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Leadership expert to speak at Impact Alexandria

Best-selling author and leadership expert Marcus Buckingham will be the featured speaker at Impact Alexandria 2009.

The event will take place Tuesday, October 6 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria.

Impact Alexandria, formerly known as the "Community Live and Learn," was created in 2003 by Tastefully Simple in partnership with other local business sponsors. The event is designed to bring world-renowned motivational speakers to share their insights with the Alexandria community and beyond.

Past speakers have included John Maxwell, Amanda Gore, Jack Canfield, Zig Ziglar, Ken Blanchard and Stephen R. Covey.

"This event provides a tremendous opportunity for community members in the Alexandria area to get together, share insights and be inspired," said David Kjos, president of Bremer Bank. "We are proud to be a continual sponsor of this event."

Buckingham is widely considered one of the world's leading authorities on employee productivity, leadership and management.

Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Good Morning America and many more, Buckingham is the best-selling author of Now, Discover Your Strengths, Go Put Your Strengths to Work and many other popular books.

He addresses more than 250,000 people around the globe each year - showing companies how maximizing employees' strengths dramatically increases efficiency, growth and success.

Tickets for Impact Alexandria are available for $65 each, and a special $5 discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

For tickets or information on sponsoring the event, visit or call 1-888-759-2908.