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Zenovia Harris Selected for US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Scholarship Program

Zenovia Harris Selected for US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Scholarship Program

The fellowship provides state and local business leaders with the opportunity to engage at the national level on important education and workforce issues.

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Seattle – WA, July 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced that Zenovia Harris, CEO of the Kent Chamber of Commerce, has been selected to participate in the tenth annual Business Leadership Fellowship 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 enhance their ability to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

“I am deeply honored and excited to have been selected for the US Chamber Foundation Education and Workforce Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a unique platform to collaborate with leaders across the country, sharing innovative strategies and solutions to address critical issues in education and workforce development. I am passionate about creating a brighter future for the next generation through education and empowerment. I am committed to using this opportunity to develop programs that will promote a healthy and respectful future, especially for our underserved and underrepresented youth. Together, we can build pathways to success that enable every young person to reach their full potential and positively contribute to our communities,” said Zenovia Harris, CEO of the Kent Chamber of Commerce.

“We created the Business Leads Fellowship Program in response to the needs of our state and local chamber partners,” says Caitlin Codella Low, vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “They, like no other, recognize the critical connection between education and economic development, and we are excited to support them as they take on this critical leadership role in their community.”

After a competitive application and selection process, Zenovia Harris was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber directors, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the program’s tenth year. The eight-month program, comprised of both in-person and virtual sessions, will span the entire talent development pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, post-secondary education, and workforce development.

Upon completion of the program, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation network of more than 350 chambers of commerce and state associations across the country that regularly engage in educational and workforce initiatives.

More information about the Business Leads Scholarship Program can be found on the program website website.

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CONTACT: Zenovia Harris Kent Chamber of Commerce 2538541770 [email protected]