New chamber director

Allyson Gutwein

The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce has named Allyson Gutwein as its executive director.

She will begin her duties with the chamber in late November.

In the announcement, the chamber board noted that Gutwein comes to the Zionsville Chamber as a familiar face to many, with decades of experience in Boone County.

She most recently was manager of Midwest Jewelers on Main Street in Zionsville. Gutwein is currently serving as a Zionsville Chamber of Commerce Ambassador and previously served as a Boone County Chamber of Commerce Board Member for six years. She was named the Boone County Business Woman of the Year in 2009 by Zonta International.

Gutwein also has served as president of the Indiana University Alumni Club of Boone County.

Gutwein says of her new position, “The Chamber has and will continue to play a unique and dynamic role in the advancement of a positive image for our town and advocacy for our membership," Gutwein said in the announcement. "I am grateful to have the opportunity to lead the chamber in engaging our membership, local government leaders and critical community partners to deliver our shared vision for a prosperous Zionsville.”

Zionsville Chamber Board President Dan Rhodes said that Gutwein will bring an energetic leadership style to the chamber.

"She has experience as an entrepreneur and understands the needs of local business," he said. "Combined with her extensive chamber volunteer experience, Allyson is exceptionally qualified to lead the Zionsville chamber,and we are eager for Allyson to bring her ideas and passion to our members."

The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce represents more than 450 businesses located in or near Zionsville, and is committed to advancing Zionsville’s economic vitality through the education, promotion, and networking of its members. To learn more about the chamber, visit Zionsvillechamber.org.

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