Members learned about the opportunities to have a high school intern at the monthly meeting of the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce. It was held Monday afternoon at the North Webster American Legion.
Wawasee High School Principal Mike Schmidt and coordinator of work-based programs Trish Miller, gave a presentation on the professional internship program for juniors and seniors. Students spend two hours daily at a local business to gain knowledge coordinating with their chosen career path. The students get an overall view and learn multiple aspects of a business. In turn, the business helps to build a future workforce, keeps young people from leaving the community and they will be giving back to the area.
Students are evaluated by the business and have a flexible schedule and work hours. For more details contact Miller, 574-457-3147, extension 274.
To be included in the community guide, chamber dues must be paid by Friday. If business has been slow during the rough winter, the chamber will accept an IOU but a membership application must be filled out by the deadline. Applications can be downloaded from www.northwebster.com. “The chamber wants to see all of our businesses included,” explained president Sue Ward.
The annual awards banquet will be held Monday, March 3, at the North Webster Community Center. Reservations are due Feb. 21. A social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner catered by The Sleepy Owl. The speaker will be Don Roulo. Awards for Person of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year will be announced. All members and employees are invited.