Friday, October 31st, 2014

Chamber Lunch 'n Learn a big success

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

The Chamber of Commerce held a Lunch ’n Learn on Thursday, October 30 at the Horace Mann Education Center. The seminar was geared toward marketing and public relations strategy/tactic ideas for small businesses.

The presenter for the day was Amy Mattox, account executive and marketing specialist from Clear Elevation, LLC. She spoke on the many different facets of marketing and public relations with the audience of 25 individuals.

Mattox discussed the four P’s of marketing: Product, Pricing, Placement and Promotion. Mattox went on to say, “One the most import fundamentals of marketing is to know your customer... Read More...

ENS Group in Ft. Wayne to hold learning sessions

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

Article submitted by ENS Group

ENS Group, a local IT professional technology solutions company will hold a series of learning sessions at their corporate office. The corporate office is located at 8181 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804. All session run from 9 to 11 a.m.

Cisco Wireless Infrastructure/Identity Services Engine/Bonjour Updates for Apple Devices
This session is designed for clients researching new wireless infrastructure and clients that currently utilize Cisco wireless in their environments... Read More...

1st Source announces new promotions

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

Christopher J.  Murphy III, chairman and CEO of 1st Source Corporation, announced that 1st Source Bank president Jim Seitz, left, has been elected president of 1st Source Corporation by the board of directors. Seitz earned the promotion to president of 1st Source Corporation due to the leadership he has shown as president of the bank during the past two years. In his new role, all of the bank’s business and commercial banking areas, specialty finance lending units and banking centers will report to him.

Similarly, Andrea Short, chief financial officer and principal accounting officer, center, has been promoted by the board to executive vice president of the corporation with the company’s lending and deposit operations being added to her accounting and finance responsibilities... Read More...

iAB Financial Bank announces promotions

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

iAB Financial Bank is pleased to announce the promotions of Gary Blount to vice president and mortgage center manager, Jasbinder Signh to assistant vice president and mortgage sales manager and Sally Stoller to assistant vice president and mortgage loan operations manager.

According to iAB sources, Gary Blount, left, has been promoted to vice president and mortgage center manager. With 20 years of experience in sales, along with 13 years in home mortgage consultations and nearly eight years in branch management, Blount has the depth of experience in mortgage origination, as well as being well acquainted with the services customers expect from their bank... Read More...

Ag Plus gifts HU with $10,000 for ag program

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

Ag Plus Inc. of South Whitley has gifted $10,000 to Huntington University’s new Institute for Agricultural Studies.

“Ag Plus has a strong commitment to youth in agriculture, and we appreciate the opportunity to participate in discussions regarding the development of this new program,” said Jeff Mize, CEO of Ag Plus and member of HU’s Agriculture Task Force. “We see a need for Huntington University’s unique brand of education. Big universities aren’t for everyone. At Ag Plus, we’re looking for talented young people for our company, and we believe this new program will produce quality graduates... Read More...

Northeast Indiana Bancorp increases dividend

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

The Board of Directors of Northeast Indiana Bancorp, Inc., (OTCQB: NIDB), the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, is proud to announce the corporation has increased the cash dividend paid to shareholders for the 20th year in row.

The cash dividend of $0.20 per common share represents a 2.6% increase over the company’s previous quarterly dividend. President and CEO Michael S. Zahn stated, “With our continued strong financial performance, I’m pleased to announce that the board of directors has elected to reward our shareholders with an increase in the cash dividend... Read More...

Collecting for Operation Christmas Child

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

Area churches are teaming up again this fall to collect filled shoeboxes as part of Operation Christmas Child. This is the seventh year for the project in Huntington, a program of Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse Charitable Organization.

Locally, College Park Church, located at 1936 College Ave. in Huntington, is the drop-off point for the shoe boxes. The cardboard boxes can be picked up at the church, filled with health supplies, school items and toys and then returned, filled the week of November 17 to November 24. The boxes will then be taken to Fort Wayne and loaded onto a semi-truck and shipped to North Carolina, where they will be taken by Graham to children in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe... Read More...

Reber named Boys & Girls Clubs executive of year

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

Mandy Reber, executive director of the Parkview Boys & Girls Club of Huntington County, was presented with the award of 2014 Executive of the Year by The Professional Association at the Midwest Leadership Conference of Boys & Girls Clubs. The awards ceremony was held in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday, October 16.

According to the Professional Association of Midwest Leadership, “Reber is very mission-driven, and it shows in all aspects of her organization. When she has started at the Club in 2006, she saw the need to provide a hot meal, educational support and a fun and safe environment for the youth of Huntington County... Read More...

Mettler named Independent Agent of the Year

Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014

David Mettler from Mettler Agency in Huntington is the recipient of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana’s 2014 Agent of the Year Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding performance and achievement of an individual who is an agent member of the IIAI. This individual must be a licensed agent and contribute to the agency’s performance through production and/or other management activities.

Mettler is the vice president, chief financial officer and chief information officer for Mettler Agency, in addition to being a full-time producer for 22 years... Read More...

DBA seeking Christmas tree decorators

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2014

Huntington’s Downtown Business Association (DBA) is gearing up for the Christmas and holiday season. This year there will be Christmas trees placed in the planter boxes along Jefferson Street to bring more color and holiday decor to the downtown area.

The DBA is seeking individuals, families, businesses and/or organizations to “sponsor” trees by decorating them. The group believes that the more color and whimsy that appear on the tree will only enhance the Downtown. The only guidelines are as follows: all decorations must be non-electrical and outdoor friendly; decorations must be securely attached to the tree to withstand wind... Read More...

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