The Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the = Leadership Grove Class of 2011-12. Participants are Alicia Beesley, Rib Crib; Angie Edwards, First National Bank; Heather Fink, Heather Fink Photography; Cheryl Franklin, The Grove Sun; Angela Hamilton, Grand River Abstract & Title; Pamela Hulion, Grand Savings Bank; Sandra Martin, Arvest Bank; Mark Morris, Grove Police Department; Chuck Pearce, Grove Can; Jeremy Rogers, The Humane Society of Grove & Grand Lake; Angie Schulte, Malone's CNC Machining; James Sharp, INTEGRIS Grove Hospital; Anna Shaw, Christian HELP Center; Wayne Shaw, First Christian Church, Justin Teel, First National Bank and Cathy Trewyn, INTEGRIS Grove Hopspital.

Leadership Grove is a leadership development and community awareness program designed to provide community leaders with a deeper understanding of the critical issues affecting the Grove area. This program also provides an ongoing source of diverse leaders who are prepared and committed to serve as catalysts and sustainers of positive change for the quality of life in the Grove area.

The Chamber sponsored program which begins September 22 includes eight sessions. Some of the topics to be covered are: community leadership, education, quality of life, city and state government, industry and health care. In addition, participants will tour a variety of facilities in Grove and attend County and City meetings.

For more information, contact the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, 786-9079.