Chamber presents awards to local businesses
ELKHART — The Elkhart Chamber of Commerce presented several awards recently.
Receiving Business of the Month Awards were:
JJ Babbitt Co. Inc., 2201 Industrial Pkwy.: Babbitt was started more than 100 years ago by Jesse James Babbitt making mouthpieces for saxophones and clarinets in his garage. Bill Reglein was the third-generation owner and the great-nephew to Jesse. Reglein recently passed away and the company was sold to Steve Rorie. The company’s products are sold internationally to a wide customer base that includes instrument manufacturers, students, professional musicians and distributors. The company has 40 employees.
LaVanture Products Co. Inc., 3806 Gallatin: Richard E. Lavanture is the third-generation president/owner. Founded in 1969 in…