President Letters

Aug. 1, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

Congratulations to the City of Sullivan on the opening of the beautiful new pool! It is simply magnificent!  Make sure and follow their Facebook page for hours of operation and all updates.

 We are looking forward to our next Coffee Chat on Tuesday, Aug. 30th at Alyssa’s Custom Cake and Treats at 8am!  Our guest speaker will be Dave Bittner our rural advisor from Indiana Small Business Development Center. 

Congratulations to the Sullivan County Fair board on another outstanding job putting together the 2022 Sullivan County Fair.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

July 5, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful 4th of July!

A shout out to the Sullivan County Park and Lake for a great holiday weekend and Firework show!

We want to say thank you to all that came to our 4th annual ice cream social. Also, we want to say a big thank you to Bob Baesler and Baesler’s Market and Bryan and Gina Mills of Gina Mills COUNTRY Financial for sponsoring the event.  It was great to see you all! 

Don’t forget this month is the Sullivan County Fair on July 16-23.  Make sure and show your support to the local 4H by attending the fair and going to the Grand stand events. 

Our next Coffee Chat is Tue. Aug. 30th with Dave Bittner the rural business advisor from ISBDC.

Please make plans to join us for 3 ribbon cuttings this month.  Wed. July 6th at Juicy at 11am, Soul Blessed at the Civic center on Fri. July 8th at 11am.  Then Wed. July 15th ribbon cutting and open house at Work One at 10am.

We would like to welcome 2 new Chamber members this month.  Juicy and The Feedlot!

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

June 1, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to remind all of you to please make plans to attend our 4th annual ice cream social on Wed. June 29th from 11-2.  The difference this year is we will be having our ice cream social at Baesler’s parking lot.  There will be plenty of room to park and we look forward to seeing you all!

The Sullivan County Chamber of commerce w2ould like to solute all graduating seniors herein Sullivan County.  We wish you the very best in your future endeavors. 

We would like to give a big shout out to the City of Sullivan for the beautiful flowers.  We absolutely love our beautiful downtown!

Please make plans to join us for 3  ribbon cuttings this month.  Wed. June 8th, at the Huddle Grill and Chill at 11am!  Then Fri. June 10th at TK Beauty Loft at 11:00 and Tue. June 14th at Kup of Joy at 11:00am.

We would like to welcome 3 new Chamber members this month.  The Huddle Grill and Chill, Rusted Hook Outfitters and Kup of Joy!

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

May 1, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We here at the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce would like to remind all of you to take time to vote on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.  Once again if you live in Hamiliton Township 1,2,3 or 4 you vote at the Sullivan Civic Center.  Exercise your right to vote is one of the greatest freadoms that we have. 

We would like to welcome Natalie Green and her staff to Sullivan.  We had a ribbon cutting for them on April 21, 2022.  It was nice to meet everyone from Century 21 Elite.  We wish them many year of success.

A quick reminder that the 4th annual Ice Cream social will be held at Baesler’s parking lot on Wed. June 29th from 11am-2pm.  Please make plans to join us.  We are so looking forward to seeing you. 

Memorial Day is Monday, May 30th Make sure you take time to enjoy all the fun activities during memorial day weekend at the Sullivan County Park and Lake.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

 

April 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

 

We would like to first of all to thank all of you who attended our annual banquet on March 10th.  We had a great turn out and a great night.  We congratulate all the winners of 2020 and 2021. We also want to say thank you to the many different sponsors who made the night possible.  We couldn’t have done it without them.  Just like spring as sprung we are springing to our next evet. 

 

On Tue. April 5th don’t forget to make plans our next coffee chat which will be held at Sweep P’s agape café at 8am.  Our featured speaker will be Chris Egge with Brampton brick.  He will be speaking on the importance of community involvement for your business.

 

We have also officially announced our annual ice cream social wed June 29th This year it will be at Baesler’s parking lot from 11-2.  Mark, your calendars.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

 

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

March 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

On March 10th we will be having our Annual Awards ceremony and banquet honoring the 2020 and 2021 award winners.  Please contact Brandy today to get your tickets in time for the event on March 10th.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event possible. You will see them listed in this newsletter and at the banquet. Our featured speaker is Ryan Keller from Thrive West Central. He will be speaking on what Thrive West Central has to offer the business community along with their small business revolving loan fund. 

We also want to invite all of you to make plans to be at the Sullivan County Ag day on Sat. March 12 at the 4H building beginning at 6:30 am.  The Chamber will have a booth at the show this year and we invite you to come by and see us.

Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to join the Chamber if you have not joined.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

 

February 1, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

Please mark Thursday, March the 10th on your calendar to join us at the civic center for our annual awards ceremony.  We will be honoring award winners from 2020 and 2021.  We will have horderves from Petty Pit Stop and cocktails provided by LaPachanga. During this event we will have a wide variety of items for you to bid on during our silent auction.  We will have a social hour beginning at 5:30 with the program starting at 6:30. Tickets are available at the Chamber office starting Monday, Feb. 7th.  This year tickets will be $20.00 We want to thank in advance all of our wonderful sponsors that are making this night possible.  Our featured speaker this year will be Ryan Keller the executive director of Thrive.  He will be speaking about the Thrive organization and what all Thrive has to offer small business and our community. Make sure to sign up for your chance to win one of two door prizes.

Our next Quarterly Breakfast/Coffee Chat has been postponed and will now be on Tue. April 5th in person at Sweet P’s Agape Café.  Guest speaker will be Chris Egge, the Plant Manger of Brampton Brick. 

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

January 5, 2022

Dear fellow Chamber members,

All of us here at the Chamber office would like to wish you a happy new year and we hope that 2022 will be a happy, healthy and prosperous new year for all of you.

We would like to make an announcement at this time that normally we would have our yearly banquet in January.  This year we have decide3 to have our banquet on Thursday, March 10th at the Sullivan Civic Center. Save the date as more information and ticket prices will be available later this month.  Our feature speaker for the banquet will be Ryan Keller the Executive Director of Thrive (the former West Central Area 7 economic development).  We are looking to a great night of networking, silent auction, cash bar and a wonderful meal.   We will be honoring the 2020 and 2021 business people! Please make plans to come.

Our next Quarterly Breakfast will on Thur. Feb. 10 in person at Sweet P’s Agape Café.  Guest speaker will be Chris Egge, the Plant Manger of Brampton Brick. 

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

December 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We at the Chamber office hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We would like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors and our wonderful Community for a very successful Holiday Market and Expo!  Our 7th annual market and expo was the biggest one to date for vendors and attendance!  A wonderful time was had by all. 

The Chamber of Commerce is working on collecting items for the 2022 first baby of the year to be born at Sullivan Hospital!  If you or your business would like to donate an item, please contact the Chamber office at 812-905-0131.

Save the date for January 18th.  That is the date for our annual banquet.  This banquet will honor last 2020 award recipients and 2021 award recipients. The speaker will be the Executive Director of Thrive (formally area 7), Ryan Keller with a cocktail hour and dinner.  Tickets will be on sale starting January 3rd!

We would like to welcome a new Chamber member, Union Station of Dugger, IN.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

November 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to thank Courtney Chipol with West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center for hosting our Quarterly Breakfast Meeting on Oct. 26th.  In case you missed it you may go back and watch it on the Chamber’s YouTube Chanel. 

The Chamber of Commerce would like to offer their congratulations to Mayor Clint Lamb on being named 2022 AIM President.

We are very excited to be able to bring to you our 2021 Holiday Market and Expo! The event will take place on Sat. Nove20 from 9-1 at the Sullivan Civic Center.  The admission is free, there will be great shopping for the holidays, door prizes will be given away, sweet treats and even bring your kids to meet Santa! We want to extend a big Thank you to our corporate sponsors for this event.  They are the following: Brampton Brick, Springer Insurance & Financial Services, Tourism Commission of Sullivan County, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Splash Sullivan and Hoosier Energy.  We invite everyone to come out to the Holiday Market and Expo!  The first 50 children will receive a free coloring T-Shirt!

We would like to welcome 5 new members into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.  Goodie House Pizza, Medley’s Hardware, Sweet Grace Boutique and Café, Golden Arrow Nutrition and IUOE Local 841!

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

October 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to congratulate the Rotary Club on the Corn Festival.  We hope everyone had a great time and look forward to the Corn Festival next year.

Our next Quarterly Breakfast is coming up on Tue. Oct 26h featuring West Central ISBDC with guest speaker Courtney Richey-Chipol.  The topic will be what services are offered for small business FREE of Charge!  This will be a zoom presentation starting at 8am!  Make sure to rsvp to Brandy.  If you aren’t able to be online at 8am, it will be recorded and on our YouTube channel. 

We would like to welcome 1 new member into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.  Goodie House Pizza of Sullivan.

We would like to invite everyone to a Ribbon Cutting on Monday, Oct 4th at 11am at Goodie House Pizza!  Come see their new remolded building and welcome them!

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

 

 

September 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to congratulate the City of Sullivan and the Park board on the ground breaking of Splash Sullivan!  It was our pleasure to be a part of that and we look forward to having a wonderful state of the art pool in our city very soon!

Our next Quarterly Breakfast is coming up on Tue. Oct 26h featuring West Central ISBDC with guest speaker Courtney Richey-Chipol.  The topic will be what services are offered for small business FREE of Charge!  This will be a zoom presentation starting at 8am!  Make sure to rsvp to Brandy.  If you aren’t able to be online at 8am, it will be recorded and on our YouTube channel. 

