Press Release, Duneland Chamber of Commerce:

(Chesterton, IN) — The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the keynote speaker and 2024 board members for its upcoming Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 24th from 4:30 to 6:30pm at the Spa Special Event Center.

Keynote Speaker

Vanessa Green Sinders, the first female President and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, will introduce herself and deliver the keynote address. Sinders brings a wealth of experience in business and economic development.

New Board Members

The Duneland Chamber’s 2024 Board of Directors are as follows:

  • Laura Zaranski, East Wind Acupuncture
  • Bob Kollar, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co.
  • Bonny Hildebrand, Franciscan Health Michigan City
  • Suzanna Radzik, Duneland Family YMCA
  • Lisa Human, CLH, CPAs & Consultants
  • Richard Riley, Riley’s Railhouse
  • Dawn Thostesen, United Way of Northwest Indiana
  • Joe Grossbauer, Joe’s Bread
  • David Gilbert, Tethan’s Candy & Confections
  • Shaun Ensign, Legacy Sign Group
  • Katie Cortes, Everwise Credit Union
  • Mike Johnson, Northwest Health-Porter
  • Chris Savoia, Berglund Construction
  • Raeann Trakas, Cleveland Cliffs Inc.
  • Dr. Chip Pettit, Duneland School Corporation

“We are honored to have Vanessa Green Sinders as our keynote speaker and welcome these exceptional individuals to our board of directors,” said Laura Zaranski, Board Chair of the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. “Their diverse backgrounds and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to support and promote economic growth in the Duneland area.”

The Annual Meeting will also feature a buffet dinner, cash bar, and a networking reception. Tickets are available for purchase at