Another successful New Haven Chamber Annual Dinner was held on Thursday, November 9. Over two hundred and fifty attendees representing fifty five companies and organizations from New Haven and the surrounding area celebrated. The Orchid once again outdid themselves with decorations, food, and service. The silent auction was a huge success and our thanks go out to AAA Auction for their help in cashing people out.

The theme for the evening, “Music can change the world because it can change people” was chosen to highlight the entertainment which was Mitchell Maibach an Acoustic Guitar player. His music consisted of a variety of music genres which touched everyone there. A special thank you to our entertainment sponsors: Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, Beacon Credit Union, and First Merchants Bank.

There were several awards presented at the event. The Manufacturing Business of the Year was awarded to Continental Diamond and Tool. They are in the process of building a new facility on the north side of town. They also are very active in different community endeavors throughout the year. The Service Business of the Year was awarded to Hockemeyer Family Eye Care. They also have built a new facility this year and often they or their employees are part of our Chamber events.

The Community Spirit Award was presented to the New Haven/Adams Township Fire Department. The Fire Department has many events throughout the year that brings the community together as well as drawing people from other communities into our city. One such event this year was the Fire Muster. At this event the street was filled with Fire Trucks, Fire Equipment, and activities for all ages. It was an amazing event.

A new scholarship award was presented at the dinner; The Bill and Todd Fritcha Memorial Scholarship Award. Diane and Lynna Fritcha were on hand to help with the presentation. This award will be presented to a student or students chosen annually by New Haven High School that will be attending higher education in the construction field.

A special thanks goes out to our Title Sponsors: Heritage Park, E. Harpers Community Funeral Home, PNC, Parkview Health, and Winners Circle OTB/VooDoo Bar & Grill.  The donations of these sponsors help The New Haven Chamber to put on a quality event.

The Chamber would also like to thank our Gold Sponsors: Kirkman CPA Group, Nietert Insurance, NIPSCO, Paulding Putnam, Physicians Health Plan, POS Merchant Card Services, Temporary Solutions and Parker Service, Inc. Also thanks to our Underwriters: Bad Dad, Fritcha Construction Co., Parrish Leasing, Perkins CPA Group, Republic Services, Priority 1, Crumback Chevrolet, SDI, and Bunn Box. Without the help of all of our sponsors our Annual Dinner would not be the nice event that it is.

And finally to the group none of this would have happened without, our Annual Dinner Committee, thank you for all of your hard work. Committee members: Lori Richey, PNC Bank; Lisa Cooper, 3 Rivers FCU; Hannah Hewes, Trine University; Jane King, Heritage Park; Sarah Kreischer, Partners 1st FCU; Donna Quandt, DRQ Senior Services, LLC; Emily Snyder, Hockemeyer Eye Care; Amanda Brennan, Ruoff Home Mortgage; Krystal Thompson, Midwest Momma’s LLC; Tiffany Slovan, Genesis HealthCare; Sherri Berghoff, One Purpose Marketing, LLC.


POSTED: 11/21/17 at 1:53 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News