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Familiar Faces in New Places: Awards Edition

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Congratulations to the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce on your terrific work for your area and to Steven Dwyer on his retirement from Conexus!

The Indiana Chamber Executives Association recently named the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce as its “Chamber of the Year” for 2017.

Established in 2002, this award is given based on leadership and organization, finance, advocacy, membership and programming. The Greater Valparaiso Chamber is the first in Indiana to be named state Chamber of the Year three times (previously in 2005 and 2013). According to Shelli Williams, president of the Indiana Chamber Executives Association: “The Valpo chamber team presented a very solid nomination for this award, outscoring the competition in every category. This chamber continues to be a leading catalyst for professional innovation in Indiana.”

Rex Richards, president of the Valparaiso chamber, credited the organization’s staff for their success.

Rex Richards, President & CEO

Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation


Steven Dwyer, who has led Conexus Indiana as its chief executive office since 2009, announced his retirement. Chip Edgington, president of the Conexus Indiana board, said “the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors is indebted to Steve for his vision and leadership in driving positive change across the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industry.” Conexus Indiana has hired a company to assist in the search for Dwyer’s replacement.

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