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 www.jaswin.org.  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 www.jaswin.org.

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 www.ja.org for more information.


State Creates Free County Travel Status Mobile App

From Indiana Department of Homeland Security, For all citizens and visitors to the State of Indiana

downloadIndianapolis – The State of Indiana has created a free mobile app to provide Hoosiers with county travel status updates and alerts directly to their mobile devices.

“This new app will be a great on-the-go resource for citizens and visitors to Indiana,” said Governor Mike Pence. “The travel advisory map has been one of the most popular pages on the State of Indiana website, particularly during times of inclement weather. The app will be even more convenient, and we hope many people will use this as a resource to make informed travel decisions.”

In addition to weather, the app will also include notifications with regard to flooding, hazardous materials spills and other events that could affect travel.

Last winter, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) County Travel Status Map was the most visited page on IN.gov, generating nearly 5 million unique visitors between December 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014.

The Indiana Office of Technology and IDHS collaborated on the project. The Indiana Travel Advisory app is available to download for iPhone (https://appsto.re/us/QHVw4.i) in the App Store, and Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.in.traveladvisory) in the Google Play Store.

Features include:
• Ability for users to set alerts for any county or counties they choose, up to every county in the state. When the travel status in a selected county is changed, the user will receive an alert notification.
• Weather conditions for each county. Tapping on a county will display the temperature and an icon with the current conditions.
• Contact information for county emergency management agencies, which are responsible for the status updates.

The app is meant to be used as part of a system to stay aware of changing travel conditions. Other sources include local news, travel, weather and social media sites and apps.

Indiana Travel Advisory is part of the IN.gov family of apps. The state has developed 12 different mobile apps to help serve citizens, including the IN.gov app (Apple and Android), which is a hub to access all the apps from the State.


Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Announces Executive Director’s Resignation

Dear Huntingburg Chamber Members and Community,

Nick StevensIt is with mixed feeling that the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announces that Nicholas (Nick) D Stevens has announced his resignation as the Executive Director of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce. Nick has held this position since August 2009 and will transition from his Huntingburg Chamber Leadership role on January 16th, 2015.The Board and Executive Committee are working with Nick to manage his transition effectively.

Throughout his tenure as Executive Director of the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce, Nick has served as a peerless advocate and leader for the Chamber, its members and the community alike. He helped the Chamber grow its membership from 100 to 150, created the Garden Gate Jazz, Art, Wine & Craft Beer Festival and many other projects that have been vital to the outlook of the community of Huntingburg.

At this time the Executive Committee is accepting resumes for those individuals who would be interested in this position. Please send resumes to info@huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org or mail P.O. Box 311, Huntingburg, IN 47542. For further questions, contact Chamber Board President Al Mihajlovits at 812.639.1751.

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.


Dubois County December Events


How about some more events to help celebrate the Christmas Season in December. December 5-7 marks Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days! Huntingburg’s Lighted Christmas Parade and Night in Bethlehem on December 6th. Plus lots of other Live Entertainment throughout the month at The Gaslight, Snaps, and Oasis.


Old Fashioned Christmas Parade & Night in Bethlehem

Lighted Christmas Parade-Night in Bethlehem

The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce and Salem United Church of Christ invite you to enjoy our beautiful Lighted Parade and Night in Bethlehem on Saturday, December 6th.

Santa and Mrs. Claus

Our wonderful Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 6:00pm at the Huntingburg City Office.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will be leading the way on Ol’ Betsy, our adorably personable firetruck.  The Southridge Marching Band and various community groups will be participating in the parade.  Candles will be handed out to parade spectators.  The parade will continue down 4th Street to Salem Church.  As the parade passes, we invite the spectators, both young and not-as-young, to join in and walk with us to Salem United Church of Christ’s Parish Hall (4th & Walnut) where we can all experience a fantastic Night in Bethlehem at the Marketplace.  Santa & Mrs. Claus will also be at Salem to discuss Christmas lists with the youngsters.

