Dearborn County Chamber Will Host the Annual Business Breakfast presented by Friendship on April 18th

This year the event will celebrate entrepreneurship, leadership and the future of small business

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce that the Annual Business Breakfast presented by Friendship State Bank and Friendship Insurance is scheduled for April 18th at Perfect North Slopes. This event promises to be a dynamic gathering of local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders, highlighting the spirit of innovation, leadership, and technological advancement in the region.

The Annual Business Breakfast serves as a cornerstone event for the Dearborn County business community, offering an invaluable platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and recognition of outstanding achievements. This year’s breakfast will feature several key components:

DICE Challenge Awards Presentation: The morning will kick off with the presentation of awards for the Dreams, Ingenuity, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (DICE) Challenge. The DICE Challenge is a regional competition in which high school students develop a business plan and pitch their dream to a panel of seasoned entrepreneurs. Their business idea and plan are evaluated and ranked, with the top 3 teams receiving an investment into their futures.

Launch of Leadership Dearborn: The Chamber will officially launch the Leadership Dearborn program during the breakfast. Leadership Dearborn is a prestigious initiative designed to cultivate and empower emerging leaders within the county, equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and networks necessary to drive positive change and innovation in their respective fields.

Panel Discussion: The Future of Technology for Small Businesses: A panel of distinguished experts will engage in an insightful discussion on the future of technology for small businesses. From leveraging digital tools to enhance productivity and efficiency to navigating emerging trends such as AI and, attendees will gain valuable insights into harnessing technology for sustained success in today’s competitive landscape.

“We are excited to host the Annual Business Breakfast once again, bringing together our vibrant business community to celebrate innovation, leadership, and highlight the rapidly changing landscape facing local small business owners” said Eric Kranz President/CEO of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce. “This event underscores our commitment to supporting regional businesses, fostering talent, and driving economic growth and prosperity across Southeast Indiana.”

The Annual Business Breakfast presented by Friendship will take place on April 18th at Perfect North Slopes. Registration begins at 7:30am and breakfast will begin at 8am. Tickets are available for purchase through the Chamber’s website (dearborncountychamber.org) or by contacting the Chamber directly at 812-537-0814.

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Hosting Post Legislative Luncheon presented by Duke Energy on 4/25

Hear from Senator Maxwell and Representative Lyness on their experiences in Indy

Southeast Indiana state lawmakers will be in Lawrenceburg in April to review the 2024 state legislative session and discuss the impacts it will have on local businesses and communities.

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Post-Legislative Luncheon presented by Duke Energy at the Ivy Tech Riverfront Campus in Lawrenceburg on Thursday, April 25th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with state legislators about what they accomplished this year, how it will impact local business leaders and their plans for future sessions and summer work groups. State Representative Randy Lyness and State Senator Randy Maxwell will be in attendance.

“The Chamber plays a critical role in connecting local leaders and businesses to key decisionmakers at all levels of government,” said Kylie Foster, government and community relations manager for Duke Energy. “We’re happy to support an event where the community can hear from our state legislators and learn about their work in the recent legislative session.”

The event is free and open to the public thanks to the support of Duke Energy. Lunch will be provided by Savor the Flavor courtesy of Ivy Tech. In order to attend you MUST REGISTER in advance.

Those planning to attend the event are asked to register at the Dearborn County Chamber website (dearborncountychamber.org) or call 812-537-0814. You can also reserve your spot by emailing Chamber President Eric Kranz (ekranz@dearborncountychamber.org)

Leadership Dearborn ’24 Registration Now Open!

Join leaders from around the region to learn, grow, and enhance your managerial capabilities

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation are pleased to announced the highly anticipated Leadership Dearborn program is set to commence in May, and registration is now open!

This immersive program promises a transformative experience, equipping participants with essential leadership tools and strategies. Under the expert guidance of Angel Beets, esteemed CEO of Gilman Partners, attendees will benefit from Ms. Beets’ wealth of leadership expertise and industry insights.

Returning as facilitator this year, Angel Beets, brings expertise in marketing/communication, higher education and a wealth of training experience. Topics covered will include team dynamics, self-assessment, time management, managing priorities, managing under pressure, leadership traits, future planning and more. This is a great opportunity for you or your top management to grow and learn with other Dearborn County leaders.

