Chamber Champions Awards Luncheon - Set for September 15, 2021

Presenting sponsor:  First Merchants Bank

Join us for a lunch event as we celebrate individuals who help make our Chamber and our community great.

We will present the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, Business Longevity Awards, and a special Chairman's Award.

This year's award ceremony will be held September 15, 2021.  We will hold the event at the Horizon Convention Center from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Reservations are available for $25 each or $100 for a table of 4. Please contact or call 765-751-9127 to make reservations.  

The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent for 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 please complete this nomination form.

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  10, 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100+ years. Businesses who would like to be considered for one of these awards, please complete the Longevity Award Nomination form .

A special Chairman's Award recipient company or organization will be selected by the Chamber's Board Chairman, Mr. Terry Pence.

For further information on this event, please contact your Chamber
To make a reservation online click on the calendar in the lower left hand column.

View photos from previous Chamber Champions Luncheons.

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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 Williamson
Director of Community & Business Engagement
Brenda Williamson serves as the Chamber's Director of Community and Business Engagement.She came to the Chamber after serving as a long-time Chamber Ambassador. Brenda has worked in for-profit and non-profit organizations serving the Delaware County Community for more than 25 years. Her volunteer experience includes Rotary, Altrusa, WIBU, PSI IOTA XI, and United Way.