COLUMBIA CITY — The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor’s Center honored its 100th anniversary with a downtown celebration on Friday evening.

Local businesses and other organizations set up around the Whitley County Courthouse square for an evening of music, activities for kids, food, and more, to help the Chamber in its celebration.

Jennifer Romano, executive director of the Whitley County Chamber, hosted the event, which included a ribbon cutting, the unveiling of a new mural and proclamations from government officials.

“This is a wonderful organization for the businesses in this community and the surrounding area,” Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel said. “Thank you Jennifer, all the staff and the board. Congrats, we’re proud to have you for another 100 years.”

Commissioner Don Amber read a proclamation from the Whitley County Commissioners, which outlined some of the Chamber’s history, starting with the Commercial Development Club, which was formed in 1919.

“The Whitley County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate, resource and champion for businesses in Whitley County,” Amber said.

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