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2/3/2017 - Chamber announces legislative positions
The Board of Directors for the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce has identified these Regional priorities for the 2017 Legislative session:

1/30/2017 - The road to roads
Our Chamber has advocated for long-term, dedicated highway funding for a long time.

1/23/2017 - Our modern Chamber will look like a modern Chamber
As you know we have a very effecting and influential Chamber of Commerce.

1/16/2017 - New year = new legislature
The year is still early enough that we are still saying “happy new year” to each other.

1/9/2017 - Not done yet
Faster and safer, but not fast enough or safe enough.

1/3/2017 - Interns help you and the community
Right now, our companies are struggling to find skilled workers

12/19/2016 - Our volunteers are great
Last week, I thanked our outgoing and incoming members of our Board of Directors.

12/12/2016 - Farewell and Welcome
Later this week, we will be transitioning our Board of Directors.

11/28/2016 - Overtime rule blocked
A federal judge blocked the new overtime rule that was set to take effect December 1.

11/21/2016 - Power of the purchase
It’s Thanksgiving week. I’m looking forward to eating too much and taking part in some of the other festivities

7/18/2016 - Pence announcement … a job for you
Late last week, Donald Trump tapped our Governor, Mike Pence, as his running mate for the Republican Presidential ticket.

7/11/2016 - While you were away…
As some of you know, I was out of the office for the past couple weeks. Part of that time, I was in Yellowstone National Park, where cell phone signals don’t exist.

6/27/2016 - Golf Outing Door Prize Winners

6/6/2016 - It is time for vibrancy
Remember when we told you about the huge community kick-off event for the Vibrant Communities initiative?

5/23/2016 - Wish I had paid more attention
Back when I was young and immortal, I didn’t think about my financial future too much.

5/16/2016 - Getting lean
Some of you know about how your Chamber helps companies cut the inefficiencies out of their process

5/9/2016 - Leaders never really graduate
Businesses, and communities for that matter, are looking for leaders

5/2/2016 - Building downtown
Your Chamber has agreed to lead downtown economic development for the City of Elkhart.

4/25/2016 - Non-motorized moving
Some of you have stopped by the Chamber and seen my bicycle parked in my office. I like to ride my bike to work when I can.

4/18/2016 - A rose by any other name
We are proud to announce that your Chamber is the home of the Center for Business Excellence. The Center will help large and small companies improve their process and reduce waste

4/11/2016 - Now it’s up to us
Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial bill signing with Governor Mike Pence. He signed the legislation that fully funded the Regional Cities grants.

4/5/2016 - Catalytic Leadership Starts Here
It is a challenge to find a leader. It is a challenge to BE a leader.

4/4/2016 - Elkhart Leadership Academy - Guiding Our Future Leaders
For almost 30 years, the Elkhart Leadership Academy has been guiding future community leaders.

4/2/2016 - Students Complete 2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy
The Elkhart Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate its 5th class of students in May, a total of over 60 graduates since the program began in 2012.

4/1/2016 - Ambassador of the Month
Anji Metzler, First Call Staffing

4/1/2016 - Ambassador of the Month
Hugh Johnson, J2 Marketing, LLC

2/1/2016 - Working Together to Transform our Region
Regional Cities and Vibrant Communities are putting the Elkhart area at the forefront of new economic development

1/29/2016 - Ambassador of the Month
Lori Swihart, WSBT Radio Group

12/1/2015 - A STRONG year for our CHAMBER and our COMMUNITY
2015 was an active year in the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.

12/1/2015 - Downtown Elkhart
Thanks to SoMa, downtown Elkhart became a more attractive place in 2015 with new features that guide visitors to restaurants, attractions and parking and add colorful flair in unexpected spots.

12/1/2015 - Transportation
The Chamber has long been recognized as a transportation advocate. These key projects will be completed in 2015.

12/1/2015 - Indiana Toll Road Travel Plaza Master Plan focus of Breakfast
The Indiana Toll Road spans 157 miles across Northern Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line and is a major economic corridor.

12/1/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Centier Bank
The Greater Elkhart Chamber Education/Career Development Council has presented their 3rd Quarter Business and Education Partnership Award to Centier Bank.

12/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Evelyn Johnston, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate Services

11/9/2015 - Non-Profit agencies impacted by local purchases
When local businesses and their employees contribute to local non-profit organizations, everyone wins.

11/5/2015 - The Impact Beyond the Purchase
Beyond every action, every single dollar spent, there is a ripple effect.

11/4/2015 - Not what you buy, but where
When you buy from a local company, you are supporting the employees who live in your community.

