Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development

February 19, 2014

Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Develeopment

The Wells County Chamber of Commerce serves all of Wells County including countywide Economic Development and Revitalization. The Chamber office is at 211 West Water St., Bluffton, phone 824-0510 and fax 824-5871.
Suzanne Huffman is the Chamber Executive Director and Secretary for the Board. Tim Ehlerding is the Economic Development Executive Director.


2014 Board of Directors:
David Morrison, President; Ossian State Bank, 622-4141, dmorrison@ossianstatebank.com
Sid Schwartz, Vice President; iAB Financial Bank, 758-3111, sid.schwartz@iabfinancial.com
Trent Bucher, Treasurer; Honegger, Ringger & Co.; 824-4107, tbucher@hrc-cpa.com
Rick Johnloz, Past President; Halderman Farm Management - Brickley Farms; 824-3130, johnlozr@adamswells.com
Other board members: Brad Baumgartner, Four Star Services; Tamra Boucher, Bluffton Regional Medical Center; Rick Bower, Town of Markle; Don Bricker, Town of Vera Cruz; Anthony Crowell, Gordon & Associates, Inc.; Stephanie Davis, Wells County Public Library; Ted Ellis, City of Bluffton; Blake Gerber, Wells County Commissioners; Eric Gerber, Edge Manufacturing; Brent Hiday, Hiday Motors, Inc.; Todd Johnson, Alexin, LLC; Michael Lampton, Farm Bureau Insurance; Luann Martin, Town of Ossian; Scott Mills, Northern Wells Community Schools; Patty Randall, 1st Source Bank; Roy Schoeff, Town of Poneto; Rick Singer, Buckhorn; Scott Steffen, FPC Technology Group; Phil Swain, PNC Bank; Sharice Bowen, Town of Uniondale; Brian Troutt, Wells Fargo Bank; Terry Troxel, First Bank of Berne; Jim VanWinkle, Wells County Council

Ossian Development Corporation
PO Box 325, Ossian, 46777; Todd Mahnensmith, President, Brian Dettmer, Vice-President, Anthony Crowell, Secretary, Lori Gehring, Treasurer
Rich Bitterman, Nick Caley, Jeff Kemper, LuAnn Martin, Dr. Scott Mills, Tom Neuenschwander, Tim Ehlerding (non-voting), Director of Economic Development, Diane Johnson (non-voting), project manager, Wells County EDC

Markle Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC)
The Markle Business & Community Association and the Markle Economic Development Organization have merged to become the Markle Area Chamber of Commerce (MACC). The officers are: President Jeff Humbarger, phone 758-3111; Vice President Jeff Stockman; Secretary Linda Beck; Treasurer Linda Reed. Meetings are held at 7 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at Markle Health Care.

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