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An area Chamber of Commerce employee has been selected to a national fellowship to study education attainment and workforce development. The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce’s Director of Workforce Development JoAnn Sasse Givens has been selected to the fellowship by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).


Other chamber of commerces represented include Brooklyn, New York, Detroit and Atlanta. Sasse Givens says it’s an honor for her and the chamber to be selected to a group with many bigger communities.



Through the fellowship, each participant is required to come up with a regional action plan that focuses on addressing specific education attainment or workforce development issues in their communities. Sasse Givens says she has some ideas for Effingham that she will research through the fellowship.



Sasse Givens is one of 21 chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States to be selected for the fellowship.

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