Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Once Upon a Time Destinations joins Chamber

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Are you looking for help with your next Disney vacation? Looking for the best deals, or need help navigating the system?

Welcome to Once Upon a Time Destinations. It’s their hope to make your vacation planning as stress-free as possible. In addition, they charge you no fee for their services. Call or email them today for a free quote for your dream vacation to your favorite location.

According to Donna Rich, owner, “Magical, relaxing, and satisfying is how I describe a Disney vacation. Even empty nesters travel to Disney. We consider ourselves veteran Disney travelers... Read More...



Habitat holds ribbon cutting and After Hours

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and After Hours at Huntington County Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore on Thursday, November 13. The event took place at their new location at 250 Commerce Drive. The ribbon cutting and celebration began at 4 p.m.

Huntington County Habitat for Humanity and the ReStore are now located in the same building. The building, has already seen many improvements take place over the last few months.

According to Terry Sappington, manager of the ReStore, “Walls have been removed, wiring redone, painting, carpeting and a host of other work has been done at the new location... Read More...



Ithier honored at Two EE's on Veterans Day

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

David Harris, of Our Turn to Serve, held a special celebration to honor a former Marine on Veterans Day. The event was held at Two EE’s Winery, 6808 N U.S. 24 E, on Tuesday, November 11, 2014. Honored during the ceremony was Wayne Ithier, former Marine and Vietnam War veteran.

According to Harris, “Wayne spends a great deal of his time helping other veterans.” Harris went on to say, “Wayne has received four purple hearts and was given the Bronze Star on April 30, 1967. The Bronze Star was lost in a typhoon and Ithier has never received the award he so deservedly earned... Read More...



First Federal announces board transitions

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Daniel L. Stephan and Randall C. Rider have retired from the Boards of Northeast Indiana Bancorp and First Federal Savings Bank. Stephan served on the Bank for 27 years and Rider served for 25 years.  Both board members ended their service at the October meeting.

Stephan, left, is a past Indiana State Representative, current owner of Stephan Lawn Management and is also a farmer. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Ball State University. He and his wife, Linda, live in Huntington County and have two grown sons.

Rider, center, is current president and owner of Lime City Manufacturing... Read More...



Tri Kappa accepting applications for scholarships

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

The State organization of Tri Kappa will award a variety of scholarships to college students throughout Indiana in the spring.  Each state scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1,000. Tri Kappa has provided scholarship awards since 1914 acknowledging students on the local, province and state levels. Chapters, provinces and the state organization combined, currently give nearly $500,000 annually honoring academic achievement.

Twelve $1,000 Academic Scholarships will be awarded and additional at-large scholarships could be awarded dependent upon the funds available. To apply, students must be currently enrolled in a baccalaureate or graduate program, having completed at least one academic year... Read More...



Bowen Center helping families cope with PTSD

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Article written by Dr. Marlene Parker, Psychologist

The combination of nightmares, flashbacks, hypervigilance, anger and depression that afflict people with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be devastating to themselves and their families. PTSD is one of the mental health conditions most likely to lead to relationship problems. Here’s a guide to coping with PTSD for the traumatized person and family members when it interferes with family life.

Everyone must master stress-management skills; discuss how the family wants to address the event with people outside the family; understand that everyone is impacted by the event, even if not apparent at first; remember each person responds and heals in their own way, in their own time; not everyone prefers to talk about their feelings; seek professional help for all family members early whether or not they appear to be upset... Read More...



Johnson named president of Parkview Huntington

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Parkview Health officials announced Wednesday, November 12 that Juli Johnson has accepted the position of president, Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH). Johnson has more than 19 years of experience in healthcare, all in Huntington County. Her experience and familiarity with Huntington County will be of great value to the patients and community as well as the PHH team and health system.

Johnson has served in many leadership and clinical positions during her tenure with PHH, including house supervisor, inpatient manager and most recently vice president of Patient Care Services. She started her career in healthcare at Huntington Memorial Hospital in 1995 and continued her service when the hospital joined Parkview Health... Read More...



Shuttleworth recognized with HU award

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

The Huntington University Foundation honored local community member Carol Shuttleworth on Wednesday, November 12, with the Distinguished Service Award. She was recognized with a framed citation during the November foundation breakfast.

“Carol’s involvement and leadership within the community and at Huntington University is highly regarded serving as an inspiration for others,” said Ed Vessels, HU Foundation president. “Carol’s commitment to the greater community represents exactly what the Huntington University Foundation Distinguished Service Award embodies... Read More...



iAB partners with local charitable organizations

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Employees at iAB Financial Bank spent Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day in service to over 20 local charitable organizations by participating in iAB’s 2nd Annual iCare Day. iCare Day is an annual event where iAB initiates works of service to others in order to give back to local communities and commemorate their anniversary as a bank.

Local non-profit facilities in Allen, Huntington and Wells counties opened their doors in partnership to over 270 iAB employees. This special day of outreach resulted in making a difference in the lives of thousands of individuals in the surrounding communities... Read More...



Kubacki named Business Leader of the Year

Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014

Lake City Bank executive chairman Mike Kubacki was named Business Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber at its 25th Annual Awards Dinner in Indianapolis. Lake City Bank is the single bank subsidiary of Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select/LKFN).

Kubacki was Lake City Bank’s chairman, president and chief executive officer from 1999 to 2014. Under his leadership, the bank’s assets grew from $800 million to $3.2 billion, and the bank significantly expanded the markets it serves to include offices in the South Bend, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis markets.

“The Lake City Bank team is very proud that the Indiana Chamber has recognized Mike with the highest honor a business leader can receive... Read More...



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