By Katy Maggart—
Muncie, IN— The Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce will honor its members for their impact on our community at their 129th Annual Meeting & Dinner on Thursday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center. Each year, the Chamber presents five prestigious awards at the Annual Dinner.
The Chamber has revamped the awards this year to even better represent the community and members.
The awards include:
Spirit of Small Business Award
The Spirit of Small Business Award is presented to an individual(s) who own and/or operate a small business in the greater Muncie area.
The finalists are Amazing Joe’s, The Caffeinery, and Whimsies.
Community Impact Award
The Community Impact Award is presented to an individual, organization, or company that has made significant contributions to the well-being and/or quality of life in the greater Muncie area.
The finalists are Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, SteVen Knipp, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie.
Economic Impact Award
The Economic Impact Award is presented to an individual, organization, or company that has made significant contributions to the economic well-being of the greater Muncie area.
The finalists are East Central Indiana Regional Partnership and FlatLand Resources.
Young Professional of the Year Award
The Young Professional of the Year Award is presented to an individual under the age of 35 who has made significant contributions to the well-being of the greater Muncie area.
The finalists are David Heilman, Mekayla Cooper, and Ben Polk.
New Member of the Year Award
The New Member of the Year Award is presented to a member who has joined the Chamber in the last 24 months and has shown great engagement and enthusiasm for Chamber events and activities.
The finalists are Honor and Remember, Johnson Pet Waste Removal, and ViaQuest Hospice.
The Ball Brothers Foundation will also present their Fisher Governance Award. The recipient will be announced at the event. The Chamber will share about the great work done over the past year.
Individual seats are $60, and a table of eight is $480. The registration deadline to attend the event is October 17. Register at https://muncie-delaware.chambermaster.com/events/details/2023-chamber-annual-meeting-dinner-1138.
Presented by First Merchants Bank. Award sponsors are Ball State University, Indiana Michigan Power, Meridian Health Services, Westminster Village, and Whitinger & Company LLC.
About Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce
Since 1894, the Chamber has been integral to Greater Muncie because of our strategic business-building plans and services. We strive to be a source of innovative business development for our community by engaging large, medium, and small businesses in countless industries. The Chamber builds an extensive Muncie business network through member connections and expansion. Building business. Building community.