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The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce encourages everyone to shop locally on Fourth Street during the day.  The downtown shops are dressed up and ready to meet your Christmas gift needs.  Many shops will be staying open until the start of the Parade at 6:00.

For more information, please contact Nick Stevens at the Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce at 812.683.5699 or email at info@huntingburgchamberofcommerce.org.

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.


Junior Achievement: Career Exploration Day

Career Exploration website REGISTER letter


a Career Fair that High School students from Jasper, Southridge, NE Dubois, and Forest Park are participating in.

It is happening at Pike Central HS. We are partnering with their Career Success Coalition to provide this event.

We need local businesses to come and to display at the fair and talk with the students.


Register now to be part of Career Exploration Day!  See attachment for details of this event – – – –

Tuesday, March 10th for the Inaugural Career Exploration Day at Pike Central High School.



Huntingburg Housing Authority Celebrating New Computer Room


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The Huntingburg Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand opening of the Huntingburg Housing Authority’s new Computer Room.

On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014, Huntingburg Housing Authority will celebrate the opening of their new computer room at 1102 Friendship Village, Huntingburg IN, 47542. The Grand Opening Celebration will be at 4:00pm. The event will include a short presentation with Huntingburg Mayor Denny Spinner and Huntingburg Housing Authority Executive Director, Heidi Reller speaking. There will be refreshments following the celebration

The mission of the Huntingburg Housing Authority (HHA) is to provide adequate & affordable housing, economic opportunity, and a suitable living environment without discrimination to the citizens of this area.  We will provide and maintain a decent, safe and sanitary living environment.  It is the intent of this agency to be considered a valued part of the local community.

Come see the new computer room, meet Huntingburg Housing Authority Executive Director, Heidi Reller, the HHA Board and see everything they have to offer.  The HHA will also be recognizing all the groups and individuals who have made the Computer Room possible.

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.


Destination Huntingburg Recognized as Official Main Street Program

Destination Huntingburg Logo Ideas (2)Huntingburg, Ind. – Destination Huntingburg has been recognized as an official member of the State of Indiana’s Main Street Program. The Indiana Main Street (IMS) program encourages economic development, improvement and restoration in the downtown areas of Indiana cities and towns.

The IMS is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Ellen Harper, OCRA Southwest Community Liaison presented to the Destination Huntingburg board of directors on Thursday, November 6, 2014 a certificate signed by Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann,  officially designating Destination Huntingburg to the IMS.

“I am so pleased to welcome Destination Huntingburg to the Indiana Main Street Program,” says Harper. “Huntingburg has a wonderfully unique downtown and with the assistance of the IMS, I am confident it will continue to be a destination attraction.”

“We are really excited to be an official Main Street Program recognized by the State of Indiana,” says Destination Huntingburg President Rachel Steckler. “Through this program, we will be eligible for grants that can be used to restore, improve and maintain many of the wonderful assets we are blessed to have in downtown Huntingburg.”

Destination Huntingburg joins over 100 other Indiana Main Street communities throughout the state. Board members include: Rachel Steckler (President); Jayme Rasche (Vice President); Cathy Young (Treasurer); Sandy Kays (Secretary); Melissa Baxter; Jenna Gogel; Vickie Lewis; Amanda Smith; Nick Stevens and Mary Uebelhor.

For more information, or to become involved in Destination Huntingburg, please contact Rachel Steckler at rsteckler@huntingburg-in.gov or by phone at 683-2211.


Dubois County November Events

Nov events

Lots of Activities going on in the month of November in Dubois County. The Huntingburg Christmas Stroll is the 6th-9th, featuring Holiday Home Tour, Santa Visits, Horse Drawn Carriage rides, Strolling Carolers and much more. Ferdinand’s Christkindmarkt 14-16, Huntingburg Gun & Knife Show 15th-16th and much more.


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