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8/16/2016 Press Release
One Southern Indiana Celebrates 10 Years at Annual Meeting


Suzanne Ruark
One Southern Indiana
Direct: 812.206.9050

One Southern Indiana Celebrates 10 Years at Annual Meeting

New Albany, Indiana - (August 16, 2016) – One Southern Indiana (1si) held its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The organization elected new board members, gave awards and honored its past with a retrospective.

Awards were presented during the event to members and stakeholders who embody the characteristics of the award categories for:

• Ambassador of the Year – Evan Garmon, Harpenau Insurance Agency, LLC
• Chairperson of the Year – Christy Smallwood, Eagle Eye Enterprises
• Volunteer of the Year – Mary Capps – Quality Construction Pro, LLC
• Economic Development Partner of the Year – Greater Clark County Schools
• Non-profit of the Year – St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities

Wendy Dant Chesser, president and CEO of 1si also received the Indiana Chamber Executive Associations’ Chamber Executive of the Year Award in a special presentation.

Eric Doden, President of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., gave a presentation on the efforts his region is putting forth as one of the three Indiana Regional Cities Initiative Award Winners

The board of directors for 1si was elected with Paul Perkins, president of Amatrol, Inc. heading the board as chair. Board members elected were:

• Lisa Huber (Chair-Elect I Economic Development Council Chair) Duke Energy
• Scott Olinger (Immediate Past Chair) Harding, Shymanski & Company
• Diane Medley (Treasurer I Finance Chair) MCM CPA’s & Advisors
• Gary Maloney (Secretary I Governance Chair) Nu-Yale
• Wes Martin (Vice Chair I Investor Relations Chair) Martin Financial Group
• Leslie Lewis-Sheets (Business Resource Council Chair) LL&A Interior Designs
• Jerry Finn (Board Development Chair) Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County
• Bryan Wickens (Advocacy Chair) MAC Construction & Excavating, Inc.
• Jerry Acy, River Ridge Commerce Center
• Kevin Boehnlein, Edward Jones Investments
• Jeff Compton, Heartland Payment Systems
• Dr. Dan Eichenberger, Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services
• Miquel Hampton, F5 Enterprises, LLC Creative Marketing and Photography
• Stephen Hanson, Baptist Health Systems
• Allen Howie, Idealogy Marketing & Design
• Dana Huber, Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards
• Michelle Huber, Fuzzy Zoeller’s Covered Bridge & Champions Pointe Golf Clubs
• Laurie Goetz Kemp, Kightlnger & Gray, LLP
• Kent Lanum, Ogle Foundation
• Jason Lopp, McNeely Stephenson
• Dr. Andrew Melin, Greater Clark County Schools
• Bob Owings, Owings Patterns
• Martin Padgett, Clark Memorial Hospital
• Bruce Paul, Stites & Harbison
• Dr. Joey Rivera, Rivera Consulting Group, Inc.
• Brad Seigel, Horseshoe Casino
• Charlie Smith, BDA of Southern Indiana
• Debbie Smith, America Place
• Scott Stewart, Port of Indiana - Jeffersonville
• Dr. Ray Wallace, Indiana University Southeast
• Syd Whitlock, Your Community Bank

This year, 1si has partnered with the News & Tribune to publish the annual report to the community. The supplement will be available in today’s edition.

SPONSORS of the 2016 1si Annual Meeting are:

Tenth Anniversary Sponsor
Axiom Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Corporate Sponsors
• Centra Credit Union
• Luckett and Farley Architects, Engineers and Construction Managers, Inc.
• Monroe Shine & Co., Inc., CPA's and
• Nu Yale Cleaners

Gold Sponsors
• AT&T Indiana
• First Harrison Bank
• Greater Clark County Schools
• Harrison County Economic Development Corporation
• Indiana University Southeast
• Mightily
• Sounds Unlimited Productions
• Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. and
• The University of Louisville Family Business Center

Silver Sponsors
• A Class Act DJ’s
• Baptist Health
• Custom Computers & Consulting
• L&D Mail Masters, Inc.
• Stites & Harbison, PLLC
• Your Community Bank

Bronze Sponsors
• LL&A Interior Designs
• The Marketing Company
• Ticket to Ride

Iron Sponsor


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: