Board of Directors

Chamber Board of Directors

Message from the President

Welcome to the Franklin County Chamber. Thank you for your interest in the Franklin County Community, we look forward to getting to know you.

As a member business of the Chamber you can accomplish in the community what no one business or person can do alone. Our membership support allows the Chamber to continue building new and improved programs that represent the interests of your business, promoting doing business locally in the Franklin County community, and to encourage a strong local economy through leadership development and continuing education. Together we can build a stronger Franklin County and we hope you choose to be a part of it.

Board Officers

Brandon Ball


Hilltop Restaurant, Owner

300 Main St. Brookville, IN 47012

Beth Derenski

Vice President

Odyssey Trailer Rentals, Owner

560 Main Street, Brookville, IN 47012

Jane Klenke


Jane Klenke Tax, Payroll & Accounting, Owner

826 Main Street, Brookville, In. 47012

Carrie Rupp


First Financial Bank, District Leader

9014 State Road 101 Brookville, IN 47012

Board Members & Representatives

Eulah Vest

Board Member

Essential Bodywear

Bill Schirmer

Board Member

Schirmer's Garage

14 Murphy St. Brookville, IN 47012

Eugene Moster

Board Member

Moster Turf, Owner

13014 Roemer Road Brookville, In. 47012

Rhonda Kerr

Board Member

FCN Bank

501 Main St. Brookville, IN 47012

Dave Cook

Board Member

Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home

929 Main Street Brookville, IN 47012

John Palmer

Board Member

Franklin County Economic Development Commission

1010 Franklin Ave. Brookville, IN 47012

Alan Stenger

Board Member

Stenger's Sugar Shack/The Sap Bucket, Owner

19054 Main Street, Metamora, IN 47030

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Chamber Committees

Opportunities for Involvement

Members have opportunities to become personally involved in the Chamber’s efforts to shape public policy, to enhance the local business climate, and to design and deliver new programs and services to benefit their membership.

Ambassadors/Member Mentor


  • To encourage member engagement and heighten awareness and participation

Goals/Action Plan:

  • Membership Recruitment and Retention
  • Attend Ribbon Cuttings, Business After Hours and other Chamber events
  • Educate community and membership about Chamber benefits through personal contacts



  • To support the Franklin County Tourism/ Visitors Bureau, and create an awareness of tourism’s effect on and enhancement of, the local economy and residents’ quality of life.

Goals/Action Plan:

  • Monitor legislation affecting local businesses
  • Provide membership representative voice to area Councils through Chamber Executive Leadership

Education/Leadership Development


  • Encourage partnership of Businesses, Education, and Civic Communities to develop, cultivate and enhance leadership skills for individuals in our community

Goals/Action Plan:

  • Provide low/no cost educational opportunities in a diverse topical format
  • Act as a liason between educational institutions and the business community
  • Establish a community culture of Leadership and Growth

Business Impact/Govt Relations


  • Explore issues, events, and activities that have or could have an influence and impact on living, working, and playing in the Franklin County area. Includes economic, political, social, and educational issues.

Goals/Action Plan:

  • Develop strategic plan that compliments current Tourism Bureau efforts to maximize marketing dollars
  • Recruit new town/county wide events



  • Provide promotional and networking opportunities that are of direct benefit to the continued development and success of members and the Chamber.

Goals/Action Plan:

  • Business After Hours
  • Special Events, ie Annual Golf Outing

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