When I took over as director of the Chamber 3 years ago, I started meeting with other area Chamber directors. When I met Marcy Fry of the Elwood Chamber of Commerce we started to think of something we could to bring the Chambers together for an event. We kept trying to think of something since our communities were so close together. Finally we came up with the idea of a Northern Madison County Job Fair. There had not been a Job Fair in the northern part of Madison County that anyone could recall. We wanted to provide the Job Fair as a service to the job seekers and for the many businesses. We soon partnered with Harrison College on the planning the event. Harrison College had the experience of putting such an event together. We stated from the start that we did not want this to be a money making event for the Chambers. We decided to donate all of the proceeds to the Food Pantries of Alexandria and Elwood. We are sending out over 500 invitations to businesses across the area. If you are a business that would like to participate and did not receive a letter in the next couple of weeks, please contact me here at the Chamber office. We are thrilled to be able to help the workforce of northern Madison County. The Job Fair will take place Tue April 14, 10-1pm at the Alexandria Eagles Aeries #1771. For more info contact the Chamber office.
-Jeff Bryan, Executive Director of the Alexandria Monroe Chamber of Commerce