TERRE HAUTE —
Dr. Shilpa Guggali has joined the UAP Clinic health care team in the Psychiatry Department.
Guggali earned her medical degree from Sree Siddhartha Medical College in Tumkur, India. She completed her residency training and a Sleep Medicine Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. She is board eligible with the American Board of Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. Her clinical interests include adult psychiatry and adult and pediatric sleep medicine.
“I feel fortunate to start my career in a field I am very passionate about and I look forward to serving this community. I’m excited to work at a place where excellent patient care is the priority,” Guggali said.
For more information, call 812-244-5058.
Stephanie Arnold has joined the UAP Clinic health care team as a family nurse practitioner in its Endocrinology Department.
Arnold attended Indiana State University and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing and family nurse practitioner. She enjoys intensive diabetic management of patients and has worked actively with diabetics for the past few years to manage their disease process to minimize the complications of diabetes, and to ensure her patients live healthy and active lives. Arnold has special interests in insulin pump management, continuous glucose monitoring sensors, and artificial pancreas technology. Stephanie is Board Certified. Her collaborating physician is UAP Clinic Endocrinologist Edward Rico, MD, MBA.
For more information, call 812-244-5055.
Chuck Stafford has joined the Independent Branch Services of Charles Schwab & Co. Inc. at 4830 S. U.S. 41 as a financial consultant.
The Terre Haute location is part of a larger franchising initiative Schwab announced in early 2011. Schwab’s decision to begin opening franchise branches is grounded in a commitment to make financial advice and guidance more accessible in local communities across the county. Charles Schwab is a provider of full-service brokerage services.
Stafford was formerly with First Financial Bank’s First Investment Services and has more than 30 years of banking and financial services experience in the Wabash Valley. He is a FINRA registered financial consultant and a licensed insurance agent. He attended Indiana State University and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.
Stafford will provide financial services, access to estate planning strategies, retirement planning and counseling, and provide investment guidance to clients at the Terre Haute office.
Stafford was a member of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Public Funds Investor Task Force, and has authored policies on investing, asset/liability management and compliance.
Steve Flick has joined the Thompson Thrift Construction team in Terre Haute as a project executive.
Flick has more than 23 years of experience in multifamily and student housing construction. During that time, he played a role in the successful construction of more than 5,000 apartment and student housing units and the preconstruction of an additional 2,000 units.
He most recently was the head of construction for MBA Construction in Indianapolis, a position he held from 2000-2013. Prior to that he was a project manager-construction superintendent with Signature Construction in Carmel from 1990-2000. He is a member of the Plainfield Christian Church and the Plainfield Quarterback Club.
Thompson Thrift is a full-service real estate development and construction company with offices in Terre Haute, Houston, Indianapolis and Carmel. To learn more about the company, visit www.thompsonthrift.com.
Dr. Brian Ross of Ross Optometry announces his practice at 643 Ohio St. has joined Ossip Optometry of Indianapolis to become Ossip-Ross Optometry.
Ross, O.D., is a graduate of the St. Louis College of Optometry. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, Indiana Optometric Association, Heart of America Contact Lens Society, the Terre Haute Rotary Club, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Downtown Association and the Terre Haute North Little League president. In 2009, Ross was named the Indiana Optometric Association Young Optometrist of the Year receiving the President’s Citation. Ross is originally from Marshall, Ill. He moved to Terre Haute in 2003, where he began practicing optometry.
The original Ossip Optometry was founded in 1952 by Dr. Kenneth Ossip. His son, Dr. Gregg Ossip, a 1979 graduate of IU School of Optometry, has grown that practice to become a collection of private practices throughout Indiana and Illinois.
The Vigo County Health Department welcomes Christina Keller as a health educator and media coordinator.
A native of California, Keller brings to the department a background in kinesiology, health and wellness, and a passion for disease prevention and education.
A recent graduate of California State University Monterey Bay, Keller was a four-year collegiate water polo player for the Otters. Though new to the state and area, she is “incredibly excited for the opportunity to meet and grow with the Vigo County community.”
Keller may be reached at 812-231-6227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff Sgt. Aaron Reedy was recently assigned to the Air Force recruiting office in Terre Haute at 300 Ohio St. Reedy will support the Air Force Recruiting Service in Vigo, Putnam, Montgomery, Fountain, Vermillion and Clay counties, as well as several counties in Illinois and their surrounding communities.
Reedy is a recent graduate of the Air Force Recruiting School in San Antonio, where he was trained in areas including the job classification system, testing and enlistment processing procedures, and public speaking.
He was selected for the special course and recruiting duty as a volunteer with an “outstanding” Air Force record, according to Air Force officials.
Before his assignment here, Reedy was a pavements and equipment craftsman at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
Reedy can provide details and benefits information about more than 150 jobs the Air Force is now offering. Those interested can visit Reedy at the recruiting office or call him at 812-234-2096. Information about the Air Force is also available at airforce.com.
TERRE HAUTE —
Dr. Shilpa Guggali has joined the UAP Clinic health care team in the Psychiatry Department.
