COLUMBIA CITY — Would you like to be among the first to welcome new businesses? Do you like to know what’s happening before it happens? Do you enjoy celebrating good things in Whitley County?

If the answers are yes, you might want to consider being an Ambassador of the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center in 2019.

Chamber Ambassador members are often the first to know what’s happening and the first to welcome new businesses to the community. Membership in the Ambassadors only requires that you be a Chamber member in good standing.

The Chamber Ambassadors will be looking forward to an exciting list of activities for 2019 — including helping to celebrate the Chamber’s 100th year and will continue to support the Chamber’s growth. Since 2016, the number of Chamber members has increased 28 percent — meaning more ribbon cuttings, open houses and other events to attend.

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center Executive Director Jennifer Romano recently announced that new Chamber staff member Erika Wolfe will be leading the Ambassador team.

“Erika has some incredible new ideas for the team and we’re excited to see what they’ll do. Our Ambassadors have an incredible role in the work we do,” Romano said.

Ambassadors attend monthly meetings on the fourth Thursday at noon, as well as ribbon cuttings and other events as their schedules permit. There is no cost to participate; however, membership in the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center is required.

A kickoff meeting for the Ambassadors is planned for Thursday, Jan. 24, at noon at the Chamber, 128 W. Van Buren St. Lunch will be served.

“Even if you’ve never participated in anything before, you are welcome to attend and get involved in this fun group,” Romano added.

For further information or to RSVP, call (260) 248-8131 or email