Message from Chairman of the Board

Welcome to the Chamber

I am honored to serve as this year’s Batesville Area Chamber board chairman.  The chamber is an exceptional organization with a dedicated staff, board, ambassador group, volunteer base and well over 500 members. 

2014 will be an incredible year for the chamber.  We will offer new programs and benefits that focus on improving leadership in our community, including the 2014 Leadership Program.  We will also provide our members with important information regarding business trends and continue to focus on and lobby legislative issues and educate our membership, informing them of the qualifications of local and state candidates who will have the most positive impact on their business and their quality of life. 

It has been said that a strong chamber of commerce indicates a strong business climate.  By joining forces, the chamber and the business community can strongly influence and impact the outcome of commerce and economic decisions throughout our area.

We have seen what working together can do for this community.  Already we have gone against the odds and grown immensely.  In 2014, we will continue to connect and grow, and we will prove that we can thrive.


Scott Lancaster
Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the Board