BACC Announces Upcoming Chamber University Session

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) proudly announces the next Chamber University session, presented by Bad Boy Mowers. BACC’s Chamber University program brings relevant information to members in a quick and engaging format.Join us on Thursday, November 10, at 9:00 a.m. to hear Mike Davidson’s “Creating a Team Culture” keynote focused on how managers empower employees to become leaders. Davidson is a certified Maxwell Leadership teacher, speaker, and coach, and the founder of LeaderShift, a training program assisting leaders in developing leaders within their organization.

He is an Arkansas native with over 25 years of leadership experience and builds leaders who grow leaders. Mike speaks nationally on leadership, helps organizations establish a vision, and provides an application of principles that put clients on a journey of leadership excellence.Davidson will share strategies for employee retention and how to create vision makers within your organization that creates vision carriers for the organization. Leadershift is based on the core belief that employees should take responsibility for the business, no matter their position. “As we all settle into what is being known as “The Great Shift,” there is no better time for managers to re-examine their leadership style.

While we know employee retention is highly dependent on culture and management, we rarely invest resources in proper professional growth opportunities for managers. Most managers are managers because they produced good outcomes in previous positions, but that often does not translate to leading others to produce good outcomes,” said BACC COO Jamie Rayford, “we hope to start an important dialogue among area businesses through Mr. Davidson’s keynote which hopefully inspires a shift in how we define management and team culture.”

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce members can enjoy free admission to this event to learn directly from Mike’s expertise. Admission is $40 for non-members. All attendees should register by October 28th at

About The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce: The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is the leading voice of business in Independence County, providing advocacy, promotion and resources for chamber members. The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce sets the standard for excellence in member service, community collaboration, business growth and achieving a high quality of life in the Batesville area.