Champion for Community
Diane Schwenk, Jasper Region
Proving her passion for the Jasper community
Sales Manager Diane Schwenk is strongly committed to the continued development of the Jasper community, and her volunteer activities reflect that passion. She became a board member for the Jasper Chamber of Commerce in 2007, and later served as treasurer for three years. In 2011, she was appointed board president, and the same year through a membership drive the Chamber’s membership reached 396, the highest number ever.
During her term as president, Diane was invited to serve on the Jasper Action Team, a chamber committee that serves as a nonpolitical catalyst for the economic betterment and quality of life in Jasper. She has also worked closely with the Chamber executive director, and the Dubois County Area Development Corporation, to form a Small Business Services Center, which focuses on the needs of small businesses and developing local entrepreneurship.
In addition, Diane worked closely with the Chamber board, City of Jasper and Jasper Action Team in the application process to have Jasper selected as one of four participants in the 2011, state-sponsored Hometown Competitiveness Program. This program and strategic process helps rural communities to accomplish their economic and community development goals.
Says Diane, “I feel strongly about continuing to develop the area where I work and live, and to make it a community that attracts and retains young, aspiring individuals. The strong work ethic our community is known for, along with having the ability to provide many job opportunities, will result in a strong local economy – and a community where people will want to raise their families and enjoy a good, safe lifestyle. I feel proud to be part of this passionate commitment.”
She adds, “When it comes to being actively involved in the community, I truly have Old National to thank for all the encouragement and support they provide, for me and all associates.”
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