Join lakv Class xxiii!

LAKV is currently recruiting for
Class XXIII that will kick off in September 2014.

For more information, contact Diane Chabal, Program Manager, at

Thanks to sponsor Peoples Natural Gas and everyone who supported the Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley Inaugural Distinguished Speaker Series with Dr. Cyril Wecht. Watch here for details on future events.

A Message from the Board Chair

"I would like to welcome you to Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley. We are a nonprofit organization committed to working with local community leaders and professionals to learn more about playing a key role in the communities in which they work and live. During our nine-month program, participants learn about networking, volunteering, and various leadership skills through day-long seminars held in key locations throughout northern Westmoreland, southern Butler and Armstrong counties. We are pleased to have been a part of the community for more than 20 years, and have LAKV graduates in top positions with many local companies. I invite you to look through the website and consider joining our program."

~ Lyn Marchwinski
















Congratulations to LAKV Class XXIII!

Congratulations to LAKV Class XXII on their graduation! The year culminated with presentations and a networking breakfast in May. Thanks to the class members for their efforts and a great year!

"Participation in Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley opens the doors to resources and connections that would otherwise remain closed. Networking is important to having a presence in the community, as is learning what other organizations, businesses and community resources are available."

~ Catherine Collett
Principal, Mary Queen of Apostles School

"Participating in the inaugural LAKV class was both a personally and professionally rewarding experience. I would encourage our local businesses to help influence tomorrow's leaders by signing up for a future LAKV class today!"

~ Bill Lucas
President, Equitable Gas Company
LAKV Class I

Chamber Information

Alle Kiski Strong Chamber

New Kensington Area Chamber of Commerce