The Weather has turned off more Fall like these last few days. Who is ready for cooler days, crisp nights, falling leaves, apple cider and Pumpkin Spice everywhere?
Speaking of Fall mark your calendars for October 14th and our annual Orleans Fall Fun Fest in the Park. We are again planning a fun-filled day of fall family type activities on this Saturday in the historic town square. Plans include a 5K run, a new fun Pet Event, children's activities, corn hole tourney, car show, live entertainment, food & more. We would again invite any of our chamber members and/or interested local groups, civic, churches etc. to participate by setting up a booth in the park that day or sponsoring an event or activity on that Saturday. Contact the Chamber Office for more details on being a part of this year’s event.
We are encouraging everyone to help us officially usher in Autumn by dressing up your storefronts, display windows, landscaped areas with fall décor i.e. mums, straw, pumpkins, scarecrows etc.
Our September Chamber Board “Breakfast Chat” will be this Thursday, September 14th 8 a.m. at the Orleans Town Hall. Our last one for 2023 will be November 9th.
There will be a FREE Concert in the Park this coming Friday the 15th with Ladies for Liberty. The special downtown concert begins at 6:30 p.m. on Bicentennial Stage. Those attending are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs.
We are still looking for a few more teams to sign up and participate in the 2023 Annual Orleans Chamber Golf Scramble on September 23rd at Green Acres in Paoli. See flyer attached. Our Golf Scramble was held for many years and served as a way for our local businesses, organizations and employees to come together in the spirit of friendly competition for a fun-filled day that encourages, promotes and delivers team building, camaraderie and networking. Please consider getting a team together. Will Busick of Hoosier Hills Insurance has agreed to serve as the event chair.
We have Hole Sponsorships available for $100. The chamber will provide the hole sponsor sign, or you may provide your own. Contact the Chamber Office at 812 865 9930 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up as a sponsor and/or register a team.
A huge Shout-Out to our friends at The Speakeasy who was recently ranked in at #5 in the entire state for their signature neopolitan style pizza pie.
Calling all Orange County businesses! The Orange County CVB Marketing Match program is back and available to assist you with reimbursing up to $2000 per year for your marketing & advertising programs. Don't miss this opportunity to put some money back in the bank. All details & to apply: https://forms.gle/1e2nE81zAughYXLz8
Our friend Bonnie Bolinger has announced that she will be hosting a series of Victorian themed teas at her shop this fall. Check the Feminine Mystique Facebook page for more details or contact Bonnie direct.
We are still actively looking for business members willing to host a Business After Hours event in 2022. Business After Hours is a great networking event. The host each month gets great exposure for their business by opening their doors and welcoming people to see their business and meet their staff. Hosting a Business After Hours is a great way to promote your business. Becoming a host is easy, just let the Chamber know that you would like to have this opportunity and what month you are interested in hosting. If you are interested in hosting a Business After Hours, please contact the Chamber Office at 812-865-9930 or email email@example.com
2024 seems a ways off for sure, but the Orleans Chamber is hard at work with the other Orange County Chambers and Visit French Lick/West Baden to plan a number of special events in conjunction with the Total Solar Eclipse April 8, 2024. This is going be a huge event for our area. A special County Wide Planning event is set for October 26th 6 pm at the French Lick Winery.
Have something newsworthy or noteworthy happening in your place of business? Is this an anniversary year? Know of a special community event coming up? Do you have an outstanding employee you want to tell us about? We want to hear from you. Send your items to firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert F. Henderson
Orleans Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 9
Orleans, IN 47452-0009
812 865 9930