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Upcoming Chamber Member Events

February Chamber Luncheon - RSVP Today!

Our February Chamber Luncheon is being hosted by Cobblestone Hotel & Suites and will be held at their facility located at 1015 E. Hackberry St. in Salem on Thursday, February 23rd at Noon. RSVP to the Chamber Office today!

It’s time to start planning…. Friday Night on the Square!

FNOSI know it’s February, but Friday, May 19th will be here before we know it!!

If you’d like to book your space at this fun, family-friendly event, there’s no time like the present!! Just print out the form below, fill it out and send it in with your check. Feel free to call or email if you have any questions.

Friday Night on the Salem Square Application (pdf)

Wash Co Economic Growth Partnership Small Business Grants

Small Business Grant Opportunity for Washington County Economic Growth Partnership Members!  Not a member?  Call Sabrina at (812) 883-8803 to find out how to become a member today!

Small Business Grant Application Form

Congratulations to John Jones Auto Group

Congratulations to John Jones Auto Group being chosen as the Official Dealership of the Indiana Sheriff's Association. 

Click here for more information on this special announcement

Looking for a way to invest in the children of our community?

Dennis Tankersley, the Engineering and Manufacturing teacher at West Washington High School contacted me about a Robotics Challenge their students are doing.

The Challenge is sponsored by Crane Naval Base. The students are currently looking for individuals or businesses that would be interested in helping their teams fund their projects for this amazing STEM opportunity!

Please see the form below for the various sponsorship opportunities. For more information, call the school at 812-755-4872.

Robotics Sponsorship Information (pdf)

And are you ready to Take the Plunge for a good cause?

The 2017 Polar Plunge for the “Washington County Freezers” team is Saturday, February 18th at Deam Lake. The Washington County Special Olympics are currently looking for plungers and/or donations. All proceeds go to benefit the Washington County Special Olympics. Registration will begin at 10am at Deam Lake. The costume contest will begin at 11am, followed by the Parade of Athletes and then on to The Plunge!! EMS and law enforcement will be on site at the Plunge. Immediately following the Plunge, there will be a Splash Bash party at the Borden High School. Plungers get free admission and food at the party, non-plungers are $5 admission. There will be lots of fun, food, and auctions! Students Plunge entry fee is $50 and adults are $75; entry fees include prizes! To register online, go to www.polarplungeIN.org and click on ‘Borden’. For more information, call Michelle at 812-989-4069. Donations to the Washington County Special Olympics can always be made here at the Washington County Chamber of Commerce office in City Hall as well.

Heroes for Holly 5K Run/Walk Fundraiser

The Class of 2019 at Salem High School invites you to become a Hero for Holly by participating in our first annual Heroes for Holly 5K Run/Walk held in memory of Holly Humphrey. The event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 9 a.m. at the Salem High School Track.

The cost is $20 per person and all individuals registered by February 24, 2017 will be guaranteed a t-shirt. 12 and under can walk for free without a t-shirt and eligibility for prizes. All proceeds will benefit the Holly Humphrey Scholarship Fund.

Click here for more information on Heroes for Holly

Welcome to Mosier Family Chiropractic

First, I would like to announce a new member to the Chamber! Dr. Chris Mosier and his wife, Ellen, have joined the Chamber and will be opening Mosier Family Chiropractic on East Market St. in late April. More information on their grand opening to follow. They are not only new to the Chamber but they are also new to our community; let’s make sure and do our best to make them feel welcome. 

Awareness Washington County Chili Cook-Off

Greetings from the classes, board and staff of Awareness Washington County & We The Youth Leadership Programs. Thanks to you, over the last thirty years we have been able to help over five hundred adults and youth develop or enhance their leadership potential. It is because of supporters like you that we are able to continue this nationally recognized program in our community.

With the winter months underway, we have the opportunity to hold a Chili Cook Off on March 11, 2017. In past years, hundreds of people throughout the community visited other chili cookoffs for some delicious chili, games and great company. We hope that the AWC/WTY cookoff will become an annual community event.

We are seeking table sponsors to help bring about this wonderful event and have several sponsorship levels for you to consider. Habanero is $2500 or more, Jalapeno is $500 or more, Hot is $250 or more and Spicy is $100 or less. Your donation would help with the prizes for the chili aficionados, but most importantly, your gift will help adults and youth in our community feel more confident and competant in their lives as Servant Leaders. All contributors will be recognized both at the event and after the event through local media and on our social media sites. Please let us know of your sponsorship intentions no later than March 1, 2017.

We are thankful for all your continued support to promote Awareness Washington County and We The Youth.

For registration and sponsorship forms  visit www.awarenesswashingtoncounty.org

Mitchell Opera House

In February, come to the Mitchell Opera House for great shows including Comedian Dave Dugan, The Voice finalist Mary Sarah, and the Lick Creek Band!  For show dates, times and ticket prices, visit www.mitchelloperahouse.com.

Angie Wilson, “Queen of Taxes”

It’s Tax Time!!!  Monday the 23rd of January begins the start of e-filing.  The attachment for Angie Wilson has her prices listed but remember- Chamber members receive 10% off listed prices AND so do their employees!!  Call Angie today; evening and weekend appointments are available.  (812) 883-1266

Leader Publishing Co Sixth Annual Food Fight

Starts February 1st!  Local businesses are invited to join LPC in collecting food items for our local food bank.  To participate, just call Rhonda Smith at The Leader at (812) 883-3281 to let her know your business is setting out a donation box. LPC will then send 2 of their employees out to pick up the donated food every Friday through the month of February.  Participants will be included in promotional ads in the newspaper, Your AD-Vantage, e-edition and salemleader.com.  After the final Friday, donations will be counted and the business with the most donations will receive an advertising package worth $600 to be used by March 31, 2017.

Salem Rotary Club Daddy Daughter Dance

Presented by Old National Bank and Jason Wade-State Farm.  Spend “An Enchanted Evening”, Saturday, February 25th at Southern Hills Church.  Complimentary Couple Photos will be from 5pm-6pm with Dancing from 6pm-8pm.  There will also be door prizes and pizza by Casey’s General Store.  Tickets are being sold at Old National Bank, Jason Wade-State Farm, Loy & Fordyce Insurance, and Country Cookin’ Restaurant.  $25 per couple ($30 at the door) and $5 for each additional daughter.  Purchase tickets by Valentine’s Day for a chance to win a special prize!

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Welcome New Members!

Welcome Mason Manor Apartments to the Washington County Chamber!! Mason Manor Apartments offer 1 and 2 Bedroom apartments and Townhouses, all with lots of amenities!  Call Mason Manor Apartments at 812-896-4972.

The Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize our newest members!

  • Mosier Family Chiropractic
  • Mason Manor Apartments
  • Packet Pi
  • Working on Wellness (WOW) Washington County
  • V’s Gourmet To Go, 108 N. Water St., Salem, 812-620-5924, restaurant/caterer
  • Good Living Pharmacy, 1201 N. Jim Day Rd, STE B, Salem, 812-404-4153, pharmacy
  • Healthy Clean Services, LLC, 1245 S. Smith Rd, Lexington, IN, janitorial services
  • Progressive Engineering, 1367 S. SR 60, Salem, 812-883-6644, Rental properties
  • Walmart, 1309 E. Hackberry St, Salem, retail
  • Burger King, 1303 E. Hackberry St, Salem, restaurant