Saturday, September 26th, 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...

Grants available at Community Foundation

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Grant opportunities are being offered once again by the Huntington County Community Foundation. Applications are available at for the Make a Difference grant and the Classroom Education grant due by October 15.

Make a Difference grants are awarded for charitable purposes that will make a positive material difference in Huntington County. Organizations or groups serving Huntington County who are classified as charitable 501(c)3 organizations or who have a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor are eligible to apply. To apply for a Make a Difference grant, please visit Read More...

Pathfinder Services moves Annual Dinner online

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Pathfinder Services is moving the 2020 Annual Dinner to an online recognition video celebration.

Each year, Pathfinder Services dedicates an evening to celebrating accomplishments and recognizing individuals for outstanding dedication in the creation of opportunities for those we serve to live fulfilling and meaningful lives.

Given the circumstances of COVID-19 and the priority to protect our award recipients, guests, staff, and all those served through Pathfinder Services, we will be moving the in-person event to an online video celebration.

“We believe it is extremely important to recognize those who go above and beyond for those we serve,” says Danielle Tips, president and CEO of Pathfinder Services... Read More...

Huntington University shatters enrollment record

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Huntington University has, once again, shattered enrollment records. In a year fraught with any number of challenges, HU is pleased to report a total enrollment of 1,402 students. This is the first time in history that the University’s enrollment has topped 1,400 students.

“We are thrilled that our enrollment has reached the 1,400 mark. We celebrate every student because it’s a life and they are a future leader, but surpassing a marker like 1,400 is a special moment for the campus community,” said Daniel Solms, vice president for enrollment management and marketing... Read More...

Holcomb: State is ‘moving in the right direction’

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Source: Inside INdiana

Governor Eric Holcomb says Indiana is ready to advance to stage five of the state’s Back on Track reopening plan, allowing restaurants to return to full capacity. But the mask mandate remains in place.

During the weekly press briefing Wednesday, Holcomb said the state has made improvements in curbing the spread of the coronavirus. By moving to the final stage, the state has now removed capacity limits at restaurants and large gatherings.

“The numbers continue to track in the right direction,” said Holcomb... Read More...

Workforce Ready program receives $25M

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education says the state has received another $25 million in CARES Act funding to continue efforts to upskill more Hoosiers through expanded Next Level Jobs programs. The money is used to help provide training to people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. It can also be used to steer Hoosiers towards better-paying jobs.

“We were able to use that money to expand the number of tuition-free, high-quality certificates, as well as the number of Hoosiers who were eligible to access those short-term education and training opportunities,” said ICHE Commissioner Teresa Lubbers... Read More...

State expands Small Business Restart Grant

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has announced changes to a program designed to help Hoosier small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline to apply for assistance from the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant program has been extended and eligibility requirements have been expanded as well.

The program launched in early June and, to date, has issued just over $1 million in grants to nearly 250 small businesses throughout 83 of the state’s 92 counties. The deadline for eligible small businesses in Marion County to apply for grant funding has been extended through November 1... Read More...

Cottage Event Center to host The Junk Yard Band

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Junk Yard Band, a Northeast Indiana Oldies Rock quintet known for performing music from the ’50’s and ’60s, returns to Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, October 23. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Roanoke Police Department.

The group began playing over forty years ago rehearsing next to a salvage yard, leading to the band’s name. They have performed at the Fort Wayne Bicentennial, Three Rivers Festival, James Dean Festival, and numerous area festivals, fairs and car shows. The lineup is Rick Brown, keyboards, sax, vocals; Don Miles, drums and vocals; Dale Pequignot, lead vocals; Mike Hockaday, bass and vocals and Guy Platter, guitar and vocals... Read More...

Autumn ‘Bee’zarres’ will take on new format

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The annual autumn barn sale at The BeeHive will be a little different this year. The mini festivals will be held on October 3, October 17 and October 31.

“Instead of one big festival, there will be three smaller Autumn Bee’zarres,” said Cindy Sheets, owner.

Vendors will be set up at each event, offering handmade, grown, raised and/or designed products, making their items truly unique. Also, The Bee Hive will have fully stocked shelves with new seasonal scented products and holiday themed products.

For more information call (260) 468-2657 or email the store at Read More...

OB services expand to the Warren medical office

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The list of providers with office hours at the Parkview Physicians Group (PPG) office in Warren has expanded. Now, in addition to PPG – Family Medicine providers Julie Utendorf, MD, and Whitney Shafer, NP, providers from PPG – OB/GYN will be available to meet with patients on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The change will offer Warren-area patients a greater convenience, as they can now choose either the Warren or the Huntington office for their appointments with these PPG – OB/GYN providers: Kevin Stamm, MD; Alisa Felke, CNM (certified nurse midwife) and Abby Mitchell, NP... Read More...

First Federal, Zahns donate to Arts Center

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Huntington Arts and Entrepreneurial Center (HAEC), a collaborative community impact project of Pathfinder Services, LaFontaine Arts Council and Huntington University, received a check for $25,000 from First Federal Savings Bank, Michael and Susan Zahn and Stephen and Alyce Zahn. The donation is for direct support of the ceramics program at HAEC and naming rights to the kiln room inside the center in recognition of the donors.

“The full-service ceramics studio with an on-site kiln room is quite unique and something people can’t normally access. We are thrilled that First Federal and the Zahn family chose this particular project for their support,” says Katy Strass, director of the HAEC... Read More...

First Federal receives Readers’ Choice award

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

First Federal Savings Bank is honored to share its results in the 2020 Fort Wayne Newspapers Readers’ Choice Awards. First Federal earned first-place in the Best Bank category. Over 30,000 people cast votes for their favorite businesses this year over the course of one month.

“There are over 85 dedicated and exceptional employees on our team. Our senior management has called First Federal home for over 220 years combined,” states Michael Zahn, president, and CEO of First Federal Bank. “That longevity is essential when maintaining strong relationships with our customers... Read More...

Tri Kappa thanks the community for their support

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events around the country have had to be rescheduled, changed or even canceled. Huntington events were not left out or unaffected by these issues. Tri Kappa’s largest fundraising event, the talent show “Follies,” has had to be rescheduled for May 2022.

There is still light at the end of the tunnel. Several businesses and individuals who had given money to have promotional space in the program for the “Follies” have elected to have Tri Kappa keep those funds so that the sorority can continue to serve the Huntington community through their various means... Read More...

Health & Human Science to offer learning series

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

A virtual learning series is scheduled in celebration of Active Aging Week. The program will be live via a Zoom link on Thursdays in October. The dates are set for October 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 9:30 a.m. Registrants will appreciate the live learning sessions, which include topics significant to active aging and the focus areas of nutrition, health, family and money.

October 8 – Nutrition & Active Aging. Join them to identify various “Super Foods,” that when combined with a balanced diet have shown to make a difference in the health of the aging population... Read More...

Ford Historic Home to be featured October 2

Posted: Friday, September 25, 2020

The Dr. James Ford Historic Home, operated by The Honeywell Foundation, will host its annual 19th Century Autumn Festival on Friday, October 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public with demonstrations taking place on the Dr. Ford Home lawn included in the Wabash Marketplace First Friday lineup.

The 19th Century Autumn Festival is sponsored by David L. Mann, CLU, ChFC, CFP, MSFS, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Company.

The festival will reflect a simpler time in history and celebrate the autumn season... Read More...

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