U.S. based Welch Packaging was named 2019 Business of the Year. The announcement came at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting in Elkhart, Indiana, on March 6, 2020.
The honor is presented annually to one of the Chamber’s 12 Business of the Month recipients, who in turn are selected from more than 1,100 Chamber business members throughout the preceding year.
The Chamber of Commerce cited community involvement, corporate volunteerism, and philanthropic commitment as key criteria for Welch Packaging to receive the nod. Aside from sponsorship of events like the Wellfield Botanic Garden’s Festival of Lights, community theatre programs, and the Elkhart Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, the Chamber noted the selfless dedication of individual Welch Packaging associates. Welch set a 2019 goal of team members giving back 5,000 hours of community service. In reality, they nearly doubled that amount.
“Ever since we started as a small business in 1985, we’ve always strived to make a difference. We try every day to make a difference in our associates’ lives, in our customers’ businesses, and in the communities in which we live. Every single member of our Welch team is important in allowing us to have that impact,” said Brock Welch, General Manager of the Elkhart Campus.