Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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May 2, 2014

Chamber of Commerce Week activities set

Mayor Rick Fledderman has proclaimed May 5-9 as the first ever Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Week.

As an Indiana Chamber Executive Association board member, local chamber executive director Melissa Tucker is hopeful Indiana leaders will recognize chambers of commerce, as they have in other states, perhaps with a statewide week in the future.

Area residents may stop by the office, 16 E. George St., Monday-Thursday between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Friday between 8 a.m.-1 p.m. to register for a drawing. According to Tucker, “Four lucky winners will win $25 chamber gift certificates good at over 165 local businesses.” The drawing will take place May 9 at 1 p.m. Persons do not need to be present to win.

Chamber Appreciation Day Wednesday, May 7, will be celebrated with a free cookout from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Board members and staff will be grilling.

People should make a point of visiting the chamber office – and not just next week – because “we highlight all of our great businesses. We’re also trying to promote our great amenities, like the parks, Brum Woods and the YMCA,” Tucker says.”I feel we’re the information center for Batesville.” She and seven-year office manager Donna Burdett answer questions constantly, such as “‘Where’s the park?’ ‘What can I do today?’ ‘Where can I get an ice cream cone?’”

The chamber office serves as a visitors center as well. “We try to promote surrounding communities, too.” Visitors can gather a lot of information about Ripley and Franklin counties and even Indiana and Batesville maps. They also can pick up tourism brochures, chamber gift certificates and local coupon books.

Chamber President Dr. Jim Roberts reports, “As we adhere to our guiding philosophy of continuous improvement, we have added some initiatives to our agenda for 2014. These initiatives include the provision of educational seminars to assist members with new ways of promoting their businesses (”Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer”) and offering networking opportunities among professionals (luncheons and social gatherings). We have started a Young Professionals group as an investment in our young, local leaders. We plan to have Cash Mobs, a bi-monthly activity, and Small Business Saturdays to promote individual businesses and encourage shopping locally.”

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