The Chase County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a nationally recognized business consultant with local ties at its annual meeting a week from Saturday.
Ken Lerman, a graduate of both Emporia State University and the College of Emporia and a Vietnam veteran, has worked at H.J. Heinz, Johnson & Johnson and Pepsico in several talent-building capacities as well as consulting at companies like Carlos O'Kelly's, Koch Industries and Bombardier.
The annual meeting will be at Camp Wood starting at 6 pm Jan. 18. Cost is $18. Reservations are needed by Jan. 16. Call 620-273-8469 for information.