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Hobart Chamber Hires New Executive Director!

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the hiring of new Executive Director, Thomas Byelick. Thomas brings his 30+ years of experience in sales, communication, and leadership, along with his love for bringing people together, to the Hobart Chamber of Commerce.

His long career with Abbott Laboratories allowed him to sharpen his skills in sales, training and communication which led to becoming a strong Senior District Sales Executive and Trainer. Over the past 8 years, Thomas led his own independent training and consulting firm (Ingenuity Small Business Collaborative) which supported numerous small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of promotional/marketing support, entrepreneurial networking events and soft skills training.

When Thomas is not helping local businesses, he spends time producing and hosting The Tomfoolery Fun Club, a comedy-based variety show compromised of various types of comedy intermingled with live music. He has been instrumental in raising thousands of dollars in funds through supporting local 501(c)3 organizations and their fundraising events. Some of these include the Town Theatre Project (Highland, IN), Hammond High School, Circle of Serbian Sisters and Orak Shrine and most recently, The Indiana Ballet Theatre.

The Hobart Chamber of Commerce Hiring Committee received many qualified applicants, and after a lengthy process, the Board of Directors voted unanimously on April 29, 2021, to officially hire Thomas. Thomas’ strong enthusiasm, high level of work ethic, and strong communication skills will be valued benefits to the organization and its members.

Thomas’s official start date is set for Monday, May 10, 2021. Please join the Hobart Chamber of Commerce, its members, and the Hobart community in welcoming Thomas Byelick in his new position. We invite you to attend our Executive Director Meet-N-Greet on Thursday May 20, 2021 from 5-7 PM at the Chamber office located at 1001 Lillian St., Hobart, IN 46342. Appetizers and beverages will be served.

About the Hobart Chamber of Commerce (
The Hobart Chamber of Commerce is a vigorous advocate for the economic success of its nearly 200 members businesses. The Chamber promotes Hobart’s healthy business climate through economic development, public policy initiatives, services and benefits to members. The Chamber is dedicated to creating economic opportunity and enhancing the quality of life in Hobart, Indiana.

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