Carmel - An Edge City Success Story

On behalf of our Board of Directors and our exceptional members, welcome to Carmel. Many of our members, perhaps like you, have chosen our community because of its ever-increasing list of exceptional advantages — excellent, high-achieving schools; an award-winning library; growing, quality parks and recreational activities; an expanding, exciting arts community; strong attention to the creation and maintenance of infrastructure, and a large, ever-growing variety of quality, customer-oriented businesses.

Despite its age — Carmel was first established in 1837 — the city is in the midst of an edge city renaissance, building its own city center and creating an adjacent arts and design district in the heart of old town Carmel. More likely to ask “why not?” than “why?” Carmel is creating a community where business, shopping, recreational and educational opportunities are within easy access, and all the amenities of Indianapolis, including AAA baseball, the NBA Pacers, the Indianapolis 500, and the NFL Colts well within reach.

In business for business, The Carmel Clay Chamber of Commerce serves a growing, involved group of members interested in networking, information, business-friendly legislative initiatives and the promotion of their community and their business activities. Evolving with the needs of its members, the Chamber provides a wide variety of activities to assist its members in growing their businesses and contributing to their community.

The Chamber is a member-driven organization, committed to enhancing our members’ success, fostering economic growth and contributing to our community’s quality of life. From serving as an informational resource to providing opportunities for business networking to monitoring current legislation on business-related issues, the Chamber is the collective voice of the business community in one of the fastest-growing, most exciting edge cities in the nation.

The Chamber conducts a wide-variety of events, from various networking opportunities to informational luncheons to after hours receptions. The Chamber recognizes business success stories each year at its annual Images of Excellence luncheon, and shares news about is members and events through our Web site and electronic newsletter, published monthly. Participation in our chamber committees provides many of our members with an opportunity for business and community involvement. Membership, Business After Hours, BOB and Networking, Golf, Civic Pride (chamber awards), and Business Issues (local legislative advocacy) are some of the ways members maximize their Chamber involvement.

The Chamber exists to serve our members, and our members continue to play the most integral role in our community’s growth and success.

Mo Merhoff
President, Carmel-Clay Chamber of Commerce


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