Michigan City Chamber names 2021 board directors and officers

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The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce recently elected its new directors and officers to the board for 2021.

New directors elected to three-year terms include:

  • Paz Garcia, Sodexo
  • Kim Giannetti, General Insurance Services
  • Mark Zemrowski, Von Tobel Lumber and Hardware. 

Elected officers include:

  • Bill Gertner, Horizon Bank, chair
  • Jill Nygren, Franciscan Health Michigan City, chair-elect
  • Megan Applegate, Applegate & Co., CPA, treasurer
  • Brenda Temple, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa as secretary. 
  • John Wall, 2020 chair, past chair for 2021

Directors departing include: Rod Bensz, B&E Marine; Charlie Keene, General Insurance Services; and Stephanie Oberlie with Harbour Trust & Investment Management. Directors continuing their terms on the board include: Curt Cipares, Tonn & Blank; Clarence Hulse, Economic Development Corporation Michigan City; Kristina Jacobucci, Newby, Lewis, Kaminski and Jones; Julie Krause, Patrick’s Grille; Chad McKeever, Sullair; Scott Newcomb, Sullivan Palatek; and Sandra Smith, PNC Bank.  Ex-officio directors, Barbara Eason-Watkins, Michigan City Area Schools and Aco Sikoski, Ivy Tech.


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