Committees of the Chamber of Commerce

Ambassador Council

Chamber members who promote membership and encourage participation in Chamber functions, assist with events and programs, and perform other goodwill projects of the Chamber. Participation is by application only.**
Contact: Erin Ailstock
Meet: Second Tuesday bi-monthly at 4:00 pm, beginning in January
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom or as announced
**If you would like more information or are interested in becoming an Ambassador, download the application form. You will also need to fill out an interest form with your application.

Business/Education Partnership

Liaison between the education, business and labor communities to help foster an environment of continued learning within our community.
Contact: Brenda Brumfield
Meet: Last Friday each month at 7:30 am
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Business Growth Council

Comprising a cross section of small business interests in Delaware County, the group focuses on issues impacting local business.
Contact: Brenda Brumfield
Meet: Fourth Monday of each month at 7:30 am
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Chamber of Commerce.  These meetings are not open to the public.
Contact: Jay Julian
Meet: Third Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Economic Development

Business leaders from the community meet to hear updates from Economic Development Vice President Terry Murphy, and discuss changes in their business relating to economic development.
Contact: Traci Lutton
Meet: Fourth Thursday every-other month at 3:30 pm, beginning in January
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Government Relations

Advocating a proactive role in local, state, and national public policy issues, educating members and the community on all levels of legislative issues along with enhancing communications with elected officials.
Contact: Brenda Brumfield
Meet: Second Thursday of each month at 7:30 am
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom

Image Committee

In the process of defining the current image of Muncie-Delaware County; the findings will determine the scope of work for this committee.
Contact: Traci Lutton
Meet: Second Wednesday of each month at 4:00 pm
Location: Chamber of Commerce Boardroom


All meeting dates and times are subject to change.  
 

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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Erin Ailstock
Membership Director
As the Membership Director for the Chamber, Erin is responsible for membership sales and retention. She also works to develop and implement programs and opportunities that provide value to Chamber members.
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Brenda Brumfield
Director of Community & Government Relations
Prior to joining the Chamber team, Brenda was a legislative aide for the Indiana House of Representatives, and a speechwriter for the House Republican caucus. Brumfield joined the Chamber staff in 1992. She worked as the Director of Advocacy until 1998 when she left to pursue other opportunities with her growing family. She rejoined the Chamber team as Director of Community & Government Relations in May of 2007. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the business community and elected officials at the local, state and national level. She also plans events to allow chamber members the opportunity to interact with elected officials. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
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Nancy Norris
Human Resource Director and Executive Assistant
Born and raised in Muncie, Nancy Norris joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2006. Previously Vice President and Trust Office for Indiana Trust Co. and Vice President and Trust Officer at American National Bank, Norris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Currently, Norris is the President of the Muncie Artist Guild, on the Board of the Altrusa Foundation, Vice President of Programs for the East Central Indiana Human Resource Association, and a member of Altrusa of Muncie.