Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center welcomes Wenqing (Mark) Zhang, MD, board certified hematologist/
Zhang is seeing patients in the hospital’s Visiting Specialty Clinic on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. He will also coordinate treatments and care within the PCH/ FMC Infusion Clinic, as well as other departments of the hospital.
Zhang is affiliated with Carle Physician Group in Urbana, Ill. As a hematologist/ oncologist, he specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of blood diseases and cancers.
Zhang earned his medical degree at Beijing Medical University in Beijing, China.
He completed a fellowship in hematology/
oncology at James Graham Brown Cancer Center/University of Louisville in Kentucky.
He completed residencies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York City and at 1st Affiliated Hospital of Xinxiang Medical College in Weihui, China.
Zhang is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, American College of Physicians, and American Medical Association.
To schedule an appointment with Zhang in Paris, call 217-383-3010.
Robin Stover has joined Old National Insurance as a commercial account executive. In her new role, Stover will serve as the insurance and risk advisor for commercial property and casualty, specializing in agriculture, social service and manufacturing risks. She also specializes in crop insurance advisement and placement.
Stover started her insurance career with Old National in 2001. She is currently attending Indiana State University, pursuing a master’s degree in insurance and risk management. She is a licensed property and& casualty producer for Illinois and Indiana.
Outside of the bank, she is an active member of the Marshall Quarterback Club, and she volunteers for the United Way and The Vigo County Historical Society.
Stover is a Leadership Wabash Valley alumni, member of Westfield Agency Panel; Crop Insurance Professionals of America; International Risk Management Institute and The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research.
Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney, Ltd. has announced that Nancy S. Woodworth has been elected shareholder.
Woodworth concentrates her practice on complex mass tort litigation, involving products, premises and contractor liability claims. As local asbestos litigation counsel for several companies, she actively litigates toxic tort cases throughout the Midwest. She is licensed to practice in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. She received a juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in 2000.
Woodworth was born and raised in Terre Haute, graduating from Terre Haute North Vigo High School in 1996. She is the daughter of Dolores Templeton and Mike and Linda Woodworth of Terre Haute.
Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney is a litigation firm founded in 1986 as a four-lawyer entity in Chicago. Today, Segal McCambridge is a national law firm with more than 150 attorneys and additional offices in Austin, Baltimore, Detroit, Jersey City, New York City and Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.sm sm.com.
Frank Dhom has been named vice president of commercial/agricultural lending for First Financial Bank. He works for the Robinson Banking Center, in Robinson, Ill.
Dhom has more than six years of experience in the financial services industry, working in Crawford, Effingham and Jasper counties.
He is a 2008 graduate of Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University, with a master’s degree in accounting and financial management. He is an Illinois CPA candidate. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in 1992, and graduated from Newton High School in Jasper County in 1988.
Dhom is a member of Robinson Kiwanis. He is vice president of the Jasper County Auction Committee, affiliated with 4-H in conjunction with Farm Bureau. He also serves as 4-H Jasper County horse superintendent. He previously was affiliated with Effingham Sunrise Rotary and Effingham Chamber of Commerce and volunteered for the United Way. He was elected state treasurer for the Illinois High School Rodeo Association, 2008-2009.
Dhom has lived in Jasper County for 35 years.
Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center welcomes occupational therapist/certified hand therapist Sarah Propst to its rehabilitation services department.
As an occupational therapist, Propst provides rehabilitation for conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. She is a certified hand therapist (CHT), knowledgeable of diagnoses and treatments.
The CHT certification involves a minimum of five years of clinical experience and 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy, and recertification every five years. There are about 6,000 certified hand therapists worldwide.
Propst provides outpatient treatments for a variety of conditions that affect the upper body extremities. These include rotator cuff repairs, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis. Inpatient therapies include teaching patients basic self-care tasks, called activities of daily living (ADLs).
Propst also fabricates custom-fitted splints used for fractures, tendon injuries and arthritis.
Before PCH/FMC, Propst worked eight years as an occupational therapist at an outpatient rehab clinic in Terre Haute, and she worked two years at an area hospital providing inpatient and outpatient occupational therapy.
Propst earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis.
She provides occupational therapy for patients of all ages. Her services are available with a physician’s referral.
For more information about these services, call 217-465-2606, ext. 244 or visit pariscommunityhospital.com.
The staff at the Rockville Correctional Facility bid farewell to Amber Hughes, human resources generalist, on Jan. 31. Hughes has accepted a position with State Personnel in the small agencies division, where she will work with various government offices, including the Department of Agriculture, the Professional License Agency and the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Hughes began her career with the Indiana Department of Correction as a clerical assistant 5 with the PCF in November of 1997. She was promoted to account clerk in payroll in 2003, personnel technician in Human Resources in 2004 and Human Resources associate in 2006. In May of 2010, Hughes was promoted to human resources generalist with the State Personnel Department and was transferred to the RCF.
Larsson, Woodyard, & Henson, LLP (LWH) has announced the addition of Jennifer Garrison to its team. Garrison accepted a position as staff accountant in the firm’s Paris, Ill., office in January 2014 upon completion of her internship with the firm during 2013. She was recently notified of her successful completion of the uniform Certified Public Accountant examination on Feb. 3.
During her time at LWH, Jennifer’s practice emphasis has been in the firm’s back-office operation services for financial institutions. While she is looking forward to continuing in this position, she also welcomes the opportunity that full-time employment provides to develop additional expertise in the firm’s diverse service menu.
