Grand Opening of Serendipity Fibers


The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand opening of Serendipity Fibers.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, Chamber Member, Serendipity Fibers will celebrate the opening of their location at 314 E 4th Street, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Opening Celebration will be at 10:00am.

Come see Huntingburg’s Newest Business, meet the owner Melissa Pleiss and manager Beverly Pliess (Melissa’s Mom) at Serendipity Fibers and see everything they have to offer.  You can find more information about Serendipity Fibers by searching “Serendipity Fibers” on Facebook.

Background information about Serendipity Fibers and the building: Serendipity Fibers isn’t just for those involved in needle arts and crafts. Melissa will be bringing hand-made items every day for those who love the look but don’t have the time. They will also be starting group classes in January and can give one on one lessons beforehand if someone is interested. Serendipity Fibers is located the old Walter F. Bretz Storeroom refrigerated locker building, which property owner Joe Helming and his company Helming Bros have done a remarkable work bringing this building to it former glory.

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.



2014 Holland Fest Raffle

Holland Indiana

As I am sure you are aware summer festival season is among us, and I have somehow managed to get myself on the committee for the Holland Festival thisSeptember 12-14.  I have attached a schedule of events so you can be sure & find something you would like to see or partake in—if nothing else you are sure to find some good food—we would love to have you attend.  The Holland Events Committee Inc. ( uses the proceeds from this event to give back to the community of Holland in the form of improvements & events EVERYONE in the community will benefit from.  In order to fund the festival we are selling $10 raffle tickets chances for $3,000 worth of cash prizes. The breakdown is as follows:








We will only be selling 1,000 tickets to increase the odds of winning. (License# 134800).  I feel very strongly about this organization & feel that they use the proceeds in the best way possible to help leave this world better than they found it & hope you will feel the same way.  If you are interested in supporting by purchasing tickets or making a donation, please let me know.   Thank you in advance, your support is greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you,

Andrea Peters


“Heartland Half Marathon & 5K” Moves to the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend for 2014


Jasper, IN – The Heartland Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk has several exciting changes for 2014! This year’s event is moving to Saturday, August 30 during Labor Day weekend at 7:30 a.m. ET. Along with the change in the day of the event, other changes include the addition of the Heartland Team Challenge and the Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival.

The Heartland Team Challenge is a relay comprised of a four-person team, and follows the same course, time, and date as the Heartland Half Marathon. The first runner in the relay will travel 4.2 miles and pass along his/her timing chip to the second runner. The second runner will then run 3.6 miles and pass along the timing chip to the third runner who will run 3 miles. The final runner will finish with the remaining 2.3 miles. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers, along with an award for the best ‘heart-friendly’ team slogan. Registration fee for the Heartland Team Challenge is $80 per team before June 22, and $100 thereafter.

The Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival is for children entering kindergarten through 8th grade and is designed to encourage staying active all summer long. Once registered, participants print off the Running Log to track 12 miles of running in the weeks prior to the Fun Run & Festival on Friday, August 29. On the day of the Fun Run, participants turn in completed Running Logs and finish the final 1.1-mile run to complete their own ‘half marathon.’ (Those entering kindergarten through 3rd grade are required to run with a buddy in the Fun Run.) The accompanying festival, which is free and open to the public, will include health and wellness booths and fitness activities located in the Dave Buehler Plaza from 5 – 8 p.m. The Fun Run will begin at 6 p.m. at the City Mill. Fun Run participants will receive a t-shirt, medal and goody-bag while supplies last. The first 100 participants to register will receive a special gift, and those who turn in their completed Running Log on race day will be entered to win exciting prizes. Registration fee for the Heartland Kids Fun Run & Festival is $15 through August 17, increasing to $17 thereafter.

The Heartland Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk begins in the shadow of the Jasper Train Depot along the banks of the Patoka River and finishes in the shade along the same river just a stone’s throw away. This is a hilly course that is fairly challenging, especially at the midway point of the race along St. Charles Street. While the first half of the race features a number of stretches past residential neighborhoods, the second half offers a more scenic terrain as the course takes runners along the Jasper Riverwalk.

The registration fee for the half marathon is $50 if registered by June 22, increasing to $60 between June 23 and August 17. After August 17, the registration fee is $70. The 5K registration fee is $20 by June 22, increasing to $25 thereafter. Pre-registrants for both races will receive a technical shirt along with a special race gift for half marathoners. The first 100 half marathoners to pre-register will also receive a running hat.

Registration for all events can be completed online at or at

The Heartland Half Marathon & 5K is being coordinated by DC Multisport, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting health and wellness while giving back to local communities. The organization supports events for both youth and adults. Lodging information is being coordinated by the Dubois County Visitors Center staff. The event corporate sponsor is Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center. Proceeds from this year’s half marathon, 5K, and team challenge will be given to the Philip R. Dawkins Heart & Vascular Center and the Lange-Fuhs Cancer Center at Memorial Hospital. Proceeds from the Kids Fun Run & Festival will benefit Girls on the Run serving Dubois County.

Anyone interested in volunteering for these events can call Memorial Hospital at 812/996-2333.

For more information on the events, visit or call Dubois County Visitors Center at 800/968-4578.


Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center offers a comprehensive range of acute medical services in a 143-bed facility located on Ninth Street in Jasper. As a regional health center with approximately 100 active staff physicians and over 1,500 employees, Memorial Hospital serves Dubois and surrounding counties in southern Indiana.  Under the sponsorship of the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, the hospital annually provides care for 7,000 inpatients and 230,000 outpatients. Recently, Memorial Hospital was ranked among the top 5% in the nation for outstanding patient experience, and also received the 2013 and 2014 VHA Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence.


