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8/8/2016 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | 1si Announces Finalists for Non-Profit of the Year

1si Announces Finalists for Non-Profit of the Year
One of Five Awards to be Given at Annual Meeting on Aug. 16

NEW ALBANY, IND. (August 8, 2016) One Southern Indiana (1si) announced today that Family & Children’s Place, Goodwill of Southern Indiana, Inc., and St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities are the finalists for the 2016 Non-Profit of the Year Award, which will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting on Aug. 16 at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom. Other awards to be presented include Ambassador of the Year, Chairperson of the Year, Economic Development Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

This year, in addition to the awards ceremony, the annual meeting will highlight 1si’s 10th Anniversary, as well as feature special presentations by Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., and Lisa Long, chair of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association Board of Directors. 1si members will also be asked to vote on the slate of candidates for the 2016 - 2017 1si Board of Directors.

“This will be a special occasion as we mark 10 years of service to and success for our members and the Southern Indiana community,” said Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of 1si. “It is a time of celebration as well as a time to reaffirm our commitment to make Clark and Floyd counties, and the entire region, the place where visitors, young professionals, businesses and entrepreneurs want to work, live, grow and play. We will not only be looking back at our accomplishments, but also planning future successes for 1si, regional businesses and the citizens of the metro area. I encourage all our members, past and future, to attend this significant event.”

Registration for the luncheon will be open through Wed., Aug 10 and tickets are $40 apiece for members and $65 apiece for future members and the general public. Members, future members and others may register online at

About One Southern Indiana:
One Southern Indiana (1si) was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area.

Since its inception, the organization has evolved to include a three-prong approach to serve its members and investors. Business Resources, as the chamber side of the organization, encompasses membership, signature events and programs which support and encourage business growth; Economic Development works to grow the regional economy through the attraction of new commerce and assists with retention and expansion of existing businesses; Advocacy supports businesses at the government level by engaging in the initiatives to preserve, protect and promote a business friendly environment free of obstacles to growth and development of commerce. For more information on One Southern Indiana, visit:


One Southern Indiana
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