TRW Automotive celebrating 60 years
TRW Automotive is celebrating 60 years of operations in Marshall, Ill., and invites employees and their families to its 60th anniversary celebration and National Manufacturing Day activities scheduled from 2 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 4.
The celebration will include a hog roast and tours of the facility.
Volunteers needed for youth project
“Let's Get Real!” is a community project to support financial literary, which is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.
The event is an interactive, hands-on, real-life simulation to provide eighth graders in Vigo County middle schools with the opportunity to explore career choices and make lifestyle and budget decisions similar to those adults face on a daily basis.
Each student participating assumes he or she are a 28-year-old adult with no financial assistance from home.
Careers are drawn at random and include a variety of community occupations, ranging from teachers, attorneys, office workers and trash collectors to engineers and doctors.
Students proceed through several stations including housing, taxes, transportation, child care and entertainment.
Volunteers are needed to assist the students as they visit the various stations, “paying” their monthly expenses and balancing check registers. Those interested in helping with this event can register online at http://www.ivytech.edu/
wabashvalley/lets-get-real/. Full- and half-day options are available.
Entrepreneurship workshop at EIU
The Business Solutions Center at Eastern Illinois University will host a workshop titled “Entrepreneurship: How to Start a Business” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday.
The workshop, which is taking place at the Dieterich Community Civic Center at 102 W. Virginia St. in Dieterich, Ill., helps guide those considering starting a business through needed and practical business concepts.
Topics include “Evaluating Your Business Concept,” “Understanding a Business Plan and Financial Statements,” “Analyzing Your Personal Financial Situation,” “Obtaining Necessary Funding,” “Establishing Operational Strategies,” “Key Points to Making Your Small Business Successful” and “Skills that an Entrepreneur Must Possess.”
The materials fee for this program is $25 per person and $35 per couple.
Registration is open until noon the day of the event, and checks can be made payable to the Business Solutions Center.
The workshop flyer may be viewed at http://
View additional workshop dates and register online at http://cats.eiu.edu/bsc
For further information, call 217-581-2913 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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