The LEAD Program kicks off next Tuesday, January 10th, and this year they're are overflowing with participants. Patty Hornbuckle, CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce said generally they have a cut off of 20 participants, but this year they extended it and have 22 people who are ready to learn all about what goes on in the city of Taylorville. Hornbuckle said the people who are joining this year come from different types of businesses, and come from all levels of pay grades.
Hornbuckle said the first session kicks off Tuesday morning and the participants will take a strengths finder test through Lincoln Land Community College to help the participants find out what they're best at and make sure they're focusing on those, rather than their weaknesses.
Hornbuckle appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.