Chamber updates ‘The Supervisor’s Handbook’
A supervisor can make or break employee morale and productivity in a workplace, as well as open a company to lawsuits, fines, penalties and damage awards if supervisors’ rights and responsibilities under state and federal law are not followed.
ON THE MOVE: June 15, 2014
On the move
NEWSMAKERS: June 15, 2014
WTHI-TV has received 13 Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy Award nominations, including the Emmy’s highest honor — Station Excellence.
Where have all the missing American workers gone?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The unemployment rate has been on a slow downward trajectory since the recession ended nearly five years ago. While the overall jobless level has dropped to non-recession levels, the number of the working-age people with jobs is barely over 6 in 10, hovering at a level reminiscent of the late 1970s.
EYE ON THE PIE: Why subsidize the suburbanization of Indiana?
Where, oh where, should we put our economic development resources? This question often goes unasked by economic development agencies.
CHAMBER: Five short sentences to increase your productivity
Your emails are too long. It takes too much time to respond, and your inbox is constantly overflowing. Get it under control by treating your emails like text messages.
SOCIAL SECURITY: Fathers, friends, men’s health and Social Security
This year, we observe National Men’s Health Week from June 9 to 15. Each year, the observance is the week before Father’s Day, focusing on awareness, prevention, education and family.
Clinton Chamber to meet Tuesday
The Greater Clinton Chamber’s monthly luncheon is set for noon Tuesday at Benjamin’s, 2372 E. Indiana 163 in Clinton.
USDA to host ‘Rural America’ event in Bloomfield
United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present “Resources for Rural America” on June 25, 2014, from 10 a.m. to noon.
ON THE MOVE: June 8, 2014
R. Thomas Rhees
ASK SCORE: Employee input is an ideal source of ideas
Every day, small business owners scour the Web, business journals and their own brains in search of ideas for improving efficiency, attracting customers, and boosting the bottom line.
Unique Bowtique: From princesses to pigs, stay-at-home mom creates one-of-a-kind character hair bows
With some imagination and a dab of hot glue, colorful ribbons can be turned into the perfect hair decoration for any occasion.
- ON THE MOVE: June 1, 2014
- Business briefs: June 1, 2014
- NEWSMAKERS: June 1, 2014
Students develop app for United Way
A Wabash Valley nonprofit organization turned to Indiana State University technology students to get mobile.
We’re not talking wheels — we’re talking an app for Android smartphones or tablets.
Moe’s Southwest Grill set to open this week
“Welcome to Moe’s!” will soon be heard on the streets of Terre Haute when Moe’s Southwest Grill opens Thursday at 2828 S. Third St.
- Duke Energy proposes Indiana efficiency programs
SOCIAL SECURITY: Social Security here to help everyone in the family
National Family Month takes place each year from Mother’s Day in May to Father’s Day in June, and coincides with the end of the school year when families are able to spend even more time together. It is the perfect time to spend more time focusing on each member of your family.
EYE ON THE PIE: Short-term success verses long-term solutions
If Indiana is doing so well, why are we doing so poorly? By now you’ve heard Indiana continues to have a declining unemployment rate, a rate below the unemployment rate nationally.
Indiana ranks 4th in nation in coal power
Coal-dependent Indiana, which gets 84 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power, ranks fourth in the nation behind West Virginia, Kentucky and Wyoming in the amount of its power that comes from that fossil fuel, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Faster Social Security disability benefit decisions for veterans
On Memorial Day, as we pay tribute to the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country, we also share some news about Social Security disability benefits for veterans with disabilities: a new expedited disability process.
Lemonade Day coming up on Saturday
Wabash Valley youth and the community are invited to participate in a national lemonade stand event Saturday. Lemonade Day provides youth the opportunity to be an entrepreneur.
Have COBRA? You may qualify for special enrollment period
The Indiana Department of Insurance is alerting individuals currently purchasing health insurance through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, or COBRA, they may qualify for a special enrollment period allowing them to enroll in an individual health insurance plan instead. Individuals so choosing must enroll in a new plan by July 1.
- On the move: May 25, 2014
- Newsmakers: May 25, 2014
ASK SCORE: Boost your business knowledge with a board of advisors
Everyone needs good advice when starting and running a small business, even those who have done it before. And it has nothing to do with size. Executive managers of large companies routinely consult highly experienced and respected advisors for unbiased feedback before making key decisions or implementing major changes.
Young Leaders make difference in community
It is hard to believe we are already near the halfway point of the year; the weather has finally caught up it appears. With the warmer weather, community service projects have also presented themselves, and Terre Haute Young Leaders are always up to the task.
‘Transforming Your Local Economy’ presentation set
Purdue’s Center for Regional Development will take its experts on the road, offering information about “Transforming Your Local Economy.”
Rockville Library to host ‘Queen of Free’
Queen of Free Cherie Lowe will speak at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Rockville Public Library. Her program will enlighten the public on how to use coupons wisely and where to find the best deals.
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