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Meet the Team

(574) 773-7812

Cell: (574) 354-7694


Jeff Kitson

Executive Director

Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce / Nappanee Redevelopment

Jeff joined the Chamber staff January 2011. He is married to Brandi, and has 2 children, Keaton and Riley. He enjoys working with the businesses in Nappanee and the surrounding area.


His motto is taken from a board member that has said: “Ask not what your Chamber can do for you, ask what you can do for your Chamber.”

Hours Mon-Fri

8:00 am — 5:00 pm 


(574) 773-7812


Darla Burns

Office Manager

Darla joined the Chamber in September of 2011. Darla is married to Chuck and has 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.


Darla is very knowledgeable in the Nappanee Area and is ready to serve your needs.

Hours Mon-Fri

8:00 am — 5:00 pm 

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(574) 773-7281



Chris Gillam

Redevelopment Assistant

Chris joined us in January 2020 and is serving as an Administrative Assistant with the Redevelopment Commission.  He is the father of 4 and currently the grandfather of 10.  Chris recently retired from Purdue University where he served as a District Director for Extension and also a 4-H Youth Development Educator.


Chris has always valued the uniqueness of Nappanee and the surrounding community.  He is more than willing to pitch in and help wherever needed.


Mon, Wed, Fri

8:30 am — 3:00 pm 

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