BUSINESS BRIEFS: Oct. 14, 2012
Lunch with a Lawer is set for Monday
Senior Education Ministries Inc. in Terre Haute has scheduled its next Lunch with a Lawyer program from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in Wabash Senior Activity Center at 300 S. Fifth St.
This month’s guest is Tamara Weaver J.D. As a deputy attorney general in the Consumer Protection Division, she works to combat prescription drug abuse through participation in the Prescription Drug Abuse Task Force and other outreach efforts.
Weaver obtained her bachelor’s degree in political science from Valparaiso University in 2006 and earned her law degree from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 2009. She joined the Office of the Indiana Attorney General in 2010.
The program includes lunch and a mission moment speaker representing a community service agency.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 812-232-7575.
Mosaic celebrates 25 years of service
In October 1987, Mosaic opened its doors to provide services to residents in Terre Haute with intellectual disabilities. Twenty-five years later, the organization is still providing services to 40 individuals in the Wabash Valley.
Mosaic provides a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities through supports which are tailored to the individual’s needs and desires. Mosaic supports people to define their own happiness and asks people how they like to spend their day, what they love to do in their spare time, where they want to live and goals they would like to achieve. Then Mosaic partners with them to make those dreams come true. Mosaic is a nonprofit organization. For more information visit www.mosaicinterrehaute.org
GE Aviation donates about $2K to CASA
Staff members from the Vigo County CASA office accepted a recent invitation from GE Aviation representative Tony Urbanski to tour the local facility. Staff saw each phase of the manufacturing process including cutting, welding, boring, etching, treating, washing and shipping nickel-alloy and titanium engine components for commercial aircraft, military contracts and even for the 2016 Olympics.
At the end of the tour, Urbanski, along with plant managers Tom Bradley and Lori Smith, presented Vigo County CASA Kids with a check of nearly $2,000 to help fund the program’s annual awareness and fundraising event.
In 2011, GE Aviation collected donations for children served by Vigo County CASA volunteers that helped provide children with gifts at Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Company employees took a shopping list for each child attending and purchased gifts. Employees donated more than $5,000.
Agency provides small-business loans
Starting a business is something that many people dream of, but many lack the resources to put their idea in place. Community Action Program Inc. of Western Indiana has a revolving loan program which helps individuals fulfill their dreams through small-business loans.
The goal of the small-business loan program is to assist and foster microenterprise and small-business development growth.
The amount of the loan and the time frame for repayment depends on the amount needed and the ability to pay back the loan. Loans can be blended with other sources of financing for larger investments. These loans can be used for working capital, inventory or fixed assets. The program provides training on business strengths and weaknesses, and small-business support groups are available.
The program is offered in Benton, Clay, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Parke, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren counties. Visit www.capwi.org for a listing of office locations.
For more information contact Alice Young at 765-793-4881, ext. 1209 or by email at email@example.com
Chamber to form Walldogs committee
The Marshall Area Chamber of Commerce is forming a committee of volunteers looking to get involved in a community project. An informational meeting to learn about Marshall becoming a Walldogs community will be at 6 p.m. CDT on Oct. 23 at the Marshall Chamber of Commerce Building, 708 Archer Ave.
Walldogs are a group of sign and mural artists from across the globe. The tradition of painting wall advertisements is historic. Evidence of this can be seen in “ghost signs,” still evident on many buildings. The painters of these signs were often called Walldogs.
Along with the title of Walldog, today’s mural artists have also adopted many other traditions that show in their work, from the colors they use to the design styles they practice, these murals capture a sense of nostalgia and historic significance. The Walldog movement began in Allerton, Iowa, in the summer of 1993, hosted by Nancy Bennett. That meet was the first official Walldog meet.
Walldogs have been all over Illinois painting murals, most recently in Arcola. To learn more or see pictures of their work visit the Walldogs website at www.thewall
dogs.com or become a fan of walldogs on Facebook.
Indy developer interested in vacant ISU towers
The walls of Indiana State University’s Statesman Towers won’t be tumbling down anytime soon, despite a planned demolition that is now on hold.
The extra step: Feed company gets special certification
Graham Feed Co. in Terre Haute has attained a Safe Feed/Safe Food Certification from the American Feed Industry Association.