Huntingburg Chamber Looking for Website Sponsors

Website SponsorshipThank you for your continued membership in the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce.  Your support is very important to us as we work towards our goal of promoting a positive economic climate and quality of life for Huntingburg and Dubois County residents.

There are three sponsorships available for the Chamber website, which are: (1) home page sponsor at $500 per year; (2) sole sponsorship of an internal information page for $350 per page, or (3) joint page sponsorship for $125. Firms who wish to be on the home page and sole sponsor of an internal page receive a 20% discount.

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce’s official website was launched in November of 2004, and we have had numerous compliments on the site and its ease to navigate when trying to find information about Huntingburg. Recent additions to the site include Relocation, Tourism and Religious guides and Property for Sale, which lists available property in southern Indiana. We will also be adding new areas and information in the coming months.  If you have ideas for improvements or additions to the site, we want to hear them.

A website sponsorship will include the logo of your business in the way you would like it to appear. Clicking on that logo will take visitors to your website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. The Huntingburg Chamber phone number is 683-5699 and my email is


July Event Schedule

july event scheduleCheck out our many events going on around Dubois County during the month of July. There will be eight regular season Dubois County Bombers home games, including July Fourth which includes fireworks following the game. Thunder Over Patoka will occour on July 5th, fireworks will begin after dark. On July 11th and 12 the Sidewalk Summer Sales will be going on on Fourth Street in downtown Huntingburg. July 15th thru the 20th the Dubois County 4-H Fair will be going on. Also the Spirit of Jasper will have three seperate times to ride, July 12th, 19th, and 26th. Also the Huntingburg Farmer’s Market every Saturday from 7:30 to 11:30 in the parking lot of Memorial Gym. Everyone have a Stellar July!


Huntingburg Chamber Celebrating Grand Re-Opening of The Overtime

The OvertimeThe Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Re-opening of The Overtime with the new owners Mell Bicknell and Craig Meyer.

On Friday, July 18, 2014, Chamber Member, The Overtime will celebrate the re-opening of their location at 422 E 4th Street, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Re-Opening Celebration will be at 4:00 pm.

Come see one of Huntingburg’s most popular and recognized businesses under new ownership, meet with owners’ Mell Bicknell & Craig Meyer and all the crew at The Overtime and see everything they have to offer.  You can find more information about The Overtime by searching The Overtime on Facebook.

Background information about The Overtime: Established in 1986, The Overtime has become a downtown staple of 4th Street in Huntingburg.  On December 1, 2013, The Overtime underwent a change in ownership from the Duncan family, who passed the torch onto the current owners, Mell Bicknell and Craig Meyer.

Since December 1st, Mell and Craig have been working diligently on implementing changes to both the atmosphere and the menu without taking away from what their long-time customers had become accustomed to.  On January 1, 2014, The Overtime opted to go non-smoking in an effort to create a more family-friendly environment and offer their patrons the opportunity to enjoy their menu smoke-free.  Since then, Mell and Craig have developed a new menu focusing on traditional favorites with some new additions, including daily lunch specials, as well as weeknight and weekend specials that are not listed on the menu.

Both Mell and Craig have extensive experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry. Their focus is to provide excellent service along with a selection of finely crafted meals.  You will find the menu choices utilize as many raw ingredients as possible in order to create the freshest possible dining experience.  Their focus on homemade extends all the way from the fried pickles down to their ever changing cheesecake selection.  They even go so far as to hand select the rib loins that their famous ribeye steaks are cut from.  Mell and Craig invite you to stop by The Overtime and give it a try if you haven’t been in a while.

The hours of operation are Monday-Thursday 10am-10pm, Fridays 10am-3am, Saturday Noon-3am, and Sunday Noon-?.  Their full menu is available Monday through Saturday with a condensed menu available on Sundays.

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 Farmer’s Market Starts Saturday

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Huntingburg Farmer’s Market starts this Saturday! We are proud to welcome a new sponsor of the Huntingburg Farmer’s, Family Roots Nursery. “Family Roots Nursery is a wonderful partner and has been extremely helpful in supporting fresh, local and health choices that the Farmer’s Market vendors provides,” says Nick Stevens, Executive Director.

The Market will run from 7:30 am to 11:30 am every Saturday through Oct 11th. This year’s Huntingburg Farmer’s Market will again be at Memorial Gym parking lot at 6th and Main Streets.

Some items available at the Market this week include squish, zucchini, tomatoes, onions, sweet corn, green beans, Beets, broccoli, golden plums, peaches, basil plants, and Swiss chard.

The Overtime will also be at the market throughout the season selling breakfast items to visitors at the Market.

Memorial Hospital will also be on hand checking blood pressures for visitors of the market. They will also have literature about services that Memorial Hospital provide in our community.

So come on out and enjoy the great weather, get your blood pressure checked, have some breakfast and purchase local grown & homemade items,

We are looking for local farmers and individuals who might be interested in selling their produce, flowers, plants, baked goods, meat, and other homemade/handcrafted items at our market. The Huntingburg Farmers’ Market requires that all vendors sell produce that are grown or made in Dubois, Martin, Orange, Crawford, Perry, Spencer, Warrick, Pike, & Davies Counties. Booth spaces are $7 per week or a permanent booth is available for $95 or 2 booths for $110.

The Huntingburg Farmers’ Market is organized by the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Family Roots Nursery. For more information or to become a vendor, 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.



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