Jeff Garretson - May 9, 2014 5:01 pm
Area business and community leaders gathered at the Salina Community Theatre on Friday to lean in – listen and watch some well known communicators talk about leadership.
The 2014 Leadercast Salina event was highlighted by big screen appearances by authors Andy Stanley and Simon Sinek, former First Lady Laura Bush and Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Organizer Matt Davis with Third Strategy tells KSAL News that the event originates from Atlanta with 6,000 people on hand – and is beamed around the world with 160,000 taking part in real-time, It’s a mix of interviews and speakers and events,” he said.
“This year we are trying to make sure we bring as many people in Salina together that have a heart for leadership and want to think beyond themselves.”
Going the Extra Mile
This year NewsRadio 1150 KSAL and Long McArthur Ford joined forces with Leadercast Salina in the search for those people and companies who are reaching out beyond their four walls to help others achieve.
Members of the community were asked to go to KSAL.com and nominate people and organizations who were providing spark in their work place and encouragement to team members.
The winner of the the first Leadercat Salina Driven To Give Back Award (Business Category) is: The Bank of Tescott.
Lori Spear and Steve George were on hand to accept the honor. The Bank of Tescott was recognized for helping to raise over $10,000 this year in the Y93.7 Million Penny Challenge to benefit research to fight childhood cancer. The Bank of Tescott supported the arts in Salina, by sponsoring The Salina Symphony’s Beauty & The Beast and Kiss Me Kate at the Commuity Theatre. Staff from the Bank of Tescott is also currently teaming up with several area schools to lead financial workshops.
The winner of the first Leadercast Salina Driven To Give Back Award (Community Category) is: Emmy Meyer.
Miss Meyer is a 19-year-old full-time student at K-State Salina, majoring in Family Studies and Human Services. She works at State Farm as a Multiple Lines Representative and volunteers many hours of her time with the Love Chloe Foundation, Girl Scouts and CLLICK.