About Us

About the Syracuse-Wawasee area and our organization

Our Community

The Syracuse-Wawasee area is a great place to call home.  When you step into Syracuse you will quickly see that we are a friendly, welcoming community passionate about outdoor recreation, our schools, our businesses, and our growth.  There are endless possibilities to raise your family or grow a business in Syracuse.


Our schools offer the best of the best in educational opportunities, skill-building, and state of the art facilities. 


Our downtown and village business areas bring people from outside the community and within to shop, eat, and relax.  We are a community of small business owners, great restaurants, and we welcome new businesses to come in who are innovative and strive to stimulate the local economy. 


Lake Wawasee is located in Syracuse and is one of the largest lakes in Indiana.  Syracuse Lake is walking distance from downtown.  Our lakes and parks offer swimming, fishing, boating, skiing, and snowmobiling.  We have more than 10 miles of trails around the town and lakes for biking, walking, running, as well as numerous parks with continuous family events.

Syracuse has many large and small thriving businesses that have multiple employment opportunities due to growth and expansion. Syracuse is located near highways which provide easy access to Chicago, Indy, Ohio, and Michigan.  We have the 6 & 13 Technology and Industrial Park.  Come check us out.  There is more than meets the eye in Syracuse, Indiana.

Syracuse is a great place to... 

Be an entrepreneur

Raise your family

Expand your business

Visit and relax

Chamber Mission

Our mission is to enhance the Syracuse-Wawasee community by engaging and advancing our member businesses.

Chamber Vision 2025

We aspire to be a community where businesses flourish, residents thrive, and visitors are inspired.

Our Executive Director


Renea Salyer
Executive Director

Our Board of Directors

Dennis Pressler

Stoney Point LLC

Lindsey Parker
Vice President

Tippy Creek Winery

Jim Layne

Syracuse Police Department

Jeanetta Slabaugh
Horizon Bank

Jeremy Dreier


Jessica Barger
Lakeland Youth Center

Steve Fields
Fairfield Inn & Suites

Kim Strawbridge
Lake City Bank

Mark Richards

Pro Wake Watersports

Kate Leach
Encore by Sotheby International Realty

The Lynn Reecer Team

Dr. Steve Troyer
Wawasee Community Schools

Our Ambassadors

Marlies West, Chair
Goshen Home Medical

Ryan Austin
Bankers Life Insurance

Jeanetta Slabaugh
Horizon Bank

Daniel Buchman
State Farm

Chris Scheeren

Blue Barn Berry Farm & Event Venue

Jessica Barger

Lakeland Youth Center

Sherry Geise
The RGroup Real Estate

Dr. Ceri Myers

Dynamic Spine & Rehabilitation Center

Jason Dewart

Interra Credit Union

Susie Wert
Fidelity National Title

Rita Davis - Roberts

RE/MAX Partners

Melody Cusick
RE/MAX Partners

Olga Glossett
RE/MAX Partners

Mason Slabaugh
Tippecanoe Lake Country Club

Fred Steffen

Steffen Realty

Monica Carter
5 Star Executive Cleaning

Travis Davidson
Davidson Auto Deals

Martha Stoelting
The Papers Inc.

Priscilla Brown

Christina Myers
Main Channel Marina