Jasper Chamber of Commerce to Kick Year Off With First Board Meeting and New Officers


JASPER -- The Jasper Chamber of Commerce will start off 2021, beginning with the first meeting of the Board of Directors on Tuesday, January 19.

Goals and objectives will be shared and committees formed.  The Jasper Chamber board and staff will use action items from a newly created Comprehensive Plan to move forward with ways to generate excitement and meet the needs of the membership and to grow the membership over the course of the next 12-18 months.

The Jasper Chamber Board of Directors is comprised of members of the Chamber in the categories of Manufacturing, Retail, Professional and At-Large.  Meeting dates for the 2021 board are all in place – typically meeting at 7:45 a.m. on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

Executive Committee members for 2021 are:

President – Kate Schwenk/Jasper Engines & Transmission; Vice-President – Ruger Kerstiens/Premier Property Management; Secretary – Ted Miller/Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center; and Treasurer – Bernie Kreilein/Indiana Furniture.

Other board members are: Travis Mundy/Meyer Distributing, Mark Fierst/City of Jasper; Christian Blome/VUJC; Tom Moorman/Jasper Park & Rec.; Mike Horney/Hoosier Business Machines; Mary Leah Siegel/Kimball Electronics; Patrick Uebelhor/Uebelhor & Sons; Denise Izzolena/Fairfield Inn & Suites; Michelle Renner/Kimball International;

Morgan Thewes/Purdue University;Adam Wendholt/MasterBrand Cabinets;

Nita Patel/Dunkin’ Jasper; Theresa Begly/Smithville and Brian Smith/SVB&T.

Staff Members are: Executive Director Nancy Eckerle and Office Manager Janet Beckman.