chamber Magazine | Summer Fall 2020

President's Perspective
Taking Stock

Welcome to our summer/fall chamber magazine. As always, we have tried to bring together some great content that could be useful to you and those on your team at your company...More

The 4-1-1 on IEC

Earlier this month, the St. Joseph County Council approved two rezoning requests for parcels in the Indiana Enterprise Center Development (IEC) area near New Carlisle. The two requests to rezone to industrial were supported by the Chamber and were ultimately approved by a 7-2 council vote...More


Risk Management During a Pandemic

chamber asked the advisors and consultants in risk management and HR at Gibson about the most common questions they are receiving from their clients during these pandemic times. It's an interesting read...More

9 Simple Tools to Manage Stress & Rise Above the Chaos

Entrepreneur and business coach C.J. McClanahan, a self-described recovering overachiever, has assembled simple tools to help you manage stress and rise above the chaos. These tools can apply to anyone. Incorporate them into your life. We've edited the content down, but you can also listen to the full presentation...More 

Your Role to Mobilize Voter Registration & Turnout

In four of the last five elections, Indiana has been in the bottom 10 states for voter turnout. Indiana also ranks in the bottom 10 for civic literacy., a nonpartisan initiative created by the Indiana Citizen Education Foundation, intends to change that through a coordinated, statewide campaign. Hear from the cofounder, and learn what you can do to help this effort in your own business...More 

A Glimpse into the Local Hospitality Industry

 In an AHLA report released August 31, analyzing the hotel industry over the past six months, four out of 10 hotel employees are still not working and 65% of hotels remain at or below 50% occupancy (below the threshold most hotels can break even and pay debt)...More

From Checking the Box to Real Change, Shifting to an Inclusive Culture

In this article are three significant opportunities for companies to explore if they desire to show their employees, their customers, and their communities they care about providing a more inclusive and diverse environment...More



Beyond increased cleaning and sanitizing, physical distancing and wearing face coverings, make sure to take a look at your HVAC system, especially as we enter fall, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. According to member business OJS Building Services, there are steps you can take with your building to make sure your HVAC system is not spreading germs...More 

MFG Days Runs Throughout October:
Showcasing MFG Careers to H.S. Students 

Join the Chamber and Michiana NTMA (National Tooling & Machining Association) as we partner with area businesses and educators to shine a virtual spotlight on local manufacturers and manufacturing career opportunities...More

New Member Investors

Welcome our new member investors! These businesses joined between April 15 and August 15. 



Chamber Trustees

Thank you to our Trustees!