Award Programs

Chamber Champions Awards Luncheon

Join us for an elegant luncheon each year as we celebrate individuals who help make our Chamber and our community great. We will present the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, Ambassador of the Year, Business Longevity Awards, and a special Chairman's Award.

The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent and his support and volunteerism with the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. In Mr. Rent’s honor, this annual award is presented at the Chamber Champions awards luncheon. Nominees for this award should volunteer for the Chamber of Commerce and be a role model, a respected leader and a valued community volunteer. Nominees should also be motivational and maintain a highly positive attitude. To nominate someone, contact contact Brenda Brumfield

Ambassador of the Year is awarded to one of our dedicated Chamber Ambassadors each year. A specific numeric scoring system is used to determine who will receive this prestigious award.

Longevity Awards are to recognize local businesses that have been in business continuously for periods of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100+ years. Businesses who would like to be considered for one of these awards, please contact Brenda Brumfield.

A special Chairmans Award recipient company or organization is selected by the Chamber's Board of Directors.

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Chamber.
 

Legacy Gala

The Legacy Award

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote good will and community pride.  The black-tie Legacy Gala is held in September each year.  Please refer to the calendar for upcoming Gala details or email the Chamber.  For more information contact Brenda Brumfield.

The award is commissioned from and hand-crafted each year by an artisan at the Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University.  This unique solid glass award is inscribed with the recipient's name and year of the award.

To view additional photos please visit our photo gallery.

Legacy Award Recipients:

2016 J. Allan Rent, Ball State University
2015 Dr. George Branam, Pathologists Associated and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
2014 Cornelius & Mary Dollison, Community and Chamber volunteers
2013 Stefan S. Anderson, First Merchants Corporation, Retired
2012 Van P. Smith, CEO, TechSmith, and formerly, Sherry Labs and Ontario Systems
2011 Dr. Jo Ann M. Gora, President of Ball State University 

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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.

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Cancellations received 5 business days prior to an event may be eligible to receive a full refund, unless otherwise stated or agreed upon.

Cancellations will be accepted via phone, fax or e-mail, and must be received by the stated cancellation deadline.

Cancellations received after the stated deadline will not be eligible for a refund.