Middlebury Chamber of Commerce

Annual Member Dinner

The Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
cordially invites you to their
16th Annual Dinner & Business Expo
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Featuring

Sate of the Town, Mary Cripe
Elkhart Score Chapeter Lends a Hand, Chair Janet Evanega

Event will be held at
Northridge High School cafeteria
56779 Northridge Drive
Enter through door #15 or #21

Invite your spouse, family, friends, key employees, and special guest.
Click the link to make your reservations online.
Reservations must be received by March 1.

To be included in the marketing material, please register no later than February 25th.

Registration is available online, by phone or mail

Print Registration Form
Make Check Payable to Middlebury Chamber of Commerce
Mail to: Middlebury Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 243, Middlebury, IN 46540

Make your reservations today! Don’t miss this great evening of networking with colleagues and friends.


2018 EVENT RECAP

Congratulation to the 2018  Volunteer of the Year, Rosey Long!


People may forget what you did and what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.  It has been said volunteers may not have the time but they have heart for volunteering and there is nothing stronger than the heart of the 2018 Volunteer of the Year.  Congratulations Rosey Long!

  • The 2018 “Volunteer of the Year” was born on a farm and now lives at Greencroft.
  • She was a war bride, in 1946 she married her husband Bill Long.She operated a credit bureau from 1951 through 1916.
  • She has 2 children/4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren
  • She is the proud owner of a Centennial Farm located in Nappanee
  • Over the years she has spent many hours volunteering and helping organizations in various ways.
  • She is a member of the First United Methodist Church where she has served on various committee
  • She was a member of the Ladies Auxilliary from 1958-1988.
  • She served on the State Auxiliary Board for 13 years
  • She has been an ADEC Volunteer for 50 Years
  • She severed on the school board 8 years
  • She is a member of the Exchange Club
  • She has been a Book Club Member for 60 years
  • Loves to knit and crochet
  • She now volunteers on a weekly basis at the Middlebury Chamber.

The Beautification Award is designed to recognize Middlebury business owners whose properties reflect pride of ownership and commitment to the beautification of the town thereby contributing in a positive manner to the overall appearance of the Middlebury community.

“2019 Beautification Award” went to:  “West on Warren”did an amazing job of transforming the building located at 200 West Warren into a great little restaurant better known as West on Warren, Gallery + Grill!

Carrie Boyer and her family are long-time “Middlebury-ians” – committed to the quality of life and educational opportunities in the community. Carrie worked in different restaurants during high school and college; and, even after completing college it was still her favorite job. She loves interacting with people and learning about different ways of life. Working with the Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and Vibrant Communities, it was brought to her attention the need to incorporate art into the community – thus the birth of West on Warren Gallery plus Grill.

Family inspires Carrie; so, it’s no surprise that West on Warren is family-owned and operated. “By opening this [West on Warren],  it gives everyone the ability to shine a little bit in the area they are good at, while being able to give back to the community that I have loved since I was a child,” Carrie said.

Carrie you and your family created an environment for people to gather, enjoy good food while surrounded by beautiful local art – and that’s a powerful thing.

So, we want to say thank you to the Boyer family for all of the blood, sweat, and tears you poured into rehabbing what is now a five-star restaurant – West on Warren, Gallery plus Grill.

THE BEAUTIFUL 2019 TABLE ARRANGEMENTS AND DOOR PRIZES PROVIDED BY;  FIRST STATE BANK – On behalf of the Chamber Board of Directors, thank you for your continued hometown support.


2018 Speaker 
Nick Kieffer, IOM, CP
President and CEO Goshen Chamber of Commerce

Nick Kieffer, IOM, CP joined the Goshen Chamber in 2007. Kieffer attended and graduated from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute for Organization Management
(IOM) in 2011.

Kieffer wanted to give back to the program, in the fall of 2012, Kieffer joined  the Board of Regents for the Winter Institute site. Also in 2012, he received the designation from the Indiana Chamber Executive Association as a Certified Professional (CP) in the chamber industry. 

Prior to working at the Goshen Chamber, Kieffer ran a construction company with his father in Fort Wayne, IN.  When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Mollie, son, Maxwell, and daughter, Caroline. The Kieffer’s love to be outside and stay active chasing Max and Caroline around.




Mary Cripe, Middlebury Town Manager, presented a brief  State of the Town update.


Convention and Visitors Bureau,  presented a brief County-wide update on Vibrant Communities initiatives.

Thank you to our 2018 Table Sponsors: 

  • First State Bank
  • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
  • Caribbean Auto Spa
  • Town of Middlebury (3 tables)
  • Legacy Furniture
  • Elite Kitchens
  • Middlebury Fall Festival
  • Middlebury Summer Festival
  • Grand Design
  • L & W Engineering
  • Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Edwards Jones
  • Essenhause
  • Intera Credit Union (2 tables )
  • Middlebury Schools
  • 1st Source Bank
  • Varns & Hoover Hardware
  • Goldenrod Communities
  • Lake City Bank
  • The Element Masters
  • Kevin Gipson – Candidate for State Representative, District 49

The Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center  would also like to express gratitude to the 2018 Business Expo Booths:

  • Atlas IT
  • Caribbean Auto Spa
  • Business Health Solutions (COM)
  • Greencroft of Middlebury
  • Horizon Education Alliance
  • inMiddlebury Magazine
  • Middlebury Public Library
  • Middlebury Park Department
  • The Papers
  • Junior Achievement Serving Elkhart County
  • Maplenet Wireless
  • 1st Source Bank
  • Middlebury Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

2018 Chamber Member Dinner Reservations Are Closed – See you in 2019!

15th Annual 2018 Chamber Dinner & Business Expo
The Middlebury Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to their 15th Annual Dinner Featuring Nick Kieffer, CEO of the Goshen Chamber of Commerce presenting on the Indiana Chamber of Commerce 2017 Community of the Year Award.
Vibrant Communities update presented by Diana Lawson, CEO of the Elkhart County Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Mary Cripe, Middlebury Town Manager, will present a brief Town of Middlebury project update.

Where: Northridge High School cafeteria, 56779 Northridge Drive
Parking located at the Natatorium or Auditorium lot; enter through door #15 or #21.

Who: Invite your spouse, family, friends, key employees, and special guests.

Reserve: Reservation must be received by March 1 and will not be accepted at the door. All reservations are final, refunds will not be issued.

Online: middleburyINchamber.com. Hover over Events tab, select Chamber Annual Member Dinner.
Mail: Print and complete the reservation form below and mail to PO Box 243, Middlebury, Indiana 46540 along with your check payable to
Middlebury Chamber of Commerce.
Phone: By calling 574-825-4300 using your major credit card.

Please note: if you do not receive a personal call or email confirming your reservation by March 1, please notify the Chamber
office 574-825-4300