Terre Haute, Ind. – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has started the new year with a new volunteer chair. David Templeton, president and CEO of Glas-Col LLC, will lead the board throughout the year.
“As the Chair of the Board, I help steer the direction of the ship, so to speak,” Templeton said. “It’s my role to stay engaged with our board members and speak as their representative regarding the overall operations of the Chamber and its affiliated entities.”
The chamber’s priorities for 2023 include representation of the business community, continued work on the See You in Terre Haute Community plan, advocacy at the statehouse and expanding the West Central Indiana region.
“The amount of opportunities ahead of both the Chamber, and our larger community are really exciting. I’m especially enthusiastic about what has been accomplished under the See You in Terre Haute Community Plan and how it has brought together so many previously siloed organizations and entities,” Templeton said. “We are starting to see the results of this focus on collaboration towards data-driven goals. And the best is only yet to come as we look towards future funding opportunities like READI and ARPA, we are primed for success.“
With so many entities that work with and under the chamber, Templeton knows he has his work cut out for him to make sure the region capitalizes on this chance for growth.
“My goal is to make sure we are keeping the pulse of the business community and serving our members well. There is no shortage of moving pieces under the Chamber’s umbrella, but I’m focused on making sure we move the needle in the most effective and efficient way possible, all while keeping the interests of the business owner in mind,” Templeton said. “I’m also very conscientious of ensuring we are continuing to engage members of our community as volunteers. I myself have benefited greatly from volunteering, not just with the Chamber, but also with Habitat for Humanity and the Vigo County Education Foundation just to name a few. I want to make sure others, especially younger individuals, see that same value in giving back.”
Templeton will serve a one-year term as board president.
For more information about the board visit: terrehautechamber.com/about/board-of-directors