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Celebrating leadership and legacy in Rocklin

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With graduation ceremonies going on all around the country, June is the perfect time to contemplate the next steps in life that leadership accomplishments can bring. Leadership programs from high school to college to business will be recognizing protégés who are just beginning their leadership journey. There are many great leadership programs available today, but as CEO of the Rocklin Chamber, I am just a little partial to the Leadership Rocklin program. Besides creating a leadership legacy by preparing business leaders for the future, Leadership Rocklin also provides for self-discovery through professional and personal growth. The program encourages active community involvement in leadership positions and gives participants the opportunity to meet local government, business and civic leaders, creating a pipeline to board membership, school board positions and city council opportunities. The Leadership Rocklin program has graduated more than 100 students since its inception with students coming from various business and professional backgrounds. Some students have lived in Rocklin for as little as two weeks, while others have called Rocklin home for more than 25 years. The experience and knowledge that each student brings to the program allows the participants to make connections and discover interests they never knew they had. Each Leadership Rocklin class undertakes a leadership project that will help the group make a mark on their community, leaving a legacy for future residents and business owners. The Leadership Rocklin program is offered annually starting in September. Class size is limited to 20 students and fills up quickly. So if you are interested, now is the time to act. Applications for the 2010-2011 Leadership Rocklin class are now being accepted at the Rocklin Area Chamber office. For more information, contact me at the chamber at 624-2548 or www.RocklinChamber.com. Robin Trimble is CEO of the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce. She can be reached at Robin@RocklinChamber.com.