Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2021

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...

Learning Center ribbon cutting September 21

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

HCCSC and the Huntington County Community Learning Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate the Learning Center’s expansion project on Tuesday, September 21. The Learning Center opened in 2016 with the dedication ceremony taking place on September 15, 2016.

The expansion adds 20,478 square feet to the Learning Center for a total of 49,784 square feet in all. Included in the expansion is a welding bay and classroom, advanced manufacturing lab and classroom, industrial maintenance classroom and lab, criminal justice classroom and simulation room and remote learning lab. An additional 1,000 square feet of precision machining space, added storage space, safety stations and one general education classroom are also included in the expansion... Read More...

130 regional projects to seek READI grants

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

Source: The Journal Gazette

The region is ready to submit a list of 130 projects for possible READI funding.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority on Tuesday approved the final application for a portion of $500 million available through the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative, also called READI.

Thursday is the deadline to submit the grant request to the Indiana Economic Development Corp., which will decide which of 18 regions’ proposals will be funded. At least ten are expected to win approval... Read More...

IEDC loosens requirements for Restart Program

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

Source: Inside INdiana

The state is updating eligibility requirements for small businesses to receive federal pandemic relief funding. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. still has $30 million in CARES Act funding to provide grants before the deadline at the end of the year.

The IEDC has approved $55 million in funding to nearly 3,000 businesses thus far. Vice President Mark Wasky said the maximum amount a business can receive has been doubled to $100,000, allowing some businesses that are still struggling, but previously reached the cap to apply for more funding... Read More...

Beacon to celebrate members on September 30

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

Beacon Credit Union is excited to announce details for Member Appreciation Day 2021. This year marks 90 years of serving their member-owners. They look forward to celebrating and hearing your memories along with giveaways and games.

The Huntington Member Center is excited to celebrate with members on Thursday, September 30, during regular business hours. Located in Huntington at 136 Northpoint Avenue, members can expect food, fun and a great day with Beacon Credit Union staff.

Stay tuned to social media for more Beacon Credit Union Member Appreciation Day dates and photos.

Since 1931, Beacon Credit Union has provided quality financial services responsive to the needs of its member-owners... Read More...

First Federal named a Five Star Member of IBA

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

First Federal Savings Bank has been honored as a Five Star Member of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented on September 20, by Amber Van Til, IBA president and CEO, and Rod Lasley, IBA Vice President of Operations and Member Services, in recognition of First Federal Savings Bank’s involvement throughout 2020.

The Five Star Member designation recognizes those IBA-member banks which demonstrate outstanding commitment to the association in five areas: political awareness, issues advocacy, life-long learning, IBA volunteerism and Preferred Service Provider utilization... Read More...

HU fall 2021 Alumni Awards announced

Posted: Friday, September 24, 2021

Huntington University is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s alumni awards: Paul Hirschy, Brandon Schall, Zachary Keller and Kayla Lane.

The Distinguished Alumni Citation is designed to recognize exceptional service or achievement over a longer period of time – a premise similar to a lifetime achievement award. This year’s recipient is Paul Hirschy.

Hirschy is a 1968 graduate of Huntington University (then College), and he has spent his life serving others, beginning with serving on the student senate for four years and as student body president while at HC... Read More...

Stanleys receive Distinguished Service Award

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

The Huntington University Foundation annual dinner, Burgers, Boots and Blue Jeans took place last evening, September 16. During the event Brent and Darlene Stanley received the Distinguished Service Award for 2021 in the Huntington University Fieldhouse.

Adrian Halverstadt, president of the Huntington University Foundation Board, welcomed those in attendance and introduced Sherilyn Emberton, president of Huntington University. Emberton spoke about the history of the university and the importance of service. A student panel led by David Dean talked about their time at the university, and the scholarships that have made it possible for them to attend there... Read More...

Chamber names winners of A B.I.G. Day Outing

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

The Chamber of Commerce held its A B.I.G. Day golf outing on Wednesday, September 15 at the Maple Grove Golf Course. The first-place winning team was Wings, Etc. shooting a 49 for the day. Wings, Etc. team members in the photo at left are Bryan Burcroff, Jason Parke, Zack Kindler, Lee Cutting, Tyler Niccum and Derek Sands.

Duke Energy finished second shooting a 52 for the day. Team members were Dan Beard, Drew Spangle, Zach Vawter, Kyle Felton, Joe Beard and Jeff Walpole.

Heartland REMC/TWN Communications finished the day in third place shooting a 53. Team members were Larry Arellano, Nick Caley, Colt Burnau, Kurt Drummond, Garrett Keiser and Dakota Williams... Read More...

Coffee Connections to gather again October 6

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

The popular Huntington County Coffee Connections gathering, hosted by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, is now scheduled. Be sure to mark your calendars for our next gathering on Wednesday, October 6 at the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University. The event begins at 7:30 a.m.

Those looking for creative ways to promote themselves, their business or the activities they are involved in, should give the Huntington County Coffee Connections a try. This gathering is very informal where attendees share their name, where they work and a little about themselves, their business or special projects they are working on... Read More...

Regional Partnership selects new CEO

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Source: Inside INdiana

After a five-month national search, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has named Stephane Frijia its next president and chief executive officer. Frijia most recently served as senior vice president of strategy for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. He succeeds the organization’s founding CEO, John Sampson, who stepped down at the end of March after 15 years.

A native Italian, Frijia has spent nearly the last 20 years in the Phoenix area. In his most recent role, the partnership says he led efforts to boost investment in new advanced industrial parks in the region, as well as the development of data science capabilities in support of domestic and international business attraction and marketing... Read More...

Trinity UMC to restart the Evensong Series

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Trinity UMC is restarting its popular Evensong Concert Series this month with the return of Club Saxophone on Sunday, September 26. The concert will begin at 4 p.m.

Club Saxophone presents a program of music in a wide variety of styles, employing several different members of the saxophone instrument “family.” Information about Club Saxophone follows. They ask all attendees follow the current recommendations from the local Board of Health when attending the concert.

Seating will be social-distanced, and masks are recommended. Come and join us for an afternoon concert of enjoyable music... Read More...

YMCA offering free community exercise classes

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

Parkview Huntington Family YMCA is one of the only nearby fitness facilities which offers brand name, “Premium Group” exercise classes. These are classes choreographed by fitness companies, and the local YMCA had several instructors certified to teach them. These class formats are tested and proven successful for both fitness and fun.

The “Y” is having a free launch week kicking off on Monday, September 20, and will continue to offer a different free class each evening (Monday to Thursday) and Saturday morning, September 25. These new releases feature new music and new moves for each Les Mills class... Read More...

Survey: Small business struggles continue

Posted: Friday, September 17, 2021

The National Federation of Independent Business says optimism among small business owners ticked slightly higher in August, but they are still struggling to find enough workers. The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index increased in August to 100.1, up 0.4 points from July.

Fifty percent of owners reported job openings that could not be filled, an increase of one point from July and a 48-year record high.

“I would hope that more people than economists are taking note of this disturbing trend,” said Barbara Quandt, NFIB State Director in Indiana. “The stagnant optimism, coupled with the other NFIB troubling statistic that half of small businesses can’t find qualified workers translates into a troubling sign: many small business owners many not survive the next few months... Read More...

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