Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Since 1894, the Chamber has been an integral part of Muncie and Delaware County because of our strategic business building plans and services. We strive to be a source of innovative business development for our community by engaging large, medium and small business in countless industries. The Chamber builds an extensive Muncie business network through member connections and expansion.

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy is to be the leading business organization with the main purpose of advancing the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of our community. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is proactive in the support of economic growth for the community through Vision 2016 and the Economic Development Alliance. Our organization works hard to promote and sustain existing Muncie businesses and industry.

Chamber Involvement

Involvement in the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce increases business credibility and enhances your reputation in the community.  Chamber membership is a solid investment for any business, regardless of size. A 2008 Shapiro Group survey on how Chamber membership affects public consumer opinion shows that seven out of ten consumers believe simply being a member of the local Chamber enhances a business’s reputation. Read more of our return on investment piece.

Chamber Opportunities

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce also provides access to marketing, events, government, education and training, member partnerships providing discounts on programs such as health care, and many other services dedicated to helping our members excel in the Muncie-Delaware County business community. Our Chamber staff members and Board of Directors work hard to ensure your business has a plan for the future and a market to serve.

Being resourceful allows us to offer a broad range of innovative and creative sponsorship, advertising and marketing opportunities to our members. Our benefits are quantifiable and allow you to gain direct exposure for your company. To view photos of some events and programs, visit our photo albums.

If you are interested in Chamber membership or would like more information, please visit our membership page or contact your Chamber directly.

Join the Chamber

Become a member of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

Member Highlight

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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Erin Ailstock
Membership Director
As the Membership Director for the Chamber, Erin is responsible for membership sales and retention. She also works to develop and implement programs and opportunities that provide value to Chamber members.
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Brenda Brumfield
Director of Community & Government Relations
Prior to joining the Chamber team, Brenda was a legislative aide for the Indiana House of Representatives, and a speechwriter for the House Republican caucus. Brumfield joined the Chamber staff in 1992. She worked as the Director of Advocacy until 1998 when she left to pursue other opportunities with her growing family. She rejoined the Chamber team as Director of Community & Government Relations in May of 2007. Her responsibilities include serving as a liaison between the business community and elected officials at the local, state and national level. She also plans events to allow chamber members the opportunity to interact with elected officials. She earned her undergraduate degree from Indiana State University in Terre Haute.
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Brittany Collins
Marketing Coordinator
As the Marketing Coordinator, Brittany handles social media and internal and external marketing efforts for the Chamber of Commerce.
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Nancy Norris
Human Resource Director and Executive Assistant
Born and raised in Muncie, Nancy Norris joined the Chamber of Commerce in 2006. Previously Vice President and Trust Office for Indiana Trust Co. and Vice President and Trust Officer at American National Bank, Norris earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Indiana Wesleyan University. Currently, Norris is the President of the Muncie Artist Guild, on the Board of the Altrusa Foundation, Vice President of Programs for the East Central Indiana Human Resource Association, and a member of Altrusa of Muncie.