A new award and honor was announced in late 2019, “Advocate of the Year”. Wabash Valley Asphalt President and Chamber Board Member John Collett was given the inaugural honor.
Chamber President Kristin Craig explained that 2019 was a tremendous year in the government and Advocacy sectors; our members have lobbied at the Statehouse, backed projects that could bring millions in economic growth to our region… campaigned for a casino referendum – AND WON – and much more. At the helm of all of those initiatives was Chamber Advocacy Chair and Wabash Valley Asphalt President John Collett.
During 2019 Collett served the Chamber and our community by going the extra mile; largely by his work advocating for the casino in Terre Haute, something he became very involved with. He stepped out of his comfort zone, especially in terms of doing media interviews and public speaking engagements to ensure our community was the benefit of this economic development. John rallied, not only his own staff, but other Chamber members in the process.