CLARKSVILLE, Ind. – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce was awarded top honors by the Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA), naming the organization 2019 Indiana Chamber of the Year.
The award, sponsored by Old National Bank, was announced at the ICEA annual conference, hosted June 19-21 in Clarksville, Ind.
“Terre Haute’s Chamber exceled this past year with great growth and regional leadership,” according to a news release from the ICEA. “On the local level, the Chamber realized that the organization serving the downtown area was struggling, so they took action by adopting this downtown focus as a subset of the Chamber. This partnership has been recognized by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs with grant funding.”
The Terre Haute Chamber was also recognized for its role in bringing changes to state gaming laws through its “Terre Haute is All In” initiative which supported bringing a casino to the area.
To read the full announcement from ICEA click here.
Terre Haute Chamber President David Haynes, who will retire at the end of the month, said the award was the perfect way to celebrate his five years at the Chamber.
As I listened to the list of recent accomplishments at the presentation, I realized what a team effort they have been both within the Chamber and with its local partners. I am also convinced that the best is yet to come.”Terre Haute Chamber President David Haynes
Chamber Vice President Kristin Craig will replace Haynes as Chamber President beginning July 1. During the three-day conference, a board of Chamber leaders also voted to add Craig to the ICEA Board of Directors.
Along with the Chamber of the Year distinction, Terre Haute was one of 11 chambers to receive recognition for “outstanding effort with communications excellence.”