Sunday, April 18th, 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...


Heritage Days activities starting to be announced

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Little Miss, Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant, June 12

Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Saturday, June 12 at 7 p.m. at Parkview Huntington Family YMCA. The pageant is open to girls age five to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. The objective is for girls to learn stage presence and gain self-confidence... Read More...



HU launches relationship with CAST

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Huntington University is pleased to announce the formation of a partnership with Coach Approach Skill Training LLC (CAST) to create a curriculum that is geared toward the leader who is ready for the next step.

By combining the established methods and training of the CAST team and the historied success and rigorous curriculum of Huntington University, HU has developed a Leadership Coaching Certificate designed to prepare the next generation of leadership coaches.

“This partnership aligns with everything that Huntington University stands for,” said Wendy Speakman, director of graduate and online programs... Read More...



Small business optimism grows, staffing issue

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

National Federation of Independent Business

Indiana’s small business owners appear to be growing more optimistic about the future as pandemic restrictions ease, but they are still struggling to find enough workers. The National Federation of Independent Business says its optimism index rose 2.4 points last month to a reading of 98.2.

The NFIB says March’s reading is the first return to the average historical reading since November, which indicates an improvement.

While the reading ticks higher, the organization says its members continue to struggle with staffing... Read More...



Pathfinder Foundation accepting requests

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

The Pathfinder Foundation is now accepting fund requests for 2021 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 people served by Pathfinder Services, as well as community residents with disabilities not served by Pathfinder Services... Read More...



McCall named Beacon Credit Union vice president

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Beacon Credit Union has named Mark McCall to the newly formed position of vice president of member experience.

In this new key role, McCall will continually improve and maintain an environment that promotes best in class service delivery for Beacon’s member-owners, while supporting strategic organic growth. He will be responsible for analyzing and improving all member touch points to proactively meet the financial needs and expectations of Beacon’s diverse membership.

A long-term employee of eighteen years, McCall most recently served as vice president of member operations for the past five years where he directed Member Center operations of Beacon’s east division... Read More...



Kids Kampus celebrates Week of the Young Child

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Pathfinder Kids Kampus, the only National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accredited center in Huntington County, is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Week of the Young Child.

NAEYC’s Week of the Young Child celebrates early learning, young children, teacher, families, and communities. NAEYC is the gold standard for early childhood programs across the country.

“This is a week for us to celebrate our teachers and the high-quality early education that we provide for Huntington’s next generation,” says Elizabeth Hire, Kids Kampus administrator... Read More...



NE Indiana Bancorp announces record earnings

Posted: Friday, April 16, 2021

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced net income of $1.89 million ($1.58 per diluted common share) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. This earnings level was an increase of $860,000 or 83.2% when compared to earnings from the quarter ended March 31, 2020 of $1.03 million ($0.86 per diluted common share).

The current three months earnings equate to an annualized return on average assets (ROA) of 1.88% and a return on average equity (ROE) of 14.87% compared to an ROA of 1.16% and an ROE of 9.86% for the prior year quarter ended March 31, 2020... Read More...



Meet the Chamber Directors

Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Sonya Foraker
Parkview Huntington Hospital, Finance Manager

* I have been employed with Parkview Huntington Hospital for 32 years.

* I’ve served on the Chamber’s board of directors for the past seven years.

* I have been past board chairperson, served on the Chamber’s executive committee for the past four years, served on the EXPO committees, A B.I.G. Day Golf Outing committee and Huntington County Coffee Connections.

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

“The Chamber serves as a vital resource to local businesses within our community... Read More...



HU presents Rodgers, Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Huntington University Theatre Company and the School of the Arts are proud to present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

The show will take place at the Merillat Centre for the Arts at Zurcher Auditorium. Shows will be held on April 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 17 at 2 and 7 p.m.

Directed by returning guest director Adam Sahli, this show is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical; a contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award-nominee Douglas Carter Beane... Read More...



April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

The Huntington County Department of Child Services, Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County (YSB), the Prevention of Child Abuse Council organized by SCAN, and various social service agencies and departments share some important information pertaining to child abuse and neglect in Huntington County.

“During the week of April 12 to 16, blue pinwheels will be displayed throughout Huntington County as a reminder to us all that all children deserve to have safe, healthy childhoods,” stated, Kerri Baker, Department of Child Services (DCS).  Huntington University will be hosting a Child Abuse Prevention Walk on Saturday April 24 from 12 to 2 p... Read More...



Eagles Parkview Ballroom opening for dinner

Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2021

Honeywell Arts & Entertainment is excited to partner with Alicia Pyle & Friends for a debut event: Eagles Ballroom Supper Club on Tuesday, April 13 starting at 5 p.m. Located in the Parkview Ballroom of Eagles Theatre, guests will gather for an upscale, chef-attended buffet followed by classic standards performed by Alicia Pyle & Friends.

Alicia Pyle & Friends’ sound is unlike the normal set of jazz standards; Latin and funk grooves thrown in the mix of classical music is combined with elements of jazz and rock along with original compositions.

On the Buffet: carved top round; parmesan-crusted tilapia; chicken parmesan; roasted red potatoes; green beans almandine; macaroni and cheese; roasted carrots; tossed salad; pickled beets and broccoli salad... Read More...



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