The Brookville Chamber office is in an historic building located at 100 Franklin Ave. - the S. S. Henderson House built in 1894.
The Chamber goes back into Brookville's history with the first meeting being held in November of 1925.
The mission of the Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce is to stimulate the economic climate of the area, promote membership businesses and assist with civic activities which enhance the quality of life of our community.
Jolene Hartle - Executive Director
The Brookville Area Chamber of Commerce office is in an historic building located at 100 Franklin avenue. S. S. Henderson House was built in 1894. Samuel Stewart Henderson was a member of one of Brookville's pioneer families. His Queen Anne style home, commanding an impressive view along Main Street, saw several additions on the right side through the years.
The Chamber, too, goes back into Brookville’s history with the first meeting being held in November of 1925. At this meeting the Brookville Business Mens’ Association, organized in 1923, and the Chamber of Commerce were merged together to be known as the Brookville Chamber of Commerce. This newly formed group immediately addressed issues such as industry development, civic improvement, park and street improvement, the tourist trade and promoting Brookville.
Since then, the Chamber has been a recognizable organization working within the community with many of the same goals at hand. The Chamber is sustained and empowered by its membership and, in communicating and working together, has been instrumental in attaining great strides in our area.
A Board of Directors governs the BACC and is the policy making body of the Chamber. Its Members represent the business and professional leadership of the community. The Board consists of 12 Chamber Board Members. Four Members are elected each year to serve a term of three years. The President chairs the monthly meetings, which usually occur on the third Wednesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. The meetings are held at the Chamber of Commerce office in Brookville located at 100 Franklin Ave.
The Executive Committee consists of the President, the Treasurer, the Secretary and the Executive Director. The Executive Committee exercises the powers of the Board between Board meetings.
The Chamber has several sub-committees, which are responsible to the Board of Directors and report activities on a monthly basis. These committees are the Nominating Committee, Retail and Events. More committees may be added on an ad-hoc basis or whenever a need arises.
The Executive Director shall enact the decisions made by the Board and the Executive Committee, and shall manage all office functions. All employees of the Chamber report to the Executive Director. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.