Touch of Dutch Festival

This two-day event is fun for all ages. No admission, free parking, free entertainment and lots of free giveaways. Crafters, food, car show (Saturday) and live entertainment all day. Fireworks on Saturday finish off the biggest community event in Jasper County! Beer Garden (Friday and Saturday) is also available with a Cornhole Tournament on Saturday! Rotary Ramble (5K walk and run) early Saturday morning with a huge parade at 10am on Saturday too!

Chamber Board meeting

The Chamber Board of Directors meets the first Friday of each month at 7am at the Chamber office to review all Chamber business. This meeting is open to all members. Stop in for a cup of coffee and learn with the Chamber has to offer! (note: dates of meetings may change due to holidays or Chamber events. Call ahead to confirm 987-5800).

Ribbon Cutting

On July 20, 2018 at noon the DeMotte Chamber of Commerce will perform a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate DeMotte UMC becoming a member of the Chamber.

Also, on that day, join us for a church open house featuring the United Methodist Women’s annual salad bar ($7) from 11 am – 1 pm, the church rummage sale from 8 am – 3 pm and tours of our church and preschool from noon – 1 pm. Ms. MaryAnn Van Schepen our teacher will be available to  answer questions and to sign up new students.

DeMotte United Methodist Church was the first church established (1886) in the town of DeMotte. Since 1961 the church has been located at 227 N. Halleck Street. The church is home to the longest running preschool in town: DeMotte UMC Preschool.

 

FREE Chamber Luncheon

Brothers Broadcasting – WLQI and Sandy Pines Golf Club are co-sponsoring this free Chamber luncheon at Sandy Pines Pavilion. Please RSVP by July 12. A presentation about how radio advertising works for you will be discussed.

Office closed for the Holidays

The Chamber office will be closed for the Holidays. We will reopen on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9am. Happy New Year!

Chamber office closed

The Chamber office will be closed for the Holidays. The office will reopen on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 9am. Merry Christmas!

Shop DeMotte & Win

Here is how Shop DeMotte & Win works. From July 6 to August 5, shoppers simply collect and save all of their receipts from their local shopping efforts. For every $200 spent, you get an entry to win the Grand Prize. Last year’s grand prize valued at over $700 and consisted of gifts and gift cards from the local businesses. There are no special sales, no special stores to shop; wherever you spend money in DeMotte, is eligible. Gifts, Dining, Groceries, Insurance, Fuel, Repairs, Services, Cars, Homes, Memberships, Prescriptions, even the DeMotte Public library and your NIPSCO, NITCO and Jasper County REMC bill are eligible!

The drawing for Shop DeMotte & Win will take place on Saturday, August 11 at the Touch of Dutch. If you claim your prize at the Festival, you will also earn $25 in Dutch Guilder to be spent at any vendor at the Touch of Dutch Festival!

The Chamber office is located at the DeMotte Plaza between Shear Designs and Tysen’s Market. Office hours are Mon-Tue-Thu-Fri from 9am-1pm and closed on Wednesdays. You can also call the Chamber for more details at 987-5800.

FREE Chamber Luncheon

Mark your calendars, we have another FREE lunch coming up! Come out and meet our new Economic Development Executive Director, Stephen Eastridge and learn what his strategies are for Jasper County.

WHEN: Tuesday, May 15

TIME: 11:30 networking - Noon lunch served - 12:30 presentation

WHERE: Keener Twp. Fire Department

SPONSOR: Jasper County Economic Development

SPEAKER: Stephen Eastridge, Executive Director

TOPIC: Stephen’s presentation will focus on JCEDO retooling their goals, objectives, and strategies for the county and what their focus for opportunity will be going forward.

NOTE: RSVP by May 11 to the Chamber office at 987-5800 with how many will be attending from your business.

DeMotte Sidewalk Sales

Sidewalk Sales throughout DeMotte will take place during this time. The Chamber will also host a Shop DeMotte & Win campaign.

Touch of Dutch committee meeting

If you would like to help organize the Touch of Dutch Festival or Parade, this is our first meeting of the year. The committee needs individuals the day of the festival/parade (Aug 10-11). An hour or two of your time during this event is all we’re asking for. Call 987-5800 today to ask for details!