Chamber to host competitive team building



A basketball, dodgeball or deck of cards isn’t the usual team building tool used in the business world, but on September 13 coworkers will collaborate together as the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce hosts its third annual Corporate Challenge.

Noblesville Chamber of Commerce Director Sharon McMahon said the challenge is a fundraising event for the chamber, which also hosts an annual golf outing. While the outing is very popular, chamber officials wanted to create an event for non golfers that helps combine networking and fun outside of the business environment.

“It’s a great way for businesses to work on team building,” McMahon said.

The Corporate Challenge is noon to 5 p.m. on September 13 at the Hamilton County Sports Complex, 9625 E. 150th St., Noblesville. Houlihan’s Restaurant will provide lunch from noon to 1 p.m. For the first two years, the event was held at Forest Park.

“We think changing it up will be interesting for participants,” said McMahon. “We’re prepared just in case the weather is not as pleasant as it has been the past two years.”

The challenge has eight events, including an obstacle course, a Knockout basketball contest, golf (closest to the pin and speed putting) and corn hole, Euchre, dodgeball, and 3-on-3 tournaments.

“We’re presenting first, second and third places with gold, silver and bronze,” said McMahon. “We’d like for teams to continue the Olympic spirit and USA pride beyond the London Olympic games.”

The games are open to the community, not just chamber members.

“Any business, church or organization that wants to be involved… We absolutely would love them to participate,” McMahon said.

Those interested in participating can call the Noblesville Chamber at 773-0086. Registration forms are also available online at

Corporate Challenge sponsors include Hare Chevrolet, Hamilton County Sports Complex, SMC Corp. and Riverview Hospital. McMahon said there are a limited number of sponsorships available and those interested should contact the chamber.