The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and The Success School join our community in expressing sorrow at news of Keith Klein’s recent passing and gratitude for his decades of service to Bloomington/Monroe County.
“Our condolences go out to Keith’s family and many friends,” said Erin Predmore, the Chamber’s President and CEO. “His public service, generosity and dedication made our community a better place.”
Keith is perhaps best known as a broadcaster, working for more than 20 years as WTIU’s program director. He served as Master of Ceremonies for many local events, including the July 4th parade and Festival of Lights. He also has been a trustee for the Monroe County Community School Corp. since 2009, representing District 5.
“Keith took great pride in his service to our community, and the sheer number of students, teachers, families, and athletes he congratulated and supported over the years is incredible,” Predmore said. “He will be missed by many.”
NOTE: This "It's Your Business" column by Chamber CEO Erin Predmore was published in the Jan. 8, 2021 Bloomington Herald-Times.
The Success School is the philanthropic arm of the Chamber of Commerce, working in partnership with MCCSC and RBBSC to produce graduates ready for work, career and success. For 30 years, Chamber member volunteers have led career panels, elementary career fairs, job skills seminars, financial literacy classes, job shadowing, STEM and Life Science Fairs, and Reality Stores ®, exposing K-12 students to excellent career opportunities in Monroe County.
Guided by the Success School Advisory Council, the programs focus on five keys: Career Exploration, Job Skills, Financial Readiness, Soft Skills and Entrepreneurship. Each program is developed to align with Indiana curriculum standards and designed to support work already occurring in the classroom.
The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Legislative Preview next Friday, January 15th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm.
Every January the Chamber kicks off the year in advocacy with the Legislative Preview event,
during which the Legislative Agenda for the year is presented and local legislators are invited to share with Chamber members what to expect from the upcoming session.
The following legislators represent parts of Bloomington/Monroe County and have been invited to attend:
The program will begin promptly at 12:00pm via Zoom.
This event is open to the public, but registration is required. Members may register to attend for $10 (or $20 with a lunch gift card) while non-members may register to attend for $35 (or $45 with a lunch gift card). Attendees who register for one of the lunch options will have a $10 Azzip Pizza gift card available for pick up at the Chamber office located at 421 W 6th Street. To register, click here.
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