By Deb Patterson
NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Tippecanoe Chamber of Commerce officially opened its visitors center in the North Webster Community Center Tuesday, May 23. A ribbon cutting was held commemorating the event.
The visitors center is located in the old concession stand of North Webster school, on the west side of the center next to the gymnasium.
“The chamber is very excited to be utilizing this space as North Webster’s Visitors Center. Our members are encouraged to bring in information regarding their businesses and organizations to display,” said Emily Shipley, chamber president.
“Our vision is that visitors to North Webster, residents and new residents can come to the Visitors Center to gather current information, lake maps and event details.”
The center will display photos of the chamber’s Members of the Month for the current year. The Members of the Month are recognized for their contribution to the community.
Also displayed at the visitor’s center is the “Welcome to North Webster” sign. This sign was recovered from the north edge of town after a storm came through in the summer of 2022.
The chamber is working on replacing the sign to welcome travelers into North Webster. “We are painstakingly restoring the old sign, as it is the focal point of the Visitors Center now,” said Shipley.
When you visit the center you will also see the Chamber’s mission statement prominently displayed. Its mission is: “Helping to build a stronger community by promoting local businesses and area opportunities for growth,” which was the driving force of the creation of the Visitors Center.
Volunteers on the chamber board helped with the painting, installation and gathering of information.