The Economic Development Corp. Michigan City has elected Stephanie Oberlie as a board member for a three-year term as a Michigan City Chamber of Commerce appointee. She is chief operating officer & senior vice president for Harbour Trust & Investment Management. Oberlie has served on several non-for-profit boards including Duneland Health Council, Michigan City Salvation Army Advisory Board and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce.

Other Board members include: Michigan City Mayor, Ron Meer; Rick Dekker, CEO of Dekker Vacuum Technologies Inc.; Bill Hackney, publisher of The News-Dispatch; Tom Edwards, president & CCO of Horizon Bank; Don Babcock, director economic development of NIPSCO; Tim Bietry, Michigan City Council president; Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, superintendent of the Michigan City Area Schools; Leif Erickson, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa vice president & general manager; Bill Kaminski, Newby Lewis Kaminski Jones LLP; Dean Mazzoni, president and CEO of Franciscan Health-Michigan City; Mary Jo Orlowski, president of the Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce; Linda Simmons, director of marketing for the La Porte County Conventions and Visitors Bureau; and Joie Winski, La Porte County auditor.

The purpose of the EDCMC Board of Directors is to uphold the duties and mission of the organization which strives to grow and attract new industry and business to the community as well as strengthening existing business and also guide the staff in policy decisions, strategy, evaluation, and resources.