BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Tiffany Esposito of The Bonita Springs Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a Sam’s Club scholarship to start the program. Given only to 20 chamber of commerce professionals across the country, the Sam’s Club scholarships recognize individuals that exhibit excellent chamber management practices in several areas, including involvement in professional industry organizations, community involvement and demonstrated leadership.
“The U.S. Chamber is proud to join with Sam’s Club and provide these dedicated chamber professionals the opportunity to attend Institute and educate them on how to better represent their members and expand their organizations’ influence,” said Raymond P. Towle, IOM, CAE, vice president of Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “We are pleased to help these talented individuals advance their careers and organizations, and we appreciate the Sam’s Club contribution and commitment to local business communities.”
Since 1921, chambers of commerce and associations have used the U.S. Chamber’s Institute program as a training platform for the professional development of their top talent. Institute’s curriculum consists of four, weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Each week, participants receive training in leadership, advocacy, finance, membership, emerging technologies, and many other organization management competencies.
Each of the Sam’s Club scholarship recipients will attend one of Institute’s four sessions this summer. At the completion of the four-year curriculum, each of the recipients will receive the IOM Graduate Recognition, signifying completion of 96 hours of course instruction in nonprofit management and their commitment to the industry.
To learn more about Institute for Organization Management, visit www.uschamber.com/institute.