Walkerton Area Chamber of Commerce

Serving since 1925
612 Roosevelt Rd.
Walkerton, IN 46574
574-586-3100 fax 574-586-3469

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Meetings Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 a.m.
Location varies by date; please contact a board member below if you need additional information.

Board of Directors

Lisa Patton {President}-Main Street Real Estate Co.
614 Roosevelt Rd / 574-586-7030

Michael Tutino {Vice President}-Walkerton Area Shopper
602C Roosevelt Rd / 574-586-7467.

Shirley Hamilton {Secretary}-Hamilton’s Service Center
100 Roosevelt Rd / 574-586-7114

Richard Parker {Treasurer}-Richard Parker CPA
612 Roosevelt Rd / 574-586-3335

John Small Jr. {Board Member}-JMS Insurance
300 Michigan St. / 574-586-7259

Pam McMahan {Board Member}-Miller’s Merry Manor
500 Walkerton Trl. / 574-586-3133

Earl Sleek {Board Member}-Sleek Tire and Car Care
717A Roosevelt Rd / 574-586-7001

Karen Haug {Board Member}-Anchor Real Estate
7763 N State Rd 23 / 574-586-3000

Phil Buckmaster {Board Member}

Chamber of Commerce Membership Benefits

  1. BUSINESS CONTACTS: Through membership in the Chamber you are in an association of your peers including local business owners and operators of industry, non-profit organizations, and schools. Through Chamber functions and gatherings, you get to know other Walkerton Area businesses and build your customer base at the same time.
  2. BUSINESS REFERRALS: The Chamber of Commerce office receives numerous calls from newcomers and others unfamiliar with local business. The Chamber refers these callers to Chamber members for products and services.
  3. MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: The Chamber of Commerce will publish your business name and contact information on the official website, www.walkerton.org. This is a complete business directory of all chamber members accessible online. Each business name features a link to your business official website.
  4. BUSINESS SEMINARS: The Chamber of Commerce sponsors periodic membership meetings and educational seminars with subjects such as business management, customer service, financial planning, and other topics of interest and relevance for members.
  5. SCHOLARSHIPS: Each year, the Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to local high school graduates.
  6. SPECIAL PROMOTIONS: The Chamber of Commerce organizes ribbon cuttings, downtown sidewalk sales, golf outings, circuses, Business-after-Hours, Christmas parties, and other fun events designed to bring people to Walkerton and familiarize them with your business.
  7. PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Chamber actively promotes new businesses in town and introduces them to the public in an on-going process.
  8. WELCOME HOME: The Chamber distributes gift bags full of samples, coupons and information to individuals and families new to the Walkerton area. This is a great way to introduce your business to newcomers since only Chamber members are allowed to participate in the bag stuffing!
  9. OTHER BENEFITS: The Chamber’s offices are centrally located in downtown Walkerton. Brochures and business cards of Chamber members are displayed free in the community information rack in our lobby. Chamber membership is a fully deductible as a business expense due to our non-profit nature.
  10. The Chamber is offering free membership for the first year to NEW Business that opens in Walkerton.

Committees

Special Events Committee
* Shirley Hamilton – 574-586-7114 / hamil@kconline.com
* Pam McMahan – 574-586-3133 / Walkertonom@millersmerrymanor.com
* Phil Buckmaster – 574-586-7063 / phil@walkerton.org

Membership Committee
* Richard Parker – 574-586-3335 / rlpark@galaxyinternet.net

Economic Development Committee 
* Shirley Hamilton – 574-586-7114 / hamil@kconline.com
* John Small Jr. – 574-586-7259 / Johnjr@jmsins.com
* Phil Buckmaster – 574-586-7063 / phil@walkerton.org

Scholarship Committee
* Eric Ferguson – 574-586-3143 / eferguson@tcunet.com
* John Small Jr. – 574-586-7259 / Johnjr@jmsins.com
* Phil Buckmaster – 574-586-7063 / phil@walkerton.org

Communications Committee 
* Eric Ferguson – 574-586-3143 / eferguson@tcunet.com
* John Small Jr. – 574-586-7259 / Johnjr@jmsins.com

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