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Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber Of Commerce Accomplishes Many Goals In 2021

SYRACUSE – Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Renea Salyer reported the Chamber grew membership and had a record year financially.

Among the many accomplishments over the course of the past year, Salyer said the budget increased substantially, allowing for the addition of a part-time marketing assistant, Jill Garris, according to a news release from the Chamber.

The Chamber hosted a job fair, assisted businesses in securing employees through Syracuse Indiana, Employment Opportunities with over 110 job postings, partnered with The Shop Local Network to provide additional marketing support to the membership, grew the Chamber’s social media following and engagement, and accomplished gaining 40 new members while retaining 95% of previous members. Eleven ribbon-cuttings were conducted. Salyer reported throughout the year, numerous new businesses opened and/or expanded and businesses in and around the community remained strong despite worker shortages.

The release states Salyer secured Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch as the featured keynote speaker for the upcoming Professional Women’s Luncheon next month.

With various special events and activities scheduled for 2022, the goals include continuing to provide a variety of services to the member businesses and expanding knowledge about the needs of members. Salyer will continue to advocate for businesses and community growth through storytelling of all the town has to offer its residents and guests, the release states.

For additional information regarding the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, call 574-457-5637, visit online at SWChamber.com or email  Renea@SWChamber.com.