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TJ Haase Winery, located in Clinton, Ind. is spending the summer expanding its already beautiful winery facility. We spoke to Doug and Cathy Haase this week for an update on the property. Doug says they just added a large room to the north end of the winery that will be used to store both wine bottle and barrels. This will also house wholesale offerings. The Haase family also added a pergola at the front entrance of the winery. Cathy has plans to use her decorating eye...

We have a new and wonderfully smelling new addition at the office: a doTERRA oil diffuser compliments of Chamber member, AFC Essentials. [gallery ids="1623,1624" type="rectangular"] AFC Essentials owner, Laura Hudson dropped off the diffuser, along with three oils for our office staff to try out. If you and/or your office would like more information about the many products Laura and doTERRA offers check out her web site. Thanks Laura!

Inspired by members of Cohort Two of the Wabash Valley Leadership Institute, the Business Bike Share program is designed to make starting a bike share program within your company easy. The BBS has all the information you need to get started – how to order the bikes, a training course and liability waiver for your participants, deals on the decals you need to make it your own and the information needed to install a bike rack. Century 21 is the first participant in the program...

Calling all teachers and educators! Terre Haute's Bricks 4 Kidz will host a Teacher's Open House on July 31! The Bricks 4 Kidz 2016 Teacher's Open House will give our educators the opportunity to view our STEM based lesson plans & motorized models that we offer for In-School Field Trips and After School Enrichment Programs. We will demonstrate a wide variety of topics such as Space Exploration, Energy, Forces of Nature, Life Science, Interesting Inventions and more. Our open house is scheduled for Sunday July...

What can be better than perfectly decorated delicious cakes and cupcakes? Candy and cookies, of course! Chamber member Ashlee's Cakes has added new, yummy and adorable products to their already successful line of desserts. Now available is handmade candy, truffles turtles and toffee and cookies. Check them out! [gallery ids="1613,1612,1611,1610" type="rectangular"]

It's summer in Indiana which means it's hot, humid and all around miserable at times. But an oasis of goodness is about to open in Downtown Terre Haute; Aracari Kitchen. According to the restaurant's owner Jennifer Hale, the eatery will serve inspired, locally sourced food and drinks to the Terre Haute community. Specialties include gluten-free, lactose-free, vegan, vegetarian, and raw dishes; as well as cold-pressed juice, pour over coffee, and fair trade tea. The Chamber's Membership Director Katie Shane stopped in for an early look before...

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to recognize one of our great Ambassadors for the month of July.    Ambassador – Janet Haag Business – Kemper CPA Group, LLP Tell us about your business and what you do. I have been a Certified Public Accountant for most of my working career. I began my career working at Kemper CPA Group, LLP in Washington, Indiana. After several years there, I went to work as a Controller for a business that operates convenience stores, restaurants and land...

Special thanks to AFC Essentials and Laura Hudson for today's guest blog. Check out AFC Essentials exclusive July's discounts and deals: When it comes to doTERRA you can order your oils and products retail or wholesale (most order wholesale because they save 25% with no obligation to buy more). In July when you get your membership and buy $150 wholesale cost in oils you will receive doTERRA's Cheer and Motivate oil blends absolutely free. I will also include the Breezy diffuser so you can start...

  In order to recognize outstanding achievement in the Wabash Valley business community, the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Indiana Small Business Development Center will recognize one Small Business member each quarter. This recognition will be given to a Chamber member that excels in the areas of community involvement, economic growth, customer service and professional relationships. This recognition is sponsored by Old National. Guidelines for Small Business of the Month: Current Chamber member In business for at least one year Approximately 25 employees or less...

Pokémon Go is the newest craze in mobile apps. Nintendo released the app last week and within 24 hours small businesses everywhere were taking notice. Some businesses are taking advantage of the lure feature, an item used to attract users, by paying a $10 daily fee to the app to drive foot traffic. Other business owners offer discounts and specials to attract potential customers. The manager of a pizzeria in Long Island City, Queens paid to lure a dozen Pokémon into his establishment. He reported...