Columbus Chamber announces speaker for annual meeting

Vanessa Sinders. Photo courtesy of Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans for its annual meeting, coming up on April 2nd at The Commons.

According to the business group, the featured keynote speaker will be Vanessa Green Sinders, president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Sinders became the Indiana Chamber’s first female president and CEO in January. Previously she served in Washington D.C. as senior vice president for government affairs at Charter Communications.

At the annual meeting the Chamber also hosts several awards, including including the Edna V. Folger Teacher of the Year Award, and awards for the Company of the Year, Project of the Year and the Community Service Award.

The annual meeting is sponsored by Centra Credit Union and Sinders speech is sponsored by Smithville.

The meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday April 2nd. You can register online at or call 812-379-4457