Greetings from Habitat for Humanity ReStore!


Do you own or manage a business that has dated or obsolete inventory, or items that have incurred slight shipping damage and are not suitable for “new” sale?  Do you remove used furniture, excess building materials, or other items as a part of your customer service offering?  Many times these items still offer a good bit of useful life, yet are often destined for the landfill.  ReStore would like to help!  Businesses who donate these items to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore will benefit from a tax credit for charitable donations AND avoid disposal costs. One more thing… we will be happy to pick up the donation!

There are 3 main purposes for a ReStore:

1)  To provide additional funding to support the affiliates’ housing goals;

2)  To expand the affiliates’ opportunities to serve a broader base in the community by providing low-cost housing products, as well as other items at reasonable prices;

3)  To reduce construction and household materials from landfills and reuse items in order to protect the environment.

Proceeds from the ReStore are deposited directly in the building fund for Habitat for Humanity homes for deserving families. Your donation, big or small, can help make a family’s dream a reality. We even offer pick-up service. For questions about the ReStore call (812) 482-5909 or email  You can also visit us on Facebook: or visit our website:


We accept the following:  
  Working Appliances   Furniture
  Cabinets   Doors
  Windows   Flooring/Carpeting
  Lighting Fixtures   Siding
  Roofing Materials   Lumber
  Tools   Brick and Block
  Heating and Cooling Units   Hardware
  Bathroom fixtures   Sports Equipment
  Household Furnishings and Home Decor

Please donate only items you feel are valuable to another person to reuse. We cannot accept:  food items, clothing, broken glass, or anything badly damaged.

Please help Habitat for Humanity in our mission to eliminate poverty housing in Dubois County!



Huntingburg Chamber Present the Community-Wide Yard Sale


The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome everyone to participate in our community yard sale on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th, 2014. We ask people who would like to participate to pick up a registration form from the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Office in the ONB building at 327 E. 4th Street, Suite 205 Huntingburg. The registration form was also included in April’s utility bills. Registration deadline is May 1st. The Chamber will be charging $10 for participation.

The $10 charge will cover the cost of advertising the event in area local media. To help to the stress off of you, we will turn in the names and addresses to the City of Huntingburg to comply with the Yard Sale Ordinance.  We will also be producing an information guide that will include a map of Huntingburg with the locations of the yard sales marked on the map. We will also include a description of the merchandise in your Yard Sale. The Yard Sale Packets will be available at Mor for Less, Huntingburg Hometown IGA and the Chamber Office starting May 6th.

For more information about the city wide yard sale, please contact the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at, email at or call 812.683.5699

Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Mission: The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce shall be a leader in providing a progressive environment for promoting business opportunities and the quality of life in Huntingburg and the surrounding community.


Huntingburg Chamber Board President Minute

Huntingburg Chamber logo

On behalf of the Chamber Board I want to thank you all for your great support. As we move forward with securing a new chamber director rest assured that we are doing our best to maintain our office as best as we can with Nick Stevens’ generous agreement to work 10-15 hours a week for us. We feel that we can continue to providing quality service to all our businesses.

We look forward to our Annual Chamber Luncheon scheduled for June with once again a dynamic speaker whose name will  be released later.

Once again I want to thank you for your support!



Al Mihajlovits

Chamber Board President


Dubois County Tourism March Calendar

March (1)

Lots of great events and activities going on this month. Holland Kiwanis Gun & Knife Show is Feb 28th & March 1st, Huntingburg Merchant’s Spring Gala is March 14th and lots of other live entertainment at The Gaslight, Snaps and Oasis all month.


Grow Dubois County Partners with VUJC, DCCF to Award Grant

Grow Dubois County, a 501(c)3 committee formed to work in collaboration with Dubois Strong to foster and engage economic development and entrepreneurship in Dubois County, has partnered with the Vincennes University Jasper Campus Foundation as well as the Dubois County Community Foundation to award a $5,000 grant to Variable Technology, LLC.  The grant will help the company fund a patent request for a new healthcare technology product.

Variable Technology was established in 2012 for the purpose of innovating and commercializing unique ideas that solve problems and bridge technology gaps that exist in various market segments.  One such product measures pressure and moisture in a flexible material at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.

“The basis of this idea was initially patented at NSWC Crane and further developed by USI’s Technology Commercialization Academy.  Variable Technology has licensed the patent from Crane, refined the idea, and developed an initial prototype.  Although this product can be transitioned into multiple markets, we are initially targeting the healthcare industry with an eye on bedsore prevention.  This grant will help to better protect our intellectual property and allow us to advance commercialization and company growth opportunities,” said Todd Mehringer, one of Variable Technology’s co-owners.

