Category: Member Highlights

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:  ...

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 ...

Register for the Farm Tour

Bell’s Strawberry Farm welcomes Chamber of Commerce friends to tour their farm and learn about their farm history.  Register for this event, which includes transportation, tour and a meal!




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Richmond Jazz Tickets for Chamber Night

Due to rain, the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce night at McBride Stadium will be June 30th (instead of June 23rd.) The game starts at 7:05 PM Fireworks will follow the games and will be provided by Scarrette Pyrotechnics Shows and Displays. Don't miss a single pitch and watch as the sky comes alive with fireworks.

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Charles Elementary Receive Four Star Designation

The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) recently released its second round of 2015-16 Four Star Schools. The Four Star Schools designation is designed by the DOE to recognize the best schools in Indiana. To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates and an overall high graduation rate (if applicable), and show success in closing achievement gaps. Including round one, a total of 248 schools received the award. I am proud of the schools in Sen...

Memorial Day on Monday, May 29

“In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, all of us at The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce wishes to thank all of those who have served or currently are serving in our Armed Forces. We are so grateful for the service of so many brave men and women who have fought, and continue to fight for this country each day to protect the many freedoms that our nation enjoys. It is not just on Memorial Day, but really every day we say, Thank You. We say thank you for serving, and for dedicating your lives to help this country and for protecting e...

IU East to establish a scholarship in the name of Tim Scales

Gift honors IU East business lecturer, establishes scholarship for entrepreneurship students Richmond, Ind. – Greg Braxton-Brown, dean of Southeast Indiana Programs and a professor of management, will endow a $25,000 gift to Indiana University East to establish a scholarship in the name of Tim Scales, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, director for the Center for Economic Education and senior lecturer of business administration for the School of Business and Economics. The gift will be used to support scholarships for undergra...

Radford’s plans to open second, east-side shop

A longstanding west-side Richmond butcher shop and deli has plans to open a second location, this one on the opposite side of town. Radford's Meat Market will set up shop at the former Skyline Chili building, 81 S. 37th St., in hopes of attracting additional customers — including those who typically shop at nearby grocers such as Kroger and Walmart. Read more at

Katie Alyea promoted to Sales and Service Manager

West End Bank is pleased to announce that Katie Alyea has been promoted from Business Development Manager to Sales and Service Manager. Katie joined West End Bank in February of 2016. Katie has been an outstanding board member for the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Chamber's Agri-Business committee....