Moving Starke County Forward is making a Difference!

Check out how Moving Starke county has made a difference in the County’s Health Rankings!  This comes straight from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Rankings.

How Data Can Inspire a Community

As an example of a community that leveraged the Rankings, Starke County, Indiana’s performance in the County Health Rankings was disheartening and overwhelming at first, but the Rankings served as a wakeup call. In 2012, Moving Starke County Forward (MSCF) was formed to not only improve Starke County’s ranking, but to also create a Culture of Health for everyone in the county.


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WKVI Broadcasting is the Business of the Month for January

January’s Featured Business – WKVI Broadcasting

The Chamber would like to recognize WKVI Broadcasting for their great work in Starke County.  WKVI is led through the leadership of Lenny Dessauer as General Manager.  They have upgraded their equipment, and renovated their offices to conduct their broadcasting business more professionally.


WKVI has a great influence in Starke County by providing us with daily news and with their online presence.  If you’re outside their covered area or too busy to listen for the news at just the right time, getting the daily news is possible through their website  WKVI gives us a local broadcast with local interest stories and they provide a great public service with their community calendar.  WKVI’s calendar is open to all community organizations to publicize their event(s).  If you have an event you’d like to be placed on their calendar, send them the information by calling or sending the information to


WKVI also serves us when Inclement weather is approaching and keeps us informed on event & school closings.  It’s not unusual for staff to spend the night in their offices when the weather is poor and they need to report the road conditions for the next day.


Thank you, WKVI, for your support of Starke County through your objective reporting of local news on a daily basis and for notifying our citizens of events.

Town Meeting for Ancilla’s new endeavor – 4yr degree

Ancilla College Presents:



Ancilla College is in the process of developing a bachelor’s degree in Business. You are invited to join Business Instructor, David Stauffer, Acting Dean of Academic Affairs, Sam Soliman; and Director of Career Services, Jim Cawthon on Thursday, January 19th. This meeting is an opportunity to provide feedback and suggestions on what should be included in this new, four-year program at Ancilla.  Read more….

Business Town Hall – Ancilla – 1-19-17

Business of the MONTH – new format!

The chamber Board decided to go in a different direction to promote the businesses in Starke County.

There is a new format for the Business of the Month.  Please click on  sccoc-botm-nomination-form  to nominate your choice for Business of the Month.  The business doesn’t need to be a Chamber member, they just need to have an accomplishment.  The thought behind this is to focus on the good things that are happening here in Starke County.  Some businesses are doing great things like expanding, taking chances by moving in a new direction, exploring new options, giving back to the community, etc.  The Starke County Chamber wants to celebrate our business community.  The Business of the year will still need to be a Chamber member for at least 3 years, but the monthly celebrant just needs to do something out of the ordinary.  There will be a committee that will go through the nominations and make the choice each month.  So, come on and send in your nominations for the Business of the Month!

Chamber Annual Award Dinner on Thursday, Nov 3rd

Featuring the Henry F. Schricker “Service Before Self” Award. Nancy J. Dembowski is the 2016 Recipient! torch-beareres-2016-800-2

Business of the Year 2017 – Fingerhut Bakery, Inc.fingerhut-boty-phto

10 Above and Beyond awards
The dinner will be held at the NJD Community Center, 55 E Lake St, Knox, IN 46534.

The public is invited! Cost is $30 per person. Reserve your dinner by Friday, 10/28 by calling 574-772-5548 and leave a message.