Drop off toys at Menards
In the spirit of Christmas, the Terre Haute Menards home improvement store is serving as a toy drive drop site.
Have Lunch with a Lawyer on Dec. 16
Lunch with a Lawyer will welcome Terry Tolliver of the Indiana Office of Attorney General, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 16 at Wabash Senior Activity Center, 300 S. Fifth St.
Terre Haute Red Lobster remodels
Red Lobster has completed the remodeling of its Terre Haute restaurant at 3407 S. U.S. 41, in a style inspired by the New England coast.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Day focuses on helping people with disabilities
The United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities is annually staged on Dec. 3 to focus on issues that affect people with disabilities worldwide.
Newsmakers: Dec. 1, 2013
On THE MOVE: Dec. 1, 2013
On the move
Morton J. Marcus: Competing views of buying, giving and receiving
“What is the purpose of this season of buying and buying more?” asks Oliver Offenon.
“That’s a twisted view,” I respond. “It’s the season of giving. Buying is a necessary activity people engage in as they prepare to give.”
On the Move: Nov. 24, 2013
The music department at Lincoln Trail College in Robinson, Ill., announces three new part-time faculty.
SOCIAL SECURITY: The perfect recipe for your retirement
Succulent turkey. Savory stuffing. Green bean casserole.
BUSINESS CENTS: Open doors to drive innovation into business
I recently learned that General Electric built one of the first Research and Development Labs in 1900.
Signature HealthCARE on ‘Best Places to Work’ list
Signature HealthCARE, parent company of local nursing center Signature HealthCARE of Terre Haute, recently accepted the “Best Places to Work” award from Modern Healthcare magazine for the third time.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Social Security announces benefit increase
Recently the Social Security Administration announced that monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 63 million Americans will increase 1.5 percent in 2014.
On the Move: Nev. 17, 2013
Bridges of Indiana welcomes Felicia Kannmacher of Terre Haute as a service coordinator.
YOUnity Village plans one-year birthday party
Mental Health America of Vigo County is celebrating the one-year birthday of its latest supportive housing development, YOUnity Village, located at 1460 Spruce St. in Terre Haute.
DQ opens Grill & Chill restaurant in Rockville
The Dairy Queen system’s newest restaurant concept has opened its doors at 600 N. Lincoln Road, in Rockville.
Piloni’s to celebrate first anniversary
The restaurant, which opened on Nov. 17, 2012, employs 19.
NBC’s WTWO-TV2 was honored recently at the 26th Annual Spectrum Awards presented by the Indiana Broadcasters Association.
Toyota to host Automotive Job Fair Nov. 16
PRINCETON, Ind. – As the launch of the new Highlander hybrid approaches, TMMI and its suppliers are searching for additional qualified candidates to add to their respective work forces. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana will host a job fair 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at its Visitors Center.
Social Security serves those who’ve served
On Monday, we honor our nation’s veterans for their service to America. What better time than now to tell you — and for you to help spread the word — about the many benefits and wealth of information Social Security has available for veterans and military personnel?
Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce: Wrap up the year with networking events
As the end of the year quickly approaches, the Chamber is wrapping up its 100th anniversary year with a few more networking and education opportunities.
Newsmaker: Nov. 10, 2013
Jeff R. Hawkins, Sullivan, advanced to the office of president-elect of the Indiana State Bar Association for 2013-14 at the association’s annual meeting in French Lick on Oct. 18
Physical therapy practice opens in Brazil
The Hand and Orthopedic Rehab Clinic has opened a location in Brazil.
First Financial Corp. reports third-quarter results
First Financial Corp. has announced results for the three and nine months ending Sept. 30.. Net income of $8.5 million and $22.6 million compared to $8.1 million and $24.2 million for the same periods of 2012.
Old National announces third-quarter results
Old National Bancorp reported third-quarter net income of $23.9 million, or 23 cents per share.
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SOCIAL SECURITY: Hit a home run with Social Security
Baseball fans across the nation (and around the world) are currently enjoying the 109th World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals.
Vectren: Evaluate your furnace; it could save you money
As colder weather draws near, Vectren Energy Delivery reminds customers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter.
Staples awards $3,500 to JA
Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples Inc., has awarded $3,500 to Junior Achievement of the Wabash Valley Inc., under “2 Million and Change,” a program that lets Staples associates direct donations.
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