Our Events

Upcoming Events:

Business Buzz – Columbia City
Friday, August 3 and Friday, August 17 at 8:15 a.m.
Location: Brew’Ha, Columbia City   
Promote your business, non-profit, community interests and network with others.

Focus on the Arts: Bridget Moore
Artist Reception: Friday, August 3 from 6-7 p.m.
Location: Whitley County Chamber, 128 W. Van Buren Street
A lifelong resident of Columbia City, until just recently, Bridget’s interest in photography started at a young age. Her love for anything colorful, whimsical, and out of the ordinary led to her love of art while in school. As she grew older, she fell in love with the idea of capturing tangible memories the only way you can – through photography. In high school she took courses in film photography and quickly learned that she preferred digital photography. While in college, she taught herself how to use a DSLR camera and once comfortable began taking photos of family and friends. As her photography skills grew, other families began contacting her for photo sessions. She has owned her own photography business for almost five years; specializing in family and children portraits. In her free time when not photographing clients Bridget enjoys taking photos of her dog, flowers, insects, and anything else that catches her attention.

Ribbon Cutting: Next Generation RC & Hobby LLC
Tuesday, August 7 at Noon
Location: 105 S Main Street, Columbia City
Join us as we welcome our newest business to downtown Columbia City. There will be lots of fun stuff to check out, including remote control planes, trucks, boats and drones!  Plus there will be toys!

Chamber on the Road: South Whitley
Friday, August 10 at Noon
Location: Riverside Cafe
Meet us for camaraderie and conversation. You’ll have the opportunity to promote your business, non-profit, community interests and network with others. Meetings are laid back, conversational
and offer an opportunity to learn more about our community. Lunch is on your own.

Chamber Annual Golf Outing
Thursday, August 16
Location: Eagle Glen Golf Course
For registration and sponsor information call 260-248-8131 or email office@whitleychamber.com

Women’s Lunch Series
Wednesday, August 22 at Noon
Location: A Shively & Co, 1165 E Business 30, Columbia City
Have you been to A Shively & Co? If not, you are missing out on home decor and handcrafted wooden pieces. Including farm tables, benches, cutting boards, candles, seasonal items… you name it, they have it! How did this fantastic shop come to be in business in Columbia City? Local business owners and Chamber Members Annette and Adam Shively will open her shop for this Chamber Members Only event. They will share information on how they decided to start their shop, what they offer and their goals as small business owners in Columbia City. In addition to great conversation and tips on their businesses, Annette will demonstrate how paint a piece from start to finish! Lunch is included but Space is limited! RSVP early by calling 260-248-8131 or email office@whitleychamber.com. FULL!

Business Portraits
September 20  
Location: Whitley County Chamber, 128 W. Van Buren Street
Has it been a long time since you had a professional business portrait taken? Do you even HAVE a portrait? Now is your chance to get a business portrait taken with a professional photographer at an affordable price. You will be able to use the photo for your business purposes, on company cards, employment-related search engines, social media and more. To schedule your appointment with Leaha Meinika email: office@whitleychamber.com or call 260-248-8131. After your session, you will be emailed a link to access and download your photo.
Cost for plain background: $35 Chamber Members / Non-Members $45.  Stylized backgrounds are an additional $10 (patriotic or bookshelf)

Business Buzz
The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce’s Business Buzz is growing! This networking group provides an outstanding opportunity to promote your business, non-profit or community interests and network with others, building relationships that impact the community in important ways. Meetings are laid back and conversational, offering an opportunity for anyone, member or not, to learn more about some of what the community and the Chamber has to offer.

Columbia City:
Business Buzz meets on the first and third Friday of each month at Brew’ha Coffee Shop in downtown Columbia City from 8:15 to 9 a.m. There is no need to RSVP and feel free to bring a friend! As always, if you have an interesting topic for discussion at Business Buzz, let us know. Send an email to jennifer@whitleychamber.com