NORTH WEBSTER — Know someone who has contributed greatly to North Webster? Have a favorite businesses or non-profit organization? Nominate them for awards to be given out at the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce dinner Monday, March 7.
Chamber President Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations, explained nominations will close Sunday, Jan. 31, to those in attendance at the general meeting held noon Monday, Jan. 11, at the North Webster American Legion Post 253.
To nominate send a few sentences to the NWTTCC, P.O. Box 19, North Webster, IN 46555. Name the person, businesses or group and describe why the award should go to them. Nominations may also be emailed to [email protected]
Businesses who have items for the silent auction for the awards dinner should contact Susan Stump, The Papers Inc. or David Colquitt, Eastlund Funeral Home. They are the dinner co chairmen.
Ward introduced the committee for the North Webster Community Guide. Committee members are Stacey Cox, Pletcher Insurance; Helen Leinbach, North Webster Community Public Library; Karilyn Metcalf, Dixie Sternwheeler Inc.; Stump and Martha Stoelting, The Papers Inc. The publication will be ready in May and will be produced under the auspices of The Papers Inc., Milford.
“This is the greatest advertising opportunity available to chamber members. Members must be paid in full by Feb. 15 to be included in the guide. Sales will begin in late February and finish in March,” noted Ward.
Membership applications have been sent to all area businesses according to Treasurer Cox and are available on the chamber website, www.northwebster.com. To receive early bird rates, dues must be paid by Friday, Jan. 15.
Ben Ashpole, Updenity Inc., urged members to send items of upcoming events and job openings for the chamber online newsletter to www.NorthWebster.com. Email [email protected] with questions.
A roundtable discussion was held on ways to offer tours of businesses. Two types of tours were suggested. One would be for visitors from out of town such as farm and industry tours. The other type would be for local residents to see what is offered at a specific business. Tammy Waliczek, Dixie Haven Resort, will work on gathering more information.
Ward announced One Call Water was named Business of the Month for January by the chamber board of directors. It has been owned by Mike Chestnut for 25 years and provides quality water softeners and service to the entire lakes area. It is located on SR 13 between Syracuse and North Webster.
Andrew Willis, owner of the newest North Webster restaurant Adrift BBQ, was introduced.
Committee volunteer lists were sent around the meeting for sign-up. Dixie Day Chairmen are Ward and Stoelting with Willis volunteering to head the car, truck and bike show.
“The chamber shoe drive will end in March with the completion of the Upward Bound Basketball drive. Shoes can still be dropped off at Ace Hardware and North Webster Community Center containers until then,” said Ward.
The next general meeting of the chamber will be noon Monday, Feb. 8, at the North Webster American Legion Post 253, 756 S. SR 13.