(MITCHELL) – The 2019 Annual Chamber Dinner was held in the Lakeview Room of Spring Mill Inn Thursday evening.
Guest Speakers for the evening was Mitchell’s Mayor J.D. England highlighting the last four years of being mayor, and Lehigh’s Jerry Miller detailing the $600 Million expansion of the Mitchell Plant.
Also, covered in the annual meeting was information for the upcoming Persimmon Festival and Parade, by the 2019 chairman.
The featured speaker was Daniel Minchew, who lived on a Southern Georgia Farm, working for a Georgia Senator, living in Paris, France, White House Briefer, and was appointed to the Trade Commission. 1340 WBIW has featured Minchew in an earlier article, and we will feature Jerry Miller’s updates on the Lehigh construction project at a later time.
Jenifer Caruzo, citizen of the year
Volunteer of the year – Dennis Hardman
This evenings, honorees, include:
- The business of the year: EngleKing RX- Pharmacy
- Volunteer of the year: Dennis Hardman- Active in Youth Programs, Basketball, Baseball, and Softball Programs
- Citizen of the year: Jenifer Caruzo, Mitchell Jr High School Principal
The Chamber Officers include:
- President: Danny Reynolds, Mitchell Community Schools
- Vice President: Tonya Chastain Lawrence County Tourism
- Treasurer: Don Caudell II, Holmes Hardware
- Chamber Office Manager: Peggy Doane
Board of Directors include:
- Mark Bryant, City of Mitchell
- Natasha Hopper, Mitchell Manor
- Jerry Miller, Lehigh Cement
- Marvin Patton, Ace/Hardware/ Ben Franklin
- Heather Reed, Hoosier Hills Credit Union
- Kelly Wade, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance
- Mark Young, Spring Mill State Park
The Greater Mitchell Chamber of Commerce was established in 1853 with the mission of promoting the development, growth, and retention of the Mitchell business community. The chamber hosts a variety of events through the Mitchell Community as well as provides forums, workshops and meets local and state officials on matters such as highway construction and economic development.