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EXPO a success for businesses and community

Posted: Friday, March 28, 2014

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the eighty businesses that participated in this year’s Huntington County EXPO. We hope you made many contacts and we are hopeful you plan to join us again in 2016. The Chamber would also like to thank our many volunteers that helped with the EXPO this year. All said, the EXPO had more than thirty volunteers offering their assistance. Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed the large array of displays by area businesses.

The Chamber especially thanks our volunteers including Jim Scheiber, Edward Jones, for chairing this year’s event; Bob Zahm and Huntington Heating and Cooling for setting up the electrical needs. Thank you to our steering committee for your help in organizing this year’s EXPO which consists of Paula Kimmel, publicity; Brooke Hamstra, Thorne Insurance Agency, social media; Chad Daugherty and Rich Hertel, Huntington County Community School Corporation, stage; Justin Davidson, Orion Solutions, the use of his sound system; Debbie Dyer, LaFontaine Arts Council, entertainment; Belinda Clancy, Markle Health & Rehabilitation, food court; Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros. and Boy Scout Troop 130 for their help with the golf carts and ushering individuals to and from their vehicles and Steve Petry, W.A. Zimmer, for laying down the wooden sidewalk for exhibitors to use during setup.

The staff of the Chamber would like to thank our board members for operating the information booth. Thank you goes to Lori Mickley, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems; Sandy Seacott, TCU; Joe Santa, TrophyCenter Plus; Nicole Johnson, Edward Jones; Adam Stroup, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance; Jeremy Penrod, Walgreens; Kay Schwob, Huntington University and Mike Perkins, Parkview Huntington Hospital Foundation. Thanks also go to Trace Hinesley, Huntington County Community School Corporation and Randy Warner of Terry L. Reckard CPA.

We would also like to thank our many volunteers that helped pass out tickets, brochures and maps. Thank you to Steve Godfroy, Perfection Wheel; Paula Whiting, Lake City Bank; Jonathan Morales, Midwest America Federal Credit Union; Mindy Muchow, Tipton Place and Danielle Shaw, Candice Robison and Kevin Patrick all of PNC Bank. Thanks to TCU and First Federal Savings Bank for the donation of ink pens for distribution to EXPO goers.

Thanks to our sponsors and those who provided gifts, grand prizes and drawings. The EXPO stage entertainment was made possible by Beacon Credit Union, the big screen TV was provided by the seven Huntington Edward Jones financial offices, the fitness package was presented by Anytime Fitness, Troxel Equipment contributed the fertilizer spreader, the YMCA gave two-three month memberships and the Fort Wayne Transit Authority provided $250 towards plane tickets. Those winning prizes in addition to the TV included Sally Gamble winning the Anytime Fitness package, the fertilizer spreader was won by Marilyn Platt, the YMCA memberships were won by Connie Classon and the drawing for the $250 plane voucher was won by Lynn Baker.

Shown in the photo above is Scot Atkinson, Edward Jones, as he presents the EXPO grand prize of a 60” big screen TV to winner Cheryl Dyke.