11/2/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Spherion Staffing, Hugh Johnson

11/2/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Elkhart Public Library
Elkhart Public Library given Business and Education Partnership Award

11/2/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Elkhart Public Library
The Greater Elkhart Chamber Education/Career Development Council has presented their 2nd Quarter Business and Education Partnership Award to the Elkhart Public Library.

10/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Beacon Consulting, Tom Miller

9/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Loretta Salchert, Ribbon of Hope

8/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Shelly Crawford, INOVA Federal Credit Union

7/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Michael Wolff, Life Style Photography

6/1/2015 - Ambassador of the Month
Dave Herrli, GLASS DOCTOR

5/27/2015 - Education Council looks for partners in welcoming new educators
Sponsorships are needed for the canvas gift bags and items to fill the bags.

5/8/2015 - Leadership Academy Graduation May 13
On Wednesday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the Chamber will host the graduation ceremony for the 27th CLASS of the Elkhart Leadership Academy

5/5/2015 - Open House, Friday, May 8, 11-2 at the Chamber
Celebrate what we do for the community and its businesses by joining us at the end of Chamber week at an Open House, Friday, May 8, 11-2 in our building.

5/1/2015 - Help for your business
Business resources available with NCI, SCORE, SBDC, & EDC.

4/7/2015 - Young Entrepreneurs Academy TRADE SHOW MAY 2
YEA! students show off their businesses at CONCORD MALL May 2

4/1/2015 - YEA! Investor Panel Funds Student Businesses
11 high school entrepreneurs pitch their start-up businesses!

3/16/2015 - We're scoring victories
This has been a fantastic Chamber month, and it’s not over yet. I’m always impressed by what we are able to do for our varied and vibrant membership.

2/19/2015 - Annual Awards Lunch will go on
The show must go on at the Greater Elkhart Chamber with its Annual Awards Luncheon set for Thursday, February 19 in the Crystal Ballroom at The Lerner Theatre, starting at 11:30 a.m.

1/29/2015 - Third House town hall meetings
Well, the 2015 series of Third House town hall meetings began last Saturday. A standing-room only crowd of about 75 gathered in the Chamber to hear from our state lawmakers.

1/20/2015 - You are having an impact
Nearly 7,000 of you participated in a Chamber activity last year. Roughly 120 of you entered our building, each month, to help guide a Chamber council. Five hundred of you made connections and celebrated our success during our Annual Meeting.

1/13/2015 - THIRD HOUSE TOWN HALL FORUM
The Greater Elkhart Chamber brings your state legislators to you.

1/7/2015 - ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS FOR THE WORKPLACE
Andy Barker, a former Indiana State Trooper, will present ACTIVE SHOOTER PREPAREDNESS FOR THE WORKPLACE.

1/6/2015 - Facebook Marketing to the Next Level
Digital Hill Multimedia is presenting a “how to” discover the latest techniques for ROI on Facebook!

1/5/2015 - Enough is Enough for Chamber, too
Violence among our neighbors has darkened a time we should be celebrating.

12/22/2014 - YEA! Mentors needed
YEA! Business Mentors commit to seven classroom visits, taking place from January 8, 2015 to February 26, 2015 from 6:00p to 7:30p

12/19/2014 - Defining our role
“We educate. We advocate. We elevate,” says Chamber President Kyle Hannon.

12/18/2014 - 2015 Board of Directors
23 members of the Board of Directors who are leaders in business throughout the Greater Elkhart area will be guiding the Chamber through 2015.

11/24/2014 - US 31 Breakfast
Find out MORE on US 31 at Transportation Breakfast

11/6/2014 - Career Day speakers needed
CAREER DAY SPEAKERS NEEDED FOR 8th GRADE STUDENTS in Elkhart County.

10/29/2014 - Legislative Preview
Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar and VP for Energy and Environmental Affairs Vince Griffin to present a legislative preview

10/13/2014 - Why we Love the Chamber
Reasons the Board of Directors and the staff Love the Greater Elkhart Chamber.

10/3/2014 - 700-plus celebrated EXPO 2014
Nearly 800 people visited 122 business exhibitors at annual event.

12/31/2013 - Welcome to the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce website!
Welcome to our website. Let us know what you think.

- Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers 2016 Legislative Positions
The Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers works together on issues of importance to the Northern Indiana Region. The Six-County coalition has identified these four Regional priorities for the 2016 Legislative session:



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02/03/2017 - Chamber announces legislative positions

The Board of Directors for the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce has identified these Regional priorities for the 2017 Legislative session:

01/30/2017 - The road to roads

Our Chamber has advocated for long-term, dedicated highway funding for a long time.

01/23/2017 - Our modern Chamber will look like a modern Chamber

As you know we have a very effecting and influential Chamber of Commerce.

01/16/2017 - New year = new legislature

The year is still early enough that we are still saying “happy new year” to each other.

