Chamber’s Leadership Dayton looking for 2019 class

DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2019 Leadership Dayton class. Formed by the Dayton Area Chamber in 1976, Leadership Dayton is one of the first programs of its kind in the country.

Leadership Dayton is a program created to identify, educate and motivates business leaders, increasing their awareness and capacity to serve the Dayton region. Up to 50 people with diverse backgrounds are chosen for the program each year. The class meets once a month for 10 months, each session focusing on a different facet of the community, including regional history, healthcare, education and more. These sessions encourage participants to ask questions and look for ways they could serve.

Since Leadership Dayton’s inception, more than 1,400 people have completed the program. Many alumni credit Leadership Dayton with creating special memories and values that helped guide their futures.

“This cohort experience unveils new opportunities and resources throughout the community,” said Doug Anspach, Partner, Taft, Stettinius and Hollister and Leadership Dayton Board of Governors Chair. “The ability to broaden your network with the region’s top leaders while working together to improve the region is a unique experience.”

The program requires a strong commitment from both the applicant and his or her employer. For more information on the program, a look at the 2018-2019 calendars of events, and to apply, go to

Applications are due April 6, 2018.

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