Recognition & Awards

Chamber Annual Meeting

Every year the Chamber of Commerce celebrates several local businesses, business leaders and community members who help make West Central Indiana a better place to live and work.

Three awards are given during the Chamber Annual Meeting in August.

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Building Business

The Building Business Award, formally the Business, A Level Above award, powered by Vectren, honors an outstanding business of the year in the Wabash Valley, an organization which is committed to being a leader in the community as the pinnacle of business growth and development.

Past recipients include: Sony DADC, Pfizer, Inc., Clabber Girl Corporation, Duke Energy, Union Hospital, GE Aviation, ADVICS Manufacturing, ThyssenKrupp Presta, Thompson Thrift, CSN, LLC, Dorsett Automotive, Joink and Gartland Foundry,  First Financial Bank, Greg Gibson and Brampton Brick.

Building Community

The Building Community Award, formally Vision, A Level Above Award, sponsored by Indiana State University, recognizes an organization or individuals who have made a significant impact on the Terre Haute community. The specific areas of focus include Arts, Communications, Economic Development and Education. They also include Natural Environment and Community Appearance as well as Resource and Funding.

Past recipients include: Major General Martin Umbarger, Greg Gibson, Tim Dora, the Terre Haute Children’s Museum Board of Directors, Sisters of Providence, First Financial Bank, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Keith Ruble, Art Spaces/Arts Illiana, Vigo County School Corporation, Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Vigo Co. Parks & Recreation Dept. – Griffin Bike Park and John McNicohls & Max Miller, the Duke Energy Foundation, frontline healthcare workers during COVID-19. 3 Sisters Investments and Wabash River RDA.

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Leading Tomorrow

The Leading Tomorrow Award, sponsored by RJL Solutions and the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute recognizes an incredible leader in our community, who is helping our community prepare for the future, particularly in efforts related to the See You in Terre Haute Community Plan.

Past recipients include: Lori Danielson

Recognition & Awards

Additional Annual Awards

In addition to the Chamber Annual Meeting, the organization also recognizes individuals making a difference in business and the community throughout the year.

Women’s Excellence in Leadership

Formally titled the ATHENA Leadership Award®, the Terre Haute Woman in Business award seeks to honor an amazing woman succeeding and working for both business and community. Traditionally this award was presented during the Chamber Annual Meeting in August, but will transition in 2020 to be presented during the Terre Haute Women’s Conference in March.

Past recipience of the ATHENA Leadership and the Women's Excellence include: Sister Barbara Doherty, Marilyn Pendergast, Beth Tevlin, Sydney Bell, Jeanette Winchester, Becky Buse, Marla Flowers, Claudia Tanoos, Patrece Dayton, Sara Smith, Carol Roesch, Dottie King, Sara Arnett, Rachel Leslie, Barbara “Boo” Lloyd, Bernice Helman, Cheri Bradley, Susan Decker, Amy Hock, Rhonda Smith and Karen Harding.


12 Under 40

The 12 Under 40 Award was created through a partnership between the Tribune-Star and the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and aims to recognize young professionals excelling in both business and community within West Central Indiana.

The award began in 2015, with the Tribune Star publication featuring the year's winners becoming an exciting read each year.

The 12 Under 40 seeks people who go above and beyond for both business and community. For a full list of past winners click here.

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