The Martinsville Chamber often gets calls about various aspects of the I-69 project and some folks had the misperception that there would be no evidence of construction until the actual 2020 date of the interstate construction. Thanks to Andy Dietrick, I-69 Innovative Projects Delivery & Public Affairs Manager, for taking time to address our members and their guests. In referring to the challenges that INDOT has had with Section 5 (Bloomington to Martinsville) of the I-69 project, Andy emphasized that Section 6 (Martinsville to Indianapolis) will not be a P3 project and will, instead be built using the more traditional INDOT model, alleviating many of the concerns that residents and businesses have had.

Also discussed was an overview of what we might expect to see on and around 37 over the next couple years leading up to the actual construction of the interstate. At the end of his presentation, Andy also answered questions.

The Chamber welcomed new member Whitney Hildenbrand, owner of Reinvention

New member Whitney Hildenbrand, owner of Reinvention

The Chamber also welcomed Rob Hildenbrand, owner of PipeWorks

New member Rob Hildenbrand, owner of PipeWorks












We had another busy month welcoming new Chamber members Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Indiana Realty – Mooresville, Reinvention, Pipeworks, and Hoosier Mole Control.

Thanks to South Central Indiana REMC for sponsoring and to Dawg House Pizza for providing a delicious lunch!

We are fortunate to have many very generous Chamber members who donate door prizes for our luncheon meetings and the May meeting was no exception!  We would like to give a grateful shoutout to Steve Powell, Morgan County Farmers’ Market, Maggies at the Main, 21 North Eatery & Cellar, Megan Ratts Photography, South Central Indiana REMC, Reinvention, WCBK 102.3 FM, Banning Engineering, Edward Jones – Amy Bennett, Barbara B. Jordan YMCA, and Showtime Cinema.  Thanks so much to these generous folks for adding to the fun of our meetings!

Listen to Andy Dietrick’s presentation: