Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Featured: Chamber looking for 25 businesses

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce is beginning a new program as a value-added benefit for its members. Beginning Saturday, November 1, the Member2Member Discount Program will be offered to Chamber members encouraging them to do business locally with other Chamber members.

To be a part of Member2Member, Chamber members offer a discount for purchases or services to other Chamber businesses. Participating businesses are asked to commit to the program through Thursday, December 31, 2015. Member2Member businesses will be contacted in September 2015 to determine if they will continue with their existing offers or want to change the offer... Read More...

Echo Lakes Foods holds ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Echo Lakes Foods, 435 W. State Street, held a ribbon cutting on Thursday, September 11 with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann attending the economic development announcement. Wisconsin-based Echo Lake Foods, a large producer of frozen breakfast foods, unveiled their expansion and job creation plans to several individuals of the community.

Jerry Warntjes, vice president and general manager of Echo Lakes Foods, welcomed everyone to Thursday’s celebration and thanked Mayor Brooks Fetters, Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development, for all their hard work to make this a reality... Read More...

Habitat and ReStore to open new facility

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore has purchased a building at 250 Commerce Drive. The building was formerly Bircraft.

According to Sam Schaadt of Habitat for Humanity, “The building is being remodeled and updated to meet the demands of Habitat and the ReStore. The new building and layout will allow us to have an increased retail area, and we are looking forward to all of us being under one roof where we can better support each other.”

According to Schaadt, “We are currently accepting donations from the community to fill the space. The new location will house both the Habitat office and the ReStore into one location, but still remain separate businesses... Read More...

Parkview Boys & Girls Club to break ground

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

We are excited to announce that the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County will soon begin construction on the new Parkview facility. The board of directors has signed a contract with Felderman Design Build, allowing them to begin work this month. The board has also chosen First Federal Savings Bank to finance the project.

The Parkview Boys & Girls Club is very excited to have a partnership with both of these companies as they begin this important journey towards a new facility to serve the youth of Huntington County.

“The Parkview Boys & Girls Club is thankful to all of our supporters for their belief in our project,” said Mandy Reber, executive director... Read More...

HU enrollment up by eight percent

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

At 1,209 students, fall 2014 enrollment at Huntington University has increased by eight percent compared to fall 2013.

“We attribute the growth to solid recruiting in addition to faculty and staff working together focused on student success,” said Nate Perry, director of undergraduate admissions.

The graduate programs experienced the most significant increase to 134 students from 69 last fall, a 94 percent surge. Contributing to the boost is the fully-enrolled doctorate in occupational therapy program, new this fall, with 32 students.

“Our graduate programs grew across the board,” said Sara Diehl, assistant director for graduate and professional program enrollment... Read More...

Quayle display at Historical Museum

Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014

Currently on display at the Huntington County Historical Museum is a new, temporary exhibit featuring memorabilia of former Vice-President Dan Quayle. Items on display include photos, campaign buttons and bumper stickers, books, magazines, his high school yearbook, a campaign hat, a t-shirt and much more.

The display was designed by Huntington University student and museum intern Jaime Hillegonds. Quayle practiced law in Huntington, with his wife, Marilyn, before being elected to the United States Congress in 1976 at the age of 29. In 1980, Quayle was elected to the Senate. In 1988, Vice President George H... Read More...

Nick's Kitchen selected Business of the Month

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

Nick’s Kitchen of Huntington was chosen as the Business of the Month for September. Nick’s Kitchen is located at 506 N. Jefferson Street and is owned by Jean Anne Bailey. Nick’s Kitchen was chosen as Business of the Month by the Chamber’s group of Ambassadors for their long-standing commitment to Huntington and for their involvement in the Huntington community. Nick’s Kitchen is known nationwide for their tenderloin sandwich. The Chamber of Commerce congratulates Nick’s Kitchen on being named Business of the Month.

Shown in the front row, from left, Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros... Read More...

Jimmy John's to open at 2940 Wal-Mart Drive

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

Jimmy John’s, a new fast food sandwich restaurant specializing in gourmet sandwiches, is planning to open in Huntington on October 1. The new restaurant will be located at 2940 Wal-Mart Drive next to Sears Optical. The new restaurant will have a walk-in, drive-thru or what they consider “freaky fast” delivery for their customers.

A Taste of Gourmet History by Jimmy John’s: 1983 was a big year for America. Change was in the air. Reagan and Bush were leading the country through the Cold War, GI Joe was dating Barbie, teenagers “tight rolled” their pants and slow danced to Total Eclipse of the Heart... Read More...

Chamber to hold ribbon cutting at Genbu-Kai

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting at the new Genbu-Kai Karate of Indiana, on Saturday, September 13. The event will take place at their facility at CHAMPS Academy, 900 E. State Street, at 11 a.m. and the community is invited.

The head instructor of Genbu-Kai is Sensei Dawn Anderson. Anderson is a Nidan (2nd degree) black belt in Genbu-Kai Shito-Ryu Karate-Do and a Shodan (1st degree) black belt in Kobudo Rengo-Kai (Okinawan weapons). Anderson has been training for 10 years, teaching karate to all levels of youth and adults since 2008, and serves as a Genbu-Kai karate judge for state and international level tournaments... Read More...

Viamedia to hold After Hours on September 24

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

Viamedia, 1502 Magnavox Way, Suite 270, Fort Wayne, and a member of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, will hold an After Hours on Wednesday, September 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. The event will be held at Pathfinder Services, 2824 Theater Avenue, Huntington.

Viamedia is the leading independent cable advertising representation firm in the U.S., giving video providers across the country dependable, high-quality representation of their advertising inventory. Viamedia is focused on driving revenue through the power of media, offering a full turn-key solution with a comprehensive suite of services... Read More...

4th annual Walk for Hope to prevent teen suicide

Posted: Friday, September 5, 2014

The Youth Services Bureau and the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force will be hosting the Fourth Annual Walk for Hope, suicide awareness walk on Saturday, September 20. The event will begin and end at Huntington North High School. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. while the event will begin at 7 p.m. The walk route is approximately two miles in length.

The primary goal of the event is to raise awareness and prevention of suicide. Walkers are encouraged to make donations or have friends and family sponsor them as they walk. All proceeds from the event will go directly to suicide prevention efforts in Huntington County... Read More...

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