A NWI Small Business Development Center partner is the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a membership-based organization with 800 members that are mainly small businesses, having less than four full-time employees. The organization strives to work for the betterment of its members and the Valparaiso community.
The Chamber offers space for business advisors to meet with clients and provides input on seminars and workshops to help educate region entrepreneurs. The Chamber’s small business development committee also is an avenue to offer expertise and input to the ISBDC staff on happenings in the business community.
Rex Richards, president of the Valpo Chamber, sees value in the ISBDC as it works with small businesses on a level different than other organizations. He cites the ISBDC’s Business Plan Writing Workshop as an example of why the agency is impacting the region.
Visit the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce website for more information.