Chamber Celebrates Business Community
Banking executive Mike Kubacki, Fifth District Congresswoman Susan Brooks and the city of Bloomington were all honored by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce this evening at the organization’s 25th Annual Awards Dinner.
A crowd of approximately 1,500 attended the event at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Saturday Night Live alum and radio host Dennis Miller was the featured speaker.
The awards dinner was presented in partnership with Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield.
"All of our honorees have demonstrated supreme commitment to making Indiana a better place. Their efforts will be felt well beyond today and pay dividends for years to come," says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar.
Business Leader of the Year: Mike Kubacki, Lake City Bank executive chairman, Warsaw
Lake City Bank executive chairman Mike Kubacki grew up in the business, with his father serving as president of Pierceton State Bank in Whitley County.
After a 25-year career in Chicago and Los Angeles with Northern Trust, Kubacki returned home when the call came from Lake City.
"People come up to me and say, 'I bank at your bank and your people in this office are great,'" Kubacki shares. "It's really an outstanding job, and it’s a 24/7 job – but that doesn't bother me. It’s a magnificent experience.
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