Community Conversations: Bridging Perspectives – Businesses and Service Providers 

BLOOMINGTON – On Tuesday, October 17, 2023, the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce will host its Community Conversations: Bridging Perspectives – Business & Service Providers at the Monroe County History Center. 

Business leaders and community service providers will convene for breakfast to discuss the wide range of challenges that mental health and substance use disorders present in our community. This dialogue will provide business representatives an opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions to the service providers who can offer insights on building a strategy for a successful pathway forward.  

Panelists will include: 

Doug Bruce – Tabor Bruce Architecture, President 

Rev. Forrest Gilmore – Beacon Inc., Executive Director 

Dana Jones – Wheeler Mission, Director of Community Engagement & Services 

Mary Morgan – Heading Home of South Central Indiana, Director of Housing Security 

Kristen Weida – Bloomington Board of Realtors, Association Director 

The event will be held at the Monroe County History Center at  202 East Sixth Street, in Bloomington from 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

If you would like a press seat, please contact the Director of Communications & Events, Kaytee Lorentzen, at to reserve a spot. There will be limited seating; an RSVP is required for media. 

About the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce: 

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership organization serving as our community’s leading advocate for business. We offer unique leadership opportunities, meaningful volunteer activities, and exclusive business-building programs focused on critical economic, civic, and social priorities. Chamber members support each other and community initiatives, sharing information and resources to help create economic opportunity and community well-being. At the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, we believe that better business leads to a better community.