Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival

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Huntingburg, Indiana – The 3rd Annual Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine, & Craft Beer Festival will be held in Huntingburg, IN on April 12, 2014 from 10 am to 8 pm. All activities will take place on south side of Market Street behind the Old Town Hall, 309 N. Geiger Street. The festival is free and open to the public to attend. Talented local artisans will be displaying unique items for purchase from 10:00am – 6:00pm ET. The music starts at 2:00pm and lasts until 8:00pm ET. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs for seating. Sampling of Indiana craft beers and wines for those 21 and older, will be available for $10.  Wine and beer will also be available to purchase during the event along with T-Shirts, wine glasses and food.  Proceeds to benefit Huntingburg’s Historic Downtown District. The festival funded in part by the Dubois County Tourism Commission.

The festival is part of the annual Garden Gate Days held each spring in downtown Huntingburg which highlights downtown merchants who provide specials and discounts to customer in the local shops and establishments. The festival will feature the sounds of both traditional and contemporary jazz from Louisville, Bloomington, and Jasper, IN.

Wineries in attendance:
Best Vineyards, Elizabeth, IN
Blue Heron Winery, Cannelton, IN
Cedar Creek, Martinsville, IN
French Lick Winery, French Lick, IN
Madison County Winery, Pendleton, IN
Mystique Winery, Lynnville, IN
Monkey Hollow Winery, St. Meinrad, IN
Pepper Ridge, Rockport, IN
Winzerwald Winery, Bristow, IN

Craft Beers available:
Basket Case, Jasper, IN
Carson’s, Evansville, IN
Cutters, Avon, IN
Quaff On! Brewing Company, Nashville, IN
Tin Man, Evansville, IN
In addition the Dubois Suds Club will have samples of home brew and a home  brew completion.

Brian Curella and the Jazz Vineyard: 2- 3:30 PM     
Brian Curella, a Louisville native, is a nylon-string guitarist & singer. His stylings are Bossa Nova, Swing, and Hard Bop & Blues. Brian scored in the top 98 percentile nationally as a child in a music aptitude test. He began guitar at 9 and now runs a music school in Louisville. He has also won recognition world-wide a music composer for films & commercials. He’s a board member of the Louisville Jazz Society and the owner of Flying Hands Music School in Louisville.

Monika Herzig Acoustic Project: 4- 5:30 PM
The Monika Herzig Acoustic Project out of Bloomington, Indiana, includes originals and arrangements of standard repertoire, such as John Lennon’s Imagine, Cole Porter’s Night and Day, or Hoagy Carmichael’s Georgia. The Monika Herzig Trio can be heard every Saturday at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard at Eagle Creek Reservoir in Indianapolis. As a touring jazz artist, she has performed at many prestigious jazz clubs and festivals, such as the Indy Jazz Fest, Cleveland’s Nighttown, Louisville’s Jazz Factory, the W.C.Handy Festival, Jazz in July in Bloomington and Cincinnati, Columbus’ Jazz & Rib Fest, to name just a few. Groups under her leadership have toured Germany, Italy, Japan, opened for acts such as Tower of Power, Sting, the Dixie Dregs, Yes, and more.

Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration: 6- 7:30PM
The headline act is the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration from featuring musicians form Indiana and Ohio. A Jasper native, Wade Baker and his band will play new music, plus standard jazz repertoire with more modern arrangements of the tunes developed by the group. The band was formed in October of 2009 as a means to start a new revolution in the jazz scene of Cincinnati and abroad. It is their goal to play an eclectic fusion of jazz, hip-hop, funk and groove music while keeping the integrity and spirit of the traditions of the jazz masters. In addition to performing at jazz clubs and festivals across the globe, the Wade Baker Jazz Collaboration prides itself on playing performance venues such as University Performance Series, Community Arts Centers, Library Concerts is the official live music provider for the Kroger Corporation.

Jasper High School Ensemble: Will play between breaks; 3:30 – 4 PM and5:30-6 PM
The Jasper Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 of the best musicians at Jasper High School.  Recent awards are 1st place at the Ball State Jazz Festival and winning solo awards for best saxophone, trombone, and lead trumpet. The group has also earned many individual awards at the Bloomington Jazz Festival and the Indiana State Jazz Festival, as well as finishing in 2nd place at the Indiana State Jazz Festival in 2012.  The Jasper Jazz Ensemble often competes at the ISSMA Jazz Festival in Group I, the most difficult division, and has earned many Gold Ratings, including a perfect score from one of the judges last year.  In the past 17 years the band has been under the direction of Mr. Patrick Keeley and has had 12 students selected to the Indiana All State Jazz Band, including current students – senior guitar player Jake Day and  junior saxophone player Lindsey Welp.


