Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

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...

Shop local and win up to $400 in Chamber Bucks

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Chamber is rewarding local shoppers with Chamber Bucks! Support your local businesses throughout December, and have a chance to win $100 in Chamber Bucks. Shop at a local business or order food from a local restaurant and keep your receipts.

When you have accumulated five original receipts, totaling a minimum of $50, lay them on a surface, take a picture of them and send them to the Chamber. The entry will then be placed into a drawing to win $100 of Chamber Bucks. Chamber Bucks can be spent at over 60 participating Chamber member businesses in Huntington County including Huntington, Markle, Roanoke and Warren... Read More...

Gift Basket Giveaway through local shopping

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Chamber is also giving away four gift baskets with a value of $175 each. The Chamber will ask a trivia question each week, and all individuals answering the question correctly will be entered in a drawing for one of the baskets.

One question will be posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page here each Monday, which began Monday, November 23. If you would like to participate, respond by sending your answers to If your answer is correct, or you are closest to the right answer, your name will be entered to win one of the baskets... Read More...

New Life Ministries Annual Benefit Auction online

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

New Life Ministries is holding the Annual Benefit Auction online for 2020. The live auction benefitting the ministry has been cancelled. Two different Facebook auctions will be held that help to fund the downtown meal ministry and other ministries of the organization.

The first online auction will begin on Thanksgiving Day and run through Noon on Giving Tuesday, December 1. A live online auction will begin at 6:30 p.m. also on Giving Tuesday, December 1.

Visit the New Life Ministries website at www.newlifeministries-indiana...

Huntington implements new COVID-19 measures

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

New measures were put in place Tuesday to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the City of Huntington, alongside of support and resources for impacted businesses and residents. Huntington is currently still shown in the orange status.

“We are taking these steps to protect our community, our residents and our hospitals, which are experiencing capacity issues and shortages of doctors and nurses as they experience COVID-19 infection,” Huntington Mayor Richard Strick said.

Strick announced measures the City of Huntington will implement, effective immediately, during a press conference Tuesday afternoon at the Etna Avenue fire station... Read More...

Area organizations offer help to those in need

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Area organizations are looking to help out those who need assistance. Volunteers from the community are also needed by these organizations to assist with their annual Christmas giving projects.

The Salvation Army, 1424 E. Market Street, (260) 356-3485, offers food assistance one time per month. They will also be offering Christmas assistance and volunteers will be needed to help with the packaging and distribution of gifts and food.

The Indiana Dream Center, 501 N. Jefferson Street, (260) 366-3641, offers free bread products, available two to three times weekly.

Love INC, 715 Byron Street, (260) 356-0933, has a food pantry and weekly food assistance program available on a first come, first served basis... Read More...

Parkview, Lutheran Health update restrictions

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

With patient, healthcare worker and visitor safety as the priority for the Fort Wayne-area’s two local hospital systems, updated visitor restrictions were implemented, effective Monday, November 23.

Both Parkview Health and Lutheran Health Network are working to assure that COVID-19 transmission is minimized, while acknowledging that the restrictions can be difficult for patients, as well as their family and friends. This is an extraordinary time and the community’s understanding and compliance is appreciated. The updated visitor restrictions can be viewed at each system’s website, listed below... Read More...

NE Indiana Bancorp announces special dividend

Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB:  NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, is proud to announce that its board of directors has declared a special cash dividend of $1 per share on the company’s common stock. The record date will be December 9, 2020 and the payment date will be December 23, 2020.

Commenting on the announcement, president and CEO Michael S. Zahn stated, “For the sixth year in a row, the bank’s earnings and capital levels have allowed the board of directors to issue a special cash dividend. During that period, over $4.8 million in special dividends have been returned to our shareholders... Read More...

Christmas in the City Reimagined for 2020

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

Christmas in the City will look a little different, “Reimagined” as its being designated, for 2020. The mayor, health department and other members of the Downtown Business Association met Thursday, November 19 deciding that Christmas in the City will change due to the rampant increase in COVID cases.

The changes include lighting the Christmas tree in Rotary Park, downtown, on Wednesday, November 25 before Thanksgiving with no public gathering. Santa, The Grinch, Snoopy, Buddy the Elf and other elves will greet families in their cars in front of the Courthouse as parents drive by on Saturday, November 28 from 3 to 5 p... Read More...

HU opens new Animal Science Education Center

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

The Don Strauss Animal Science Education Center at Huntington University officially opened Monday, November 16 in a ceremony featuring Governor Eric Holcomb. The university says the 10,000-square-foot building will serve as an on-campus experiential learning space for students.

According to Huntington University representatives, the ASEC will serve as “home base” for students pursuing degrees in agribusiness-animal production, animal science and pre-veterinary medicine. In October, Warsaw-based Lake City Bank made a $100,000 commitment to support the new facility, which is part of the Haupert Institute for Agricultural Studies... Read More...

Zahn elected 2021 Chairman of IBA

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

Michael S. Zahn, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, Huntington, has been elected 2021 chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association. The election took place November 18 during the virtual IBA Mega Reimagined Conference and Annual Convention. Zahn currently serves the IBA as first vice chairman and will become chairman effective January 1, 2021.

Zahn joined First Federal Savings Bank in 1996 and was named president in 2005 and CEO in 2011. He is a board member and past president of the Huntington University Foundation and a member of the board of directors of Huntington County Economic Development... Read More...

HAEC public fundraising campaign begins

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

The Huntington Arts and Entrepreneurial Center (HAEC), a project of Pathfinder Services and the LaFontaine Arts Council, has moved from private fundraising to the public fundraising campaign portion of the project.

The Huntington Arts and Entrepreneurial Center is a multi-purpose community arts and business start-up center located in the historic UB Block buildings in downtown Huntington. The center will serve people of all ages and abilities as they pursue their interests in different types of art, culinary skills, business and entrepreneurial aspirations.

“We are so grateful to the grants we have received and the more than 80 individuals and businesses who have already pledged their support of this transformative project for downtown Huntington and northeast Indiana,” says Katy Strass, Director of the HAEC... Read More...

Trinity United Methodist to hold free lunches

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

Trinity United Methodist will be offering free lunches beginning on December 5.

The free lunches will be provided on Saturday, December 5; Saturday, January 2; Saturday, February 6 and Saturday, March 6. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone in the community is welcome to attend.

The church is located at 530 Guilford Street, Huntington.

Miller’s asking for help with purchasing pies

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

Miller’s Merry Manor is excited to announce they have partnered with Crimson House Cafe to help spread some joy to their residents and staff by having a special pie delivery.

Crimson House Cafe will be offering the option to order individual pies for loved ones at the facility for only $7 each. The pies will be delivered directly to residents and staff. They are offering pumpkin, apple and sugar cream flavors.

Those interested in the purchase of a pie for a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor or one of the staff, can call (260) 622-0167 and explain that you would like to order a pie for someone at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington... Read More...

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