Category: Member Highlights

More Than Words December: Compassion

WHY COMPASSION? In this definition, compassion involves two things: noticing or seeing the need, and then caring enough to help. As you work with community members this month, try to encourage both. Kids are great at noticing and asking questions, even sometimes asking those questions when you wish they wouldn't! This month, pose questions of your own to help others think more deeply about the needs that they see -- and then help think of ways they could try to help. Sometimes help comes in the way of a donation, a gift, or other monetary help....

Peggy Cenova to speak at the next Business Education Lunch

Peggy Cenova will be speaking at the next Business Education lunch on April 26 at 11:30am. Peggy will be talking on "The Importance Of Connections to Your Success" - Making connections in your professional life can make all the difference. Peggy will talk about the 9 reasons you need to connect – and how. During this interactive presentation, you will learn about building your network, finding high quality connections, and being a part of the circle you need to join.

Chamber names Melissa Vance as new President/CEO

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors has named Melissa Vance for the position of President and CEO. This announcement comes following the resignation of former President, Phil D’Amico, in January. “The board is excited to have Melissa as the new President and CEO,” said board chair Lee Elzemeyer. “She has done a great job in her current position and we look forward to organization growth with her assuming new responsibilities.” Vance, a Wayne County native and graduate of Centerville High School, ...

You Can Be Debt Free

Blogger, Author, and Going Debt Free Advocate Queen of Free, Cherie Lowe, is coming to Richmond Since 2008, Cherie Lowe has been confidently wearing a plastic crown and encouraging others to dream big dreams.  Center City Development Corporation and Urban Enterprise Association is bringing Cherie to Richmond on February 26th at 6pm to Downtown’s Innovation Center as part of the YOUCAN series!  You can live a free life, when you slay your own debt dragon! Cherie’s going to bring you t...

Upcoming Events – Valentine’s Day

The Model T Museum is having a Valentine’s Eve at the Museum contest. The winning couple will receive a private dinner for two at the Model T Museum, an exclusive tour and a keepsake photo in a Model T all on February 14. To enter: send an email to admin@MTFCA.com with the subject line: VALENTINE’S EVE (Don’t forget to include your name and phone number) DEADLINE TO ENTER IS: February 9th by Midnight! Also, there is currently less tha...

Chamber Member Highlights

Highlights of some Chamber Member news: Comic Relief is celebrating their 1 year anniversary! Congratulations to Jakob Fudge owner of Comic Relief.  The celebration will run from January 10 until January 14th including many sales on comic books, action figures and graphic novels. Details can be viewed on the Comic Relief Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1915404428773865/ Anytime Fitness is looking for 2 Companies in Wayne County that have at least 5-10 people th...

Happy Holiday Season

“ On behalf of all of us here at The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, we want to extend our most sincere wishes to you and yours for a very Happy Holiday Season. We as a community have so many blessings to be happy about. It has often been said and written that the strength of any community is defined by how well everyone joins together to rally around one another to help those citizens that are more vulnerable or at risk. This area has a rich, deep tradition of pulling together, getting up after a tough situation, dusting ourselves off...

Ken Paust receives the 2017 Outstanding County Commissioner Award

Wayne County Commissioner Kenneth Paust recently received the 2017 Outstanding County Commissioner Award in recognition of his contributions to county government throughout his years of public service, the Association of Indiana Counties announced.   Read the full article at: http://www.pal-item.com/story/news/local/2017/10/12/wayne-county-commissioner-receives-statewide-award/758186001/  ...

Tim Scales, a finalist for the 2017 UEDA Awards of Excellence

Tim Scales, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Center for Economic Education at Indiana University East has earned his spot as a finalist in the University Economic Development Associations Awards of Excellence.  Scales will present October 3rd in Long Beach, California to a group individual who will be charged with the challenge of selecting the top award for the United States. Scales will present the BOSS (Business Opportunities for Self Starters) program.  Scales is the founder of the BOSS program which he began in 2007...

Chamber Coworking Partnership

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Chamber Coworker Partnership with the Innovation Center - PRESS RELEASE from July 19, 2017. Center City Development Corporation announced a partnership with Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce members to use The Innovation Center’s coworking facilities. Chamber members will have 27 hours a month they can schedule meetings, use Center conference rooms or other tech resources for business development. Benefits of Coworking facilities and membership details are the topic of the Thursday, July ...

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