Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.



About Us

Founded in 1887, the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce is the community’s leading advocate and champion for business. Its primary objective is to create a climate of growth and success in our community.

The Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce provides leadership and business-building initiatives focusing on the critical priorities of the community. Leveraging the support, talent and resources of our members, we are one of the leading organizations helping to improve the economic vitality and Livability for the Greater Lima Region.

As an advocate for businesses and our communities, we are living and breathing “Real American Strength” in our everyday programs, efforts and initiatives. We encourage our local businesses and community members to evaluate how they demonstrate “Real American Strength, Style, Skill, Possibility, Heart and Roots,” in their everyday activities.

As one of the champions for the Greater Lima Region in the Lima/Allen County community, we have partnered with the Allen Economic Development Group and the Lima/Allen County Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop a unique community marketing tool. The website has been developed to showcase the strength of businesses, livability and infrastructure of the Greater Lima Region.

We are proud that the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce, through our many partnerships, has become one of the leading organizations helping to improve the economic vitality and livability for everyone in the Greater Lima Region.


Jed Metzger, President & CEO
Matt Childers, VP of Membership & Business Development
Linda Bienert, Director of Finance
Julie Klingler, Director of Programs & Community Development
Teri Silone, Executive Assistant
Deb Katzenmeyer, Membership Coordinator/Safety Council Manager


Executive Director
Category: Non-Profit and Social Services
Introduction to the Lima Community Foundation In 1965 a group of 15 individuals saw a need for an organization to help support Lima and Allen County by connecting people who wanted to give back to the community through organizations that made a difference in our community. The Foundation now stewards more than 100 funds with assets totaling more than $7 million. The Foundation awards more than 75 more
Contact: Benefactor Group Recruitment Team

Rep/Contact Info

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Linda Bienert
Director of Finance
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Matt Childers
Director of Sales and Business Development
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Deb Katzenmeyer
Membership Coordinator-Safety Council Manager
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Julie Klingler
Director of Programs and Community Development
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Jed Metzger
Jay Metzner
Membership & Sponsorship Sales
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Teri Silone
Executive Assistant
Gabe Taviano
Director of Marketing and Communications