Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Huntington University has produced a video highlighting Huntington County. The video details the many ways in which individuals are able to enjoy a high quality of life, right here in Huntington County.

The video highlights the great agricultural community throughout all of Huntington County, the many different restaurants we have to offer, entertainment, the Dan Quayle Center in Huntington, to the Pulse Opera House in Warren and more. Two EE’s Winery, Joseph Decuis and the new zip line at Camp Timber Lake are all highlighted in the Roanoke area... Read More...


Grand opening, ribbon cutting held at Creations

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

Creations Beauty School, 495 Bowen Park, held a grand opening on Thursday, June 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. in celebration of the new business. Those in attendance were given a tour the facility and viewed students already learning the art of cosmetology. The open house was for students and any adult that wanted to learn about the cosmetology program. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce performed a ribbon cutting at 3 p.m.

Students that attend the school will receive 1,500 hours of training and will learn all aspects of cosmetology from haircuts and styles, designs, color, manicures, pedicures and spa treatments... Read More...



Widener to join Huntington University in the fall

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

Huntington University has hired Adam Widener as Visiting Instructor of Digital Media Arts/Broadcast Fusion Media. He will start in his new position in the fall of 2015.

Widener, a 2009 Huntington University graduate, holds a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting. He has worked as a multimedia journalist at WANE-TV NewsChannel 15 since March 2010. Widener was the station’s first multimedia journalist, meaning he handled the responsibilities of shooting, writing, editing and presenting his own complete stories.

“I’ve been on the front lines of a unique transition in the broadcasting industry,” said Widener... Read More...



Operation Backyard to mark ninth summer

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

2015 marks the ninth summer that Huntington youth leaders and their youth groups, in partnership with Huntington County Habitat for Humanity, will participate in Operation Backyard. The cooperative event will take place over the weekend of July 10 through 12 to help youth serve in their own backyard.  This year’s team will be working in a six to eight block neighborhood near Memorial Park.

Each youth attending the weekend is charged $35 to participate. They are housed at Huntington University and the cost includes food and supplies plus a t-shirt. Area churches help to underwrite some of the costs involved... Read More...



YSB looking for Tools for Life donations

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

The Youth Service Bureau’s “Tools for Life” school supplies program is underway. The program was started in 1994 to help ensure the students in Huntington County had the school supplies they needed to begin the school year.

“In 2014 we provided 678 students with the school supplies they needed to start school,” said Jan Williams, executive director of YSB.

The agency is seeking community support in meeting the needs of Huntington County. Groups and individuals are asked to collect school items and donate them to the Youth Services Bureau by July 30... Read More...



Free HIV testing to be offered at local clinic

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

The Positive Resource Center is partnering with the Huntington County Department of Health and the Huntington Free Health Clinic to offer HIV testing at no cost to area residents. The HIV test is an oral swab and the results will be provided in 20 minutes.

Free HIV testing will be available to the public at the Huntington Free Clinic on the following Mondays: June 29, August 24, October 26 and December 7. HIV testing will be offered on each of these dates from 9 a.m. to noon, no appointment necessary. The Huntington Free Clinic is located at 1255 Engle Street.

According to the Indiana State Department of Health, as of December 2014 there were 19 reported cases of HIV in Huntington County... Read More...



Martin, Peters recognized by NACCAP

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

Two of Huntington University’s enrollment staff have been recognized by the North American Coalition for Christian Admissions Professionals Inc. (NACCAP) for their commitment to recruiting students to the institution. Katie Martin, left, and Carlene Peters, right, were recognized by NACCAP at its annual conference at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Martin, senior admissions counselor, has been with Huntington University for three years. She received NACCAP’s Regional Service Award. The award goes to one whose effort toward advancing enrollment in Christian higher education is recognized by students, peers and the coalition... Read More...



Dream Center receives check for Steps program

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

The Indiana Dream Center was presented a check from Tri Kappa for $518 recently to be used for their Steps for Success program. The money will be used to purchase shoes for students returning to school.

Indiana Dream Center is a volunteer-driven organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals in the community. This year the Dream Center is in the process of planning their 6th Annual Steps for Success event to be held in August.

In the previous years the Steps for Success program has served 700 plus school-aged students by providing free tennis shoes to help jump start students into a great new school year... Read More...



OTD program receives top rankings

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015

Huntington University’s doctoral program in occupational therapy (OTD) has ranked in some of the top categories posted this year to date by GraduatePrograms.com.

The OTD program was ranked: #1 Top Occupational Therapy for Financial Aid, #3 Top Occupational Therapy Schools According to Student Reviews, #4 Top Occupational Therapy for Value, #5 Top Occupational Therapy Programs for Career Support, #9 Top Occupational Therapy for Quality of Network.

“These rankings reflect very positively as the Huntington University OTD program is compared to many other highly reputable schools,” said Dr... Read More...



Chamber offers its thank you to community

Posted: Monday, June 22, 2015

Huntington Heritage Days 2015 were a major success due in large part to the many dedicated volunteers who so generously gave of their time and resources. The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce staff would like to say how much we appreciate the time given this year.

Several groups helped to make Heritage Days possible. To Parkview Huntington Hospital, the corporate sponsor, goes a big THANK YOU for their generous donation to the festival. Thank you to all those who helped with and participated in the annual parade. We also appreciate McDonald’s Restaurant for making the Kid Zone downtown possible and Lee’s KFC for supplying the hotdogs... Read More...



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