Monday, August 10th, 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...

Tickets for Duck Race on sale, event August 22

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Junior Achievement serving Huntington County’s First Annual Duck Race will be Livestreamed on Facebook on Saturday, August 22. The event will be held at 5:15 p.m.

Like and follow Junior Achievement to watch the event. The first duck to cross the line will win $500 cash. Second place will win $250; there will be two $100 winners and a $50 winner.

Limited tickets for the Junior Achievement Duck Race are now on sale at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce, 40 E. Franklin Street; the Huntington City-Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive and Little Sweets Spot, 315 N... Read More...

Banks, reps, request CARES Act for broadband

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Congressman Jim Banks led a group of Indiana Representatives, Rep. James Baird, Rep. Susan Brooks, Rep. Larry Bucshon, Rep. Trey Hollingsworth and Rep. Jackie Walorski, in a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin requesting he allow state, local and tribal governments to use CARES Act funding for broadband expansion.

The CARES Act includes a $150 billion Coronavirus Relief Fund to provide payments to state governments for “necessary expenditures” in the fight against coronavirus. To date, Treasury has excluded broadband expansion from its definition of “necessary expenditures... Read More...

Growing optimism among manufacturing sector

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Source: Inside INdiana

Results of a monthly survey conducted by the Indiana Manufacturers Association reveals optimism among its membership about future operations.

The IMA has been conducting surveys during the pandemic to gauge manufacturers’ business outlook. The latest survey shows nearly half are optimistic or very optimistic. The outlook for the next 6 to 12 months showed that 8 percent are very optimistic, 38 percent are optimistic, 36 percent are stable, and 21 percent are pessimistic. Looking out two years ahead, 14 percent are very optimistic and 53 percent are optimistic... Read More...

Youth Services Bureau remembers Klenoski

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

The Youth Services Bureau and Huntington County lost a true youth and family advocate on July 21. Mary Jane Klenoski devoted her life to helping youth and families.

Her passion and desire to see everyone reach their full potential was obvious with her interactions with others. Mary Jane worked at the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) for almost 20 years in a variety of positions, from case manager, parent education to foster parent training. She was always willing to share her expertise and wealth of knowledge. She worked with so many community partners, including probation, the schools, the Department of Child Services, just to name a few... Read More...

Dining with Diabetes to begin September 4

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Purdue Extension Huntington County will offer Dining with Diabetes classes beginning September 4 at 11 a.m. This series will be held for four consecutive weeks on September 4, 11, 18 and 23. The classes will be held at the Huntington County Council on Aging Senior Center located at 500 MacGahan Street inside the Central Christian Church. The cost for this program will be covered by a grant received by the Huntington County Health and Wellness Coalition from the Parkview Hospital Foundation.

This program is for individuals with diabetes, or those at risk for diabetes and their caregivers... Read More...

Parkview Health receives $772,000 grant

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has awarded Parkview Health a $772,000 grant for the creation of a regional suicide prevention program. The award comes at a critical time, as research shows the pandemic is having a negative impact on the mental health of northeast Indiana residents.

The grant will be used to hire a project coordinator and four Suicide Obviation and Support (SOS) navigators, who will be embedded in hospital emergency departments and connected to resources within the Parkview Behavioral Health Institute, as well as domestic violence organizations and emergency shelters... Read More...

Sodexo returns to HU for dining services

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Huntington University has announced the transition to its new dining services partner, Sodexo. This partnership began on August 1.

“Sodexo is elated to be returning to a partnership with Huntington University,” said Steve Chavira, Sodexo district manager. “Sodexo has a rich history of food service with schools in Indiana, and we are excited to be adding Huntington back into our business. Our roots in Indiana will allow us to deploy a wide web of support from other institutions, as well as our internal support team. We are excited for our new dining program and cannot wait to have students back dining with us... Read More...

Ryan Warner named leader in banking excellence

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Ryan M. Warner, chairman and CEO of Bippus State Bank, Huntington, is being honored by the Indiana Bankers Association with the IBA Leaders in Banking Excellence award, to be presented at a private ceremony in December in Indianapolis. This award, the association’s highest honor, celebrates exceptional leaders who have positively impacted Indiana banks and the communities they serve.

At the upcoming awards event, Indiana dignitaries from private and public sectors will be making presentations, and honorees will have the opportunity to offer comments. Additionally, participants will be invited to visit the IBA offices to view the Leaders in Banking Excellence wall, with plaques showcasing each honoree to remain on permanent display... Read More...

Parkview Regional Medical Center recognized

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

Parkview Regional Medical Center has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 list of Best Maternity Care Hospitals. The distinction recognizes facilities that have excelled in providing care to mothers, newborns and their families, as verified by the 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Survey.

“From prenatal to delivery to newborn care, we’re focused on providing a warm, safe and comfortable experience for every family,” said Patti Brahe, senior vice president, women’s and children’s services, Parkview Health. “This recognition is a direct reflection of our co-workers’ world-class teamwork and dedication to moms and babies... Read More...

United Way awards Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

United Way of Huntington County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry funds to aid in hunger relief efforts in the form of a grant totaling $2,500 to pay processing fees on livestock donated to agencies serving food-insecure residents in Huntington County.

According to Feeding America, over 880,000 people in Indiana are struggling with hunger – 274,000 of which are children. More than ever, families are struggling to buy groceries. Food banks, pantries and soup kitchens work to protect the most vulnerable and under-served in our communities. These agencies continue to face increased demand... Read More...

Duke offering assistance during COVID-19

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

At the start of the pandemic, Duke Energy launched a sweeping series of steps to help, including suspending disconnections for nonpayment and waiving late payment fees as well as fees for credit and debit card payments. Duke Energy also made changes within their field operations to help ensure the safety for both employees and the communities they serve.

Now, as we move to resume standard billing and payment practices, we remain committed to providing customer assistance to our business and residential customers still experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19. As we have notified customers, we will continue to suspend disconnections for nonpayment until after September 15... Read More...

Miller’s to take virtual trip to Africa, Alzheimer's

Posted: Friday, August 7, 2020

The family at Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington is getting prepared for a virtual trip to Kenya, Africa for an African Safari to raise money for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Walk. Miller’s is looking to raise $5,000 to get to Kenya and then another $5,000 to get home. Please take a moment and help Miller’s get there.

Miller’s has big goals this year and would love to make this happen for their families at the facility.

Click the link here to go directly to the facility team page to donate... Read More...

Parkview Health, Anthem agree on new contract

Posted: Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Parkview Health and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have reached an agreement on a new contract. The multi-year agreement provides Anthem members with continued in-network access to all Parkview Health providers and facilities.

“It was of the utmost importance to us that our patients have uninterrupted access to the Parkview physicians, care teams and facilities they trust,” said Mike Packnett, president and CEO, Parkview Health. “Parkview has been focused on delivering the best care at the best cost, as we know it’s what our region’s patients and employers expect and deserve... Read More...

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