LWC and Passages, Inc. are hosting fundraiser event

Staff Writer

Local nonprofit organizations, Leadership Whitley County (LWC) and Passages, Inc., are partnering to host a fundraising event featuring motivational speaker, Billy Riggs.
Riggs was voted One of America’s Top Five most Entertaining Speakers in 2014. Billy uses a combination of magical illusions and leadership lessons to grip audiences, move them to action, improve attitudes and change lives. Billy has worked with Fortune 500 Companies such as: General Mills, IBM, Kroger, Pillsbury, Wells Fargo and more.
Billy will discuss “How to Become a Born Leader” and will cover the six stages of leadership, as well as the tricks of finding and maintaining a balance in life.
Riggs will discuss six focus areas including stress reduction, internalizing dreams to make it reflect a person’s whole life, the importance of nurturing relationships to add satisfaction to life, character, purpose and achievement. To learn more about Billy Riggs visit www.billyriggs.com.
“It doesn’t matter how seasoned of a leader you are to join us at this event,” said LWC Director Carrie Meyer, “It’s perfect for executives, managers and emerging leaders.”
The event will take place Wednesday, March 23 in the Bob Brittian Auditorium at Peabody Public Library in Columbia City from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $40 per person or 3 tickets for $100, and $20 for students. To register, contact Sonya Rubrake at 244-9320 or email her at srubrake@passagesinc.org.
Sponsors for the event include: The Community Foundation of Whitley County, Parkview Whitley Hospital and Micropulse, Inc. Proceeds support LWC and Passages, Inc.
“Passages is excited to partner with Leadership Whitley County to bring Billy Riggs to Columbia City,” stated Jason Meyer, President and CEO of Passages, “Billy’s presentation will help all of us in attendance to get tips on keeping our lives in balance, as well as climbing the leadership pyramid to become the best leaders we can be.”

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