The Avery Chamber of Commerce is taking applications for the Leadership Avery Program.

The Avery Journal reports this is the third time that the Avery Chamber is offering the 10-month program that focuses on county businesses, agencies, organizations and resources and how they work, both individually and together, in Avery County.

The program begins in March and run until November, with focus on Education, Nonprofits, Resorts and Tourism, Healthcare, Law, Courts, Government, Media, Small Business/Entrepreneurship, Tree Farms, Local Industry and Wineries/Breweries. 

The class will be led by YMCA Membership & Marketing Director DeLee Scott and Mountain Glen Golf Marketing Director Kathy Rimmer. Participants must commit to one full day a month in the program and can miss only one scheduled session. Also, the business they represent must be a member of the Avery County Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $300.

For more details call the Avery Chamber at (828) 898-5605, or online at AveryCounty.com. Application deadline is February 28th