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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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

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Briefly Speaking

Levon Johnson


By Levon Johnson
Chamber President/CEO


All Politics Is Local        

Former U.S. Speaker of the House, Tip O’Neill, once wrote a book entitled All Politics is Local. The very beginning of the book describes how he lost the first ever political race he ran because he took his own neighborhood for granted. The story serves as a cautionary tale but also as a reminder to voters that our needs and concerns should be the needs and concerns of those running for or in political office.

Each year our state legislators gather together in Indianapolis to discuss, debate, and decide on issues that affect our businesses and communities. We have been and continue to be fortunate to have elected officials in our area that understand that all politics is local and demonstrate this by coming home to update us on what is taking place during the legislative session and to hear what we think about what are and should be priorities.

This Saturday, January 20, will be the first, of four, of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce’s Third House Town Hall Meetings. Our local state lawmakers will be at the Chamber from 10:00-11:30 am to meet with you in an open discussion about the current legislative session.  We hope you will join us.

Have a great week and remember if there is anything we can help you with this week, we are only a phone call or email away.


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Upcoming Chamber Events

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

Jan 16, Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by hosted by CENTER six one five & J.A. Wagner Construction, 5 - 7 pm, 2707 CR 15, Elkhart

Jan 17, OSHA Council Breakfast - Hazard Communications (GHS/SDS), 7:30 - 9 am, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

Jan 18, What to Wear - Women's Council Luncheon 1/18, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Bent Oak Golf Course, 3610 Bent Oak Tr, Elkhart

Jan 20, Third House Town Hall Forum, 10 - 11:30 am, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. 418 S Main St, Elkhart

Jan 23, Internet Neutrality - the Repeal and its Implications, 8 am, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. 418 S Main St, Elkhart

Jan 25, Lunch with Mayor Neese - YP Luncheon 2018, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

Jan 26, Member Celebration - Russell Cellular, 12 pm, 334 Bittersweet Rd, Mishawaka, IN

Feb 6 - 7, OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety Training - 2/2018, 8 am - 5 pm, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

Feb 13, Statewide Chamber Day at the Statehouse 2018, 11 am, Indiana Convention Center. Registration Deadline January 29.


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Introducing First Merchants Bank

New Chamber Members

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

Dronefinity offers complete drone system implementation and training for businesses.

Evolve Chiropractic 
We focus on transforming people’s current state of health in order to reach their God given potential. Our goal is to give hope to families from all over the Michiana area so that they can reach their highest level of function without the use of drugs and medications; through specific scientific chiropractic care.
Industrial Finishes & Systems
When you work with Industrial Finishes & Systems, you benefit from an organization with vast expertise spanning multiple industries and markets. Our team brings technological innovations and best business practices pioneered in diverse industries for the benefit of all Industrial Finishes & Systems customers.
OnStaff USA   
Established in 1985, OnStaff Group has proven its ability to provide our clients with the best services and candidates possible.  From Fortune 500 companies to small businesses, from CEOs to entry level positions, our team currently serves more than 150 clients.  
Premium Concrete Services, Inc.

Your Go-To Concrete Contractors! Premium Concrete Services provides many services, but above all we are a specialty concrete contractor focusing on foundations, paving, curbs (within 1.5 hours travel area), residential concrete work--like stamped, decorative concrete—hauling, and even minor excavating


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Kick 2018 off with a new Career!

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.

Jan 18, RSM US LLP Tax Reform: What does it mean for my middle market Indiana business (and me)?
Jan 18, Elkhart Public Library Computer One-on-One
Jan 22, Elkhart Public Library Basic Excel 2010
Jan 25, Mosaic Discover the Possibilities
Jan 25, Elkhart County Historical Museum Places of Elkhart: Lost Buildings
Jan 28, The Stanley Clark School Open House
Jan 30, Elkhart County Historical Museum World War I Display Opening

More member events

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