Friday, August 28th, 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...

Chamber receives tour of Park Lofts Apartments

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Miller-Valentine Group has announced that Park Lofts at Huntington Apartments, their newest community exclusively for adults 55 and over, will open its doors very soon. Park Lofts at Huntington, located at 205 E. Park Drive, will be welcoming residents in late August 2015.

The beautiful, brand new community of one and two bedroom apartment homes will serve adults 55 and over who desire high-quality, affordable rental housing. The apartments will have 24-hour emergency maintenance services, are pet friendly with controlled access entry, will include a fitness center, media room and a business center... Read More...

Veterans Memorial is moving forward quickly

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

The Veterans Memorial at Memorial Park continued to move forward this week. The newest addition, a T-33A airplane, arrived in Huntington this week from Virginia. The T-33A is one of the first jets used at the end of World War II. Veterans of World War II definitely recognize this war plane.

Construction workers are preparing the pedestals and the surrounding area to make room for the plane. Once the new plane is painted, it will be mounted upon the pedestals for show only. The plane will not be used for playground equipment or for children to climb on.

The T-33A is identical to the plane already at the park... Read More...

Parkview Huntington Healthy Steps, October 3

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Parkview Huntington Hospital will present Healthy Steps on Saturday, October 3. The health fair will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. in the front lobby and lower-level classrooms of the hospital located at 2001 Stults Road, Huntington.

Free screenings and services will include, but are not limited to: screenings for hearing, vision, feet, skin cancer, balance, bone density, body-fat analysis, breathing assessment and chair massage.

Imaging services will include digital mammography (the hospital will file with insurance); HeartSmart CT scan, $50, recommended for individuals over 40, appointments are required at (260) 355-3802 or (800) 533-2252, ext... Read More...

State spending $9 million on business portal

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Submitted by Indiana Business Journal

The first step in starting a new business is having a big idea; then comes all the paperwork. A new state project hopes to ease those bureaucratic burdens for Indiana businesses.

The Secretary of State’s office is getting ready to launch an online portal called Business OneStop, which it says will streamline businesses’ interactions with state government. Instead of having to visit multiple agencies, businesses will go to just one website to register their companies, submit required annual reporting, learn about new laws and even pay their taxes... Read More...

Little River Cycling Festival, September 26

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Huntington will celebrate with bicycle enthusiasts by holding the Little River Cycling Festival for 2015. The festival is sponsored by Spokesmen Cycling and will be held on Saturday, September 26. Start time for the event is 10 a.m.

The cycling festival will have a 17-mile family route, 30-mile endurance route and a 60-mile challenge route. There will be a post event festival that will include food for all participants. SAG and support is provided.

The 17-mile route is an enjoyable, scenic, fairly flat course that travels around northeastern Huntington County. This route is designed for families and fitness enthusiasts looking to spend the morning on a bicycle enjoying the fall countryside... Read More...

Beach Party for Riley, Friday, September 25

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center will be transformed musically to the Caribbean on Friday, September 25 with the “Trop Rock” sounds of duo Two Dudes in Flipflops.  The event, being labeled a “Beach Party” (where attendees are encouraged to wear Hawaiian shirts), is a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for Children.

The Two Dudes in Flipflops are Michigan based brothers Greg and Jeff Grossenbacher. Their island infused sound draws heavily from artists like Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte, plus country performers like Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown... Read More...

Indiana's big challenge: Talent

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Gerry Dick,

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith, left, says while he is encouraged by a shrinking unemployment rate and expanding work force, talent remains a major issue confronting future economic growth. “The largest impediment we have to continue economic growth in the state of Indiana is going to be employees,” said Smith during an interview on Inside Indiana Business Television.

“We have to continue to attract and grow our labor force,” said Smith. Last week, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released an employment report showing private sector employment hit an all-time high in July... Read More...

Regional Cities Initiative approved by RDA

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) approved The Road to One Million Plan on Tuesday, August 25. The approval marked the final step in the state’s Regional Cities Initiative application process.

The five members of the RDA board that approved the plan are Brad Bishop of OrthoWorx, Andrew Briggs of Bank of Geneva, Gene Donaghy of Northeastern REMC, Bob Marshall of Campbell & Fetter Bank and Jeff Turner of Metal Technologies.

The plan was then submitted to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) during The Road to One Million Premiere event held by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc... Read More...

Pathfinder Outsource invited to present at seminar

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2015

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing competed and was recently awarded the opportunity to produce over 100 hand-turned, wooden pens which were given to the attendees of the Rural LISC Annual Seminar held in Portland, Maine. The manufacturing division of Huntington-based non-profit organization, Pathfinder Services, was also granted an exclusive invitation to present its social enterprise efforts to participants during the event.

Pathfinder OutSource Manufacturing was the sole exhibitor invited to attend this event. Loretta Mottram, senior director of business development at Pathfinder Services, had the opportunity to demonstrate services offered such as kit assembly, skin packaging and collating, as well as educate attendees about the benefit of purchasing proprietary products such as ControlAbility hair and skin care products, Monofoil®, custom binders, industrial wipes and the hand-turned wooden pens which attendees received as gifts from Rural LISC... Read More...

Foundation awards HU program $100,000 grant

Posted: Thursday, August 20, 2015

Huntington University’s doctoral program in occupational therapy (OTD) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation over a period of four years.

“We’re thankful that the English, Bonter, Mitchell Foundation has come alongside us to support our investment in doctoral level education and in the Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana community,” said Dr. Ann McPherren, vice president for strategy & graduate/adult programs and professor of business and economics. “Our first class of graduates in 2017 will be better prepared to serve others because of the Foundation’s generosity... Read More...

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