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School supply drive to benefit TH kids
Staples, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and teen actor Jake T. Austin are kicking off the sixth annual Staples for Students National School Supply Drive.
Supplies can be dropped off at Staples through Aug. 18. Staples will then put the supplies in the hands of Boys & Girls Club students.
Customers can also donate $1 or more toward the effort through Sept. 28.
All donations at the Terre Haute store, at 125 Davis Ave., will benefit students at the Terre Haute Boys & Girls Club.
Networking at Noon welcomes Bucshon
The Parke County Chamber of Commerce will welcome Congressman Larry Bucshon to its Networking at Noon meeting on Wednesday in the banquet room at the American Legion building on U.S. 36 in downtown Rockville.
Also on the agenda, Cathy Harkrider will provide the latest information on the planning for the 2013 Covered Bridge Festival.
This meeting is open to all Chamber members, their guests and local government officials.
The Networking programs are designed to provide Chamber business updates as well as opportunities for Chamber members to mix and mingle with potential customers and suppliers.
There is a fee for the lunch that will be served by the American Legion staff. Advance reservations are required by Monday; call the Chamber office at 569-5565 or email
Fundraising for mural under way
Fundraising is under way for the Marshall Walldogs Project in Marshall. Organizers hope to raise $10,000 by Aug. 15 for a mural to be painted on the Clark County Genealogical Library Wall during Autumn Fest weekend, scheduled for Sept. 19-22.
Members of the community are encouraged to bring a lawn chair at 9 p.m. CDT Sept. 18 to watch the Walldogs, a group of sign and mural artists from all over the globe, as they start work on the mural.
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate to receive name or logo recognition. For more information on donating or sponsorships, call the Marshall Chamber of Commerce at 217-826-2034.
Tresses by Telia opens on Ohio Street
Tresses by Telia, a new hair salon, has opened at 1108 Ohio St.
Stylist Telia Foster has seven years of corporate experience in the business. Growing up with her aunt Bobbie DeBow, an experienced business person and hair stylist for 19 years, inspired her to go into cosmetology and pursue owning her own salon.
Walk-Ins are welcome.
For more information call 812-233-8100 or visit tressessalon.net.
TERRE HAUTE —
EYE ON THE PIE: The truth is often unwelcome in the Hoosier state
Jim Feelwright greeted me warmly as I entered the room: “Well, here he is, Mr. Negative.”
BUSINESS CENTS: Are your employees an asset or a liability?
Happy employees are more engaged and more likely to stay on the job, this we all know. But are your employees an asset or a liability?
Social Security green on Earth Day, every day
For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of offering convenient, easy-to-use, and secure online services.
- Newsmakers: April 20, 2014
Merger to provide service opportunities, job assistance
Hoosiers will soon be able to take advantage of community and national volunteering initiatives while participating in free training, education and job-seeking programs and services currently offered at WorkOne locations throughout the state.
ASK SCORE: Enhance your own efficiency through ongoing education
Efficiency is the key to maximizing small business profitability, productivity and potential. But in devoting so much attention to processes and people, however, small business owners often neglect to optimize their most important asset — themselves.
EYE ON THE PIE: Necessary truth: Reality not built on press releases
John Quill made his annual spring appearance last week and may stick around for another few weeks.
CHAMBER: Multi-generational workforce topic of seminar
Did you know that by 2015 nearly one-third of the workforce will be 50 or older? Did you know eight to 10 baby boomers expect to continue working at least part-time? Did you know millenials are the fastest growing part of society and constitute 25 percent of the workforce?
Stone Soup Creative brings business to Terre Haute
Award-winning graphic design agency Stone Soup Creative has brought its design, branding and marketing experience to Terre Haute.
Avoid the stress of Social Security fraud
April is Stress Awareness Month, but one thing that should never cause you stress is doing business with Social Security.
- BUSINESS BRIEFS: April 13, 2014
Old National Bank on ‘Most Ethical’ list
The Ethisphere Institute has recognized Old National Bank as a 2014 World’s Most Ethical Company.
Newsmakers: April 13, 2014
Each year, employees of the state of Indiana participate in the State Employees’ Community Campaign, during which employees are asked to donate to a charity of their choice through payroll deductions.
ASK SCORE: Profitability requires power management
Small business owners are always on the lookout for ways to improve the efficiency of their processes and tasks.
On the move: April 13, 2014
Michelle D. Mentzer
Gregory K. Luken
Purdue, IU churning out more patents, startups
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Fort Collins, Provo, Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill are household names in tech circles—cities known for birthing startup companies with well-paying jobs.
Social Security: Helping Americans with disabilities
The World Health Organization hosted the first World Health Assembly in 1948, and, beginning in 1950, every year the world comes together to observe World Health Day on April 7. Each year, World Health Day focuses on a particular subject of interest to global health. At Social Security, we focus on people’s health every day.
Business Cents: Bad managers equal bad employees, loss of productivity
There are many factors that impact and affect the performance of a company, but have you ever considered how bad managers actually affect employees and your company?
Rose return on investment 7th on PayScale list
A Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology education is a worthy investment, ranking seventh nationally, with a 20-year net return of $736,200, according to PayScale, Inc’s 2014 College Return on Investment Report.
Tip-A-Cop Wednesday in Terre Haute
Indiana State Police along with county and local law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Indiana team up with six Texas Roadhouse restaurants to benefit more than 11,000 Hoosier athletes with intellectual disabilities.
- Newsmaker: April 6, 2014
- On the Move: April 6, 2014
Get ahead of your personal paper chase
Forget everything you’ve read about the “paperless” office. Though our computers, PDAs and smart phones have digitized many aspects of daily life, paper is still very much with us.
- Briefly: April 6, 2014
Steady, not spectacular: U.S. jobs up 192K in March
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in March and hired more in January and February than previously thought. Today’s government report sent a reassuring signal that the economy withstood a harsh winter that had slowed growth.
UPDATE: Casey’s investing $30M in new distribution center
Casey’s General Stores will locate a new distribution center in Vigo County, creating up to 185 new jobs by 2019.
UAP Clinic appoints new CEO
Union Associated Physicians Clinic announces the appointment of Ed Carne as chief executive officer. Carne started today, March 31.
EYE on the pie: Ideologies: Allegiance diverges at every level of government
Who should be in charge? Governments or private entities? If government, should it be the feds, the states or the locals? What level of government, if any, should control transportation, education, health care, libraries and almost anything else you can imagine?
Holiday, museum round out month for Young Leaders
Happy spring from Terre Haute Young Leaders. I hope last week’s snow is the last we see for a long time. Despite the climate and what seems to be a never-ending flu season, Young Leaders had a very productive March.
Locate important docs before severe weather
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security advises Hoosiers to locate important documents before disaster strikes. Having access to these documents can expedite the recovery process.
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