“Leadership is not just a program; it’s a catalyst for personal and professional growth,” says Eric Kranz. “We’re dedicated to shaping the leaders of tomorrow and fostering a community of individuals poised to make a positive impact. It is important for all of our communities and businesses in Southeast Indiana to continue to grow and nurture local talent, and show aspiring leaders that there are ample opportunities for meaningful impact here at home.”

Participants can expect a dynamic curriculum, including interactive workshops, case studies, and networking opportunities. The program’s comprehensive approach ensures that each participant gains a holistic understanding of leadership principles and practices.

Enrollment for Leadership 2024 is now open. Don’t miss the chance to elevate your leadership potential and contribute to the growth and success of Dearborn County. Secure your spot today and embark on a transformative journey towards leadership excellence.

For registration information please contact Eric Kranz, President and CEO of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, at 812-537-0814 or email at ekranz@dearborncountychamber.org. The cost of the program is $1,000 and registration closes on May 12th. Participation is limited so please reach out early to ensure availability. 

Registration also possible at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/leadershipDC24

2023 Women of Distinction Nominations Now Open!

Luncheon, presented by Civista Bank to be held on September 28th @ Lawrenceburg Event Center

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, with the help of Civista Bank, is pleased to announce that we will once again be honoring local individuals as Women of Distinction for their fantastic contributions to the community. These women will be chosen based on the positive impact they have had on Dearborn County and their ability to inspire others to work toward bettering the region. Nominations are now open and will remain open through the end of September. Please make sure to visit https://tinyurl.com/WoD23Nom, download your application and send it into the Chamber no later than 8/25.

The Women of Distinction awards luncheon will take place at the Lawrenceburg Event Center on Thursday, September 28th at 11:30am. If you would like to come and show your support for these wonderful women you can find more information and register at dearborncountychamber.org or call 812-537-0814.

The Chamber would like to give a special thanks to Civista Bank for once again making this event possible. We can’t wait to receive nominations for all the deserving winners!

Nick Goepper to Keynote Annual Business Breakfast on April 13th

The 2023 Annual Business Breakfast presented by Kelsey Chevrolet will celebrate Southeast Indiana businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and future leaders

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce hometown hero and three time Olympian Nick Goepper will be the keynote speaker at the 2023 Annual Business Breakfast presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. The breakfast is set to take place on April 13th, 2023, at Perfect North Slopes.

Chamber Annual Business Breakfast

presented by Kelsey Chevrolet

Perfect North Slopes

Thursday, April 13th

7:30 – 9:30am

tinyurl.com/DCCC23Bfast

Lawrenceburg native Nick Goepper is excited to share stories from his globetrotting and inspiring career which began at Perfect North Slopes and saw him win medals in three different Olympics (Sochi in 2014, PyeongChang in 2018 and Beijing in 2022). Nick was also a medalist at the World Championships in 2013 and 2019.

We hope you can join us on April 13th from 7:30 – 9:30am at Perfect North Slopes. Tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/DCCC23Bfast. For any questions, please contact us as 812-537-0814 or ekranz@dearborncountychamber.org.

“The business breakfast event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to learn more about opportunities in the region, develop their relationships with local leaders and gain insights from successful business owners in the area,” said Janet Faller, Chairman of Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Board and FCN Bank market manager. “We encourage everyone to attend and take advantage of the valuable resources and networking opportunities that will be available.”

About Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce:

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting and promoting the local business community. The Chamber provides a range of services, including networking events, business development opportunities, and advocacy for small businesses. Through its programs and initiatives, the Chamber aims to foster economic growth and prosperity in Dearborn County and the surrounding areas.

2023 Leadership Dearborn Registration Now Open

Sessions Begin 5/23

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce and Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation are pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 class of Leadership Dearborn is now open. After an incredibly successful 2022 we are excited to offer the program once again in 2023.

We are continuing to fine tune the program to make sure it is as beneficial as possible to participants, their employers and the community as a whole. In 2023 the program will consist of 6 monthly sessions (May through October) and a wrap up celebration at the Chamber Annual Dinner in November. Classes will meet at various locations throughout Dearborn County to expose participants to important institutions, employers, and regional leaders.

Returning as facilitator this year, Angel Beets, a partner with Gillman Partners, brings expertise in marketing/communication, higher education and a wealth of training experience. We are excited to have her join us again for the 2023 program. Topics covered will include team dynamics, self-assessment, time management, managing priorities, managing under pressure, leadership traits, future planning and more. This is a great opportunity for you or your top management to grow and learn with other Dearborn County leaders.

