The Board of Directors of the Rush County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Sandy Fussner, executive director of the Chamber, will be attending her first year of the Institute for Organization Management at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., from June 2 to June 6 this year. The Institute for Organization Management is a four-year nonprofit leadership program sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.
“Institute participants are recognized across the country as leaders in their communities,” said Raymond P. Towle, vice president for the Institute for Organization Management at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. “These individuals develop the knowledge, skills, and dedication to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and Chamber industries.”
Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, Chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates. Institute’s curriculum consists of four weeklong sessions at five different university locations throughout the country. Through a combination of required courses and electives in areas such as leadership, advocacy, marketing, finance, and membership, Institute participants are able to enhance their own organizational management skills and add new fuel to their organizations, making them run more efficiently and effectively.
Locally, Sandy’s participation in Institute has been made possible by the financial support of the following businesses: Barada Associates, Campbell Brothers, Curtis Brothers, Olin Durbin Auto Repair and Service, Edward Jones Investments, Herdrich Petroleum, Main Source Bank, Payne Insurance, Photography by Green, The Rushville Pharmacy, Kevin Snyder Agency, and The Sampler.