Be sure to check out the newsletter and our social media about a Wine and Wreath night!  It is a new upcoming event hosted by the Chamber and Sullivan County Community Hospital!  More information will be available very soon!

We would like to welcome 3 new members into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.  City of Sullivan, Sully’s Steakhouse and DeLagraza Properties.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

August 2, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We want to salute the fair board for a job well done for putting on the Sullivan County 4H fair!  It was so great to see the general public back at the fair this year!

School is starting this month once again.  We would like to wish all the student and teachers the very best for the 2021-2022 school year!  Please remember to drive safely around school busses.

I would like to say thank you on behalf of WNDI radio for all the support you have given us as we celebrate our 28th Anniversary on August 1.  My wife Teresa and I have owned WNDI radio since August 1, 1994.  We look forward to promoting Sullivan and Sullivan County in a positive and productive way.

We would like to welcome 3 new members into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.  Sweet P’s Agape Café, Frye’s Towing & Recovery and Reveal Sullivan County.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

July 6, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to take a moment and thank all of you that came out for our 3rd annual ice cream social. We had a great time seeing all of you and we want to say a big thank you to Baesler’s market and Gina Mills Country financial and the City for their fine support.

We would like to invite all of you to attend this years, 2021 Sullivan County 4H fair. It will be at the fairgrounds July 17-24th It is a great time for the entire family and make sure you get a nice cool milkshake from the Farm Bureau incorporated milkshake stand.

Also, we are excited to announce that we will have another Chamber ribbon cutting for Chamber member Alyssa’s custom cakes, Friday, July 23rd at 11:00am.  All are welcome to come!  We are very happy to have Alyssa’s custom cakes as a member of our chamber.

The chamber will like to invite you to our next quarterly breakfast.  It will be on Tuesday May the 4th Our guest will be Harsha and the topic will be mental wellness. Please let Brandy know if you would like to attend this zoom meeting!

We would like to welcome 3 new members into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce.  Circa 1906, TK Beauty Lofts and United Country Burke Auction and Realty.

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

June 2, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

We would like to thank our Chamber member, Randy Beller dba Dream Clean Carpets, for the wonderful job they did on cleaning our carpets at the Chamber office.  They look SO much better. 

We have partnered with WorkOne to bring a drive thru job fair to Sullivan County on Thursday, June 10.  The job fair will be located at the Sullivan Civic from 11am -1pm.  All are welcome to come.

The countdown to the Ice Cream social continues!  It will be held on Friday, July 2nd from 11-2 on the east side of the courthouse lawn. For all the details please check our newsletter or see the informational fliers around the square.  We look forward to having you join us July 2nd.

We would like to welcome 3 new members to the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce, Sparks Collison Center. 

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

 

May 3, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

The chamber will like to invite you to our next quarterly breakfast.  It will be on Tuesday May the 4th Our guest will be Harsha and the topic will be mental wellness. Please let Brandy know if you would like to attend this zoom meeting!

It is official that the 3rd annual Ice Cream social will be held on Friday, July 2nd on the East side of the Courthouse lawn.  It will be from 11am-2pm.  We would like to give a special thanks to Baesler’s Market of Sullivan and Gina Mills COUNTRY Financial as they are both sponsoring the event!  You may purchase tickets ahead of time at the Chamber and Tourism office or the day of the event.  $2.00 will get you 2 scoops of ice cream with toppings.  Please make plans to come out and see us and get a sweet start to the 4th of July weekend.  We can’t wait to see you all.

 We would like to welcome 1 new member into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. 

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce, please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President

 

 

April 1, 2021

Dear fellow Chamber members,

Happy Easter to all of you from all of us from the Sullivan county chamber of commerce.  We hope you are able to celebrate this Easter with your family and friends. 

The chamber will like to announce our next quarterly breakfast.  It will be on Tuesday May the 4th Out guest will be Harsha and the topic will be mental wellness.

We also would like to remind you to save the date for our annual ice cream social!  It is Friday, July 2nd.

 We would like to welcome 3 new members into the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce. 

We will be decided our ice cream social will be on Friday, July 2nd on the east side of the court house lawn.  Make sure to save the date!

If you would like to become a member of our Chamber of Commerce please contact our executive director Brandy Wolfe at 812-905-0131 or office@sullivancountychamber.com, She can give you all the benefits and advantages of becoming a chamber member.

Please feel free to call our office for any assistance that we may bring to you.  Our office hours are Monday thru Friday 9:00 A.M. -4:00P.M. Our phone number is 812-905-0131 and email is office@sullivancountychamber.com  

Sincerely,

 

John Montgomery, President