Friday, February 12th, 2016

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...

These times call for prayers, plans for workers

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

Two Indiana plants, one in Huntington the other in Indianapolis, that make products for the heating, ventilating, and the air conditioning industry are shifting their manufacturing operations to Mexico. These moves will cost about 2,100 workers their jobs, company officials announced Wednesday, February 11. The Huntington plant of UTEC employs around 800 workers with 700 employees to be displaced.

The Indianapolis plant, known as Carrier, is shuttering its manufacturing facility eliminating about 1,400 jobs during the next three years. The employees of UTEC make microprocessor-based controls for the HVAC and refrigeration industries... Read More...

Chamber attends Chamber Day at the Statehouse

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce participated in the Chamber Day at the Statehouse on Tuesday, February 9. Eight people from the area joined the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce for the trip to Indianapolis.

A motor coach ride provided by the Regional Chamber of Commerce transported those attending the event. The Huntington County delegation met the motor coach at the I-69 and State Road 5 exit.

First on the morning agenda was a visit to the Senate Chambers at the Statehouse where the delegation met with Anthony Mitson and Matt Bell, lobbyists from Catalysts Public Affairs Group for the Regional Chamber of Commerce... Read More...

Parkview announces community partners

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

Parkview Huntington Hospital has announced the designation of its 2016 Community Health Improvement funds to a group of 13 Huntington County organizations. The grants awarded through the Community Health Improvement Program target specific areas of focus in conjunction with the hospital’s mission of improving the health and well-being of the community.

These community partners met criteria to receive funding through the grant process:

Blessings in a Backpack of Huntington County support underprivileged elementary school students who rely on the federal Free and Reduced Priced Meal Program... Read More...

Kids Kampus receives $23,500 from Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

Turkey Trot host and lead sponsors presented $23,700 to Pathfinder Kids Kampus Administrator Jodie Clark on Monday, February 1. The 2015 donations and participation set a record for the Thanksgiving Day event. 1,017 individuals participated in the 5K and one-mile fun walk.

“The Turkey Trot has become the community event on Thanksgiving Day. We’re grateful for the continued support of our sponsors and the participants and volunteers who choose to spend their morning with us,” Clark said. “This event continues to be a fun family event thanks to the efforts of everyone involved... Read More...

Gerdau achieves on year without OSHA incident

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

The Huntington facility of Gerdau, 25 Commercial Road, has achieved one year without an OSHA recordable incident on January 21, 2016. According to a press release from Gerdau, this was the first time the Huntington location has achieved this accomplishment.

The release went on to say it has taken great effort and growth by each employee to reach that milestone. The Huntington facility also reached one year without a Lost Time Accident (LTA) on June 10, 2015 by keeping their focus on the importance of maintaining a safe work environment so that every person can go home safe to their family every day... Read More...

NEIB, Inc. announces record earnings

Posted: Friday, February 12, 2016

Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB:  NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced record annual earnings for the full year 2015 of $3.8 million ($3.19 per diluted common share).  This is an increase of $701,000 or 22.4% compared to net income of $3.1 million ($2.59 per diluted common share) for the full year 2014.  The full year 2015 earnings equates to a return on average assets of 1.37% and a return on average equity of 11.91% compared to an ROA of 1.15% and an ROE of 10.71% for the full year 2014.

The Company also announced quarterly earnings for the three months ended December 31, 2015 of $1... Read More...

Novae Corp. chosen as Business of the Month

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

Novae Corporation, 1 Novae Parkway, Markle, was chosen as the Business of the Month for February by the Chamber Ambassadors. Novae Corporation was selected for its long-standing membership and loyalty to the Chamber, long-term presence in the county, and generosity to the Huntington County Community Learning Center.

The Chamber of Commerce would like to congratulate Steve Bermes, president and CEO, and Chris Storie, chief operations officer, and the entire staff of Novae Corporation on being named Business of the Month for February.

Shown in the photograph, front row from left, Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros... Read More...

Third House Legislative Session, February 13

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce will host a Third House Legislative Session at the Huntington City-Township Public Library Saturday, February 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. The library is located at 255 West Park Drive.

The session will feature State Senators Jim Banks and Travis Holdman along with Dan Leonard, 50th District State Representative; Mayor Brooks Fetters, and a local County Commissioner. Those in attendance will hear from the elected officials about city, county and state government activities. A question and answer session will follow.

The moderator for the session will be John Niederman, president, Pathfinder Services... Read More...

The wait is over … Bowl for Kids’ Sake is here

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to invite everyone to start something BIG by participating in its largest annual fundraiser: Bowl for Kids’ Sake. Each year thousands of volunteers across Northeast Indiana and South-central Michigan come together to support Big Brothers Big Sisters in its mission to help at-risk children through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships.

Not a bowler? No worries. This campaign isn’t about bowling … it’s about the kids. 100% of the funds raised go directly toward helping match local children in need with a caring adult mentor... Read More...

Evensong Concert, Mission Dinner at Trinity

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

Trinity United Methodist Church, 530 Guilford Street, will host “A Heart for Music,” an Evensong Concert, on Sunday, February 14 at 4 p.m. The concert will be followed by “A Heart for Missions” dinner at 5:30 p.m.

“A Heart for Music” will feature Kristine Papillon on the violin; Andre’ Papillon, tenor; Dr. Robert Lynn, cello; Thomas Harber, piano; and Greg Otis, piano. The concert is free and open to the public.

The “A Heart for Missions” dinner will follow at 5:30 p.m. Those attending are invited to bring their valentine, a friend or the family... Read More...

Brat Pack concert to benefit therapy dog agency

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

An area non-profit agency, which provides registered dog handler teams to patients for the purpose of physical, occupational and psychological therapies, among others types, will be the recipient of a portion of the proceeds of a concert at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center. Pets Assisting Well-Being and Success, aka PAWS INC., was established to share the scientifically proven positive benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy in education, healthcare, and other areas.

The concert stars the singing trio The Brat Pack. The act includes vocalists Chadd Michaels, Todd Frymier and Lindsey K... Read More...

HU to host 11th annual High School Art Ex

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2016

The Huntington University Art Department is hosting its 11th annual High School Art Exhibit from February 4 through February 16.

“This annual show allows area high school students an opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional setting where it can be observed by the public,” said Barb Michel, associate professor of art. “It also gives us a chance to acknowledge the work of area art teachers who aren’t recognized enough for their hard work and constant encouragement of creative endeavors.”

The show is judged by the department’s faculty and cash prizes will be awarded to students with winning artworks... Read More...

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