Garrison earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, magna cum laude, from Indiana State University in May 2013. At ISU, she was in the university honors program and a member of the accounting honors society Beta Alpha Psi.
Larsson, Woodyard, & Henson, LLP, with offices in Paris, Casey, and Tuscola, Ill., as well as Terre Haute, Ind. is a certified public accounting firm serving local, regional, national, and international clients.
Garmong Construction Services has announced, effective immediately, the promotion of Jeff Schroeder to vice president. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1983. Schroeder has engaged in the development, closing and successful execution of high-profile construction projects serving central Indiana’s public and private sectors.
In his role as vice president, he assumes full responsibility for the development and growth of Garmong’s Indianapolis division, now located in Ameriplex Park, immediately adjacent to the Indianapolis International Airport.
Ivy Tech Community College and Parke County Learning Center have welcomed Randy Mosele as its new site manager.
He is a graduate of Clinton High School and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, where he received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. He received his master’s degree from Purdue University.
Mosele is a decorated armored cavalry officer, having served during the last decade of the Cold War, as well as in Operation Desert Storm. His last active-duty assignment was as a faculty member at the University of Virginia.
He has held executive management positions with several global manufacturing companies and has owned a logistics company that served the commercial explosives industry. Most recently he worked in admissions with an online college in Colorado.
He succeeds Victor Fields, who retired in December.
The PCLC provides a wide variety of general education courses to about 300 students per semester. The Center was established in 2005 through an Indiana Division of Workforce Development grant to retrain displaced workers.
For more information, call 765-569-1065 or visit ivytech.edu/wabashvalley.
Paris Community Hospital/Family Medical Center welcomes Wenqing (Mark) Zhang, MD, board certified hematologist/
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It must be the season. Another ranking of the states crossed my desk this week. That’s the second in two weeks. This time it’s from the Kauffman Foundation, the Kansas City organization that promotes entrepreneur development, and its polling affiliate, Thumbtack.com from San Francisco. Briefly, this report tells us that Indiana’s small business friendliness rates a grade of B-, 18th of 38 states in the survey.
Social Security benefits of different flavors
Do you scream for ice cream? If so, July’s the month for you. If not, please read on just the same.
July is National Ice Cream Month, and July 20 is National Ice Cream Day. Take your family to get ice cream and you’ll find a variety of flavors. Same with Social Security. Most people think of retirement, but that’s like limiting yourself to vanilla. At Social Security, we offer a variety of benefits.
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Today I wanted to discuss one of the more frequent questions and challenges that business owners face and also one of the more common reasons companies fail: understanding their market.
Score: Learn the ins and outs of cash flow
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Davis named interim student affairs VP
Nolan Davis, associate vice president of student affairs at Indiana State University since 2010, has been named interim vice president for student affairs, President Daniel J. Bradley recently announced.
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Social Security: Get to know your financial numbers
In the United States, people do a lot to recognize and honor the heroes who serve in the Armed Forces and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. July is an appropriate month to recognize veterans and wounded warriors, as we celebrate our nation’s independence.
Ask Score: Get to know your financial numbers
Anyone who longs for the “good old days” probably doesn’t own a small business. Given the variety of powerful, easy-to-use accounting software products available today, it’s difficult to imagine wanting to keep records and prepare financial statements by hand.
Librarian to take over VCPL west branch
The Vigo County Public Library has named Lauri Chandler as the new manager of West Branch.
DNR seeks new officer candidates
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking qualified applicants to become Indiana Conservation Officers.
St. Mary’s gift shop reopens in renovated location
A sense of excitement flowed through the air of Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at St. Mary-of-the-Woods on June 20, as Linden Leaf Gifts conducted its official grand opening.
ON THE MOVE: July 6, 2014
ON THE MOVE
U.S. employers added robust 288K jobs in June
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring over the past five months has been the strongest since the late-1990s tech boom as the economy added 288,000 jobs in June and the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent.
Crawfordsville to gain 300 book publishing jobs
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Book publisher Penguin Random House LLC has announced plans to consolidate a major portion of its U.S. distribution and fulfillment operations in the west central Indiana city of Crawfordsville, creating up to 313 new jobs by 2016.
$102M in fed funds going toward INDOT projects
The Indiana Department of Transportation awarded $102 million in federal transportation funding to cities, towns and counties, including $70 million for road construction, $17 million for bridge construction and $12 million for bicycle and pedestrian and nearly $3 million for safety projects.
SOCIAL SECURITY: A, B, C, D: Medicare is here to stay
Medicare went into effect 48 years ago on July 1, 1966. Earlier that same year, Medicare workers went door to door trying to get seniors to sign up. Medicare was not the cornerstone then that it is today, and people did not know whether it was going to work for the long haul.
Business Cents: Time for blighted collaboration
Anyone who drives through the Wabash Valley can’t miss all the blighted areas, especially as they drive further into our rural communities.
Young Leaders: Similarly clad leaders beat the heat
The Young Leaders of Terre Haute hosted its monthly meeting on June 5 at Clabber Girl, and a lot was accomplished as we approach the heat of summer.
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Toyota dealership gets Prez’s Award
Toyota of Terre Haute has been awarded the President’s Award by Toyota Motor Sales.
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This coming Friday is Helen Keller Day, a commemorative holiday established by President Jimmy Carter in 1980 on her 100th birthday.
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Chamber to host Indiana Wage and Hour Law Seminar
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