MILESTONES: Feb. 2, 2014
Terre Haute South Vigo High School graduate Michael Ward Stewart has retired from his position as Human Services Professional for the State of Hawaii.
- NEWSMAKERS: Feb. 2, 2104
Register for Marshall career fair
The Marshall (Ill.) Chamber of Commerce is scheduled to host its first career fair for the general public and students March 14 at Harlan Hall, 603 Locust St., in Marshall.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Now’s the best time to sign up for Medicare Part B
If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Part B runs from Jan. 1 through March 31 each year. Before you make a decision about general enrollment, we want to share some important information.
Terre Haute Young Leaders: Making an impact
Big things are happening in the Wabash Valley, and the Terre Haute Young Leaders group plans to make 2014 its best year ever. We are pleased to be given the opportunity by B.J. Riley of the Tribune-Star to highlight what our group is about and thank him for this monthly article.
Precious metal dealers must register with Secretary of State
Precious metal dealers, commonly referred to as cash-for-gold dealers, are now required to register annually with both the Indiana Secretary of State’s office and local law enforcement. Dealers can register at secure.in.gov/apps/sos/ precious. Dealers will also need to separately register with local law enforcement.
Engergizing Indiana helps save energy during winter
With the cold temperatures come increased demands for energy, which can drive up costs. Energizing Indiana can help residents become more energy efficient, lowering energy costs and making progress toward a healthier environment in 2014.
State, federal tax season opens at end of month
The Indiana Department of Revenue and the IRS will open the 2014 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns Jan. 31.
BUSINESS CENTS: Plan, plan, plan before exporting goods
Business and history run in cycles. As history has dictated there was a time in the United States in which our country was the leading exporter of goods. However, many economic challenges have emerged, and our culture has been through some changes. We are now importing more than exporting and relying heavily on other countries to fill our demands.
Employers step in to prevent worker burnout
Volkswagen turns off some employees’ email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off.
Lugar to speak at Indiana Chamber Legislative Dinner
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Legislative Dinner offers an opportunity for the business community to come together with lawmakers and policymakers and let them know about the important issues that impact their organizations every day.
- ON THE MOVE: Jan. 19, 2014
- BRIEFS: Jan. 19, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY: Be of service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Jan. 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. On this day, we celebrate the birthday of the civil rights leader and nonviolent activist.
VIDEO: Businesses, development at forefront
Mayor Duke Bennett gave an upbeat report to local business leaders Monday in his annual address to the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
- On the Move: Jan. 12, 2014
KRISTIN CRAIG: Start your year off right with some business resolutions
It’s time for those three dreaded words — New Year’s resolutions. Many of you make them in your personal life, but have you thought about applying those same commitments to your business?
Business Cents: What will be 2014’s business trends?
Mother Nature has started out 2014 with a bang, and as many businesses shut down during our snow storm recently, you may have been considering what will 2014 bring to the Wabash Valley in regards to your company?
Garmong’s Hannum receives Sagamore honor
In a December ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Mike Pence named David Hannum, chairman/CEO of Garmong Construction, a Sagamore of the Wabash.
- BUSINESS BRIEFS: Jan. 12, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY: Now is time to prepare for tax season
Wise taxpayers may want to take advantage of winter months indoors to prepare for tax filing season this spring. Whether you are a small business owner, a retiree or a new parent, here are some Social Security tax tips that may help you.
- Author to speak on parenting, kids’ finances
Greater Clinton Chamber of Commerce plans dinner
Greater Clinton Chamber of Commerce has set its Annual Dinner for 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in Terra Villa Restaurant and Lounge at 320 N. 9th Street, Clinton.
Report damage from December flooding online
Hoosiers who sustained damage caused by flooding that started Dec. 19 can report damage at: myoracle.in.gov/hs/damage/ia-public.do?method=active&incidentId=IA20131227075303.
Midwest Fiber Recycling acquires Data Management Services
Midwest Fiber Recycling has announced the acquisition of Data Management Services in Terre Haute on Dec. 20. The acquisition will combine DMS’ expertise with Midwest Fiber’s recycling capabilities.
Small Farm Conference to encourage owner success
The second annual Indiana Small Farm Conference, presented by the Purdue Extension, will take place on Feb. 21 and 22 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville.
Extension small farm clinic set for Thursday
Area Purdue Extension agriculture educators will offer a program for small farmers from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Ivy Tech Community College Center for Workforce Development, 1700 E. Industrial Drive.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Teasing your brain
January is International Brain Teasers Month. What better time than now to test your knowledge and learn a few things at the same time?
First Financial declares semi-annual dividend
The directors of First Financial Corp. have declared a semi-annual dividend of 48 cents per share payable on Jan. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Jan. 7, 2014. This declaration increases the total dividend paid in 2013 to 96 cents per share, a 1.1 percent increase from 2012.
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- MILESTONES: Feb. 2, 2014