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Vanessa Green Sinders

Duneland Chamber to feature Indiana business leader

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The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will welcome Vanessa Green Sinders as the guest speaker at its annual meeting April 24.

Sinders is the president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. She will deliver the keynote address. Sinders is a former Fortune 100 executive and national policy strategist.

The chamber also announced its new board members. The 2024 board of directors includes:

  • Laura Zaranski, East Wind Acupuncture
  • Bob Kollar, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
  • Bonny Hildebrand, Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Suzanne Radzik, Duneland Family YMCA
  • Lisa Human, CLH, CPAs & Consultants
  • Richard Riley, Riley's Railhouse
  • Dawn Thostesen, United Way of Northwest Indiana
  • Joe Grossbauer, Joe's Bread
  • David Gilbert, Tethan's Candy & Confections
  • Shaun Ensign, Legacy Sign Group
  • Katie Cortes, Everwise Credit Union
  • Mike Johnson, Northwest Health – Porter
  • Chris Savoia, Berglund Construction
  • Raeann Trakas, Cleveland Cliffs Inc.
  • Chip Pettit, Duneland School Corp.

“We are honored to have Vanessa Green Sinders as our keynote speaker and welcome these exceptional individuals to our board of directors,” said Laura Zaranski, board chair, in a press release. “Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to support and promote economic growth in the Duneland area.”

The chamber will host their annual meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 24 at the Spa Special Events Center in Chesterton. The event will feature a dinner and a networking reception. More information about tickets is available here.

The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is based in Chesterton. The chamber promotes community events, educational programming and economic development in the Duneland area. Founded in 1957, the chamber serves Beverly Shores, Burns Harbor, Chesterton, Dune Acres and Porter.


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