For registration information please contact Eric Kranz, President and CEO of the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce, at 812-537-0814 or email at ekranz@dearborncountychamber.org. The cost of the program is $1,000 and registration closes on May 12th. Participation is limited so please reach out early to ensure availability.  

Lawrenceburg Main Street Announces the 2023 Music on the River Line Up

LAWRENCEBURG, IN  (March 9, 2023) – Lawrenceburg Main Street announces the 2023 Music on the River entertainment line-up!  With a variety of genres from regional and local bands, this year is sure to have something for everyone. Concerts take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9P at the Civic Park, in the heart of historic downtown Lawrenceburg. Join us for food trucks, local food vendors and a beer/whiskey garden all in a family friendly atmosphere.  Many of our downtown restaurants offer takeout options that can be enjoyed while you watch the show.  Free parking is available in the adjacent parking garage.  Remember to bring your lawn chairs!  Music on the River  is sponsored by Friendship State Bank

The 2023 Music on the River Schedule:

June 8              Cash Unchained                                The Ultimate Johnny Cash Experience

June 15            ARENA: The Duran Duran Experience     Duran Duran Tribute

June 22            FIVE Lights                                          Rock

June 29           Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders       Country

July 6               Sounds of Summer                            A Tribute to the Beach Boys

July 13             Magic Bus                                           A Tribute to The Woodstock Era

July 20             Fleetwood Gold                                  Fleetwood Mac Tribute

July 27             The Eagles Project                             The Eagles Tribute

August 3           CRUSH Bon Jovi Experience           Bon Jovi Tribute

August 10         Walt Sanders                                      A Tribute to Elvis Presley

August 17         WHOA, MAN!                                       Women of Rock Tribute

August 24         Satisfaction                                         The International Rolling Stones Show

2023 will also bring back the split the pot raffle, where proceeds are distributed to local nonprofits.

Please visit downtownlawrenceburg.com for more information.

Dearborn Chamber to Host Annual Business Breakfast April 13th At Perfect North Slopes

The 2023 Annual Business Breakfast presented by Kelsey Chevrolet will celebrate Southeast Indiana businesses, emerging entrepreneurs and future leaders

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2023 Annual Business Breakfast presented by Kelsey Chevrolet. The breakfast is set to take place on April 13th, 2023, at Perfect North Slopes.

Chamber Annual Business Breakfast

presented by Kelsey Chevrolet

Perfect North Slopes

Thursday, April 13th

7:30 – 9:30am

tinyurl.com/DCCC23Bfast

The breakfast will feature a soon to be announced guest speaker and two exciting regional programs: the Leadership Dearborn Program and the Maverick High School Business Plan Competition. The Leadership Dearborn Program is a prestigious program that provides leadership development opportunities for professionals in the Dearborn County area. The Maverick High School Business Plan Competition, on the other hand, is a competition for high school students that aims to foster entrepreneurship and business skills.

“We are excited to host the Leadership Dearborn Program and the Maverick High School Business Plan Competition during our business breakfast,” said Eric Kranz, President of Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce. “Both programs are crucial in developing leadership and business skills in our community, and we are proud to support them.”

We hope you can join us on April 13th from 7:30 – 9:30am at Perfect North Slopes. Tickets can be purchased at tinyurl.com/DCCC23Bfast. For any questions, please contact us as 812-537-0814 or ekranz@dearborncountychamber.org.

“The business breakfast event is an excellent opportunity for professionals to learn more about opportunities in the region, develop their relationships with local leaders and gain insights from successful business owners in the area,” said Janet Faller, Chairman of Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Board and FCN Bank market manager. “We encourage everyone to attend and take advantage of the valuable resources and networking opportunities that will be available.”

About Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce:

The Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to supporting and promoting the local business community. The Chamber provides a range of services, including networking events, business development opportunities, and advocacy for small businesses. Through its programs and initiatives, the Chamber aims to foster economic growth and prosperity in Dearborn County and the surrounding areas.

2021 Women of Distinction Honorees Announced

Presented by Civista Bank, the awards luncheon will be held on February 24th

For the 15th year in a row, Civista Bank and the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce honored local individuals for their fantastic contributions to the community. After considered deliberation from the nomination committee we are excited to announce this year’s honorees! You can find acceptance videos at the Chamber website and at our Facebook page.

