Monday, April 18, 2011

Three great networking, informational events on Wednesday

The Chamber has three great networking and informational events slated for Wednesday:

Leads Group Meet & Mingle

Wednesday from 8-10 a.m. at The Chamber building

Free event! Geared toward anyone responsible for building business.

Join a team of people devoted to sharing viable business leads with you! Chamber Leads Groups are exclusive and permit only one of each industry to be in a group, so there’s no conflict of interest or competition.

You don’t have to be a Chamber member to visit any of the groups but you do need to be a member to join one.

Hear from each group president to learn the dynamics of each group and meet group members. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and set visit times, plus participate in networking before and after the event.

Register by clicking here.

The Business Case for Private Cloud Computing

Lunch 'n Learn

Wednesday from noon- 1 p.m. at The Chamber building

Do you ever look at all your physical servers and wonder if there's a better way? Have you heard the buzzwords and claims touting the benefits of virtualization and private cloud computing? If you’ve been wondering what it's all about and whether your business can benefit from virtualization, then this Lunch 'n Learn is for you!

Chris Butler of Fort Wayne company ENS Group will present on how virtualization is enabling business to "change the fundamentals" in how they deploy, deliver, and manage IT.

Cost for this Lunch 'n Learn is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for nonmembers and includes a boxed lunch. Lunch 'n Learn will begin promptly at noon. Register by clicking here. Payment for this event is nonrefundable.

For more information, contact Liz Struckholz at (260) 424-1435 or

The Lunch ’n Learn series is presented by Salin Bank.

China trip information session

Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Chamber building

Come to our free informational meeting to get answers about The Chamber's upcoming nine-day trip to China.

The trip begins Oct. 24, 2011, from JFK International Airport in New York and ends Nov. 1 at JFK. For those wanting to travel, deadline for payment is July 1.

During the journey, travelers will visit the cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou, and Hangzhou. Sights include Tian An Men Square, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, and the Bund.

Travelers will also learn about the Chinese business system, visit some of the country’s economic development zones and have the opportunity to meet with business leaders.

The cost for the trip is $2,099 per person for Chamber members, which includes anyone who is employed by a Chamber member business. Cost is $2,399 for nonmembers.

Included in the cost is the following:
  • Round-trip international air fare (does not include travel to and from JFK)
  • 4- and 5-star hotel accommodations
  • Three meals a day
  • Deluxe bus tours
  • Fluent English-speaking tour guides
  • Entrance fees for attractions
Get all the details, including the trip itinerary, visa application and payments. For more information, contact Michelle Merritt at (260) 424-1435 or

You can also find more details on our web site.

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