The Albion Chamber of Commerce Mission is:
To promote and develop the commerce and character of the Albion area, through a cooperative network of leadership and involvement of business, industry and the community at large.
The Albion Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit organization of the business community advancing the interests of businesses, industries and professional firms in the Albion area. The strength of the chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a united pool of resources from which to draw ideas, energy and finances.
The Chamber is people just like you who realize that through the Chamber they can accomplish collectively what no one of them can do individually. The Chamber's expenses are funded by its members. Ultimately, the Chamber of Commerce is "Business Helping Business".
The Chamber is run by a Board of Directors elected by the Chamber members. The board, serving without pay, sets the policies for the Chamber.
The Chamber meets the third Monday of each month at noon at the Harvest House Restaurant in Albion. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly board meeting. The Albion Chamber of Commerce address is: PO Box 63, Albion, IN 46701-0063.
Coming Together is a Beginning...
Keeping Together is Progress...
Working Together is Success...
Links to other related sites:
| Indiana Chamber of Commerce - http://www.indianachamber.com |
United States Chamber of Commerce - http://www.uschamber.com
Better Business Bureau -
| Indiana Department of Commerce - http://www.enjoyindiana.com/ |
Indiana General Assembly -
For other Noble County Tourism/Lake Information visit the Noble County Convention & Visitor's Bureau at www.nccvb.org
| Kendallville Chamber of Commerce www.kendallvillechamber.com|
Columbia City, Indiana - www.columbiacity.org
Avilla Chamber of Commerce - www.avilla.org
Brief History of Albion
Early Settlers of the county discovered several mounds of which contained a large number of bones and artifacts. As a result, it is believed that this area was inhabited by the Mount-Builders, a race of people who predated the Indians. The primary tribes of Indians in this area were the Miami and the Potawotomies. These tribes were fairly peaceful, but around 1912 they were confined to reservations and later moved westward.
Noble County was originally part of the Great North West Territory. Later on February 6, 1836, by an act of the state legislature, Noble County was established and named after James Noble, who served as a United States Senator for Indiana from 1816 until his death in 1831. Noble's family was originally from Virginia. James Noble had been described as an eloquent speaker and frontier lawyer.
Albion, often known as "The Center", was chosen to be the county seat in 1846, and a committee was appointed to choose a name for the town. Albion, also an ancient name for Great Britain, was chosen. Albion was the name of a town in New York where one of the members had previously lived. A courthouse was built; however, it burned to the ground in 1859. The present courthouse was constructed in 1889 at a cost of $113,000.
The Town of Albion is located in Noble County in Northeastern Indiana. Noble County is noted for its fine farm lands and many natural lakes within its boundaries. Albion is the county seat of Noble County.
Albion is located in a gently rolling area of the north central plains. The area has many small lakes formed during the glacial age. These lakes provide many recreational advantages to the area.
Albion enjoys a moderate climate with an average temperature high in July of around 85 degrees and an average low of about 23.7 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 34.21 inches, and the average annual snowfall is 28.8 inches.
Carla Fiandt - 2013-2015
Sharon Leitch (Treasurer)- 2011-2013
Tammy Luce (Vice President) - 2013-2015
Phyllis Herendeen - 2012-2014
Lanette McGuire (President) - 2012-2014
Kevin Dreibelbis - 2012-2014
Jessica Schaefer - 2013-2014
Steve Lemish - 2013-2015
Chris Magnuson (Secretary) - 2013-2014
Albion Chamber Projects:
The Chamber helps put up and take down the Christmas decorations.
The Chamber Easter Egg Hunt annually occurs at the Tri Kappa Bunny Breakfast.
The Chamber donates money and time to maintain the downtown Albion flowers through the summer. At the end of summer flowers are replaced with different theme articles depending on the season.
Harvest Fest Features crafts, food and entertainment. Theme times are 1860-1940. The Chamber is a sponsor of this event.
Industrial Committee has made window displays available to the local industry and will continue to offer this education opportunity.
Marketing & Media Committee is responsible for information sent to the local newspapers and radio. The creation and distribution of the town brochure/directory is another big project of this committee with 2000 distributed throughout the year.
"Welcome to Albion" Committee is working on ideas to acquaint new residents with the resources of our community. The committee will make available "Welcome Packages to our new residents.
The Chamber Newsletter is a quarterly publication distributed to Albion Chamber members.
Continual updating of Christmas decorations and the buying of additional flags.
The Chamber has a representative on the Noble County Fair Board.
A "Halloween" Party is held by the Chamber of Commerce after the trick or treating hours.
Downtown Cleanup is sponsored by the Chamber.
Downtown Revitalization was supported by the Chamber with a financial pledge to the town.
The Chamber continually strives to work with other community organizations to make Albion a better place to live. The Chamber has worked or is currently working the American Legion, Tri Kappa, Rotary, Lions, Albion Park Department, Noble County Saddle Club, Albion Town Government, Jaycees (whose organization has formally disbanded but whose one time members are still very active in community affairs), Albion Firefighters and the Noble County Tourism Committee.