Chamber StaffThe Greater Elkhart Chamber's professional team is here to meet your business needs.
Kathy Cardwell, IOM
Vice President Administration
Oversees internal operations of the Chamber, administrative support to all departments, human resource functions, research, accounting/financials and management of the front office and communication systems. Liaison to Education/Career Development Council. Reports to President/CEO.
Contact Kathy Cardwell, IOM
574-293-1531 ext. 122
Kyle Hannon, IOM
Oversees operations of the Chamber at the direction of the Board, to carry out programs of work to meet the members’ needs. Serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors.
Contact Kyle Hannon, IOM
(574) 293-1531 ext. 120
Vice President Communications
Oversees Communications department. Maintains membership database. Liaison to Transportation, Environmental and Young Professionals Councils. Reports to President/CEO
Young Professionals Council
Contact Kay House-Clark
(574) 293-1531 ext. 138
Membership Retention Manager
Establishes and executes retention and collection programs for the Chamber. Assists members in connecting with Chamber programs, services and involvement. Coordinates Biz-Ness After Hours/Biz-Ness Luncheons and ribbon cuttings.Liaison to the Ambassadors and Economic Development/Legislative Affairs Councils. Reports to Vice President Development.
Economic Development | Legislative Affairs
Contact Ginger Lyons
(574) 293-1531 ext. 134
Office Supervisor/Admin Support
Performs scheduling, administrative, meeting planning, confidential secretarial duties in assisting the President of the Chamber and the Board of Directors. Performs general office duties in support of the Chamber as a whole. Reports to Vice President Administration.
Contact Jennifer Novak
(574) 293-1531 ext. 101
Contact Bridget O'Toole
(574) 293-1531 ext. 139
Denise Polachek, IOM
Vice President Development
Responsible for membership development, retention, events, seminars, marketing and new product/service development for the Chamber. Coordinates Annual Meeting, Biz-Ness Expo and other events. Liaison to Annual Outing, Business Recognition/Beautification, Leadership and Women's Councils. Reports to President/CEO.
Annual Outing Council
Contact Denise Polachek, IOM
(574) 293-1531 ext. 132
Handles account receivables and payables. Works with Accounting Manager on Chamber’s and NCI’s financials. Reports to Vice President Administration.
Contact Rolf Preibisch
(574) 293-1531 ext. 130
Responsible for sales of new memberships. Reports to Vice President Development.
Contact Melissa Ramey
(574) 293-1531 x 141
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant. Answers telephones, assists visitors and disseminates information. Scheduling and preparation of meeting rooms. Handles all mail procedures and Fax broadcast scheduling and sending. Reports to Vice President Administration.
Contact Rebecca Rea
(574) 293-1531 ext. 136
Elkhart Chamber Videos
- 11/09/2015 - Non-Profit agencies impacted by local purchases
When local businesses and their employees contribute to local non-profit organizations, everyone wins.
- 11/05/2015 - The Impact Beyond the Purchase
Beyond every action, every single dollar spent, there is a ripple effect.
- 11/04/2015 - Not what you buy, but where
When you buy from a local company, you are supporting the employees who live in your community.
- 11/02/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Elkhart Public Library
Elkhart Public Library given Business and Education Partnership Award
- 05/27/2015 - Education Council looks for partners in welcoming new educators
Sponsorships are needed for the canvas gift bags and items to fill the bags.
- 05/01/2015 - Help for your business
Business resources available with NCI, SCORE, SBDC, & EDC.
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