Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Featured: Welcome to Huntington County

Posted: Monday, January 1, 2018

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...

Thanks to those involved with EXPO/ArtsExpress

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone that helped make the 2019 Business EXPO/ArtsExpress a huge success. We thank our EXPO steering committee of Jim Scheiber, Sonya Foraker, Trace Hinesley and Paula Kimmel.

We appreciate all the teachers and students for the beautiful artwork that was on display during the EXPO. We are also appreciative of all the businesses that took part in the event.

The Chamber also sends a huge thank you to Bob Zahm and Huntington Heating and Cooling for their help with the electrical needs, Heritage Pointe of Huntington for the use of their large golf cart, Aaron’s Lease to Own for the large screen TV and Beacon Credit Union for sponsoring the entertainment... Read More...

Merry Christmas sign to be renovated

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The iconic “Merry Christmas” wreath is set to come down from its perch above Sunken Gardens in early April, but a community-wide effort will have it sparkling again in time for Christmas 2019.

“The reason it has to come down now is so the work can get started to have it ready for the lighting ceremony on Sunday night, December 1,” says Huntington Mayor Brooks Fetters.

The wreath, built in 1937, originally decorated the exteriors of the former Wolf & Dessauer buildings, first in Fort Wayne and then in downtown Huntington. After the department store closed, the wreath moved to the side of the former Huntington First National Bank building... Read More...

Girls invited to Little, Junior Miss Heritage Days

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

Huntington County girls are invited to become contestants for the Little Miss and Junior Miss Heritage Days Pageant to be held Wednesday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at Crestview Middle School. The pageant is open to girls age five to 12, and is part of Huntington’s Heritage Days celebration.

Two divisions will be judged including Little Miss Heritage Days for girls, age five to eight, and Junior Miss Heritage Days, age nine to 12. The objective is for girls to learn about stage presence and gain self-confidence. Girls will be taught to model a dress of their choice and answer interview questions on stage... Read More...

Flu activity prompts restriction visits to facilities

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

Allen County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity.

Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the following restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and staff: Anyone with a cold or flu-like symptoms (such as fever, cough or muscle aches) coming into a healthcare facility seeking treatment should wear a mask while in public areas including waiting rooms. No visitors under the age of 18 and no visitors of any age with flu-like symptoms should be allowed to visit patients... Read More...

Junk Yard Band to perform at Event Center

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The Junk Yard Band, a Fort Wayne area Oldies Rock quintet known for their performances of music from the ’50s and ’60s, make their first appearance at Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center on Friday, April 12. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m., and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pets Assisting Well-Being & Success (PAWS Inc.).

The group has been playing for over four decades when they began rehearsing next to a salvage yard, leading to the band’s name. They performed at the Fort Wayne Bicentennial, The Three Rivers Festival, The James Dean Festival, and numerous area festivals, fairs and car shows... Read More...

Celtic Woman returns to Honeywell Center

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

Grammy-nominated Celtic Woman will perform its show entitled Ancient Land at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. The corporate sponsor for the Celtic Woman show is provided by Beacon Credit Union. Tickets are $110, $65 and $45.

Ancient Land is the next chapter of Celtic Woman’s extraordinary musical journey as the group continues to touch the hearts of a huge global audience with the centuries-old Irish tradition of telling stories through song: stories of the land, stories of love and stories of dancing – songs that will bring a piece of Ireland to audiences everywhere... Read More...

McCreery making his way back to Wabash

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

Radio station Willie 103.5 will welcome Scotty McCreery when he takes the Ford Theater stage during a return visit to the Honeywell Center on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets prices are $75 (AAA-C), $48 (D-ZZ) and $34 (balcony).

McCreery reached No. 1 on the charts twice during the past year with his back-to-back hits “Five More Minutes” and “This is It.” One of country music’s hottest rising stars, the ACM, BMI, CMT and NSAI Award winning McCreery is also known for such hits as “See You Tonight,” “Feelin’ It,” “Water Tower Town,” “The Trouble with Girls” and more... Read More...

Forks announce events, need of volunteers

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The Historic Forks of the Wabash is preparing for its annual indoor garage sale on Saturday, April 6 starting at 9 a.m. and concluding at 1 p.m. The Forks is currently accepting donations of items for the sale weekdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

The Forks is not able to accept any electronic items for the sale. They will also be selling coffee and donuts during the sale. This is a primary fundraising event for the Forks of the Wabash Museum. All donations of clean clothing, miscellaneous household items, home décor, dishes, furniture, tools, and lawn/garden items will be greatly appreciated... Read More...

United Way of Huntington thanks the community

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

The United Way of Huntington County would like to thank all the businesses and individuals involved in helping reach the 2018-2019 campaign goal of $580,000. Because of the generosity of all who contributed, those donations can be invested in programs to improve Education, Health and Wellness and Financial Stability in Huntington County.

This year the United Way also had the opportunity to bring matching dollars to the community through various campaign strategies including: a grant through Indiana United Ways to match $63,000, a $32,000 grant through Parkview Huntington Hospital for the Health and Wellness Coalition and a $123,000 grant through the state of Indiana to expand preschool capacity in the county... Read More...

Bowen Center achieves behavioral accreditations

Posted: Friday, March 22, 2019

Bowen Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.

Notably, in addition to Bowen Center accreditation, Bowen Recovery Center also received its first Gold Seal Accreditation. Bowen Recovery Center opened in June 2018 to treat Opioid Use Disorder.

Bowen Center underwent a rigorous onsite survey October 16 to 19, 2018... Read More...

Car shows planned, Kids Zone has new location

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

Heritage Days will once again include two vehicle shows as a part of the celebration for 2019. A downtown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, sponsored by MetroNet, will be held Friday evening, June 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. The Huntington County Disaster Team Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show will be held Saturday, June 22 at Huntington North High School from 3 to 8 p.m. Gerdau Huntington Facility is the official sponsor of Heritage Days 2019.

Friday evening in downtown Huntington promises to celebrate Huntington’s heritage with a festival atmosphere. As part of the Heritage Days theme for 2019, “The ’60s: “Yesterday,” the evening also includes ’60s music by The Moon Cats Band... Read More...

56th Heritage Days Parade entries sought

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

The 56th Annual Heritage Days Parade will take place Saturday, June 22 at 10 a.m. The parade will line up at Huntington North High School and on MacGahan Street. It then will follow onto North Jefferson Street to East Park Drive, turn west on Park Drive, then south on Warren Street. The parade follows Warren Street around the Courthouse, then south onto South Jefferson Street, ending at Etna Avenue. Deadline to enter is Saturday, June 8.

The Heritage Days theme for 2019 is The ’60s: “Yesterday.” The official sponsor is Gerdau Huntington Facility, 25 Commercial Road... Read More...

Congressman Banks to hold town hall meeting

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

Congressman Jim Banks, R-3rd, will hold a public town hall meeting on Friday, March 22 at the Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University. The event will be held from 10 to 11 a.m.

Banks will meet with constituents in Huntington to provide a legislative update and answer questions from local residents.

If you would like to attend this town hall meeting, reply to skimmel@huntington-chamber.com or call the Chamber office at (260) 356-5300

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