Congratulations to our very own Laura Burns for receiving the Glenn Jacobus award at last night’s Columbia Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Columbia Class of ‘18 Graduation!
Upon receiving the reward from the CEO & President of the Chamber, Carl Blackstone, and the Leadership Development Director, Charlotte Bian-Lingle, Laura said, “There were so many people who contributed to this project, and I’m so humbled to be selected by my classmates for this award. I really want to thank all the generous donors here in Columbia and throughout the States that donated furniture and home goods to make the interiors portion of our project a success.”
The recipient is selected by class vote for their outstanding leadership throughout the 10-month program in which 55 members completed ten class days, an orientation, a retreat, and a class project with Mental Illness Recovery Center Inc. Along with the award, Laura received a spot on the Leadership Columbia Advisory Board for the coming year. She was a member of the 45th class that the Chamber has graduated since the program’s inception in 1972.