Our Events

Upcoming Events for February through April 2019


Business Buzz
Friday, March 1 at 8:15 a.m.
Friday, March 15 at 8:15 a.m.
Friday, April 5 at 8:15 a.m.
Friday, April 19 at 8:15 a.m.
Location: Brew’ha Coffee Shop, downtown Columbia City
Promote your business, non-profit, community interests and network with others.

Ambassadors Meeting
Tuesday, February 26 at noon
Location: Chamber Board Room, 128 West Van Buren Street
Bring your lunch and some great ideas!
RSVP to: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

Chamber Womens’ Lunch 
Wednesday, February 27 at noon
Sponsored by Farmers Mutual Insurance of Whitley County
Location: Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 128 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City (NEW LOCATION for this lunch)
Spring Style Refresh!  Get some new ideas and have fun during a presentation by Stylist Katelyn Lower of Brook & Co. Salon. There will be a door prize drawing for $50 Brook & Co. salon gift certificate!
Seating Limited to 12. Guests will pay for their own lunch.  Lunch orders must be e-mailed to office@whitleychamber.com before noon on Monday, February 25. The Urban Station’s menu is available online at https://www.facebook.com/theurbanstation/menu/
RSVP to: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

Chamber on the Road: Churubusco
Friday, March 1 at noon
Location: East of Chicago Pizza, Churubusco
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. RSVP to office@whitleychamber.com and we’ll save a seat for you!

Ribbon Cutting: Gordmans
Thursday, March 7 at 8:45 a.m.
Location: Gordman’s, 639 Country Side Drive
Join us to celebrate the grand opening of new member business, retailer Gordmans in Columbia City. RSVP to office@whitleychamber.com and we’ll save a spot for you!

Whitley County EXPO
Sponsored by Bowen Center
Saturday, March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Indian Springs Middle School, 1692 SR 9, Columbia City
The annual Whitley County EXPO showcases the best business and non-profit organizations in Whitley County. The event features more than 50 booths, entertainment, prizes and in 2018 welcomed more than 2400 visitors. Booth registration and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For a registration form or more information: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

State of the City with Mayor Ryan Daniel
Sponsored by NIPSCO and United Consulting
Friday, March 15 at 11:45 a.m.
Location: The Center for Whitley County Youth, 201 West Market Street
Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel will give an overview of the past year as well as an insightful look forward into plans and projects for the year ahead.
RSVP by March 11 to: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

Ribbon Cutting: Mad Apple Crossfit 3C
Saturday, March 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Mad Apple Crossfit 3C, 496 W Plaza Dr Unit 9, Columbia City
Join us to celebrate the opening of new member business, Mad Apple Crossfit 3C, a fitness facility in Columbia City. RSVP to office@whitleychamber.com and we’ll save a spot for you!

Ambassadors Meeting
Tuesday, March 26 at noon
Location: Chamber Board Room, 128 West Van Buren Street
Bring your lunch and some great ideas!
RSVP to: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

Chamber Womens Lunch 
Wednesday, March 27 at noon
Program & location TBA
RSVP to: office@whitleychamber.com or call 248-8131.

Ribbon Cutting: United Way of Whitley County
Saturday, April 24 at 12 p.m.
Location: United Way of Whitley County, 219 West Van Buren Street, Columbia City
An open house will begin following the ribbon cutting and continue until 6 p.m. We are welcoming the community to tour our space, meet our board and staff and to learn more about the United Way. The community is invited to enjoying light refreshments while visiting and connecting with community partners. RSVP to office@whitleychamber.com and we’ll save a spot for you!

In the year ahead…
– South Whitley Garage Sales – April 26-27
– Chamber 100 Years Gala – May 2019 (details TBA)
– Chamber Golf Outing – August 15 at 11 a.m. at Eagle Glen Golf Course
– Annual Meeting – October 24 (details TBA)
– Pumpkins on Parade – October 31 from 3 to 6 p.m.
– Christmas Open House & Parade Night – November 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.
– Ambassador & Member Christmas Party – December 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Super 8