Twenty-four participants were on hand for the opening session of the 2013 R. David Tebben Community Leadership Academy. This is the 15th year the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce has held a leadership academy. Over the next 10 weeks the participants will learn about local leadership challenges and opportunities, as they hear from community leaders and tour businesses and organizations. The first session provided an orientation to the program and the participants got to know each other through a "speed networking" ice-breaker event. You can see more pictures and a video from the first session at: http://picasaweb.google.com/PekinChamber.