Sunday, December 11th, 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...

The 40’s: Liberty, Democracy, Dignity

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

The Heritage Days Steering Committee has named the theme for the 2017 Heritage Days festivities as The 40’s: Liberty, Democracy, Dignity. Festivities celebrating Huntington’s 54th Heritage Days will relate to the 1940s, continuing to explore our heritage, and will be held at locations throughout the community, Wednesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 18.

The 1940’s were a time of war beginning with the attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and a time of celebration when World War II ended August 14, 1945. The attack on Pearl Harbor led to the enlistment of millions of U... Read More...

Forks Christmas Tree Walk, wreath winners

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

The winners of the 2016 Christmas at the Forks, which took place the weekend of December 3 and 4, have been announced. The crowd favorite winners of the best-decorated trees and wreaths are: Business Trees – first place, Tam-A-Sak, won by Andrea Reed; second place, Town & Country Flowers/Gifts (Bailey-Love), won by Brody Newcomb and third place, Twisted Sizzors, won by Terron Reust.

Three new decorators participated in the Christmas Tree Walk/wreath contest this year and include Twisted Sizzors, a hair salon owned by Stephanie Sunderman. She and her staff decorated a tree by using a salon/day spa theme, covering the tree with gift certificates and beauty products... Read More...

EUM presents “Tree of Light” on December 9, 11

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

Evangelical United Methodist Church will be presenting their annual Christmas musical on Thursday, December 8 and Friday, December 9 at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, December 11 at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. This year they will be performing Tree of Light, created and arranged by Dale Mathews and Michael Frazier. The musical celebrates the birth of Jesus with exuberant praise and worship.

Tree of Light shows the spiritual symbolism in one of the world’s most recognizable symbols, the Christmas tree. It is a musical rich in spiritual content that will inspire and challenge us to receive the gift of Christmas through His love... Read More...

Cottage Event Center presents comedy-mystery

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center will again play host to Hilarious Homicidal Hijinks on New Year’s Eve with a Comedy-Mystery Dinner Theater starring Fort Wayne’s popular Bower North Productions. The event is a fundraiser for Oak Hill Farm.

The play is titled “Dead in the Water” and features Larry Bower as the bumbling “Defective Detective” John Fieldstone, a sleuth who seemingly does everything wrong right up until the moment he solves the crime.

Those attending the New Year’s Eve show will mingle with the characters during cocktails and then enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by Walnut Hill Catering... Read More...

Castle honored as “Realizing the Dream” recipient

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

Jessica Castle, a sophomore art education major at Huntington University, was recently honored as a 2016 “Realizing the Dream” award recipient. Castle, originally from Topeka, Indiana, is actively involved as the vice president of the National Art Education Association on Huntington University’s campus, a volunteer at Life Church and is an Alpha Group Mentor for HU transfer students.

Castle was one of 31 students from Indiana’s independent colleges and universities celebrated at the 27th annual “Realizing the Dream” banquet held in Indianapolis, Indiana... Read More...

YMCA to host Shopping Day on December 10

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

The Parkview Huntington Family YMCA, 1160W - 500N, will host a Shopping Day at the YMCA on Saturday, December 10. All local businesses are invited to participate. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The YMCA invites local businesses to move your storefront to the “Y” on Saturday, December 10. This event will be an opportunity to showcase local businesses, sell merchandise and engage with the community as participants come to the “Y” for Kim League basketball, cheerleading fitness, swimming, and to visit Santa Claus. Last year more than 2,000 people visited the “Y” each Saturday... Read More...

HU ranked #3 for online school in Indiana

Posted: Friday, December 9, 2016

Huntington University’s online programs were ranked #3 in the state of Indiana for 2016-2017 by

“At Huntington, we are listening to the concerns expressed about the high cost of earning a degree. This ranking lets us know that we are on the right track. And we will continue to look for ways to provide our students with high quality instruction at an affordable price,” stated Julie Goetz, director of graduate and professional programs.

Huntington University offers online undergraduate degree programs in business, nursing, psychology and social work... Read More...

The Meat Shop chosen as Business of the Month

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

The Meat Shop, 1453 Etna Avenue, was named Chamber Business of the Month for December. The Meat Shop was selected for their long-standing membership with the Chamber and for their involvement and support of the community. Kevin and Cindy Prus opened The Meat Shop in 2000 where they continue operation today.

The Chamber congratulates The Meat Shop on being named Business of the Month.

Shown in the photo, front row from left, Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros., Jackie Boxell, First Farmers Bank & Trust, both Chamber Ambassadors; Cindy and Kevin Prus, owners, The Meat Shop; Ben Davis, Parkview Huntington Family YMCA and Chamber board of directors and Charlotte Center, Tipton Place and Chamber Ambassador... Read More...

Chamber Dinner will feature comedian Rik Roberts

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

The 93rd Annual Huntington County Chamber of Commerce Dinner will be held Monday evening, January 16, 2017 at the PAL Club, 2099 Riverside Drive. The event will begin with a social time at 6 p.m. followed by dinner catered by Kim’s Katered Affair at 6:45 p.m. Rik Roberts will be the featured entertainer for the evening.

After earning a degree in communications from Bethany College, Roberts worked for Simon & Schuster in Columbus, Ohio. He joined a nationally touring comedy troupe “Midwest Comedy Tool & Die” in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he decided to jump head first into stand-up comedy... Read More...

Chamber to hold Internship Program January 11

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce plans to hold a Regional Internship Program Workshop Lunch ’n Learn on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Horace Mann Education Center, 2485 Waterworks Road. The workshop will begin at 11:30 a.m. and conclude by 1 p.m.

Jordan Brockman, Internship Program Manager at Fort Wayne Metals, will be the guest speaker. Brockman will give an overview of the Internship Program at Fort Wayne Metals. During the workshop, the group will discuss the development of a structured internship program, and how they can help employers in the area maximize their talent pipeline and bottom line... Read More...

Northeast Indiana touts income growth in region

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2016

By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership says data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows the 11-county region is outpacing the nation in per capita personal income growth for the sixth consecutive year. Northeast Indiana’s income increased 4.3 percent in 2015, compared to the national rate of 3.7 percent.

The region also outpaced the state’s per capita personal income growth rate, which was also 3.7 percent. The data says per capital personal income for northeast Indiana reached $39,937, which is 83 percent of the national per capital income average... Read More...

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