Friday, April 18th, 2014

IKEA invests in First Wind Farm in the U.S.

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

IKEA U.S. announced today that it is making its first wind farm investment in the United States with the purchase of Hoopeston Wind in Hoopeston, Illinois. The 98 megawatt wind farm is the largest single IKEA Group renewable energy investment globally to date and will make a significant contribution to the company’s goal to generate as much renewable energy as the total energy it consumes by 2020. The project is currently being constructed by Apex Clean Energy and is expected to be fully operational by the first half of 2015.

“The U.S. has amazing wind and sun resources that will never run out... Read More...

HU students network at NICE Career Fair

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Huntington University students networked with 137 businesses and organizations at the Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment Career Fair at IPFW on Tuesday, April 15. More than 700 Indiana students attended the event.

The fair, sponsored by area universities, allowed students to network with area professionals from Aflac, IBM, Parkview Health, Wells Fargo, Youth for Christ and dozens of other businesses. The event allowed a number of students to gain fruitful experience and potential job offers.

“It was set up great. Everyone there was friendly,” said Kyle Johnloz, a senior business management and entrepreneurial small business management major, who was able to connect with a company about a potential sales position... Read More...

Youth Services Bureau fund drive underway

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Youth Services Bureau’s mission is to provide quality, comprehensive, empowering programs and services to assist youth and families as they encounter the challenges associated with childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. The agency offers seventeen different programs to help meet the needs of Huntington County’s youth and families.

In order to fund the programs of the YSB, the “Making a Difference” 2014 fund drive is underway. The goal for this year is $15,000. Gifts to the YSB are tax deductible and may be used in the following manner: $25 will ensure a student will have school supplies, $50 may be used to provide a cooking class for middle school and high school students in the Students out of School Program, $60 could provide an infant with a safe, age-appropriate child car seat along with proper installation, $75 purchases five suicide prevention posters with informational cards to be displayed throughout Huntington County, $100 provides an entire seventh grade class with suicide prevention education and $200 will provide an adult community suicide prevention training... Read More...

Shade N Shannon to present tribute on May 9

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Singing duo Shade N Shannon will present a special tribute to a variety of Legendary Musicians Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The event, which will raise funds for the Roanoke Food Bank, will take place at the Cottage Event Center on U.S.-24 in Roanoke.

The concert will feature songs made famous by a variety of artists from both country and pop music, including Sonny & Cher, The Carpenters, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller, Michael Jackson, The Big Bopper and Patsy Cline.

Shade N Shannon is made up of Shade Jonze (aka Henry Phillips) and Shannon Persinger. The popular duo sold out the venue in 2013 with a benefit for the Roanoke Public Library Building... Read More...

1st Annual GLOW the Distance 5k Race!

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Huntington University’s Leadership and Programming in Recreation and Sports Management Class has partnered with Pinnacle Honor Society to host a community-wide 5k race on Friday, April 25 beginning at 9 p.m. The race course will be lit with neon lights and will consist of 3 laps around HU’s campus loop. Participants will receive glow sticks. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion.

The purpose of the race is to help the Huntington University Pinnacle Honor Society establish a scholarship program for adult students. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the adult student scholarship fund... Read More...

First Federal receives SBA's lending approval

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that First Federal Savings Bank, headquartered in Huntington, was approved as a Preferred Lender under its Preferred Lender Program (PLP). Small businesses throughout Indiana will be able to receive quicker answers on applications for Small Business Administration (SBA) loan assistance when submitting loans with First Federal Savings Bank. The designation as a PLP Lender allows First Federal Savings Bank special authorization to internally underwrite and approve SBA business loans.

PLP status is a special lending designation granted by the SBA and is only granted to its most capable lenders... Read More...

CME Corporation receives national award

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

A structure built by CME Corporation of Fort Wayne, has been honored by Varco Pruden Buildings, one of the nation’s largest providers of metal building systems.

CME Corporation has been named to Varco Pruden’s 2014 Hall of Fame for the Two EE’s Winery in Roanoke. The 6,000 square foot winery and tasting room was recognized as the “Best” in the retail category and was designed by Nathan Moore, AIA, of CME.

The highly competitive Hall of Fame Awards are presented annually to the independent authorized Varco Pruden builders whose work reflects outstanding integration of building systems, products, architectural appearance, end use and design... Read More...

Fifteen students honored on Student Awards Day

Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce held its Student Awards Day on Monday, April 14. The event was held at the Habecker Dining Commons on the campus of Huntington University. The winners of the awards and scholarships are selected each year by their teachers. The teachers this year were Curt Hackney, Dave Blocker and Betsy Motter.

The Chamber honors students each year from 15 different disciplines during its April board meeting. The Chamber also awards three students with a $300 scholarship. This year the students recognized were Doyle King, CAD Mechanical, sponsored by PHD; Houston Lehman, Project Lead the Way, sponsored by Shuttleworth; Alex Riggers, Transportation, sponsored by Bendix Vehicle Systems and Parker Brundige, Manufacturing, sponsored by UTEC... Read More...

Women's Life House to host benefit concerts

Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Benefit Concerts will be held Saturday, May 3 at Heritage Hall in Hiers Park for the Women’s Life House. Afternoon and evening concerts will take place.

Saturday afternoon will bring Heart Strings Bluegrass, The Northmen, The Branscombs, Family Ties, Trinity and His Voice Through Us at 2:30 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. and concessions will be available. The cost is $5 and includes all performances.

The Saturday evening concerts will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Attaboy, Isaiah’s Vision and Our Fragile Existence. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concessions are available... Read More...

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