LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation Hires New Project Manager

01/17/2011

LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation Hires New Project Manager

 

LaGrange, IN. (January 14, 2011) The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of a new Project Manager to the LCEDC staff.  

Lora Tormanen, who most recently served as the Administrator of the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association, also has experience both as a past Executive Director of the LaGrange County Chamber of Commerce and as an Executive Assistant with the EDC of Elkhart County. Tormanen, who is also a graduate of the Basic Economic Development Course at Ball State University, will officially start her duties in the new position on January 31st

“We are very excited to welcome Lora to the LCEDC” said Keith Gillenwater, Executive Director of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “The timing was perfect for us to bring a second full time staff member on as the LCEDC continues to evolve and grow in our mission of bettering the lives of LaGrange County residents, both individual and corporate, through the responsible growth and enhanced opportunities that economic development brings.” 

“Lora will be a real asset to the LCEDC” said Joseph Pierce, President of the Board of the LCEDC. “Her experience in economic development and her relationships with other organizations both in the county and the region will prove invaluable.” 

As a Project Manager, Tormanen’s position will include both administrative duties as well as assisting Gillenwater with business retention and expansion efforts in LaGrange County as well as with business attraction efforts. “I’m excited to take this new position with the LCEDC” Tormanen said. “I have a real passion for economic development, and look forward to helping make the LCEDC the best that it can be going forth.”

About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs. The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities. For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit www.lagrangecountyedc.com or call at 260.499.4994





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