Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

2019 Chairman of the Board - Randy Warner

On behalf of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all of you, our members, for being here this evening and for your investment in the Chamber and in Huntington County over the years.  Business and community leaders for decades have volunteered their time and talent to serve as directors ensuring the mission of the Chamber was carried out to the best of its ability.   I am humbled and excited to have been selected to work with the current board of directors to continue this mission to promote and serve our membership and our community.

This past year was a wonderful year full of accomplishments for the Chamber.  We helped foster and support a new Young Professionals group, and we have also supported the formation of a new SCORE satellite office in Huntington.  SCORE is a national organization with a long history of mentoring entrepreneurs.  And I know Steve Kimmel takes much personal pride (which is well deserved!) in the many wonderful compliments we received from the revamped Christmas in the City event this year.

As we look to 2019, our efforts will be focused on maintaining and strengthening many of the familiar initiatives that bring a high level of value to your Chamber membership and experience.  We look forward to bringing back Business EXPO in March, Heritage Days in June and we have some exciting topics planned for our HR group and lunch n learn series.  We are also evaluating new programs that further expand the networking opportunities we offer and allow our members to create deeper connections within the community.

Our mission at the Chamber is to support local businesses and to promote an atmosphere in which businesses thrive and the quality of life in our community improves.  As we work to fulfill that mission, the Chamber will work hard to support businesses and organizations that help to make Huntington County a great place to live, work and play.

I would personally like to thank Steve Kimmel and Angie Garcia for their leadership and dedication.  It’s amazing how much they are able to accomplish. I invite you to visit the Chamber, the website and download the mobile app and see what the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce has to offer you.