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E-newsletter is a weekly publication of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. This publication contains the Chamber President's Briefly Speaking article, our newest Chamber members, Chamber events and member events. Previous Briefly Speaking articles are available here

Monday, December 9, 2019

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Briefly Speaking

By Levon Johnson

Winter is Coming                   

It’s supposed to be 50 degrees today. Despite the rain, I think most of us would take a warm day like this in December.  However, we all know winter is coming.

As the weather begins to change and the snow starts, there are a group of unsung partners to the business world. These absolute pillars of commerce are the city and county workers who get up early, stay up late, and make sure that each morning we are able to safely travel our roads to work, our products reach their destination, and each evening we are able to return home.

This winter when the snow plow or salt trucks pass, be sure to give them plenty of space so that they can safely do their work and if so inclined, give them a smile and a thank you. Both gestures will remind them that we know what they know: in our area business doesn’t go on, as smoothly, without them.

May this week be positive and productive for you and if we can assist in any way to make that happen, we are just a phone call or email away.

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Barnes and Thornburg

Upcoming Chamber Events

For more information about these and other events, visit our website.

Dec 9, Member Celebration - Warrick & Boyn, 8:30 am, 861 Parkway Ave, Elkhart

Dec 13, Celebrating US 31 - Transportation Breakfast, 8 - 9 am, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

Dec 18, OSHA Council Breakfast - Answering Your Toughest Safety Questions, 7:30 am, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart


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RSM - Your Goals Become Ours

New Chamber Members

Welcome to the Chamber! See a complete list of our membership in our online Business Directory.

Center for Healing and Hope 
The Center for Healing and Hope provides affordable medical services to the uninsured and underserved in Elkhart County.
The Tipsy Biscuit
A casual breakfast and lunch atmosphere serving scratch-made, home style food with craft cocktails and local brews. Located at 231 N Main St, Elkhart.


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Lake City Bank

Member Events

The Greater Elkhart Chamber invites member companies and organizations to submit events to our online calendar. The list below includes events within the next two weeks. More information for these events is available at our online calendar.
Through Dec 29, Ruthmere Holiday Tours Begin - Christmas by Design
Dec 10, Center for Hospice Care Community Open House at Center for Hospice Care
Dec 10, Elkhart County Health Department Vaping in Indiana: An Update - Featuring Indiana's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Commission
Dec 12, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: Mary Burke
Dec 13, Premier Arts Presents Meet Me in St. Louis
Dec 13 - 14, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019
Dec 16 - 18,The Salvation Army Elkhart Red Ribbon Campaign
Dec 19, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: Yasuo Kuniyoshi
Dec 20, Elkhart Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
Dec 20 - 22, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019
Dec 27 - 28, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights 2019

More member events

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Work safer, smarter, together

Answering Your Toughest Safety Concerns and Questions

Every organization has at least a handful of safety concerns that keep owners, HR  professionals and Safety Team members up at night.  We’ve reached out to our members to find out what those issues are and have assembled a panel of experienced Safety Professionals to help you address them.  The good news is that between this panel and the many other safety experts that make up the OSHA Council Membership, we can help you set up a game plan to address these concerns or to answer those tough questions as you prepare to head into 2020. 
Expert Panel:     Representing Government: Joe Neuklis, IDEM
Representing Safety Professionals: Tris Gour, Industrial Safety and Environmental Services
Representing Industry:  Tom Christophel, Dometic

OSHA Breakfasts are open to all member companies of the Greater Elkhart Chamber. Please register at OSHA Council Breakfast - Answering Your Toughest Safety Questions. $15.00 per person includes breakfast. Payment is required in advance or at the door. No  invoices will be issued.

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