• Asheboro/Randolph Chamber 

    137 S. Fayetteville Street, Asheboro, NC  27203

  • Programs

  • Student Leadership Information For Tomorrow, (LIFT), is a program of the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce.  The program offers thirty rising sophomores and juniors who reside in Randolph County the opportunity to learn more about the area and gain valuable leadership skills.

    LIFT is an exciting and unique opportunity for those selected.  It is the goal of LIFT to produce leaders who are interested in their community both now and in the future.

    LIFT is a highly structured seven-month program in which a wide variety of resources, issues, and services will be examined.  Participants will interact with business and community leaders and participate in special tours that will offer a “behind the scenes” look into local situations and decisions.  Prominent individuals from the public and private sector give generously of their time, talent and knowledge to serve as speakers or panelists for these sessions.

    LIFT participants will be challenged to increase their knowledge and to become actively involved in problem solving through dialogue with existing leaders in the community.  The experiences in this program will have immediate, positive effects on the participants, their school, and community.

    Student LIFT Class of 2021-2022

    • Liberty Adams, Asheboro High School
    • Logan Beaver, Eastern Randolph High School 
    • Emilee Shackelford, Asheboro High School
    • Lacey Cozart, Randleman High School
    • Hailey Cranford, Uwharrie Ridge 
    • Jaydon DeNamur Uwharrie Charter Academy
    • Josie Perdue, Southwest Randolph High School 
    • Sydney Duggins, Uwharrie Charter 
    • Kaleigh Wilson, Eastern Randolph High School 
    • Kenly Whitaker, Eastern Randolph High School
    • Gabriel George, Uwharrie Ridge 
    • Lucy Griffin, Southwest Randolph High School
    • Sydney Hall, Wheatmore High School 
    • Casey Joura, Uwharrie Charter Academy 
    • Isabella McNamee, Southwest Randolph High School
    • Benjamin Owen IV, Uwharrie Charter Academy 
    • Aaron Smith, Uwharrie Charter Academy
    • Hannah Charles, Asheboro Hybrid Academy 
    • Leah Zelenski, Asheboro High School
    • Emma Dobbins, Asheboro High School
    • Maci Columbia, Asheboro High School
    • Leah Waisner, Southwest Randolph High School 
    • Tanush Sriram, Asheboro Randolph High School
    • Oliva Walker, Randolph Early College 
    • Jacob Gainey, Southwest Randolph High School 
    • Owen Peele, Southwest Randolph High School

    Student LIFT Co-Chairs Baxter Hammer, The Timken Company & Kirsten Stovall

    Now accepting 2022-2023 Student LIFT Applications!  The deadline is Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:00 pm EST.

  • Leadership Randolph was established in 1988 by the Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce and has now produced well over 800 graduates.  The program continues in 2022, and offers twenty-eight of the county’s most community minded citizens the opportunity to learn more about Randolph County.

    Leadership Randolph is a highly structured nine-month program in which a wide variety of resources, issues and services will be examined.  Participants will interact with business and community leaders.  Information and special tours will offer an in-depth look into local situations and decisions.  The day-long sessions each month are scheduled at locations around the county.  Curriculum essentials remain the same, basically, from year to year for each of the sessions; however, some flexibility is built in for major issues and/or topics of current interest.  Prominent individuals from the public and private sector give generously of their time, talent and knowledge to serve as speakers and/or session leaders for the monthly sessions.

    Leadership Randolph participants will be challenged to increase their knowledge and to become actively involved in problem-solving through dialogue with leaders in the community.  The experiences in this program will have immediate, positive effects on the participant, his/her organization, and his/her community.

    Leadership Randolph Class of 2022

    • Nicole Arnold, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation
    • Dave Bare, Randolph Public Library
    • Lindsay Castlebury, Beane Signs, Inc.
    • Lisa Coley, Randolph Health
    • Nolan Coley, Loflin Funeral Home
    • Kathryn Hurley Cook, McKenzie Real Estate of NC, LLC
    • Christina Gibbs, Mount Shepherd Retreat Center
    • Adam Gilmore, Pinnacle Financial Partners
    • Cindy Haines, Insurance Associates of the Triad, Inc.
    • Lindsay Harris, North Carolina Zoo Society
    • Michael Henry,  Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point-Central Asheboro Club
    • Tiffany Ingram, Randolph Community College
    • Jill Jackson, Randolph Senior Adults Association Inc.
    • Adam Lawing, Cooperative Extension - Randolph Center
    • Quinton Louris, Randolph Community College
    • Justin Macon, Pinnacle Financial Partners
    • Rebekah McGee, Downtown Asheboro Inc.
    • Anne Mills, Cooperative Extension - Randolph Center
    • Lt. Col. Stephen Myers, Randolph County Sheriff Office
    • Matthew Needham, Randolph Community College
    • MaryJo Norwood, Hospice of Randolph
    • Sara Stephenson, Randolph Partnership for Children
    • Randy Tedder, Cross Road Retirement Community
    • Michelle Tompkins, Randolph County Social Services
    • Caralynn Vaughn, YOUR CHOICES Randolph
    • Scarlet Welborn, Randolph Partnership for Children
    • Dr. Edward Wenda, Edward Wenda - DDS, PA
    • Rhonda Workman, Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce

    Leadership Randolph Co-Chairs:
    Amanda Varner, Randolph County Sheriff's Office
    Scott Harris, Technimark LLC

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