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  • Watermelon Festival

    Join us for the 2015 Knox County Watermelon Festival!!  This years’ festival will be a 2-day event beginning at 5pm on Friday July 31st with vendors booths, childrens games, bands playing on our stage.  Beginning at dusk Old National Bank will be sponsoring our GLOW RUN and at the conclusion of that NewWave Communications will be showing the movie “UP”.   The events on Saturday, August 1st will kick off at 9 am with our WZDM sponsored baby/toddler contest followed by a fun filled day of vendors, kids games, inflatables, Farbest Foods bbq contest, free music, Vincennes Animal Shelter Pet Contest, Illiana Watermelon Association seed spitting and watermelon eating contest and ending at 6pm with the Mioss Watermelon Contest.   To register for the Glow Run, Baby/Toddler contest or Miss Watermelon contest please go to the forms page, download and print from our website.   If you have any questions please contact Marc or Patti at 812-882-6440 Schedule of Events-2015
  • June 12th Ribbon Cutting


    Old National Bank celebrates grand re-opening in Vincennes 

    Vincennes, Ind. (June 3, 2015) Old National Bank (NASDAQ: ONB) is celebrating the grand re-opening of the Hart Street banking center in Vincennes. Individuals from the community are invited to take part in this celebration of the newly renovated banking center on Friday, June 12, 2015. A ribbon cutting ceremony from the Knox County Chamber of Commerce will begin at 12:00, with a free cookout lunch from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    The banking center is located at 1905 Hart Street in Vincennes, Indiana. Retail Center Manager Cindi Daniels, Customer Service Representative Debbie Vonderheide and Retail Center Assistant Manager Mitchell Bahr are looking forward to seeing members of the community for this special day.


  • Ribbon Cutting Saturday June 20th

    Daphne the Balloon Girl Daphne Rutenberg-765-720-9051 Daphne the Balloon Girl’s Official Grand Opening to Occur Saturday June 20th 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Vincennes IN Saturday June 20th – The press and public are invited to the grand opening of Daphne the Balloon Girl on June 20th for an introduction to the most fun, exciting and creative  Costume Characters and balloon decorating business in Vincennes! The event will take place at Kids Station at 10AM located on the corner of 7th and College. Guests will be treated to free cookies and lemonade. There will be several giveaways throughout the day. We will have an ice cream social with Elsa at noon. We will have a photo booth so, bring your own camera and get photos with a few of our characters. The new company features balloon decorations, air brush face painting and costume character appearances. Make your child’s dream come true by inviting us to your next party or event! YEAH ~ we come to you! Daphne the Balloon Girl can be reached through Facebook, email, by phone or at Kids Station.  Orders can be placed at Kids Station on our Facebook page or over the phone. You can now add a character to your party at Gatti’s Pizza. More information on the company and the event can be found on our Facebook page. Phone: 765-720-9051 Email: theballoongirl@yahoo.com daphnetheballoongirl.com Daphne the Balloon Girl officially opened March 3, 2014. We started out with our balloon cart and it has evolved so much over the year. It just keeps getting better and better. We are making memories one delivery at a time. It’s great when the kids & the parents are so happy that we came to their party!
  • Red Skelton Festival is June 12-13

    Red Skelton Festival is June 12-13 VINCENNES, Ind. The 10th Annual Red Skelton Festival is coming to Vincennes June 12-13. The festival runs 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Vincennes. Featured Friday events include a carnival and festival beginning at 5 p.m. in addition to stage shows by the No Limits Dance and Cheer Firebirds at 5 p.m., Dan Barth’s Medicine Show at 6 p.m., music and comedy by Rhonda and Brian Shoemaker at 7 p.m., and the Cross Creek Band at 8 p.m. In addition to food and vendors, Saturday begins with a parade at 11 a.m. followed by bathtub races at 1 p.m. Downtown stage shows include the Tropical Sunrise Steel Drum Band at 12 noon, Dan Barth’s Medicine Show at 1 p.m., a Donut Eating Contest at 2 p.m., music and comedy by Rhonda and Brian Shoemaker at 3 p.m., Ventriloquist Beth Sutton Cummins at 4 p.m., Old Town Players sneak preview of “The Jungle Book” at 5 p.m., Dan Barth’s Medicine Show at 6 p.m., musician Big D at 7 p.m., and concluding with the band Joe’s Last Stand at 8 p.m. Saturday also includes a carnival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. downtown and a Red Skelton Show Marathon in the Main Street Mall. Festival buttons are available at Old National Bank, Red Skelton Museum, City Hall and the Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau. The buttons are $5 and may be used for admission to the Museum on June 13 and VanGo transportation between the Museum and the festival downtown. For information contact the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy 812-888-2105.  
  • Senior Job Fair!

    The Knox County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the YMCA Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center, 2009 Prospect Ave., and the WVUB Job Board will be hosting a “Senior Job Fair” Wednesday June 17th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm to help local seniors find part-time and full-time employment.  The Chamber has been focused on connecting those looking for gainful employment with the local businesses so desperately looking for workers, and seniors can play a vital role in establishing a healthy business climate. Marc McNeece, president of the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, said, “The Chamber will do everything in its power to create a vibrant economy, and a large part of that is helping people find the right opportunities and connecting employers with potential employees.” McNeece also said, “The Chamber is happy to have this opportunity to partner with the senior center.  By doing so, we are able to expand our search to some of the most qualified employees, our seniors.” The fair will be open to any senior searching for employment. Opportunities will be available in health care, retail and manufacturing, to name just a few. The Chamber is also looking for local businesses to participate. If your business would like to have a booth at the job fair or for further information, contact the Chamber office at 812-882-6440.
    • Tables, chairs and electricity will be provided
    • Doors for employers open at noon
    • Standard applications will be on-hand
  • Chamber Events

    2015 Breakfast Bandwagon Schedule & Chamber events May 27th Good Samaritan Hospital LUNCH Student Union July 22nd (lunch) Employer Support of the Guard/Reserve Fort Sackville Room August 26th Old National Bank –Ft Sackville Rm September 23rd Regions –Ft Sackville Rm October 28th (lunch) Farbest Foods, Inc.-Ft Sackville Rm November 18th Vincennes University-Ft. Sackville Rm

    Upcoming Events Chamber After Hours May 7th 5-7pm Pantheon theater W/ InVin and VTB Healthcare reform seminar May 12th Ribbon Cutting for Service Express May 14th Annual Banquet- May 20th Golf outing-September 17, 2015 Watermelon Festival-July 31st thru August 1st Wabash Trail Run-October 10 2015

    Trap Shoot- October 15, 2015 To schedule events please email patti@knoxcountychamber.com or call 812-882-6440