Message from President/CEO Whitson

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Hello 2020!

On behalf of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Staff I would like to thank you for your continued support of the Chamber of Commerce. 2019 was a successful year that saw our membership grow to over 380 members and allowed us to host over 40 events including our signature State of the County and Annual Luncheon events. 


In 2020, you will see a new look from the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. We will continue to provide the networking and connections opportunities you have come to expect but will also have a presence in the sectors of community advocacy, workforce development, and economic development.

The primary focus of this evolution for the Chamber is to create a forward-looking climate in Madison County that promotes modern community and business development initiatives through collaboration with all local stakeholders. 

By partnering with the Corporation for Economic Development and working with our cities and towns, we plan to aid in the attraction of new jobs, while also helping create communities that entice the labor force filling those jobs to desire to live here as well. We want them to eat in our restaurants, shop at our retailers, and send their kids to our schools. Through this partnership we are confident that we can create an environment that encourages and supports local entrepreneurs through the revitalization of both our small business networks and our neighborhood communities themselves. 

In 2020, the Chamber will look to be the entity that pulls all of our stakeholders together to focus our efforts on initiatives that will tell our story and help create a vibrant and thriving local economy that will be a boost to our entire region. I look forward to working with you to make Madison County the preeminent destination to work, live, and play in Central Indiana.

On a personal note, I would like to thank our members and the Board of Directors for allowing me the honor of serving as President & CEO. It’s a privilege for me to be associated with you and I look forward to building on the positive momentum we have going here in Madison County. 

I wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!

Clayton Whitson


Madison County Chamber of Commerce