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Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay
9/17

Secretary Of State Townhall Luncheon
9/20
Ivy Tech Riverfront
11:30 - 1pm

Chamber Member Appreciation Party & Cornhole Tournament
9/21 
6-9pm
Dearborn Country Club


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Chamber Minute on 99.3

Have you scheduled your Chamber Minute with us for Eagle 99.3? If not email us and we will get you in. Did you miss listening to a Chamber Minute? You can listen to them here.
If you are a non profit or other Chamber resource partner and would like to make an announcement please let us know and we will be happy to include it here.


 

Newest Chamber Members

Baylor Trucking
9269 E. State Road 48
Milan IN  47031
(812) 623-2020

Thompson Chiropractic & Acupuncture
208 Walnut St
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
812-577-0289


 



 

Member Appreciation Day Around the Corner!


In celebration of another great year for business here in Dearborn County, the Chamber of Commerce is hosting its third annual Member Appreciation Party on September 21st from 6pm to 9pm at the Dearborn Country Club. 

As always this event is free for employees of Chamber members. This year, for the first time, it is also a family friendly event! In addition to live music, dinner, a cornhole tournament and other fun for adults there will also be a bounce house and games for the kids.

The cornhole tournament will be the featured event with each member of the winning team receiving a fantastic evening for two at Hollywood Lawrenceburg including dinner at Final Cut. Space is limited for the tournament so if you are affiliated with a Chamber member organization get your team together and register today by calling us at 812-537-0814 or at the following link http://tinyurl.com/chamberbags.

We do ask that you register in advance for the party as well. Do so by calling 812-537-0814 and letting us know what business or organization you are with. You may also register online at: http://tinyurl.com/chamberday2016
We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating another year of doing business in Dearborn County!

Limited Space for Chamber
Cornhole Tournament

We are planning to limit the number of cornhole teams to 16. Each member of the winning team will receive dinner for two at Final Cut and a night at the hotel courtesy of Hollywood Casino. We'll be raffling off custom Indiana Bicentennial Cornhole Boards and will have other opportunities for fun, games and door prizes.
 
If you could all help us spread the word, especially about the tournament, that would be great! I'd like to get those 16 teams filled out as quickly as possible.

To register your team call 812-537-0814 ASAP!

Maverick Challenge Deadline Soon
  
Dearborn County Students Can Earn Business Experience, Prize Money In Maverick Challenge
 
Registration for the high school business planning competition is open until September 18

AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County is again inviting local high school students to turn their business idea into a business plan and win money in the process.
 
Past participants in the Maverick Challenge have won anywhere from $2,000 up to $4,000. The champions have used their winnings to help pay for college or invest toward making their business plan a reality.
 
All a student needs to have a shot at becoming the next Maverick champion is a good idea and the desire to see their business plan completed. That's what helped make South Dearborn High School freshman Sidney Schaefer the 2015-2016 county champion.
 
"I believe that it is a great learning experience. I learned so much from this and I believe anybody can do it, so they should go for it," Schaefer said.
 
Past AIM Young Professionals of Dearborn County Maverick Challenge champions:
2016 -Sydney Schaefer, freshman, South Dearborn High School
2015 - Dalton Ranshaw, senior, South Dearborn High School
2014 - Crystal Nichols, senior, South Dearborn High School
2013 - A.J. Waltz, senior, East Central High School
 
Founded in 2008 by the Columbus, Indiana  Area Chamber of Commerce, the competition gives high school students in twelve southeast Indiana counties (Bartholomew, Brown, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, and Switzerland ) the opportunity to learn  what it takes to get a small business up and running.
 
Online registrations  to compete in the AIM YP sponsored local Maverick Challenge are being accepted now through Sunday, September 18 at  MaverickChallenge.com. There is no cost to register. Students can compete individually or in teams of up to three.
 
After entering, students will meet with Maverick Challenge administrators for guidance, make pitches, meet deadlines for creating and refining a written business plan, and deliver presentations. Competitors will be given access to online tools and receive plenty of expert assistance along the way. AIM YP has assembled a panel of local business owners, managers, and service providers to give the students valuable advice.
 
"AIM Young Professionals is in its fifth consecutive year administering the Maverick Challenge in Dearborn County. Past participants have learned a tremendous amount about what it takes to start and run a business, giving them an advantage over their peers," says AIM YP president Mike Perleberg.
 
Next spring, one competitor or team will be named the 2017 champion of the Maverick Challenge sponsored by AIM YP and earn a prize of up to $2,000. They will advance to compete at the regional Maverick Challenge competition in Columbus, Indiana for even more recognition and prize money.
 
"We want to continue to show that Dearborn County has some of the most promising entrepreneurs in the state," Perleberg says.
 
You can learn more about the Maverick Challenge, register to compete, and find official rules and guidelines at  MaverickChallenge.com. Questions may also be directed to AIM YP Maverick Challenge director Hollie Stoops at hcs@landconsul.com
 
AIM Young Professionals is thankful for the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce's generous support of the Maverick Challenge.


Torch Relay for Bicentennial
9/17

Here in Dearborn County, we are excited to be celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial with a full schedule of activities taking place throughout the year. 

One of the most exciting events is coming up soon! 

September 17th - Torch Relay
We're just days away from the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay, and you can get up to the second real-time information with the GPS tracking device built into the torch. Information on the Official Indiana Bicentennial Torchbearers is also included. All you have to do is download the free custom app, Indiana Torch Relay 2016, in the  AppleGoogle Play stores.

To see more of what is coming check out the Dearborn County Convention, Visitor's and Tourism Bureau's dedicated portal here.

Secretary Of State to Visit
Lawrenceburg September 20th
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is coming to Lawrenceburg!

Lawson will be at the Lawrenceburg Ivy Tech Riverfront Campus on Tuesday, September 20th from 11:30am - 1pm to discuss how her office is helping make Indiana a great  state to do business.

The event is free and questions and concerns from the public are welcome.

Job Opportunities In Dearborn County
Once again there are a number of great job openings for anyone looking here in Dearborn County. You can clink the links and check them out below:


Crisis Intervention Team 
Request For Help
Crisis Intervention Team Training of Local Law Enforcement Needs Corporate Support

Crisis Intervention Team of Dearborn and Ohio Counties will present its first Crisis Intervention Team training program next January and February, 2017. Crisis Intervention Team training strives to prepare first responders on how to better handle a mental health crisis. CIT builds strong partnerships between first responders, mental health provider agencies and individuals and families affected by mental illness. CIT has been shown to keep first responders and those living with mental illness safer while saving money. CIT programs typically provide 40 hours of free training for first responders. Equally important, CIT programs provide a forum for partner organizations to coordinate diversion from jails to mental health services. 
 
The CIT committee is very pleased to bring the benefits of CIT to our community. The hope is to be able to expand this educational program to nearby communities in the future. There is no formal funding for this effort; although law enforcement must arrange time off for officers to attend. We invite private and corporate donations for this important program to be addressed to:
 
 NAMI SE IN. 
Put a comment "CIT" on your check.
 (NAMI SE IN is a 501C3 organization. Donations are tax deductible).
   Mail checks to: Donna Griffin, Treasurer
     121 Oakmont Ct., Unit B
         Lawrenceburg, IN 47025 

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You can also follow us on Twitter. We are making a conscious effort to use this great platform more in 2016!

Thanks!
The Dearborn County Chamber's mission is to promote, inform, educate and assist members to improve and grow their business, thus making our community a vital part of the local, regional and state economy.