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2022 Chamber Gives Back Day

December 30, 2022

Chamber Board President Starts Tradition of Giving


Rochester, IN – The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) participated in its inaugural “Chamber Gives Back” Day this week. The Chamber Board of Directors decided at its December meeting that the Board President would select a nonprofit Chamber member to dedicate a day of “giving back” each year, rather than hosting an end-of-year party or celebration. 2022 Board President TJ Garner of Fulton County REMC selected The Outlet Youth Center. “With The Outlet moving locations, we thought it was a great time to knock out one of their bigger items – painting! The new colors really brought more energy to the building.” says Garner.

Chamber Executive Director Jillian Smith comments, “I am continually impressed by the board’s desire to serve Fulton County and am proud to work for an organization committed to strengthening our local community.” She looks forward to seeing what organization 2023 Board President Andy Perkins of Peterson Waggoner and Perkins, LLP chooses to serve and what projects they may have the board complete.

RapidView LLC has donated the former Schnabeltier property and buildings at 491 Apache Drive to The Outlet Youth Center in August 2022. The property located on Apache Drive includes 2.22 acres and two buildings totaling 10,740 square feet.

Chamber board members and staff were happy to volunteer, helping with various tasks around the facility such as painting, organizing, and cleaning. “The idea is just to make it look less like a warehouse.” says Taylor Showley, Assistant Director of The Outlet Youth Center. Not only does Showley work for the youth center, but she also serves on the Chamber Board of Directors.

About The Outlet Youth Center

The Outlet Youth Center is Faith-Based, Youth Driven, Community Minded, and strives to provide a safe, structured environment for all Fulton County area youth. Through community partnerships and programming, their hope is to encourage teens and preteens to make positive life choices which will not only impact their lives but also the community in which they live.

About The Chamber

The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce is a well-established, reputable organization that partners with its members to be the center of commerce and connection for Fulton County. The Chamber works closely with economic development and government partners to ensure that benefits, events, and programs supported are pertinent to The Fulton County business climate and community.


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