Social Security: Changes on the horizon for Social Security
A new year is a time for change. People across the world make resolutions and set goals to better themselves and the world around them. Whether you want to shed a few pounds, secure your finances for retirement, devote more time to charity or go on a vacation you’ve always dreamed about, chances are you have some ideas for a fresh start in 2014.
Business Cents: So does your advertising plan pass the sniff test?
Having been a business consultant for more than a decade now, there are some things that never fail to catch my attention, one of which is negative advertising.
Chamber of Commerce: Time to give a nod to local businesses
Are you familiar with a business deserving of recognition for achievements in 2013? Has it excelled in terms of business growth, implementation of green policies, creating a healthy workplace for its employees or overall business success? Maybe you are the owner of a company that meets these criteria? If so, consider completing a nomination for the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Business Recognition Award.
On the move: March 9, 2014
Stacey Joseph, broker associate with Remax Real Estate Associates in Terre Haute, was recently recognized by Remax of Indiana at the 2013 Awards Celebration at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.
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Milestone: March 9, 2014
On Wednesday Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department employee Robert (Pete) Jackson was recognized for 30 years of service.
Refrigerator recycling incentive increased to $50
Duke Energy customers who recycle outdated refrigerators or freezers will now receive a $50 incentive through the Duke Energy appliance recycling program.
Next Lunch with a Lawyer educational event set
Lunch with a Lawyer will feature attorney John Klotz from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 17 at Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.
Restaurant cuts ribbon for opening in Marshall
Country Kitchen celebrated its grand opening Friday with a Marshall Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting ceremony at the restaurant’s location at 710 Archer Ave., in Marshall, Ill.
Indiana startup launches social music player at SXSW
Caktus Music Inc. has announced the release of Caktus, the first true social music player, for iPhone.
Free tax preparation for low-income residents
Stadler & Company Tax Service is offering free tax preparation March 20-21 to low-income individuals and families in Wabash Valley.
Greater Clinton Chamber to meet at Dairy Queen
The Greater Clinton Chamber’s monthly luncheon is scheduled for noon Tuesday at Dairy Queen in Clinton.
US employers add 175K jobs despite harsh weather
U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, renewing hopes that the economy could accelerate this year.
Meet and greet March 7 at Tater & Joe’s Coffee Grounds
An informal meet and greet at the new Tater & Joe’s Coffee Grounds ,423 Wabash Ave., begins at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Sony DADC halting local distribution operation, cutting 34 jobs
Sony DADC, a major electronics and digital equipment maker, confirmed today it is closing a distribution operation at its Terre Haute plant.
Advisers make students apply theory to practice
Master’s students in a strategic management class at Indiana State University received professional advice and insights from local companies during a semester-long project.
Social Security: In Iditarod and retirement, prep is key
The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which started Saturday in Alaska, is one of the harshest, most challenging races known to man — or dog. Mushers embark on a nine- to 15-day race from Anchorage to Nome.
Contestants bear sub-zero temperatures with gale-force winds that can cause wind chills as low as negative 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes endurance, preparation and careful planning to make it from start to finish. The same can be said for your race toward retirement and Social Security.
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Biz prof outlines management practices
A strong dollar backed by the gold standard and perceived to be “as good as gold” has boosted America’s credibility with trading partners worldwide and facilitated rich exchanges of goods and services that allow the U.S. economy to grow and prosper.
FIO director to be keynote at D.C. summit
On the heels of his report to Congress proposing changes in insurance regulation, Michael McRaith, director of the Federal Insurance Office, will be the keynote speaker for Networks Financial Institute’s 10th anniversary Insurance Public Policy Summit.
Produce program taking applications
Melon Acres, north of Vincennes on U.S. 41, is preparing for another season of providing families with access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. The Oaktown farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program will begin the week of May 18. The 18-week season will run through September and shareholder registrations are now being accepted.
Students sought to paint houses during summer
While most college students will be spending the summer by the pool or relaxing with friends, James Welch will be running his own exterior painting business through an organization called Student Painters.
Best Places to Work in Indiana companies named
Union Hospital has been selected for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce “Best Places to Work” award for the sixth consecutive year.
ASAP makes 2 business degrees possible in 3 years
Motivated students interested in a career in business can jumpstart their futures with Ivy Tech Community College’s new Associate Accelerated Program.
IPL to host second class of principals
The Indiana Principal Leadership Institute at Indiana State University’s Bayh College of Education is accepting applications until March 15, which has been extended because of winter storms and school cancellations.
- Briefly: March 2, 2014
Downtown coffee shop reopens under new ownership
A popular coffeehouse, with roots in downtown Terre Haute’s revival, has returned after a six-month absence.
Indiana Limestone Co. closing shop, idling 166
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An 88-year-old Indiana company that supplied limestone to the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and other iconic buildings is going out of business and laying off its 166 workers.
Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald’s with breakfast
NEW YORK (AP) — Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco.
Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. And the chain says breakfast will be available until 11 a.m. — a half-hour later than McDonald’s offers its Egg McMuffins.
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