News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 13, 2012

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Oct. 14, 2012


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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Oct. 14, 2012

Terre Haute

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.

Terre Haute

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

Terre Haute

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.

Terre Haute

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 ayoung@capwi.org

Marshall, Ill.

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.