TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – We continue to learn how Matt Luecking made a lasting impact. One being, his dedication to the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber posted this statement on a tribute page:
“The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and the entire Wabash Valley community has lost a remarkable person and friend in Matt Luecking.”
This month the chamber named Luecking ‘Ambassador in the Spotlight.’ And as we learned, it’s a title that Luecking worked very hard for.
When Matt Luecking wasn’t on-air or at work, you could find him around Terre Haute representing what is positive in our community.
You could find him meeting with business owners. Being a popular DJ and playing his favorites hits, or holding the ribbon at the openings of new businesses, with a smile on his face.
“If you called Matt Luecking, he was going to be there,” remembered David Haynes.
Haynes is the President of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce. He says that Luecking was dedicated to improving his city.
“To see Matt in action really was evidence what the entire group of ambassadors is to the Chamber of Commerce,” said Haynes.
The chamber’s hearts are heavy as they remember how their ambassador and friend, who gave back in so many ways.
“Of all of the chamber things that I did with Matt, and that this staff loved him dearly, that they did with Matt – the one thing I never had the chance to do was go record shopping with him,” said Haynes, “I would have really enjoyed that.”
Although Luecking won’t be present for the next ribbon cutting or meeting, his lasting strive and ambassador spirit will be.
“He was so good to the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce,” said Haynes, “We will miss that.”
The Chamber of Commerce is working on finding a way to honor Matt Luecking in Terre Haute.