Teresa Harmeyer
Executive Director

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Teresa Harmeyer comes to the Chamber by way of the business and nonprofit work in our region. She was on staff at Michiana Business Publications (Business People magazine) for 20 years. Most recently she was the development director for Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana where she worked on fundraising events with a personal interest in suicide prevention.

Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Harmeyer has had a variety of sales positions throughout her career. She has always been involved in the civic sector of Northeast Indiana. She served as an ambassador for the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, as well as volunteered on several committees. She has been on the ACD Festival Board for four years and is a member of the STOP Suicide Collation. She enjoys working with other community leaders and is looking forward to community partnerships and meeting Chamber members.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Terry Rayle
Associate Executive Director

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Terry is happily married and has lived in Auburn for the last 27 years. "My family has been truly blessed by the kindness and acceptance of so many in this county," he says. He feels fortunate to have served at his church, on several community boards and in multiple government positions.

Terry retired from the YMCA of DeKalb County as the CEO at the end of 2007 having worked for several YMCA's over his 36 year career.  Terry was the Administrative Assistant and Interim Director of the Chamber and has taken on the role of Executive Director as of November 2015.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

   

Sandi Deardorf
Office Manager

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Sandi Deardorf was born and has lived most of her life in DeKalb County and a graduate of DeKalb High School. She has been married to Greg for 25 years and is the mother of two sons and has four grandchildren.

She has always worked in the local community. She worked as Court Reporter for 24 years in the DeKalb Circuit and Superior Courts. Prior to that, she worked in both advertising and circulation for the Auburn Evening Star newspaper. She also was the Welcome Wagon Hostess for DeKalb County in 1985-87.

Sandi currently is also employed in her own business, Sandi's Office Solutions, LLC as a Virutal Office Assistant assisting local business and nonprofit organizations. When her schedule allows, she also does court reporting for Holm Court Reporting & Video in Fort Wayne recording witness depositions.

Always believing in giving back, Sandi is currently the Board Secretary for SonShine Ministries (Shelter Ministries) and the Board Vice President for Paul's Place: Support For Families. She also has been active throughout the years in many roles at her church.

 

 

George Davis
Office Volunteer


George Davis is DeKalb Chamber Partnership’s new volunteer. He has lived in DeKalb County all his life and has been a resident of Auburn for 43 years. He served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War and received an Honorable Discharge in 1975. George is a graduate of Garrett High School and received a degree in Marketing from Indiana University. He and his wife Becky have been happily married for 42 years and have raised one son and two daughters in this community. George shared with us, “I truly believe that Auburn has been and is still an excellent community for raising children and I am especially glad to have had our three children graduate from DeKalb Central High School.”

After serving as Vice President of Charleston Metal Products, and working with the company for 41 years, George recently retired. His current plans are to help the DeKalb Chamber Partnership whenever possible, as well as do some traveling around the country and overseas. George is generously giving his time and talent to help us with many various tasks. George has proven to be a true asset to us since coming on-board. His hope is that his contributions to the Partnership will be beneficial not only to the organization, but to the community at large.

 

 

 

Morgan Spade
Intern

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