In recognition of the importance of local entrepreneurs, start-ups and small businesses, to our economy and as a kick-off for our participation in Indiana Entrepreneurship Week, the Martinsville Chamber Business & Community Development Committee invited Gerry Dick, Inside INdiana Business, to moderate a panel of area entrepreneurs. The discussion included successes, the challenges and panelists’ thoughts on our role in assisting the entrepreneurs and small businesses, both start -up and existing.

We had a wonderful panel that shared many insights. Panelists included: Jeff Banning, Banning Engineering; John Wechsler, Launch Fishers; Jeff Wuslich, Cardinal Spirits;Tyler Henke, Cowork & Yellow; and Tim Henke, Renaissance Rentals ( The Lakes Neighborhood, SummerHouse at Indiana, MeadowCreek Luxury Apartments and more). Thank you to Gerry Dick and all of our panelists for beinng so generous with their time and talents!

Thank you to Lisa James, Heavenly Helpings Baked Goods and Catering for a delicious lunch. Kudos to those who so kindly donated door prizes: Banning Engineering, Berries & Ivy Country Store, Mooresville Showtime Cinema, WCBK 102.3 FM, and Franciscan Working Well.