Two-term Elwood Chamber of Commerce Board President Dave Berkemeier has greatly enjoyed the twelve years he lived and worked in Elwood, but like all good things, his time here has come to and end. However, if there’s one thing that won’t end anytime soon, it’s his love for the Elwood community and the work he did on its behalf.
Dave dropped in at the Chamber office shortly after New Year’s and spent a few minutes chatting about the years he spent in Elwood, his work here, and his experience as Chamber board president.
Elwood Chamber Director Marcy Fry poses with Doug Denny, owner of Goforth Laundry.
Much of Doug Denny’s life operates in cycles … wash, rinse and spin dry. But these days, he’s more than ready for a new cycle, he says, one that gives him time to cool down and load up with some new adventures.
Doug has operated two Goforth Coin Laundry locations – one at 1354 South B Street here in Elwood and the other at 112 State Road 28 in Alexandria – for a dozen years, buying them after he retired from Delco Remy in 2004. It’s been a good business, he says, because it’s all about providing a service people need.
“Mostly, I enjoy the people,” he said, “and keeping busy -- in fact, sometimes too busy.”