Leadership Fairfield came together for their last and final session of the 2018-2019 Leadership Fairfield Class. The theme for April was Legacy; what legacy will you leave behind? All Leadership Fairfield participants will attend the Chamber Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 11th, to receive their graduating certificate and to commemorate the end of another great LF year!
Every Leadership Fairfield session includes one or two panels of individuals (speakers invited to attend Leadership Fairfield on that day to discuss a particular topic). For April, the morning panel topic was Fairfield Business Insiders and included Dick Smith of Agri-Industrial Plastics, Clayton Herman of H&H Mold & Tooling and Pete Nelson of The Nelson Company. The Afternoon panel, Taking Over a Family Business, included Kent Whitney of Whitney Monument Works, Alex Kessel of Farm Bureau Financial Services, Lori Schaefer-Weaton of Agri-Industrial Plastics and Jill Burnett of Libertyville Savings Bank.
This month the group had a particularly fun group activity! The Marshmallow Challenge. The Marshmallow Challenge goal was who could create the tallest free-standing structure with a marshmallow on top. The provided materials included: 20 spaghetti noodles, 3 feet of tape, 3 feet of string and 1 marshmallow. The winning group out of the class?? Wanda Bagby, Jared Lyle, and Maryam Naraghi.
Additionally, the Leadership Fairfield class toured two local businesses here in Fairfield, both of whom continue to leave a long-standing legacy in our town; Fairfield Glove and Creative Edge.
And last but not least, the group ended their day with a final guest speaker, Mayor of Fairfield, Ed Malloy.