  • Angie Walters
    • Angie was nominated by Joey Lynch for her impressive work in Greendale and throughout Dearborn County. Angie has been the chief deputy clerk treasurer of Greendale for 22 years and is active in the Indiana League of Municipal Clerk Treasurers, Indiana State Board of Accounts, Tax Commissioners and State Auditors. Shei s also a community development block grant administrator, and former President of the Redevelopment Association of Indiana (as well as a 16 year member). She was integral in getting the City of Greendale listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and works very closely with Indiana Landmarks. In 2017, OKI received an award for her contribution to public service from the OKI Regional Council of Governments. In addition to helping grow Greendale, Angie is very active in her church (St. Mary’s in Aurora). Starting in 2022 Angie will take over as the Redevelopment Executive Director in Greendale.
  • Nancy Tibbets
    • Nancy was nominated by Phee Ellinghausen for her boundless energy and enthusiasm in supporting organizations throughout Dearborn County. Prior to her retirement, Nancy worked with students in the South Dearborn School Corporation libraries. Since retirement in 2000 she has volunteered with many organizations including the Aurora First Baptist Church, Tri Kappa, Shriners Hospital, PAWS and Hillforest, where she serves on the board of directors. Nancy also goes out of her way to help people outside of organized activities and is known to help with toy drives and makes goodie boxes for the residents of Ridgewood Health Campus. Nancy has been an inspiration to women throughout the community with her tireless efforts.
  • Tisha Linzy
    • Tisha was nominated by Judge Sally McLaughlin for her work with children in the community. Tisha started her career as a jail officer and moved on to juvenile probation officer where she developed an intensive program for juveniles and families with special needs. After receiving a Maser of Science Degree Tisha began working within the Lawrenceburg School system as a social worker instituting many innovative programs. Ms. Linzy is currently the clinical director for the Jail Chemical Addiction Program with the Dearborn County Superior Court. In addition, Tisha is a member of the Lawrenceburg Tri Kappa and volunteers at various other organizations and for many initiatives. Ms. Linzy has made a positive impact on the families and children in our community and continues to do so on a daily basis.

We are also excited to announce that we will be honoring these women, along with our 2020 awardees (Lee Fox, Fayla Nanz and Luree Ketchum) at an early Women of Distinction Luncheon presented by Civista Bank on February 24th at the Lawrenceburg Event Center. The lunch will begin at 11:30 and you can register at https://tinyurl.com/WoDCatchup or by calling the Chamber at 812-537-0814. In addition to this special event, we will be holding another luncheon to honor Women of Distinction in 2022 at the traditional time, in the Fall of this year. We look forward to seeing everyone at both events.

The Chamber would like to give a special thanks to Civista for making this event possible. Their contributions to not only the Chamber and business community but to all of Southeast Indiana during the past year has been a driving force in ensuring the county thrives through difficult times. We sincerely appreciate their continued support.

2021 Dearborn County Chamber Annual Auction Now Open!

Support Chamber programs that promote local business, develop community leaders and host educational workshops

(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Once again in 2021 we will be giving our members the opportunity to promote their companies, support local business and give you some last minute gift opportunities! This year we have a bunch of great items, gift cards, wine, spirits and even medical procedures!

The Annual Dearborn County Chamber Auction will run online from Friday, November 26th to Sunday, December 19th (it will end at 2pm). To view and bid on the items visit this link: https://event.gives/dearborn

The last two years have been interesting to say the least and on behalf of businesses throughout Southeast Indiana, we sincerely appreciate your support. You can continue to support our mission of promoting and growing the Dearborn County economy by bidding on the great items donated by our members. The Chamber will continue to focus on helping regional businesses rebound and achieve success while focusing on growth opportunities throughout the region.

You can also visit the auction page to donate to the Southeast Indiana Chamber Foundation, the 501c3 sister charity organization of the Deaborn County Chamber of Commerce. These funds will be used to continue to grow Leadership Dearborn, the Maverick Challenge and other programs meant to support local business initiatives such as the COVID relief grant fund.

We would like to thank all of our members who donated items to the auction and all of you who support the Chamber and Dearborn County in any way. So head over to https://event.gives/dearborn to bid early and bid often!

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