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Lunch provided by Wagon Wheel


Introduction of chamber members and guests

Minutes of Previous Meeting and Treasurer’s Report approved at Chamber Board Meeting

Spotlight Business/Speakers:

  • AFLAC – Aflac out of Fort Wayne discussed their supplemental insurance and benefits that are offered to small businesses.  

New Business

  • Scarecrow Festival– Krysta and Kari will be heading the festival again this year.  

Old Business

  • HU Work Day– Work day is August 28th, let Jeremy know if you have any projects.



  • Downtown Park – July 30th will be the Bulldogs concert. WAMA had a service at the park and over 100 people attended.
  • HC Community Foundation – Fall grants start soon.
  • HC Council or Commissioner – Jail is scheduled to be finished end of year and there will be new programs and community corrections for inmates.
  • United Way – Kindercamp is starting soon and there has been a large number of kids sign up this year. Exciting program coming up with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Program.
  • Warren Town Council – Looking into new housing options in Warren.   
  • Historic Warren – DNR is looking into boat/kayak launch in Warren – may take a few years.
  • SSF – Cheryl noted there was a huge turnout and even had to turn people away at the fireworks and Melinda stated there was a great turnout and large ticket sale (79) for the Samuel Jones Breakfast.   
  • Taste of Warren – Scheduled for September 18.
  • Chamber Gift Certificates – Located at Bippus. Used to promote shopping in Warren. Available in $5 increments.
  • NOTES:
    • Studio 7 nineteen is open 11-8 daily now




2021 Positions:

President – Jeremy Rufener

Vice President – Terry Miller

2nd Vice President – Cheryl Deweese

Secretary – Leah Pursley

Treasurer – Patti Bustos



Rose Broyles 2021-2023 – 1st Term

Cheryl Deweese 2021-2023 – 2nd Term

Jeremy Rufener 2021-2023 – 2nd Term

Josh Heim 2019-2021 – 2nd Term

Jeff Souder 2019-2021 – 2nd Term

Patti Bustos 2019-2021 – 1st Term

Leah Pursley 2020-2022 – 1st Term

Terry Miller 2020-2022 – 1st Term

Kevin Jackson 2020-2022 – 1st Term