Sunday, May 24th, 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...

Indiana unemployment spikes in April

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Source: Inside INdiana

INDIANAPOLIS - As expected, Indiana's unemployment rate sharply increased to 16.9% in April. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state lost 380,500 private-sector jobs over the previous month as effects of the coronavirus pandemic set in among Indiana businesses.

Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Indiana's labor force saw a net decrease of more than 40,000 over the previous month. The state's total labor force, which includes Hoosiers who are either employed or seeking employment, stands at 3... Read More...

Indiana set to enter Stage 3 of reopening today

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

The state of Indiana, with a few exceptions, will enter stage three of Governor Eric Holcomb’s five-stage Back on Track plan today. The move will allow for gatherings of up to 100 people, as well as allowing retail stores and malls to operate with 75% customer capacity. However, restaurants will remain at 50% capacity for dine-in service.

“We’ve earned the ability to continue to move forward because people have been, for the most part, paying attention to wearing masks, social distancing, those things that really make a difference,” said Holcomb during a media briefing Wednesday... Read More...

Bolding and Selvage win Chamber scholarships

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Two students from Huntington North High School were each awarded a scholarship by the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships were awarded after both students were interviewed by members of the Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship winners include Corbin Bolding, left, and Sydney Selvage. Both students are seniors at Huntington North High School. Bolding and Selvage were both awarded $1,000 to further their studies at their chosen schools.

While attending high school, Bolding worked and is still employed at Quake Manufacturing Inc. as a CNC operator.

According to Brian Murray, instructor at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, “Corbin works hard every day in class and completes all of his assignments and projects on time... Read More...

Garage sale permits will begin June 14

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

The City of Huntington will not be issuing garage sale permits until June 14.

That date coincides with the tentative start date for the fourth stage of the state’s plan to loosen restrictions imposed by the state’s stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, call the Huntington City Building at (260) 356-1400.

Ad Design adds new line of merchandise

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Ad Design has added a new line of merchandise since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world. The new line of product includes banners, signs, PPE products, decals, stay safe decals, sneeze guards, t-shirts and more.

If your business is interested in shopping and or purchasing any of these types of items their website is

According to owner, Dawn Maes, “We are adding product daily as the inventory levels increase in items. Check this site as we have added a few masks, faces shields and a few hand sanitizer options... Read More...

First Farmers announces “Pigs to People to Pork”

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

First Farmers Bank & Trust, in partnership with pork producers and processors throughout the state, has initiated a direct assistance program to provide protein to food banks throughout Indiana and eastern Illinois. “Pigs to People to Pork” was established due to the bank’s unique awareness of several processes taking place as a result of COVID-19, causing a dramatic disruption in the availability of protein to those in need.

Following the shutdown of major processing plants in the area, producers are facing few or no options in the market. Less processing means less pork on grocery shelves available to the public and therefore even less protein available to food banks providing for those in need... Read More...

Garrett earns 2020 Ronald Mitchell award

Posted: Friday, May 22, 2020

Each year the Child Protection Team presents the Ronald Mitchell award to a person or group of people who have made an impact on the safety of children in Huntington County.

“Ron was known for his willingness to think outside of the box for the sake of the child, while maintaining the child’s safety. Ron realized it took everyone putting aside their own agendas, and to work together if we were going to make Huntington a safe place for children to live and thrive,” stated Jan Williams, Child Protection Team, chairman.

This year’s recipient is Kathryn “Katie” Garrett...

Reopening guidelines for Stages 3, 4 and 5

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

Here is the road map for reopening Indiana. It is a guideline and if the virus surges again could be paused or reverted back. The dates will be slightly different for Marion, Lake and Cass counties.

May 24 to June 13 – Stage 3

- Social gathering limit will be increased from 25 people to 100 people.

- Gyms and fitness centers reopen with distanced equipment and limited class sizes.

- Playgrounds, sports fields and courts may open.

- Movie theaters can operate at half capacity; retail stores at 75% capacity.

- All social gathering are still closed, including fairs, festivals, parades, conventions, sporting events and concerts... Read More...

Meals still being served with dining room closed

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

When Governor Eric J. Holcomb gave the announcement in March that the state of Indiana would be implementing a stay at home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Life Ministries were not sure how the Meal Ministry would fair. But they knew that they were going to do what they had to do in order to continue serving meals to those who needed them.

New Life Ministries’ leadership team began planning how the Meal Ministry could operate in a to-go capacity; patrons would come in, receive a bagged meal and water bottle and leave. All while social distancing to maintain everyone’s health and safety... Read More...

Relief Initiative coming to United Way

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

United Way of Huntington County is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $225,000 COVID-19 Economic Relief Initiative Grant, made possible through a partnership between Lilly Endowment, Inc. and Indiana United Ways, the state professional association of which United Way of Huntington County is a member. These special funds will be used to boost the efforts of selected area human and social service nonprofits on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic in Huntington County.

“United Way of Huntington County has been a key convener and coordinator of our community’s response to meet human needs for decades... Read More...

Metro Kiwanis awards two scholarships

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

The Huntington Metro Kiwanis presented two local students with scholarships. The scholarships presented were the Chuck Wohlford Memorial and the Huntington Metro Kiwanis.

Lindsay Skiles, daughter of Adam and Valerie Skiles, received a scholarship for $1,500 and will major in the field of human services. Her plans include Missions and Children’s ministries at Huntington University. She is in the top 25 of the class of 2020 and her interests included advanced placement classes, literature honors, National Honor Society, HNHS tutoring, Varsity Singers dance captain and cooperative education program at Huntington North High School... Read More...

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