“The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall be a leader in providing a progressive environment for promoting business opportunities and the quality of life in Huntingburg and the surrounding community.”
The greatest asset to a business is its location in a prosperous growing community, where new people are constantly moving in and the economic level is high.
The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce serves as a leader in developing and promoting plans, ideas, and projects to build and sustain a positive and progressive environment. The Chamber serves as a vehicle through which community problems may be identified and attacked, problems that defy solution by individual effort are often solved though the focused efforts of the Chamber of Commerce members. Members of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce are not making a donation to a charity but making an investment in their community. Their return is the continued growth and prosperity of the area.
Sara Schroeder, Executive Director of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the City of Huntingburg and our Chamber members.
My name is Sara Schroeder and I have lived in Huntingburg with my husband John since 1997. I have spent the last few years as a stay-at-home mom to our four kids – Sam 13, Reid 11, Emma 8 and Max 7.
I grew up in the Mariah Hill area and graduated from Heritage Hills High School. I have a degree in Public Relations from the University of Southern Indiana and have worked in the Mental Health and Correctional field. Even though I didn’t grow up in Huntingburg, I have strong ties to the community. My father grew up here and I’m the grand-daughter of Lovie Werne and the late Jerome Werne, who owned businesses on 4th Street.
I am excited and honored to be involved with the Chamber during a very exciting time for the City of Huntingburg. I plan to take the next few weeks to get settled into the job before I start getting out into the community. I look forward to meeting the existing Chamber members and talking to potential members about the benefits of joining the Chamber of Commerce.
Thank you for the wonderful words of support. I look forward to serving the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce for years to come.”
Board Members of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce
President – Al Mihajlovits, Southwest Dubois School Corporation – Retired
Vice President – Tricia Neukam, OFS Brands
Treasurer/Secretary – Andrea Peters, Family Roots Nursery
Jan Swickard, Old National Bank
John Schroeder, Jasper Engines and Transmissions
Tom Kahle, State Farm Insurance
Gail Kemp, JOK Enterprises
Debbie Haskins, German American Bank
More can be accomplished by pooling resources and working together towards the common goal of the economic and community development of Huntingburg and surrounding area than if we work as individuals. The Chamber provides members the opportunity to be part of the team working towards a better Huntingburg, Dubois County and southern Indiana. Committees include:
The Huntingburg Economic Development Committee of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall actively pursue opportunities for commercial and industrial expansion and attraction within the city of Huntingburg and adjacent areas. The committee shall encourage partnerships with other community organizations to provide community enrichment and provide information to the general public on Chamber projects.
The Tourism Committee of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall actively pursue opportunities to expand the positive economic impact of the tourism industry within the city of Huntingburg and the surrounding area by developing projects to enhance interest by non-residents to visit Huntingburg and southern Indiana.
The Membership Committee of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall actively recruit and maintain membership within the Chamber of Commerce by developing programs to allow for networking, distribution of information and provision of services to members.
Incubator Sub-Committee shall review likely opportunities for start up businesses to collaborate for services. (This committee is currently being formed)
Farmer’s Market Committee is a committee of chamber representatives and a group of long time vendors of the market who help to enforce the by-laws and rules of the market as well as working to bring new and exciting events to the market each week. The market runs from July to October each year.