The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has selected a new chair for 2022. Bernice Helman, vice president of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group, takes the reins for a one-year term.
Helman has served on the chamber board since 2017.
The chamber says priorities for 2022 include continued work on the See You in Terre Haute Community plan, advocacy at the statehouse and expanding the West Central Indiana region.
“We’re not reinventing the wheel here, there’s so much work that has been done and West Central Indiana has great momentum,” said Helman. “The Chamber has had many great leaders. We hope to carry on their legacy as we continue to create value for our members and ensure a business friendly climate in West Central Indiana.”
Meanwhile, the Terre Haute Chamber and its affiliated entity, West Central 2025, will also be adding two individuals to the staff to expand the organization’s reach throughout west central Indiana. The organization is adding a Black business alliance coordinator and a rural outreach coordinator.
The chamber says the positions are part of a two-year federal grant program through the Small Business Administration’s Community Navigator Pilot Program.