Congratulations to Mike Schopmeyer, a Kahn, Dees, Donovan & Kahn co-managing partner, on receiving the 2015 Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year Award from the Southwest Indiana Chamber!
This award is given annual to recognize a business person who serves our region by promoting and protecting business in reflection of the Southwest Indiana Chamber mission; stands out from others as an advocate and leader within the business community; goes above the normal call of duty; and is involved in community and commerce activities outside of the Chamber.
Mike has achieved a great deal of professional success in his 30+ years as an attorney, focusing on closing and resolving business, construction, environmental, and real and intellectual property deals and disputes; and helping innumerable businesses retain, relocate and expand their operations in Southwest Indiana.
Mike has been instrumental in transformative projects including the construction of I-69, development of Goebel Soccer Park and Deaconess Sports Park, preservation of the Newburgh riverfront, and remediation of the former General Waste site into the Shirley James Memorial Trailhead of the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage.
Anna Hargis, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sister, who nominated Mike for this award, described him as a tireless, fervent advocate for the civic organizations with which he is involved, attributing this at least in part to the fact that he doesn’t seek out the “highest-profile” organizations or causes with which to align himself. Rather, he chooses to serve and support community organizations whose missions align or dovetail with his own.
In accepting his award, Mike acknowledged the legacy of those who led KDDK before him, the strength of those with whom he works, the promise of leaders who will follow him, and, above all else, his family, who give him a reason to do what he does.
For more information about Mike, click here to view his full bio.