About the Chamber
Our mission is to create and strengthen partnerships that will advance a strong business environment. The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is guided by a part-time Executive Director and volunteer board of directors. Please contact these community leaders to learn more about the chamber and to participate in our activities.
Board of Directors
Jim Enneking, Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, has lived in Bluffton for close to 40 years. Employment history includes 14 years with Marathon Oil Company, Findlay, Ohio in production accounting and auditing, and over 20 years of technology, sales and business development work in the Developmental Disabilities industry, including Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Primary Solutions, Inc. Jim has consulting and corporate training experience as sole proprietor of Ennable Services, LLC. In addition, Jim has training in Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) and completed the ILS Institute through Integrated Leadership Systems (Columbus, OH).
Community involvement includes St. Mary’s Catholic Church Pastoral Council, volunteer chaperone with Bluffton High School’s Ocean Focus program, youth sport coach, director of Bluffton Soccer, certified soccer referee, and work with numerous church fellowship events. He also served on the Village Council Park Board, and programmed Bluffton’s “Gift of Giving” holiday light show.
Jim and his wife Carole are parents of two adult sons: Jeremy (wife Alex) of Fishers, Indiana and Kory (wife Alora) of Wilmington, North Carolina.
President: Marlena Ballinger – The Dough Hook
Secretary: Tony Pinks – DNC Hydraulics
Treasurer: Annette Heslep – GROB Systems
Jon Kinn – Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes
Chase Eikenbary - Jazzercise Bluffton
Amy Byers - Bluffton Family Recreation
Ryan DeMarco - Edward Jones
Lauren Beasley - Citizens National Bank
Nicole Keuneke - Bluffton Hospital
Katie Keifer - Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer, Regula & Sherer
Phil Zimmerly rings the Town Hall bell–what a great sound!
Farmers Market Manager
Greg Probst began managing the Bluffton Farmers Market in 2016. He owns Probst Family Farm and produces pastured-raised meat, poultry and eggs, as well as maple syrup. The farm has been in Greg's family since 1897 and is listed on the Ohio Century Farm registry.
Probst is a member of the Bluffton Fire Department and EMS.