Building community leaders
The Ashland Alliance is the joint organization for the Boyd County/Greenup County Chamber of Commerce, serving as a front-line advocate for local business and industry as we work with our many partners to continue to make this area an excellent place to live, work and play.
The Ashland Alliance also boasts a membership 500 businesses strong and continues to grow. With a renewed effort to increase the value of an Alliance membership, companies find multiple occasions to share contacts, buy from each other, grow relationships and market their products.
EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF ASHLAND ALLIANCE EXTENSION PROGRAMS
Community Leadership Development (CLD)
Since 1979, the Community Leadership Development (CLD) program has been growing leaders in our community. The development program consists of eight weeks, meeting once a week, covering topics that include advocacy, healthcare, local history, education, industry, government and leadership.
Community Leadership Development goals include:
• Developing leadership skills
• Developing a better informed citizenry
• Providing unique networking opportunities
• Promoting community pride
• Promoting a sense of civic responsibility
• Fostering volunteers for local non-profit agencies
Young Professionals Association
Fostering a young professional workforce between the ages of 21 and 39, the Young Professionals Association was formed to strengthen the vitality of Ashland and surrounding areas by providing a network of professional development, social opportunity, economic development and community service programs.
From monthly board meetings to member committees, YPA also provides a quarterly luncheon and frequent social events to unite young professionals throughout Boyd and Greenup counties and a host of other social events to unite the area’s young workforce.
Youth Leadership Program
The Youth Leadership Program increases interaction between businesses and the youth in the region.
The program takes part in sessions designed to educate on community issues, encourage mutual respect and facilitate in a shared concern for a commitment to the advancement of Boyd and Greenup counties.
It is the goal of the Ashland Alliance to instill in these young people the responsibility for their own lives, and the lives of others and society, and to develop responsibilities for leadership in each area.
The program is comprised of 40 juniors from seven high schools in Boyd and Greenup counties and meets once monthly for seven months. Students are granted school attendance for sessions attended.
Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival
The Winter Wonderland of Lights Festival has taken on the challenge to provide the community not only with lights and displays but a complete festival with events geared toward the family.
All lights and displays in Central Park and downtown Ashland are purchased by the Winter Wonderland of Lights committee through contributions from area businesses, organizations and individuals. Winter Wonderland is a non-profit charitable 501(c) 3 organization.
For additional information contact the Alliance at 606-324-5111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business After Hours
Ashland Alliance Business After Hours events are popular, well-attended networking events for members and guests. On average these events take place once a month.
For more information on scheduling or attending a Business After Hours event, contact the Alliance office at 606.324.5111.