Over 60 individuals, representing both small and large business, as well as elected officials attended the Boone County Chamber Business Luncheon Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Attendees enjoyed networking over lunch, before a presentation by Shannon Ulrich, human resources manager with Hendrickson Trailer, and Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen. Ulrich and Nielsen shared how the opioid crisis in Boone County is affecting workforce and economic development.

I have spoken with many employers throughout the Boone County Region and one common issue is the opioid crisis,” said Diane Schultz, executive director of the Boone County Chamber of Commerce. “The Boone County Chamber of Commerce is an advocate for our members, mobilizing resources to address our members’ needs for continued business growth and prosperity. We were pleased to host this informative program to a large number of attendees from local communities and businesses.”

Boone County Chamber of Commerce Business Luncheons are designed to help local businesses succeed. Follow the Boone County Chamber on Facebook for updates on locations, topics, and speakers for the next luncheon. Additionally, “Off the Clock” after-hours social events are held on the last Thursday of each month at various Chamber member businesses.