Chamber Champions Awards Luncheon to be Held March 15th

Steve Smith accepts the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award at a past Chamber Champions luncheon. Photo provided.Steve Smith accepts the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award at a past Chamber Champions luncheon. Photo provided.

Muncie, IN—Join the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber for an elegant luncheon this March, as we celebrate individuals who help make our Chamber and our community great. We will present the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, Ambassador of the Year, Business Longevity Awards, and a special Chairman’s Award. The awards luncheon will be held March 15, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Horizon Convention Center.

The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent and his support and volunteerism with the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. In Mr. Rent’s honor, this annual award is presented at the Chamber Champions awards luncheon. Nominees for this award should volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce and be a role model, a respected leader and a valued community volunteer. Nominees should also be motivational and maintain a highly positive attitude. To nominate someone, please contact Brenda Brumfield at the Chamber. Nominations are due by March 1st. 

Ambassador of the Year is awarded to one of our dedicated Chamber Ambassadors each year. A specific numeric scoring system is used to determine who will receive this prestigious award.

Longevity Awards are to recognize local businesses that have been in business continuously for periods of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100+ years. Businesses who would like to be considered for one of these awards, please contact Brenda Brumfield at the Chamber.

A special Chairmans Award recipient company or organization is selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors.

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Brenda Brumfield at the Chamber. ph. (765) 288-6681

The Legacy Award

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote good will and community pride.  The black-tie Legacy Gala is held in September each year.

The award is commissioned from and hand-crafted each year by an artisan at the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University.


To view additional photos please visit the Chamber’s photo gallery.

Past Legacy Award Recipients:

2016 J. Allan Rent
2015 Dr. George Branam
2014 Cornelius & Mary Dollison
2013 Stefan S. Anderson, First Merchants Corporation, Retired
2012 Van P. Smith, CEO, TechSmith, and formerly, Sherry Labs and Ontario Systems
2011 Dr. Jo Ann M. Gora, President of Ball State University