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Jonathan S. Badger has joined Thompson Thrift Construction as safety and risk manager.
Prior to joining Thompson Thrift he was a site safety coordinator for FA Wilhelm. While with that company he worked on projects such as the Duke Energy Coal Handling Facility in Edwardsport; the Indianapolis Airport parking structure; an Eli Lilly structural steel shop facility in Indianapolis; and the Altra Indiana Ethanol Plant in Cloverdale.
He also served as regional safety director for Insituform Technologies and safety manager with Traylor Brothers Inc.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in safety engineering/management from Indiana State University. He is an American Heart Association/Heartsaver First Aid instructor.
Christina Smith is the new project manager assistant for Thompson Thrift Construction.
She most recently worked as the manager of The Dawg House in Terre Haute. Prior to that she was an assistant trainer at Pinedale Farms in Ardmore, Ala., and a customer service representative for Travel Mart LLC in Martinsville, Ill. She also has considerable experience in the printing industry having worked for PressTime Graphics, Dynamic Print Solutions and Pap-R-Products. She also worked for Columbia House and CI Telecom.
She holds associate’s degrees in business management and accounting from Harrison College. She is currently working on a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from that institution. She is from Martinsville, Ill.
Kammy Harmon will serve as the property manager of the Sycamore Terrace multifamily community in Terre Haute for Thompson Thrift.
Prior to this position, she worked as a contract administrator for Alta Construction Services in Addison, Texas, beginning in 2007. From 1999-2006 she served as a regional director/human resources director for Syndicat U.S. Management in Dallas and an asset manager for Syndicat U.S. Management/ Spartan Management in Bryan, Texas.
From 1998-99 she was a property manager/rehab coordinator with Lantower Management in Dallas. She began her career in 1988 as a property manager with Monterrey Asset Management in El Paso, Texas.
She became a Certified Apartment Manager in 1993 and was Monterrey Management’s Manager of the Year in 1995.
Sullivan County resident James Basinger has been named executive director of adult facilities for the Indiana Department of Correction. The former superintendent of the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility will monitor operations of all 17 adult facilities for the department. The new assignment is effective immediately.
Basinger is a 20 year veteran with the department. He began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction on Dec. 21, 1991 at the Bloomington Work Release Center as a correctional officer. He transferred to Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in the summer of 1992.
Basinger held various custody positions while at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility from officer to major, also serving as the Emergency Squad Commander for seven years. He has been a firearms instructor, CPR/first aid instructor, training officer and staff development training coordinator at WVCF. He is also a graduate of the first Emerging and Experienced Leadership Program.
Basinger held the position of major at the Putnamville Correctional Facility from 2000-2003. He was promoted to assistant superintendent in February 2009 at WVCF then promoted to superintendent October 2009 at WVCF.
In April 2009, Basinger retired as Command Sergeant Major with the 76th Brigade of the Indiana National Guard after 25 years of service, beginning as a United States Marine. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and a third tour as the 76th Brigade’s Rear Detachment Command Sergeant Major.
Greene County resident Richard Brown has been named acting superintendent for the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility effective today.
He began his career with the Indiana Department of Correction August 1991 at Indiana State Farm (now Putnamville Correctional Facility) as correctional officer. In June 1992, he transferred to WVCF as a correctional officer. While at WVCF, he held several positions including correctional counselor, correctional casework manager, unit team manager, and assistant superintendent.
In September 2006, Brown transferred to Rockville Correctional Facility as assistant superintendent. In July 2010, he moved back to WVCF as assistant superintendent.
Brown received an associate degree in corrections from Vincennes University and a bachelor of science in criminology from Indiana State University.
He has served on the Department’s Emergency Squad, and in 2007 graduated from the Experienced and Emerging Leadership Program.
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Jonathan S. Badger has joined Thompson Thrift Construction as safety and risk manager.
Old National acquires Michigan bank
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp and Grand Rapids-based Founders Financial Corp. said Monday they have finalized an agreement under which Old National will acquire Founders through a stock and cash merger.
Old National strengthens position with Grand Rapids-based Founders Bank & Trust pending acquisition
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp and Grand Rapids-based Founders Financial Corp. jointly announced today the execution of a definitive agreement under which Old National will acquire Founders through a stock and cash merger.
Eye on the pie: Simplifying Indiana’s tax code is no simple matter
The Governor and his select invitees to his closed tax conference last month praised simplifying Indiana’s tax code. It is an idea better loved by Americans than baseball, apple pie or motherhood.
Social Security move to help combat identity theft
To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning in August. If you need written confirmation of your Social Security number — perhaps your new employer needs verification — and you can’t find your Social Security card, you can apply for a replacement.
Applications open for ‘Best Places to Work’
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the state’s annual competition naming the “Best Places to Work in Indiana.” In its 10th year, this program honors top companies as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.
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Union Hospital cuts to come from support staff
The reduction of 150 employees in Union Health System by the end of this year will come from support staff, employees who do not have direct patient care duties, hospital administrators said today.
EYE ON THE PIE: Private sector option to calm violence in streets
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Christian bookstore to celebrate 30-year mark
The Open Door Christian Bookstore is celebrating 30 years of business in Terre Haute. On July 30, The Open Door staff will host a celebration of the milestone with 30-percent-off coupons, free cupcakes and door prizes throughout the day.
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Décor tips for outdoors focus of magazine issue
The new issue of the Carpet One of Terre Haute digital magazine – Beautiful Design Made Simple – focuses on getting ready for the summer and expanding living space outdoors.
BUSINESS BRIEFS: July 20, 2014
• ‘Accessible tech’ workshop in works
• Old National to host earnings web cast
• Duke to promote entry-level openings
• Thrift store seeks clothes donations
• Upland wins multiple awards at Brewery Cup
• Technology for people with disabilities workshop at ISU
Restaurant continues lemonade sale cancer fundraiser
In the summer of 2000, the idea behind Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation was born when 4-year-old cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott set up a front yard lemonade stand to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer cures.
Nursery seeks grant applications
The Terre Haute Day Nursery Committee is seeking grant applications from nonprofit organizations for funding in the child care areas of tuition assistance and program development.
ASK SCORE: Looking to expand? Make sure credit measures up
Good credit has always been important for entrepreneurs. But in today’s economy, building and maintaining a strong business credit score is essential for accessing both start-up and growth capital.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Retirement, early or late, is a big decision
If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. This coming Saturday is All or Nothing Day.
O’Rourke joins Sisters of Providence team
When Providence Spirituality and Conference Center facilities manager Linda Malooley called Andrea O’Rourke inquiring if she knew of anyone who might be interested in taking Malooley’s position, O’Rourke offered a quick response.
Regional artist to receive Arts Commission development grant
The Indiana Arts Commission announced Friday that one regional artist is among 38 artists throughout the state receiving career development assistance through the agency’s Individual Artist Program grants for Fiscal Year 2015.
Update: Union Hospital notifying workers of layoff
Some employees of Union Hospital are receiving notice that they will be laid off as part of cost reductions.
Convenience stores keep up fight to sell cold beer
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Convenience stores in Indiana are keeping up their fight to be able to sell cold beer, as a trade group said Tuesday it was appealing a judge’s decision upholding the state law that prohibits them from selling the beverages chilled.
Fresh coat: Student Painters put business theories to work
James Welch has successfully started his own painting business in the Wabash Valley. It isn’t entirely his business, however, but it certainly appears that way.
Eye on the Pie: Indiana’s small business friendliness: A report card
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.
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Davis named interim student affairs VP
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