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Forsyth County Chamber leader chosen for national program on building economies ‘that work for everyone’
Luara Stewart
Laura Stewart serves as the Vice President for Community Development for the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.

The American Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives selected Forsyth County Chamber’s Laura Stewart to join in on the Fellowship for Economic Recovery, a year-long executive development program. 

As Forsyth County Chamber Vice President of Community Development, Stewart will join 41 other chamber of commerce members from 24 different states to participate in the “prestigious program,” according to a statement from the Forsyth County Chamber. 

The Fellowship for Economic Recovery is meant to help chambers in the U.S. create more specific economic recovery goals and help business associations in turn create programs and processes that can be replicated for others. 

During the year-long program, Stewart and her other fellows will look at different aspects of economic recovery and what strategies they can be using to build economies that work for everyone. 

“We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to this executive leadership training initiative and the high caliber of applicants,” ACCE President and CEO Sheree Ann Kelly said. “The Fellowship is the latest step in our strategy to engage business leaders and advocates in shaping recovery efforts, building resilient local economies and creating opportunities for everyone in the community to thrive.” 

Stewart started at the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce back in 2012 as its events director and has since taken on responsibly from many different areas of the chamber. She has led the reorganization and execution of all chamber event programming and communication strategies, and she worked to complete the chamber’s rebranding initiative. She now serves as the Vice President of Community Development. 

“This a tremendous honor for our community and our Chamber,” said James McCoy, the president and CEO of the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, in a statement. “Laura Stewart’s leadership has earned this national recognition by our peers. The Chamber and Forsyth County are fortunate to have her talent and skill working to build our local economy.”