Mehringer, along with his brother and fellow co-owner Bret, are Dubois County natives while co-owners Pete Avenatti and Alexander Soles reside in Bloomington.  All four owners are currently employed by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division.

Todd adds, “Ultimately, Variable Technology’s vision is to expand the technology innovation sector in Dubois County and the Southern Indiana region.

“This grant connects three important community efforts—creating access to entrepreneurship, leveraging our involvement with Crane, and fostering economic development at CTIM,” said Brad Ward, Chief Executive Officer of Dubois County Community Foundation.

“Crane is such an important part of our region, and it’s important that we continue to interact with them and those affiliated with them,” said Marc Steczyk, Grow Dubois County’s President. “This first grant was easy for our committee to decide upon, as Variable Technology’s team members have helped mentor students at VUJC and are also engaged in the local business community.”

“Mentoring our students and providing them with inspiration demonstrates continued interest from Variable Technology in the importance of not only education, but the fostering of an entrepreneurial spirit within our community,” said Ray Niehaus, Director, Center for Technology Innovation & Manufacturing. “The team worked well with each group and provided key learnings about time management, manufacturing processes, teamwork and a multitude of additional soft skills which are needed for today’s workforce. The interaction between Variable Technology and students at Vincennes University Jasper Campus is that of connecting unique software skills with futuristic hardware skills creating a formula for success.”

Grow Dubois County was formed in late 2014 as a standalone entity to assist and work in partnership with Dubois Strong on economic development initiatives in Dubois County, as well as helping engage local entrepreneurial development.  Dubois Strong is the county’s economic development source for innovative entrepreneurs and thriving businesses.  For additional information, visit


Chamber Hosts 21st Annual Winter Antique Show

Winter Antique Show

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce will host its 21st Annual Winter Antique Show on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18, 2015, at Huntingburg Event Center. The times of the Show are Saturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST and Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

We are still looking for more dealers.  If interested please contact the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce. Dealers from Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky will set up to display antique furniture, glassware, jewelry, toys and other collectibles. Admission for the show is $3.00 per person. Kids 12 and under free. There will also prizes and giveaways throughout the event. You don’t have to be present to win. Food and drinks will be offered throughout the two day event. Huntingburg Event Center is located at 110 E. 14th Street. Take US 231 to Huntingburg turn west onto 14th street. The Event Center is on the north side of the street.

There are still booths available. Booths are $95. Booths are 12’ x 11.5’. For more information contact the chamber at 812.683.5699.

The Winter Antique Show is one of the wonderful events to “Eat, Shop, Play & Stay” in Huntingburg. Come downtown to Beautiful and Historic 4th Street and even visit the gorgeous League Stadium in the City Park where A League of Their Own was filmed.   We look forward to seeing you there.


Dubois County Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame Seeking Nominations

For More Information Contact:
Vickie Lewis
(812) 630-9300

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[Dubois County, Indiana] – Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana in Dubois County and Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP, Title Sponsor, are seeking laureate nominations for the 2015 Dubois County Business Hall of Fame. This will be an annual event honoring local business leaders and benefiting Junior Achievement in Dubois County.  Nominees should be individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership as well as made significant contributions to free enterprise and society while serving as inspiring role models for our young people. Laureate nominees can either be active, retired, or historical/deceased.

Dubois County Business Hall of Fame will celebrate the induction of laureates during a breakfast and ceremony on Thursday May 7, 2015 at 7:30am at Vincennes University Jasper Campus. The event was created to recognize icons of local commerce and industry. The 1st Annual Dubois County Business Hall of Fame will recognize individuals for their business excellence, vision, innovations, inspiring leadership and community service to Dubois County.

All persons wishing to nominate a laureate should fill out a Laureate Nomination Form. This form can be acquired by contacting Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana by phone at (812) 425-8152 or at  Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday December 24th, 2014.

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About Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana (JASWIN)

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana provides in-school and afterschool programs for students which focus on three key content areas: work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy. The organization’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. The mission of the organization is to ensure that every child in their service territory has fundamental understanding of the free enterprise system. JASWIN serves 11 counties and over 24,000 students in Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois and began in 1964. For more information, visit

About Junior Achievement USA™ (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provides relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches four million students per year in more 120 markets across the United States, with an additional 6.5 million students served by operations in 117 other countries worldwide. Visit for more information.


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