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Have you thought about starting your own podcast? If so, you’ve come to the right place!

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Have you thought about starting your own podcast? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Starting a podcast isn’t difficult, but there are a number of steps you’ll need to go through in order to launch your show. With a little help, you’ll be well on your way in no time!

Michele Piskol from Amplify Media will walk you though the process of starting your own podcast.

• Choosing a topic and name

• Show and episode format

• Cover art creation

• Intro & outro music

• Equipment selection

• Choosing a platform

• Promotion

• More!

Please join us at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 19th at 12:00 PM. This event will be approximately one hour in duration and a box lunch will be included in the $12 fee.

Please join us on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 11:30 AM as we launch our 2022 luncheon series! Our initial meeting will be held at the beautiful Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana in Gary, IN. Our featured speaker will be Matt Schuffert, President of Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana. Matt will share some insight related to the newly opened casino as well as the impact the casino can have on the local business community.

We'll also have a "sneak peek" at what is in store at the Hobart Chamber of Commerce in 2022...which is quite a bit!

Your choice of a mouth-watering wood-grilled chicken or Cavatelli pasta (vegetarian) is available. It's COMPLIMENTARY...just a small administration fee!

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Influencers Award to leaders in local business, education and local government...and have some FUN along the way!

An evening of comedy and music, coupled with the recognition of some of the chamber's leading influencers, will make for an awards night like no other!

Comedian Gwen LaRoka, a recent winner of the HBO Latino Standup Comedy competition and on her way to New York to film her own HBO comedy special, joins the Hobart Chamber fun!!

Also taking the stage is singer, comedian and impressionist Skip Griparis! Skip, previously a member of the New Colony Six, back-up singer to Olivia Newton-John and who also held a starring role in the movie Major League (Monte the Colorman), takes us on a musical journey through the history of Rock 'n Roll! Enjoy the ride!

Providing music throughout the evening is recording artist and saxophone aficionado Audley Reid! Live music like this is hard to come by, so enjoy it while you can!

It's an evening of fun and recognition at the Art Theater in Hobart, IN. Join us!

Message from the Executive Director

I wanted to take this opportunity to convey my gratitude and enthusiasm regarding the position of Executive Director for your chamber! I’m incredibly excited to take on this new role. I truly believe that, as a team, we can add to the many fine things the chamber currently accomplishes as well as create a positive identity which will differentiate us from all other similar organizations.

I’m a firm believer in adhering to the Mission and Vision of the organization. Whatever successes we achieve or challenges we encounter, by maintaining an allegiance to those, as well as to the Values of the organization, together we can achieve great things!

Create opportunities for networking, partnerships, and relationships for businesses serving the community of Hobart.

A driving force in economic development and uniting the businesses and community.

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce treats its members and community honestly and respectfully. We project authentic trustworthiness and integrity and do so with complete transparency and accountability. We encourage diversity and individuality while maintaining strong morals and ethics.

I look forward to meeting all of you in the coming weeks. My short-term objective is to learn more about you, your businesses and what your expectations are of me and the chamber overall. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary value so that your business can thrive and for all of our members to become stable, self-sustaining and prosperous contributors to regional economic growth.


Tom Byelick
O-(219) 942-5774
M-(219) 228-0674


Joining the Hobart Chamber of Commerce was one of the best decisions we have made. Having the opportunity to network and build relationships with our fellow small business owners has been beneficial for both of us. The Chamber always has interesting and informative speakers that have given us new ideas and new ways to think Continue Reading

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