AWC Class of 2015 Project

For our class project, the AWC Class of 2015, has chosen to lead the way in lighting the walking trail in Salem with Solar LED light posts.

Light the PathOur primary fundraising effort will be to invite individuals, businesses and organizations to consider sponsoring a light post. At this time we are estimating the cost of sponsorship to be $250. If you choose to sponsor a light, an engraved recognition plate would be placed on the light post with your designated message or sponsorship. We will also accept donations to assist with general costs of installation.

The project is in the early stages and we will be testing lights and finalizing details on the size of the recognition plate. We have established a Facebook page to post updates and an email address to provide a contact point if you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a light. We hope to install the lights in the fall.

This is a great way to honor someone or to promote your organization or business!

If you are interested in sponsoring a light, please leave your contact information with us at our booth at Friday Night on the Square, email us, message us on Facebook or contact one of the class members below.

AWC Class Members: Lisa Aly, Beth Armstrong, Paula Bortka-Wells, Kevin Carty, John Colon, Rob Gilchrist, Regina Goldman, Katrina Humphrey, Karen Libka, Joe Mullinax, Daniel “Skip” Person, Renee Stidham, Stephanie Vines, Beth Walden-Fisher, Mia Williams

Check us out on Facebook – Light the Path AWC 2015

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Help Us Light the Way!


Chamber Seeking Mob Families

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new program to encourage shopping local.

The Chamber is seeking groups (aka Mob Families) to conduct “hits” at Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations.

Persons interested in being a Mob Family Leader (aka Don) are encouraged to contact the Chamber Office at or by phone at 812-883-4303. The program will begin in March and continue thru October. Mob Leaders will put together a family, name their family, keep track of the money spent by their family and have fun! Mob families that conduct the most ‘hits’ and have the largest families will be recognized at the Chamber’s Annual Dinner.

Current Mob Families: 

  • Family Ties – led by the Godmother Mindy Gunn
  • Wash Co Mob Family – led by Keeley Stingel
  • Salem Cheerleaders – led by Rhonda Smith and Lana Hamilton
  • The Royal Family – led by Angie Wilson
  • The LaSalinda Family – led by Denise Newkirk
  • Contact the Chamber to get your Family Added here!