May 3, 2022
Newsletter contents

  • Member Services
  • Featured Events & Milestones
  • Upcoming Webinars & Events
  • Announcements

Greater Lafayette Commerce’s Second Chance Career Fair is designed to provide employment opportunities to individuals re-entering the workforce after being incarcerated or recovering from substance use disorder.  

Increasingly, businesses across sectors are giving these individuals a chance at gainful employment and experiencing the benefits of embracing a second-chance workforce. If you are a felony or recovery friendly workplace, register today!
2022 Careers & Technical Education Awards
On May 5, the annual Career & Technical Education Awards will recognize 33 outstanding Tippecanoe County junior and senior high school students. Recipients demonstrated exceptional performance in their career and technical education programs which range from course offerings in agricultural power to textiles and fashion. The ceremony will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Greater Lafayette Career Academy.
2022 Robotics in Manufacturing Camp
Each year, Greater Lafayette Commerce organizes the Robotics in Manufacturing Summer Camp, which helps students in grades 1-8 explore skills utilized in manufacturing – in a fun way.

Camps are offered over the summer in partnership with local Boys & Girls Clubs and other community organizations. Students in grades 1-8 who reside in the Greater Lafayette region are eligible to participate at locations in Tippecanoe, White and Warren counties. If you have a student interested in participating in the camp, please click the button below to learn more.
Greater Lafayette Commerce is Searching for a VP
Greater Lafayette Commerce is looking for a Vice President of Chamber Operations.

The Vice President of Chamber Operations will oversee the various chamber councils, staff, budgets and programs that report through the leadership groups.

Think you've got what it takes? Then, please contact Waverly Partners at
Our Membership Directory (below) can be a useful tool for your organization. Use the directory to find and locate other local businesses, find member-to-member deals, and more.
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Maximize your Membership
Maximize your membership in your GLC investment and extend your marketing outreach through sponsorship and advertising. Our event sponsors and program investors gain access and visibility that showcase their company message to community leaders throughout the Greater Lafayette region. 

Contact Amy Sundell to learn more about the opportunities and see which one(s) fits your company’s mission and goals.

Member Information Center (MIC)
Are you using the MIC to your advantage? Have you added your social media links to your online directory listing to engage with potential customers? It’s easy! Log into the MIC and add your social networks, here’s the how-to link. Don’t have a MIC log in? Please reach out to Joan and she will be happy to get you set up!  

Member Information Center (MIC) tips and tricks to better get you connected and involved:
You may now visit our milestone events in person! We will be following the county and state guidelines for the health and safety of our community.

If you do not feel comfortable attending in person, you may continue to tune in virtually as a Facebook Live event in our newsfeed at the time of the event. 

Grand Opening - North End Café & Catering

May 3
1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2000 Elmwood Ave., Lafayette
Grand Opening - Changes of Sycamore Springs

May 11
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
833 Park East Blvd, Lafayette
Grand Re-Opening - Valley Oaks Health

May 17
4 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
2323 Ferry St., Lafayette
May 3 - 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Grand Opening of North End Café

May 6 - 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Rise & Shine

May 11 - 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grand Opening for Changes of Sycamore Springs

May 16 - 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Strategic Insights: Brick and Mortar

May 17 - 4 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Grand Re-Opening for Valley Oaks Health

May 18 - 1 p.m.-7p.m.
Career Fair: Embracing a Second Chance Workforce
Buy a Print Copy!

Great news! Each member business will receive (1) copy of the magazine each quarter. If you would like additional copies, they are available for purchase.

Get all the details here.
The 2022 Community Baby Shower
The Tippecanoe County Health Department's Fetal & Infant Mortality Review Program is hosting their first Community Baby Shower on Friday, August 5 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Tippecanoe County Health Department.

The shower will be available to all Tippecanoe County mothers who are currently pregnant or have given birth within the last three months.

The aim of the event is to provide free education, resources and presents to the underserved population who may not otherwise have a shower of their own.

To that end, the Tippecanoe County Health Department is asking community members to become a sponsor and make a monetary donation or purchase a gift from their registry.

If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact Aubrey Kitchel at, or complete the registration form online.
Donations Being Collected for Moms in Need
In honor of Mother's Day, Franklin Pest Solutions hopes to help moms in need in our community by using its office as a drop-off site for the Two Men and a Truck Movers For Moms program.

Items deposited at Franklin Pest Solutions in Lafayette will benefit LTHC Homeless Services. LTHC assists Tippecanoe County individuals who experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis.

Essential care items such as soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, socks, slippers and more to help moms and their children are welcome. 

Donations are accepted through Mother’s Day on May 8.
2022 Annual Peer/Union Counselor Graduation & Community Service Awards Banquet
The Northern Indian Area Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and their local Lafayette Chapter, in cooperation with United Way of Greater Lafayette invite community leaders and guests to attend their annual banquet. The event will take place May 20 at the West Lafayette Golf and Country Club. Please register by May 13.