Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce Unanimously Named 2023 Indiana Chamber of the Year by ICEA
Last week, the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce was recognized as the 2023 Indiana Chamber of the Year by the Indiana Chamber Executives Association – the organization representing chamber professionals from across the state. This prestigious recognition honors the innovation in driving economic growth and prosperity for their community.
The Chamber of the Year Award is a testament to the Kosciusko Chamber’s leadership team’s results in fostering a thriving business environment, advocating for the needs of its members, and championing the interests of the business community. With an exemplary track record of excellence, the Kosciusko Chamber has played a pivotal role in strengthening the local economy and enhancing the quality of life for residents of Kosciusko County.
Throughout the year, the Kosciusko Chamber has demonstrated outstanding leadership and achieved remarkable milestones. The organization has celebrated multiple years of record membership growth and an excellent retention rate. The Kosciusko Chamber continues to target solving problems within the community, including taking the lead to create 150 new childcare seats through Launchpad, the Chamber’s early learning initiative. The organization hosted over 90 events in 2022 and reached more than 11 million people through their fun social media posts spotlighting local businesses. “By providing a comprehensive range of resources, programs and opportunities to connect, the Kosciusko Chamber was the unanimous choice for this award recognition for 2023,” said ICEA President Shelli Williams. “Their creativity and innovation has propelled the Kosciusko Chamber to be a highly respected organization within our state among peers.”
Kosciusko Chamber President & CEO, Rob Parker said, “I am extremely honored and proud to be recognized by ICEA as the Indiana Chamber of the Year. I am blessed to have an excellent staff that shares a passion and a vision for our community and through their hard work, dedication, courage, and creativity, we have exceeded our own lofty goals and expectations. We love our chamber members and our community and hope that is demonstrated in what we do every day.”
Eight Indiana chambers were selected as semi-finalists to be reviewed by a judging panel represented by chamber professionals located outside of Indiana. The Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA) has awarded the chamber of the year distinction since 2002 and this is the first time the honor has been awarded to the Kosciusko Chamber.
For more information contact:
Shelli Williams, ICEA President
Kosciusko Cash is available for purchase!
Community gift certificate program designed to support our local businesses. Redeemable at participating members of the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce.
We recommend buying Kosciusko Cash in small increments in order to use at multiple merchant locations.
We had a fun time celebrating our members at our 2nd Annual Member Celebration Luncheon on Blue Barn Berry Farm!
LaunchPad seeks to strengthen the climate of early learning in Kosciusko County by focusing on the most recent research for children, birth to age five, and meeting the needs of our youngest citizens.
Kosciusko Kudos recognition is given throughout the year to individuals and businesses who go above and beyond in the workplace. We encourage employers to nominate their staff members and for customers to nominate employees of businesses they believe are doing a great job. Nominations will be evaluated by the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce staff and recognition will be given to those who fulfill the criteria.
“The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce has been a critical partner to the business community in driving the growth of our region’s economy over a long period of time. They are a chamber organization defined by an active and results-driven mindset and are a real asset to the community in Kosciusko County.”
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