01/09/2017 - Not done yet

Faster and safer, but not fast enough or safe enough.

01/03/2017 - Interns help you and the community

Right now, our companies are struggling to find skilled workers

12/19/2016 - Our volunteers are great

Last week, I thanked our outgoing and incoming members of our Board of Directors.

12/12/2016 - Farewell and Welcome

Later this week, we will be transitioning our Board of Directors.

11/28/2016 - Overtime rule blocked

A federal judge blocked the new overtime rule that was set to take effect December 1.

11/21/2016 - Power of the purchase

It’s Thanksgiving week. I’m looking forward to eating too much and taking part in some of the other festivities

07/18/2016 - Pence announcement … a job for you

Late last week, Donald Trump tapped our Governor, Mike Pence, as his running mate for the Republican Presidential ticket.

07/11/2016 - While you were away…

As some of you know, I was out of the office for the past couple weeks. Part of that time, I was in Yellowstone National Park, where cell phone signals don’t exist.

06/27/2016 - Golf Outing Door Prize Winners

06/06/2016 - It is time for vibrancy

Remember when we told you about the huge community kick-off event for the Vibrant Communities initiative?

05/23/2016 - Wish I had paid more attention

Back when I was young and immortal, I didn’t think about my financial future too much.

05/16/2016 - Getting lean

Some of you know about how your Chamber helps companies cut the inefficiencies out of their process

05/09/2016 - Leaders never really graduate

Businesses, and communities for that matter, are looking for leaders

05/02/2016 - Building downtown

Your Chamber has agreed to lead downtown economic development for the City of Elkhart.

04/25/2016 - Non-motorized moving

Some of you have stopped by the Chamber and seen my bicycle parked in my office. I like to ride my bike to work when I can.

04/18/2016 - A rose by any other name

We are proud to announce that your Chamber is the home of the Center for Business Excellence. The Center will help large and small companies improve their process and reduce waste

04/11/2016 - Now it’s up to us

Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a ceremonial bill signing with Governor Mike Pence. He signed the legislation that fully funded the Regional Cities grants.

04/05/2016 - Catalytic Leadership Starts Here

It is a challenge to find a leader. It is a challenge to BE a leader.

04/04/2016 - Elkhart Leadership Academy - Guiding Our Future Leaders

For almost 30 years, the Elkhart Leadership Academy has been guiding future community leaders.

04/02/2016 - Students Complete 2016 Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Elkhart Chamber Young Entrepreneurs Academy will graduate its 5th class of students in May, a total of over 60 graduates since the program began in 2012.

04/01/2016 - Ambassador of the Month

Anji Metzler, First Call Staffing

04/01/2016 - Ambassador of the Month

Hugh Johnson, J2 Marketing, LLC

02/01/2016 - Working Together to Transform our Region

Regional Cities and Vibrant Communities are putting the Elkhart area at the forefront of new economic development

01/29/2016 - Ambassador of the Month

Lori Swihart, WSBT Radio Group

12/01/2015 - A STRONG year for our CHAMBER and our COMMUNITY

2015 was an active year in the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce.

12/01/2015 - Downtown Elkhart

Thanks to SoMa, downtown Elkhart became a more attractive place in 2015 with new features that guide visitors to restaurants, attractions and parking and add colorful flair in unexpected spots.

12/01/2015 - Transportation

The Chamber has long been recognized as a transportation advocate. These key projects will be completed in 2015.

12/01/2015 - Indiana Toll Road Travel Plaza Master Plan focus of Breakfast

The Indiana Toll Road spans 157 miles across Northern Indiana from Ohio to the Illinois state line and is a major economic corridor.

12/01/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Centier Bank

The Greater Elkhart Chamber Education/Career Development Council has presented their 3rd Quarter Business and Education Partnership Award to Centier Bank.

12/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Evelyn Johnston, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate Services

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

The Greater Elkhart Chamber Education/Career Development Council has presented their 2nd Quarter Business and Education Partnership Award to the Elkhart Public Library.

11/02/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Spherion Staffing, Hugh Johnson

11/02/2015 - Business and Education Partnership Award Given to Elkhart Public Library

Elkhart Public Library given Business and Education Partnership Award

10/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Beacon Consulting, Tom Miller

09/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Loretta Salchert, Ribbon of Hope

08/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Shelly Crawford, INOVA Federal Credit Union

07/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Michael Wolff, Life Style Photography

06/01/2015 - Ambassador of the Month

Dave Herrli, GLASS DOCTOR

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.

- Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers 2016 Legislative Positions

The Northern Indiana Coalition of Chambers works together on issues of importance to the Northern Indiana Region. The Six-County coalition has identified these four Regional priorities for the 2016 Legislative session:

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