Michigan City Chamber of Commerce Announces 2022 Board Directors and Officers

The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce newly elected directors and officers to the board for 2022.  During recent Board of Directors’ meetings, the following directors and officers were unanimously approved. 

Approved for their first three-year terms is Lori Tubbs with McColly Bennet Commercial Advantage and Greg Wilkerson with Fiber Bond Corporation.  Elected officers who will serve as the executive committee to the board for 2022 are Jill Nygren with Franciscan Health Michigan City as Chair, Kim Giannetti with General Insurance Services as Chair-Elect Megan Applegate with Applegate & Co., CPA, as Treasurer, and Brenda Temple with Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa as Secretary.  2021 Chair, Bill Gertner with Horizon Bank, will serve as Past Chair for 2022.  “Bill has been a true leader over this last year” incoming Chair, Jill Nygren stated, “We are grateful for his dedication and commitment to assisting the chamber over the las year.”

Directors on the board are nominated by fellow members of the chamber of commerce and represent a variety of businesses and organizations in the Michigan City area. “I am grateful to all the directors who serve on our board,” stated Chamber President, Katie Eaton, “and I would like to extend a special thank you to our two outgoing directors who have given of their time.” Directors departing at the end of 2021 are Clarence Hulse with the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City who has served for the past 8 years and Scott Newcomb with Sullivan-Palatek who served since 2019. Directors continuing their terms on the board include Curt Cipares with Tonn & Blank, Paz Garcia with Sodexo, Kristina Jacobucci with Newby, Lewis, Kaminski and Jones, Julie Krause with Patrick’s Grille, Chad McKeever with Sullair, Sandra Smith with PNC Bank, and John Wall.  Ex-officio directors are Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins with Michigan City Area Schools and Aco Sikoski with Ivy Tech.

The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce serves to be a resource to its members, businesses, and the community to promote economic growth in the Michigan City area. The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce believes in fostering an inclusive business environment to promote a thriving community. In addition to the board of directors, the Michigan City Chamber has opportunities for its members to get involved in a variety of committees such as the Lakefront Career Network, Ambassador Committee, Small Business Council, and more. If you would like to participate in a committee or learn more about the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, please contact us for more information. 219-874-6221, info@mcachamber.com, MichiganCityChamber.com.

Included: Photos of new board members, Tubbs and Wilkerson and 2022 Chair, Jill Nygren

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