Committees & Divisions
The mission of the Chamber Ambassadors is to promote the role of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce in the community by welcoming new members, encouraging current members to maximize their membership and aid in maintaining and increasing the retention rate of new and existing members through reinforcing the Chamber benefits. Ambassadors create a positive image for the Chamber by acting as liaisons between members and the Chamber Staff.
Ambassadors are a very important part of the Chamber, and are selected on the basis of the individual’s interest, dependability, integrity, energy, and communication skills. An Ambassador uses those skills and provides a communication link between our membership and the Chamber, and our community and the Chamber. Our current Ambassadors that embody these traits are:
- Karri Krumnow (Chair) – 1st Source Bank
- Jennifer Agate – General Insurance Services
- Casey Berlie – Freedom Boat Club
- Kandi Tague – LaPorte Community Federal Credit Union
- Sharon Wright – Horizon Bank
- Dawn Zigler – Meridian Title
- Alison Zoll – Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa
This Centennial Year the Ambassadors have been visiting our members to say “Thank You” for being a member through the Chamber Check-In Program. They have been delivering delicious cakes, donated generously by Al’s Supermarket, to many of the Chamber members. Those deliveries have been featured monthly in the News Dispatch Newpaper and on the Chamber’s Facebook page. Thanks to you Ambassadors for all of your help! To view the photo’s of the Check-In’s click here.
The Community Development Committee is the group that is the steward of The Chamber Education Foundation Fund (CEFF).
The CEFF is held at the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County. The purpose of the fund is “dedicated to the enhancement of the local educational environment through efforts to achieve a high quality education in the Michigan City area.” The CEFF has granted funds ranging from: the MAP Program for Middle Schools , Summer Camps for students, Culinary Workshops, College and Career Pathways Summit & more. To learn more about the CEFF click here.
This Young Professional Division of the Chamber are leaders in the community that focus on connecting the next generation of business leaders and attracting & retaining young people to work & live in Michigan City. LCN is “Developing today’s connections for tomorrow’s relationships.” To learn more about the LCN click here.
This council meets bi-monthly for joint meetings with the LaPorte Chamber Manufacturers Redevelopment Association on a variety of topics related to manufacturing.