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.
Prison to host career fair
On Friday, the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute will host a career fair for those interested in working in the federal prison system.
Workers at Plycem USA Inc. in Terre Haute eligible for federal assistance
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Workforce Development today announced a ruling by the U.S. Department of Laborthat all workers of Plycem USA Inc. in Terre Haute are eligible to receive services under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program.
EYE ON THE PIE: Unturned stones: Men and women and mind games
Economist Gary Becker died recently. He was a professor at the University of Chicago and winner of the 1992 Nobel Prize in Economics.
ONB announces 1st quarter earnings, dividends
Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq:ONB) reported 1st quarter 2014 net income of $26.5 million, or $.26 per share.
BUSINESS BRIEFS: May 18, 2014
Business mentors to host workshop
Music entreprenuer to hit Ivy Tech
Dealers’s test-drive fundraiser nets $810
Vectren to adjust meter reading
Insurance companies noted for growth
‘Best Places to Work’ selected
WVCF celebrates 22nd year on job
Sculpture collection gets $1,000 grant
On the move: May 18, 2014
Angela S. Clark
SOCIAL SECURITY: Raise awareness, raise consciousness
Each May, groups and organizations around the nation join in celebrating Older Americans Month. Established in 1963, this month-long awareness campaign provides an opportunity for our nation to recognize seniors for their many contributions and share important information to help them stay healthy and active.
BUSINESS CENTS: Pendulum swings to social media
I had the opportunity to attend a social media seminar hosted by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Tech Haute, and it simply amazed me on a couple of different aspects.
ASK SCORE: In interviews, it’s about being prepared
We’ve all been through job interviews, but being the one asking the questions is not always easy. You want to be fair and thorough when evaluating prospective employees, but also confident that you’ll gather sufficient information to make the right choice.
Social Security: Mom’s special day calls for ‘Extra Help’
Today is Mother’s Day. It’s always nice to give Mom a card, flowers or candy, but this year, people all over the country are helping their moms save an estimated $4,000 annually on the cost of Medicare prescription drugs. You can help your mom too — and it won’t cost you a dime.
Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce: Growing a business with the Chamber
There is one question we are asked over and over again: What does the Chamber do? Although there can be many answers to this question, it fundamentally boils down to three basic principles: networking, education and community building. By focusing our efforts on these three fundamental principles, we are able to provide our members with the tools necessary to grow their business.
SCORE: Are you a manager, or a leader?
If you’re going to be successful as an owner of a small business, particularly one with employees, you have to perform both roles well: manager, leader.
On the Move: May 11, 2014
Lori A. Fox was recently promoted to manager of the First Financial Springhill Banking Center at 4500 U.S. 41 South in Terre Haute.
State launches new IN.gov site and app
Indiana has launched the revamped IN.gov and the IN.gov iOS app. The new site places an emphasis on mobile users and offers a new feature that lets users personalize content on the website.
ASK SCORE: Advisory boards offer boost of knowledge
Everyone needs good advice when starting and running a small business, even those who have done it before.
‘Paint the Town Pink’ set for Friday
The Wabash Valley Breast Cancer Survivor Organization will sponsor the 14th annual “Paint The Town Pink” carnation sale Friday.
Sculptor Wolfe to speak at Chamber luncheon
The Greater Clinton Chamber’s monthly luncheon is scheduled for noon on May 13 at the Clinton Public Library.
EYE ON THE PIE: Legislative action leads to doubtful local development
Recently, I heard a state representative and a state senator discuss the activities of the 2014 Indiana legislature. Both men are intelligent, articulate and seem concerned about the well-being of our state and their constituents.
Goodwill sale nets funding big boost
The 2014 spring Goodwill Sale, a cause-marketing partnership between The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., and Goodwill Industries International, collected more than 2.5 million pounds of clothing and textiles to benefit Goodwill’s job training and employment services.
BUSINESS CENTS: A kind jolt for those boring meetings
ZZZZZzzzz! We have all attended multiple meetings in which the content, speaker or possibly both left us yawning, stretching and blinking repeatedly, fighting to stay awake.
- Newsmakers: May 4, 2014
SOCIAL SECURITY: Everyone is off to the retirement races
And they’re off!
Wanda Worker takes the lead as she visits my Social Security and gets a handle on her retirement planning. John Q. Public gains ground as he uses Social Security’s Retirement Estimator to get a clearer picture of his future retirement benefits. It’s neck and neck. But wait — Average Joe picks up speed as he applies for retirement benefits on his laptop from the comfort of his recliner and takes the reins of his retirement.
- On the move: May 4, 2014
Lemonade Day, a community wide event designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own business, is scheduled for May 31 in Terre Haute. Participation is free.
U.S. gains 288k jobs; jobless rate falls to 6.3 percent
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate plunged in April to its lowest level since September 2008 as employers added 288,000 jobs, the most in two years.
Union Hospital Inc. announces new president, CEO
The Union Hospital Inc. board of directors announced this morning that Steven M. Holman is joining Union Hospital Inc. as president and chief executive officer effective May 5.
Auto parts plant to expand in central Indiana
MOORESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A Japanese company plans to expand a central Indiana auto parts factory, saying it expects to add about 220 jobs in the coming year.
EYE ON THE PIE: Deriding Illinois won’t make Hoosier state less mediocre
From the email this week, I sensed a profound need by Hoosiers to find joy in the problems of Illinois.
ASK SCORE: Good help is easy to find if you know how to look for it
Over the past 15 years, nearly two-thirds of new jobs have been generated by small businesses.
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