Updated: Feb 15, 2022
As the President and CEO of Gibson County Economic Development, Tami
Muckerheide had a front row seat to the renovation and development of the HUB 127. A Princeton native and 1987 graduate of PCHS, Muckerheide has a vested interest in the community and the HUB 127 is a large part of that. Read on to learn more about Tami and her vision for the HUB.
I am a graduate of Indiana University, earning a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education (US History and Government) with a minor in Political Science. I spent 11 years as the Director of the Gibson County Community Foundation, another outstanding non-profit impacting our community. I have been with GCEDC for the last five years. I completed Economic Development Institute coursework through the University of Oklahoma and is on the path towards Certified Economic Developer status, a prestigious certification.
Both of my children - Alyssa (24) and Brantley (20) - are PCHS grads. Brantley currently resides in Princeton and you'll likely see him working alongside his dad doing lawncare in the summer and snow removal in the winter. Alyssa will be soon be returning to Princeton and applying her neuroscience degree in the workforce. The youngest family member is Dexter, a 7-month-old Doberman/Boxer mix who is full blood puppy.
When I'm not at work, you'll likely find me reading, binging Netflix, catching up on the most recent Yellowstone episode, or scrolling Tik Tok. I am also an avid traveler and when the weather is nice, I love weekend trips in the Jeep. I am especially looking forward to training Dexter as an official Jeepin' dog this summer.
What was the vision for the HUB 127?
When I started at GCEDC, the corporation owned a building that was in desperate need of renovation. Although the original idea was for a business incubator, after visiting several coworking sites and considering the needs of the area, we decided that the HUB would best meet the needs of the growing work-from-home population, offering affordable workspace and networking opportunities. In addition, there were few places for meetings, conferences, and trainings, so the HUB 127 meets that need as well.
Where is the HUB 127 headed?
It's important to continue growing, which is why we've made a number of updates and added amenities. I want members to feel welcome and comfortable; coworkers should have a sense of ownership and community. I don't want to be stagnant so it's important that we listen to our coworkers' feedback and continue to develop. I'd like to see more expansion at the HUB 127. We have an upstairs that we're hoping renovation and use for more office space and possibly some creative space as well. Ultimately we just want to keep growing, welcoming the community in to work, to use the conference and boardrooms, and most importantly to provide what our community needs.
You can connect with Tami on LinkedIn to learn more about the Gibson County Economic Development Corporation.