Community-Wide Yard Sale

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome everyone to participate in our community yard sale on Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th, 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 2nd. 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 Business Education Series: Indiana’s New Area Code 930

Business Education Series

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the fifth round of its Business Education Series on Wednesday, April 16th from 8:00-9:00am. This event will take place at the Huntingburg Chamber Office located on the 2nd floor of the ONB Building at the corner of 4th and Main Streets.  This is a free event for Huntingburg Chamber members.

The topic of the event is “Indiana’s New Area Code 930.” The Agenda will include:

  • What is Area Code 930
  • How does it effect Southern Indiana
  • What do we need to know

Pepper Mulherin from AT&T will be our presenter.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Nick Stevens at 812.683.5699 or email Those attending this event are asked to park either on 4th or Market Streets.

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.

News Release: The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor

STATEWIDE – On Saturday, March 1, 2014, all consumers in Indiana’s 812 telephone area code should start using ten digits, rather than seven, to make local phone calls. (For example, “555-5555″ will need to be dialed “812-555-5555.”)

Local calls made with seven digits will still work until early September, to give consumers in the 812 area ample time to adjust to the changes.

The change in dialing patterns is necessary for the introduction of the new 930 area code, which will be implemented this fall. The new code is being added through the “overlay” method, which has been used for all new area code additions in the United States since 2008.

An overlay is the addition of another area code (930) to the same geographic region as an existing area code (812). An overlay does not require customers to change their existing phone numbers.

The new area code is being implemented due to projections that all numbering supplies for 812 will be exhausted in 2015. To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the new 930 area code will be added to (or superimposed over) the entire 812 region which has covered southern, south-central, and parts of west-central Indiana since 1947, including Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville, New Albany, Terre Haute, and other cities. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) ordered the overlay in July 2013, following a year-long case. The proceeding included numerous opportunities for public input and testimony supporting the overlay method from the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) and the telecommunications industry.

Timeframe and guidance for consumers in the 812 area

Effective March 1, 2014, you should start using ten digits whenever you place a call from the 812 area code, including 812 followed by the seven local digits. If you forget and dial just seven digits, your call will still be completed.

Beginning September 6, 2014, you must use ten-digit dialing for all local phone calls. After this date, if you do not use the new dialing procedures, your call will not be completed and a recording will instruct you to hang up and dial again.

Beginning October 6, 2014, new telephone lines or services may be assigned numbers using the new 930 area code. In some cases, a customer with an 812 landline number who moves to a new location may be assigned a 930 number.

The most important facts for residential consumers and businesses to know are:

Your telephone number, including current area code, will not change.
You will need to dial area code + telephone number for all local calls.
You will continue to dial 1 + area code + telephone number for all long distance calls.
What is a local call now will remain a local call.
The price of a call, coverage area, or other rates and services will not change due to the overlay.
You can still dial just three digits to reach 211, 411, 811, or 911. The same applies to 311 service where applicable.

Consumers should identify their telephone number as a ten digit number (Area Code + 7 digit local number), and include the area code when giving the number to their friends, family, business associates and customers, etc.

Consumers should also ensure that all services, automatic dialing equipment, applications, software, or other types of equipment recognize the new 930 area code as a valid area code. You should also make sure that all pre-programmed numbers for local calls are set to include the area code. Some examples are life safety systems, fax machines, Internet dial-up numbers, alarm and security systems, gates, speed dialers, mobile phone contact lists, call forwarding settings, voicemail services, and similar functions. Business stationery, advertising materials, personal checks, and personal or pet ID tags and microchips should also be checked to ensure that the phone number includes the 812 area code.

More information is available from your local telephone company. You can also learn more from the OUCC’s website at or the IURC’s website at

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) is a fact-finding body that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the IURC is required by state statute to make decisions that balance the interests of all parties to ensure the utilities provide adequate and reliable service at reasonable prices.

The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) represents Indiana consumer interests before state and federal bodies that regulate utilities. As a state agency, the OUCC’s mission is to represent all Indiana consumers to ensure quality, reliable utility services at the most reasonable prices possible through dedicated advocacy, consumer education, and creative problem solving.


Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame to Induct Marilyn Reckelhoff Dippel


The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame committee is excited about the upcoming Women’s Induction Banquet where a select few very special individuals including Marilyn L. Reckelhoff Dippel will be honored.  Only a handful of people, male or female, have the opportunity to have their names immortalized for their athletic and civic accomplishments at such an amazing facility in the hotbed of basketball, Indiana.

