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Governor Pence to speak at January Chamber luncheon

Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence will be the featured speaker at the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting and 5th annual member's showcase on January 9, 2014. The event is sponsored by Parkview LaGrange Hospital and will be held at the Shipshewana Event Center. Doors will open at 10:30 a.m. for the member's showcase and the luncheon will begin at noon.

 Governor Pence is a lifelong Hoosier with legal, small business and policy experience. He was elected the 50th governor of the State of Indiana in 2012 and inaugurated on January 14, 2013.

 "We are very excited to have Governor Pence as our 2014 annual meeting speaker," stated Beth Sherman, executive director of the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce. "I recently heard of an innovative agricultural program that the governor has introduced as well as his plan to promote policies that will encourage investment and jobs and I hope he speaks on both subjects."

The annual luncheon meeting and member's showcase will be held in the Cabriolet, Speedster and Phaeton rooms of the Shipshewana Event Center. The luncheon is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Tables of eight can be reserved. Showcase table reservations are also being accepted and can be made by Chamber members only for $50.

Reservations can be made now through January 6 by calling the Chamber office at 260-463-2443 or e-mail info@lagrangechamber. org.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning January 2. Tickets will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The meeting will consist of the 2013 Chamber Year in Review, remarks by outgoing President Rob Myers, awards, and the address by Governor Pence.