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The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the partnership of two members in a new healthcare initiative. Denver Hudson of Advanced Fitness Coaching and Dr. Rajiv Sharma of Digestive Health Associates have created a joint venture; the Advanced Wellness Lifestyle Program. "We are joining forces to reach those who are ready to take charge of their health and life," Hudson explains. "Both Dr. Sharma and I know that a vital aspect of transforming one’s health is through diet and lifestyle changes. The program will...

YMCA Provides Safe, Educational Spring Break Care for Community March 27-31 The YMCAs of the Wabash Valley offer Spring Break Camp for the Terre Haute and Brazil communities next week. This camp is available to children ages 4 – 15 to assist parents in need of child care during the week off of school for Spring Break. “This year, Spring Break Camp will be filled with wonderful opportunities for children in our communities,” commented Jessica Wireman, Youth Program Coordinator at Vigo County YMCA. “This camp is a great way...

Local Maker Pure GRACE Soap products now carried in Carson’s Department Stores Terre Haute, IN – Beginning March 10, 2017 local maker Pure GRACE Soap will feature several products available for purchase in Carson’s Department Stores throughout Indiana. Part of the Bon-Ton Stores “Close to Home” program, Carson’s has launched a store with-in the store, offering a special hometown shopping experience in-store and online. The partnership between the national stores and makers features a variety of carefully curated and themed products from local designers and...

The Terre Haute Chamber would like to recognize one of our great Ambassadors for the month of March. Ambassador: Greg Winchester Business: Crapo Insurance Agency, Inc. Tell us about your business and what you do. I’ve been an Insurance Agent with Crapo Insurance Agency, Inc. since May of 2003. At Crapo Insurance, we are a full service independent insurance agency providing numerous lines of personal, commercial, life, and health insurance products Prior to Crapo insurance I was in the insurance world with several companies obtaining a...

Congrats on your new location! Terre Haute's A Little R & R has relocated from the original Poplar Street location to a new facility on Voorhees, just off US 41. The new store features the same favorites customers have come to love; including Wabash Valley Massage, along with second-hand retail offerings. We stopped by the store last week for some shopping and to check out the new, cozy store! Whether you're shopping or in for a massage with Wabash Valley Massage there's a little something...

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Dr. Sharma and Digestive Health Associates for contributing as our guest blogger this month.  TROUBLE SWALLOWING It is also known as Dysphagia is a very common condition affecting millions of people across the world. It typically is experienced as food, liquid or pills hanging up in the throat or esophagus. It can affect any age group even though it is more common in the more mature population. Common reasons for Trouble swallowing are: Esophagus reflux...

Special thanks to Novelis for providing more information about Women in Novelis Month. To learn more read below: In addition to wearing green this month to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Novelis’ Terre  Haute employees are also wearing purple for a different celebration. March is Women in Novelis month, an opportunity for the company to celebrate diversity, develop skills and serve the community. Women in Novelis (WiN) is an employee program aimed at supporting the professional contributions and careers of female employees at Novelis. Throughout the month...

  The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Dr. Sharma and Digestive Health Associates for contributing as our guest blogger this month. SILENT REFLUX People of any age and sex can develop silent reflux. Some people, however, may be more likely to develop it. Risk factors for silent reflux include: lifestyle factors like diet, overeating, or tobacco or alcohol use OBESITY pregnancy Children and infants may experience reflux more frequently as their upper and lower esophageal sphincter muscles are not strong enough...

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to thank Dr. Sharma and Digestive Health Associates for contributing as our guest blogger this month. Low-FODMAP Diet :What is the Low-FODMAP Diet? FODMAP refers to a group of five sugars found in certain foods. These sugars are lactose, fructose (in excess), fructans, galactans and polyols. Specifically, FODMAP stands for: Fermentable Oligosaccharides Disaccharides Monosaccharides And Polyols For some people, FODMAPs are poorly absorbed. When this happens, symptoms may include: Bloating or swelling in your belly. Gas. Belly...

Terre Haute Chamber President David Haynes submitted the below letter to the Tribune Star for publication. LT Editor: Community Effort We at the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce were disappointed that Jon Ford’s Senate Bill 354 failed in committee thereby stalling the prospects of a casino in Terre Haute. There were, however, some very positive efforts that will serve our community in the future. Despite the continued efforts of Representatives Heaton, Kersey and Morrison together with those of Senator Ford to represent west central Indiana,...