Your participation as “sponsor” will make the event even more special and memorable.  And, because the Hall of Fame is supported solely by donations, your involvement with the “congratulation ads fundraiser” will help ensure its future for the next generation of basketball personalities.  For this, your time, energy, and commitment are appreciated and will leave a lasting mark on the Hall of Fame.

Enclosed you will find an invitation to the Induction Banquet to be held on Saturday, April 26.  Inside is a sheet that has all the information for the congratulatory ads.  The banquet program, given to every attendee at the awards dinner, is a very professional soft bound book that includes the awards ceremony agenda, a summary of each inductee’s accomplishments, and the congratulatory ads.

The ads are typically a “shout out” to the honoree from a family member, teammate, local business, college/university, high school, employer, and others that remember the honoree’s sports accomplishments and contributions to the community.  The ads are often fun and sentimental, with old pictures of playing days, and a congratulatory note or thanks for the great memories.  After the banquet, the program will be a wonderful keepsake for the honoree.

This form of advertising is the most important Hall of Fame annual fund raising event.  Your role is to be the communication vehicle to share Marilyn L. Reckelhoff Dippel  upcoming special Indiana Basketball recognition and give them the opportunity to participate with a congratulatory ad in the banquet program.   The tax deductible ads start as low as $35 and can include logos jointly promoting Marilyn L. Reckelhoff Dippel and the contributor’s business.  You are free to make as many copies of this sheet both (front and back) as you need to send or hand out or send us a list and we will send them the information.  Deadline for advertisements for the banquet program is March 28, 2014.  There is no actual deadline for banquet reservations.  However, seating arrangements will be made around April 4, and tickets will be mailed April 11.

Indiana is so fortunate to have our rich basketball history recorded.  Thank you so much for your help and if you have any questions, feel free to contact Kayla Niehoff at 765-529-1891 x106 or

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Huntingburg Chamber Business Education Series: I-67 Development Corporation

Business Education SeriesThe Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the fourth round of its Business Education Series on Wednesday, March 12th from 8:00-9:00am. This event will take place at the Huntingburg Chamber Office located on the 2nd floor of the ONB Building at the corner of 4th and Main Streets.  This is a free event for Huntingburg Chamber members.

The topic of the event is “I-67 Development Corporation and what it means for Dubois County.” The Agenda will include:

  • What is I-67?
  • What is the Mission of I-67 Development Corporation?
  • What does it mean for Dubois County and Business?
  • Where are we now?

Author Dan McNichol wrote in his book, The Roads that Built America, that, “As long as the Interstate is the highway supporting our society, economy, and national security, it will forever need to be the beneficiary of our attention and investment.  The ribbon cuttings will never end!”


Hank Menke, President and CEO of OFS Brands and also President of the I-67 Development Coalition, will be our speaker.  Hank is also a member of Indiana’s Blue Ribbon Commission, which will determine the future of the next generation of roads, railway, waterway and air initiatives to be funded in Indiana over the next 10 years.  Hank will discuss the importance of the project and the difference it will mean for our community.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Nick Stevens at 812.683.5699 or email Those attending this event are asked to park either on 4th or Market Streets.

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.



Help Impact the Future

At Junior Achievement, we envision a prosperous future for our students, and we invite you to be a part of it!

99% of Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana volunteers would recommend volunteering to their colleagues and friends.

Now is YOUR chance!

We need your help!

Volunteers are needed at the following counties

and schools:

Daviess County:

North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School

Washington Junior High

Gibson County:

Fort Branch Community School

Oakland City Elementary

Wood Memorial Junior High School

Princeton Community High School

Princeton Community Intermediate School

Knox County:

Clark Middle School

Pike County:

Pike Central Middle School

South Dubois:

Forest Park Middle School

Huntingburg Elementary School

Southridge Middle School

Spencer County:

Lincoln Trail Elementary School

Warrick County:

Boonville Middle School

Castle Elementary School

Castle North Middle School

Newburgh Elementary

Oakdale Elementary

For more information or to register to volunteer please contact Stephanie Hinton-Kaho at 812.425.8152 or

431 E. Diamond Avenue

Evansville, IN 47712

phone: 812.425.8152

fax: 812.425.8163


Photos From Old School Bakery Ribbon Cutting

On Friday, January 31st , the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and the City of Huntingburg officially welcomed Old School Bakery to Downtown Huntingburg.

Special thanks to everyone who attended and Congratulation to Sandy Ahlemeier, Kat Bramlett and all their staff. We wish you all the best and good luck with your new business.

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