Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017

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...

Free ADA seminar, updates, breakfast March 15

Posted: Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Chamber of Commerce will hold an American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Seminar on Wednesday, March 15 at the Habecker Dining Commons on the campus of Huntington University from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Stephen Metzer, AICP, PWS, who will discuss “Trying to Avoid ADA Problems in Your Business.” DLZ Architecture, Engineering, Planning, Surveying and Construction Services will sponsor the breakfast.

In this presentation, Metzer will present the requirements of ADA Title III on private businesses, the most common problems and topics of lawsuits, and some of the most important things to fix to provide at least basic accessibility... Read More...

Chamber extends a “thank you” to its members

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce sends a big “thank you” to our members. With members like you, we are able to provide a sustainable business community in Huntington County along with helping to foster growth and positive change. Only through your support can we continue to fund important community initiatives and lead the way for business.

Your Chamber now features many new ways for you to get involved with the Chamber or community activities. We offer networking and volunteering opportunities, many ways to promote your business through our website and Facebook pages, help wanted, discounts on purchases, seminars, hot deals, Chamber Bucks, After Hours, HR/Professional Development groups, access to the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) and more, all free with your membership... Read More...

HNHS to host Career Fair on April 18

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Huntington North High School is pleased to announce its first annual Career Fair. This event will be held on Tuesday, April 18 in the Huntington North Fieldhouse from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. HNHS cordially invites all businesses to attend. Display tables will be available from 2:30 to 8 p.m.

HNHS will be opening its doors to our high school seniors, along with all of our students, their parents and the community. This event is a great opportunity for your business/organization to reach a variety of individuals. Whether you are looking for summer help, an intern, or a full-time employee, the hope is that this event will allow participants to connect with the right individual to meet their needs... Read More...

iAB to partner with First Merchants Corporation

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Independent Alliance Banks, Inc. (OTCQX: IALB) (“IAB”), the holding company of iAB Financial Bank and First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) (“First Merchants”) jointly announced today the execution of a definitive agreement whereby IAB will merge with and into First Merchants, and iAB Financial Bank will merge with and into First Merchants Bank.

The merger agreement provides that shareholders of Independent Alliance Banks will have the right to receive 1.6530 shares of First Merchants common stock for each share of IAB common stock owned. Based on the closing price of First Merchants’ common stock on February 16, 2017 of $42... Read More...

Nominations sought for Peare and Kay Award

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

At the sixth annual Parkview Huntington Community Gala set for Saturday, April 29, a local force for enhancing the provision of healthcare will be recognized with a unique award. The community can have an important role in selecting the honoree.

Nominations for the Dr. R.B. Peare and Dr. John B. Kay Award for Excellence in Health Care are being sought from the public, from Parkview Huntington Hospital and Parkview Physicians Group staff members and physicians. Presentation of the award – named for two Huntington physicians instrumental in advancing health services locally, and in establishing the current Parkview Huntington Hospital – will be the evening’s centerpiece... Read More...

Brunner runs Diaper Drive for On Your Way Up

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Bethany Brunner, a Huntington North senior, conducted a community wide Diaper Drive to benefit the Youth Services Bureau’s On Your Way Up program. She chose this as part of her Gold Award project for Girl Scouts. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve.

“Bethany set up a competition among Girl Scout troops in Huntington County to see who could donate the most diapers and/or diaper wipes. She also challenged classes at Huntington North to donate diapers and wipes and sought community donations,” stated Ira Bencun, program coordinator.

Thus far over 3,000 diapers have been donated, along with 35 packages of diaper wipes... Read More...

Pathfinder accepting requests for funding

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The Pathfinder Foundation is now accepting Fund Requests for 2017 from not-for-profit organizations who have received a 501(c) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.

A major goal of the Pathfinder Foundation is to assist people with disabilities through funding not-for-profit organizations, including Pathfinder Services, Inc., in Huntington, Wabash, Marshall, Starke, Allen and Whitley Counties. The Foundation board of directors will consider all requests with emphasis on those requests that support Pathfinder Services’ clients, as well as community residents with disabilities not served by Pathfinder Services... Read More...

March Foundation Breakfast to discuss economy

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The Huntington University Foundation breakfast on Wednesday, March 8, will provide an economic update for the City of Huntington and its surrounding counties.

“I hope you can join us for this breakfast meeting to hear from several of our local leaders who will share about making Huntington the best version it can be for our city and our community,” stated Holly Sale, Foundation president.

Mark Wickersham, executive director of Huntington County Economic Development, will present an overview of economic development and facilitate a more comprehensive discussion led by Mayor Brooks Fetters and County Commissioner Tom Wall... Read More...

Libraries to host three different workshops

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

The Huntington and Markle libraries will kick off this spring’s Paws to Read sessions in March. Huntington will have sessions each Saturday morning, where children who are learning to read can practice, judgment free, with a registered therapy dog.

Markle’s sessions will be March 11 and 18, and April 1 and 22. All sessions at both libraries require registration by calling the Youth Services desk in Huntington at (260) 356-0824 or the Information Desk at Markle at (260) 758-3332 to register your child. Paws to Read is for children age six to 12.

More often than not, it’s mothers who style and play with their young daughter’s hair... Read More...

Brown awarded 2017 Johnston history prize

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2017

Huntington University History & Political Science Department presented the 2017 S.G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award in History to senior student Thomas Brown. He was presented the award on Monday, February 6.

The S.G. Whittle Johnston Memorial Award in History was established by Huntington University history alumni. The award was set up to honor the memory of this alum’s graduate school mentor. By funding this award, the donor wishes to encourage upper level history students in their undergraduate study of history. The award goes to a junior or senior history major who submits the most outstanding work of original scholarship... Read More...

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