The Albion Chamber of Commerce Mission is:
To promote and develop the commerce and character of the Albion area, through a cooperative network of leadership and involvement of business, industry and the community at large.
The Albion Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary non-profit organization of the business community advancing the interests of businesses, industries and professional firms in the Albion area. The strength of the chamber lies in attracting the greatest number of members and creating a united pool of resources from which to draw ideas, energy and finances.
The Chamber is people just like you who realize that through the Chamber they can accomplish collectively what no one of them can do individually. The Chamber's expenses are funded by its members. Ultimately, the Chamber of Commerce is "Business Helping Business".
The Chamber is run by a Board of Directors elected by the Chamber members. The board, serving without pay, sets the policies for the Chamber.
The Chamber meets the third Monday of each month at noon at the Harvest House Restaurant in Albion. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend the monthly board meeting. The Albion Chamber of Commerce address is: PO Box 63, Albion, IN 46701-0063.
Coming Together is a Beginning...
Keeping Together is Progress...
Working Together is Success...
Links to other related sites:
| Indiana Chamber of Commerce - http://www.indianachamber.com |
United States Chamber of Commerce - http://www.uschamber.com
Better Business Bureau -
| Indiana Department of Commerce - http://www.enjoyindiana.com/ |
Indiana General Assembly -
For other Noble County Tourism/Lake Information visit the Noble County Convention & Visitor's Bureau at www.nccvb.org
| Kendallville Chamber of Commerce www.kendallvillechamber.com|
Columbia City, Indiana - www.columbiacity.org
Avilla Chamber of Commerce - www.avilla.org
Brief History of Albion
Early Settlers of the county discovered several mounds of which contained a large number of bones and artifacts. As a result, it is believed that this area was inhabited by the Mount-Builders, a race of people who predated the Indians. The primary tribes of Indians in this area were the Miami and the Potawotomies. These tribes were fairly peaceful, but around 1912 they were confined to reservations and later moved westward.
Noble County was originally part of the Great North West Territory. Later on February 6, 1836, by an act of the state legislature, Noble County was established and named after James Noble, who served as a United States Senator for Indiana from 1816 until his death in 1831. Noble's family was originally from Virginia. James Noble had been described as an eloquent speaker and frontier lawyer.
Albion, often known as "The Center", was chosen to be the county seat in 1846, and a committee was appointed to choose a name for the town. Albion, also an ancient name for Great Britain, was chosen. Albion was the name of a town in New York where one of the members had previously lived. A courthouse was built; however, it burned to the ground in 1859. The present courthouse was constructed in 1889 at a cost of $113,000.
The Town of Albion is located in Noble County in Northeastern Indiana. Noble County is noted for its fine farm lands and many natural lakes within its boundaries. Albion is the county seat of Noble County.
Albion is located in a gently rolling area of the north central plains. The area has many small lakes formed during the glacial age. These lakes provide many recreational advantages to the area.
Albion enjoys a moderate climate with an average temperature high in July of around 85 degrees and an average low of about 23.7 degrees. The average annual rainfall is 34.21 inches, and the average annual snowfall is 28.8 inches.
Albion Chamber Projects & Contributions:
• Albion Area Directory
• Albion Web Site (albionin.org)
• Monthly Business & Educational Meetings
• American Flag Stars & Stripes Program
• Flower Barrel Seasonal Decorations & Maintenance
• Annual Townwide Yard/Garage Sale
• Goodwill Donation Drive
• Chain O' Lakes Festival
• Albion Fireworks
• Noble County Community Fair Corporation
• Noble County Tourism
• Super Town of Albion Revitalization (STAR)
• Town Beautification
• Albion Splash Pad
• KiPS (Kindergarten Prep School)
• Central Noble Food Pantry
• Drug Free Noble County
• Junior Achievement
• Harvest Fest
• Townwide Halloween Party
• Townwide Fall Decorating Contest
• Albion Christmas Decorations
• Christmas in the Village