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Okay, we know what you're thinking; what does a bar have to do with dogs? Well, Agave Vintage Cocktails and Hallie Hound Barkery have more in common than you might think! The new bar and lounge just opened it's outside seating for the summer season and owner Aaron Morales isn't just serving drinks to humans on the outside patio, but treats to dogs. The "Puptini" to be exact! After an introduction by the Chamber staff, Hallie Hound owner Stephanie Pence and Agave owner/manager Morales formed...

If you didn't know already Rick's Smokehouse has opened a southside location in Terre Haute. We know what you're thinking; now there are TWO places to get hashbrown casserole! Not only is the yummy side item (and delicious BBQ) offered at 3102 Wabash Avenue, but now at 4200 South 7th Street. Rick and the gang invited the Chamber and community over for a ribbon cutting to celebrate his new spot. If you missed Tuesday's open house stop and check out his south location anytime; the hashbrown casserole is...

If you’ve been in the Chamber office lately, you may have noticed something different… a great display courtesy of Arts Spaces. For many years, our display case near the front doors has remained the same – but thanks to Mary Kramer and Kim Schwibbe, the display case has new life. Please take a minute to check out the photographs, information and awards in the beautiful new display and learn a little more about a great community asset. If you are interested in having a display...

Frontier Communications welcomes each Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce new member. Okay, we have to admit something. Here at the Chamber office we love working, advocating and promoting local business. While it's always fun and rewarding, we sometimes like our jobs for selfish reasons because we usually have the inside scoop on new business opening in town. Well, this couldn't be more true when it comes to downtown Terre Haute's newest business, Agave Vintage Cocktails. It's right next door to our downtown office!! Opened in...

Frontier Communications welcomes each Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce new member. Members of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce can raise a glass to the Chamber’s newest member; TJ Haase Winery in Clinton, Ind. The winery, opened on November 8, 2014 is owned and operated by Clinton residents, Doug and Cathy Haase. No strangers to wine, the couple stumbled upon the idea to open a winery during a wine tour in New York. “I don’t know if it was the wine talking or not but...

There is no doubt online marketing has changed the operations of business, marketing, and customer service. In many respects, the saying holds true, if you don’t have an online presence, you may as well not exist. This is especially true for small businesses. Having an internet marketing strategy allows you to be open for business around the clock without worrying about store hours or staff time. By engaging your potential and current customers online, you are encouraging them to spread the word about your business...

The Chamber of Commerce hosted a new member reception on Thursday, June 4 at the Chamber office. Thank you for all the new and established members that networked, along with our Board members and Ambassadors. Featured wine by Chamber new member TJ Haase Winery in Clinton, Ind.     

Opening a business can be one of the most exciting times in an entrepreneur’s life, but also one of the scariest. With raising capital, establishing a business plan, and navigating regulatory waters, many entrepreneurs don’t know where to begin when starting a business. Luckily, the West Central ISBDC provides no cost, one-on-one,confidential business consulting to help entrepreneurs through the process of starting and growing their own business. Think back to when you started your business, what was the most exciting part? Let me guess, preparing the...