Denise Rice To Present How To "Lead In The Workplace" At Cleveland Women's Council Quarterly Meeting

Monday, May 7, 2018
Denise Rice
Denise Rice

The Women’s Council quarterly programming for 2018 will center around the theme of “Lead in . . .” The second quarter luncheon, held on Monday, May 21, at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce, will feature Denise Rice, director of the Tennessee Manufacturer's Association and President of Peak Performance speaking on Leadership in the Workplace.

Ms. Rice was an operations executive with a career spanning more than 25 years with Corning, Inc. and their subsidiaries. Under her leadership, Cormetech a joint equity venture between Corning and Mitsubishi, was awarded Tennessee’s Business Recycler of the year, Gold and Platinum awards for their BEST (Business and Education Working Together) Program with Cleveland High School and was nominated for the U.S. Department of Defense Freedom Award for their support of military veterans. Cormetech also received the prestigious TN Governor’s Award for Environmental Responsibility in Materials Management and was named Company of the Year by the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association.

Ms. Rice has held the position of vice president of the board of directors for the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association and president of Cleveland Associated Industries. She also served on the boards of the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry. In 2014 she was appointed to the Southeast Tennessee Workforce Development Board. 

Future programs for 2018 will discuss Leadership in Public Service and Leadership in volunteer opportunities. Cost for the “Lead In…” session is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers and includes a buffet luncheon. Attendance is limited. Register online at the community calendar at www.clevelandchamber.com or call 423 472-6587 by noon on May 17. Chamber members may use admission credits from their tiered investment if available, however should call to register. 


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