Sunday, February 28th, 2021

Featured: Support local businesses serving you!

Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

During these tough economic times, the Chamber of Commerce would like to encourage all people of Huntington County to shop local. We are in times like we have never seen before, and all of us need to support our local businesses. In this posting you will find a list of businesses in Huntington County that are open. Along with their business name, you will find a link to their Facebook page if the business has one.

Other ways that we can support our local businesses include purchasing gift cards to use later. This includes your favorite shop, fitness studio, YMCA, restaurant and more... Read More...


Meet the Chamber Directors

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Todd Latta
Parkview Huntington Family YMCA
CEO

* I have been employed at the Huntington YMCA for 15 years.
* I have served on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors for three years and involved for six years.

Why does he believe the Chamber is important to Huntington County?

“The Chamber is often behind the scenes making things happen in our community, including most community events and initiatives. Our Chamber has a dedicated staff with a keen awareness of what is happening in our county. As a member of the Chamber, we are a part of a very robust network... Read More...



Chamber Bucks - A great gift idea for any season

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

The Chamber Bucks program is designed to support our local businesses while embracing how important it is to support the Huntington County area first. The Chamber Bucks program allows anyone to purchase Chamber Bucks, but only participating Chamber member businesses are to accept these Bucks.

Chamber Bucks recipients are encouraged to redeem the checks at program participants, thereby encouraging the patronage of our local businesses. Chamber Bucks can be printed in denominations of $10, $25 and other denominations upon request.

Chamber Bucks are easy to use and a gift everyone loves to receive... Read More...



Sampson to retire from Regional Partnership

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette

John Sampson will step down as president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership at the end of March, the organization announced late Thursday.

The Regional Partnership will immediately begin a national search for his successor.

Sampson, who turns 68 in April, is trading his executive position for a to-do list that includes tackling home improvement projects, volunteering for his church and spending time with his two grandchildren, ages 8 and 10.

Slowing down hasn't crossed his mind.

“I'm just moving on to do some other service things that are very important to me,” he said during a phone interview... Read More...



Mirro Center celebrates 50,000th vaccine

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

The Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation administered its 50,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on February 24, marking a significant milestone in the effort to vaccinate the community.

As the largest vaccine clinic in the region, the Parkview Mirro Center administers nearly 1,000 doses of the vaccine per day of operation. Only two other clinics in Indiana administer as many or more vaccines per day.

Parkview has hosted its COVID-19 vaccine clinic since December 14, when six frontline healthcare workers were the first in the state to receive the vaccine. More than 400 people have worked in the clinic, including Parkview co-workers from dozens of departments across the health system... Read More...



Cottage Event Center to host Carolyn Martin

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

The Cottage Event Center in Roanoke will resume offering concerts and shows on Friday, March 26. The event center will present Country Western performer Carolyn Martin, who was once described by Superstar Vince Gill as “a great swing singer.”

Among the accolades the Texas born Martin has received over her career are Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year (three times), Hero of Western Swing by the Cowtown Society of Western Music and induction in both the Southwest and Northwest Western Swing Societies Halls of Fame. Martin was also recently featured on the cover of Fort Wayne’s WhatzUp magazine and on Northeast Indiana Public Television... Read More...



Share input about mental health, substance use

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Numerous studies have shown that employee mental health and substance use affect productivity, employee satisfaction and retention. Simultaneously, headlines describe the ongoing challenges to sustain workforces, even as demand for workers continues to rise.

Purdue Extension addresses mental health and substance use concerns that affect Hoosiers by providing community education and prevention resources throughout Indiana. Purdue Extension is expanding these efforts by developing a curriculum to address mental health and substance use concerns for workplaces.

To achieve this goal, Purdue Extension wants to learn how employers and business leaders currently approach mental health and substance use issues in the workplace, and learn what supports businesses may need to address these issues... Read More...



Kiwanis recognizes outstanding eighth graders

Posted: Friday, February 26, 2021

Huntington Metro Kiwanis recognized outstanding Crestview eighth graders, who were selected by the Huntington Crestview Middle School staff for each individual’s accomplishments, and who have excelled in scholarship, citizenship, sportsmanship, character building activities, extra-curricular achievement, volunteering and leadership.

Chuck Werth, principal at Crestview, spoke about the outstanding students as special people that are a shining example to others in the community and at Crestview Middle School. He thanked Huntington Metro Kiwanis for honoring these students and the parents for their support... Read More...



Holcomb signs COVID-related liability legislation

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

Source: Inside INdiana

Governor Eric Holcomb has signed a bill providing protection against COVID-related lawsuits into law. Holcomb says Senate Enrolled Act 1 will help provide assurance for business owners and individuals “that they will not have to live and work in fear of frivolous lawsuits” due to the pandemic.

Senator Mark Messmer (R-Jasper), who authored the legislation, says it will provide businesses and individuals with immunity from civil liability if someone is exposed to COVID-19 on their property or during an activity they organized... Read More...



Staying Stress-Free and Happy in the Workplace

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Lunch ’n Learn on Wednesday, March 24. The event will be held at Faith Community Church of God, 3615 N. Norwood Road, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Lunch ’n Learn is titled: Staying Stress-Free and Happy in Today’s Workplace.

Our world is a very stressful place right now as we deal with COVID-19 and its restrictions and protocol, the political climate, children out of school doing e-learning and parents trying to find ways to balance work and home life. It has begun to take a toll on individuals, and beginning to cause a great deal of stress... Read More...



Meet the Chamber Directors

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

Eric Fawcett
The Bippus State Bank
President

* I have been in business for twenty-eight (28) years.
* I have served on the Chamber of Commerce board of directors for four years.

Why does he believe the Chamber is important to Huntington County?

“The Chamber of Commerce is important to Huntington County because it is dedicated to protecting and promoting the local business community. That is accomplished by hosting networking events, fundraisers, workshops and other activities, all with the aim of connecting local business owners which allows for networking within the community... Read More...



Chamber Bucks - A great gift idea for any season

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

The Chamber Bucks program is designed to support our local businesses while embracing how important it is to support the Huntington County area first. The Chamber Bucks program allows anyone to purchase Chamber Bucks, but only participating Chamber member businesses are to accept these Bucks.

Chamber Bucks recipients are encouraged to redeem the checks at program participants, thereby encouraging the patronage of our local businesses. Chamber Bucks can be printed in denominations of $10, $25 and other denominations upon request.

Chamber Bucks are easy to use and a gift everyone loves to receive... Read More...



Kids Kampus celebrates with ribbon cutting

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2021

Pathfinder Services held an official ribbon cutting ceremony Monday, February 15 to celebrate the completion of the expansion to the building, located at 435 Campus Street in Huntington.

The expansion includes the addition of four new classrooms set to grow the Early Head Start (EHS) program. The expansion came about when Kids Kampus received Duration Funding from the Office of Head Start last year for the purpose of better meeting the community’s need for increased free childcare for families experiencing poverty, homelessness or have children in foster care.

“We know that early and equal access to quality education is the first step to building healthy communities in the future,” says Danielle Tips, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services... Read More...



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