Leadership Ste. Genevieve

Class of 2019

In 2018 our Chamber of Commerce approved the addition and creation of the Leadership Ste. Genevieve program.   In February of 2019 our very first Leadership Ste. Genevieve session took place.  16 participants in the first year was the ideal number for our first go around.  For the next eight months, this group of 16 gained valuable knowledge about the Ste. Genevieve businesses. They cultivated relationships with individuals whom they might now have ever crossed paths with.  Besides the added knowledge and education they gained, they formed friendships and business relationships that will continue for years to come.  Our graduation was held in September, and by the end of graduation we already had ten new registrations for the 2020 class.  It was an overwhelming success, and definitely a program that we will continue for years to come.

Why? Professional development is vital to our community, and it’s a natural fit for the Chamber to take the lead in organizing these opportunities for area professionals. If a professional isn’t growing then they are stagnating. When a professional grows, businesses grow and when businesses grow the community benefits. We believe every business and organization should be intentional in investing in its employees, and we hope to see participation in the curriculum we’re creating.


Leadership Ste. Genevieve

Engaging Future Community Leaders

Leadership Ste. Gen– a program developed by the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by community businesses to identify, cultivate and motivate future community leaders. This informative and thought-provoking program introduces participants to the community, exposes them to its challenges and requires them to fully participate in the 8-session curriculum. In addition, Ste. Gen Leadership would provide a strategic curriculum to enhance participants’ leadership skills and creates a dialogue for discussion on relevant topics and assessment of case studies, ultimately supporting the Chamber’s strategic initiatives and goals. Anyone who has a genuine interest in community leadership and wants to broaden their scope of knowledge beyond their current level is encouraged to apply to Leadership Ste. Genevieve.

Each month a different form of leadership would be planned and provided to each participate.  Once a participate registers, they must complete the entire 8 month leadership program to become a leadership graduate.  The 8th month, there will be a leadership ceremony and certificates will be issued to those who completed all 8 months.

You can download the 2020 Application below:

2020 SGLeadershipApplication_

All applicants must be approved, and only two applicants per company will be able to participate in the same class.

Dena Kreitler

Executive Director, Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce

``Our dream is that Leadership Ste. Gen will bring the Chamber and our business community to another level. It’s really all about connection: helping people understand how our community runs and connecting people to each other so that we can do even more amazing things together.``

Training Courses & Webinars

In 2016 we partnered with the Ste. Genevieve High School Business Department to offer classes in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Photoshop. We plan to collaborate with the Business Department more this year to offer additional learning opportunities. Watch our blog and calendar of events for announcements later this year.

Tell Us Your Ideas

What kind of classes would you like to see offered?

Facility Tours

We have facility tours at least once a year that are open to our entire membership. We believe that getting inside each others businesses especially those that we can’t just walk into on a whim (i.e. industrial businesses) helps us better understand the economy here and empowers our members to have informed conversations in the community. If there is more interest, we’d be open to planning more than one of these a year, so let us know if this is something you’d like to participate in!

General Chamber Events

A quick way to invest in your professional development is to attend any chamber event. Each event is a unique opportunity to network with other professionals in the Ste. Genevieve area. At our quarterly membership meetings we also strive to have a short talk or program to give our members an opportunity to learn about relative news and events in our area.