Programs and Marketing Specialist at the Lancaster Chamber. Ashley develops strategic programming for the Chamber related to best business practices, peer-to-peer learning, and workforce development, including career exploration, mentoring, and the Chamber’s niche communities: the Young Professionals Network and Women in Business. Ashley manages several volunteer groups, coordinates advertising opportunities, and oversees the development of workforce resources such as the Wage & Benefits Survey. Ashley also writes and cohosts the Chamber’s “What’s on Tap, Lancaster!” podcast.
“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President of the Center for Education and Workforce. “They, better than anyone, see the critical link between education and economic development, and we are glad to be able to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.”
Following a competitive application and selection process, Ashley was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the seventh class of this program. The six-month program, consisting of both in person and virtual meetings, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education, and workforce development.
Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of over 250 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.
For more information on the Business Leads Fellowship Program, visit the program’s website: https://businessleads.uschamberfoundation.org/
At the Lancaster Chamber, our mission is to create the environment, facilitate partnerships, and lead on issues that elevate business success. Established in 1872, the Chamber is celebrating its 150th Anniversary, commemorating 150 years of impact, support, engagement, and leadership for the Lancaster County business community. The Chamber continues to leverage the collective strength of the business community. By advancing a pro-business agenda, supporting community-focused initiatives, including Workforce, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and being committed to providing resources for all business professionals – the Chamber strives to build Lancaster into a thriving community for all.