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Chamber to Host Senator Braun for “Freshman Forum”

Chamber to Host Senator Braun for “Freshman Forum”

Chamber to Host Senator Braun for “Freshman Forum” Terre Haute, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce will host United States Senator Mike Braun (R) as part of the US Chamber of Commerce’s “Freshman Forum” event series. Braun, a native of Jasper, currently serves as a junior US Senator for Indiana. A lifelong businessman, he previously represented the 63rd district in the Indiana House of Representatives from 2014 to 2017. In 2018 he defeated Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly to win a seat in the Senate. The US Chamber’s “Freshman ...
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Wabash Valley Contractors Association Awards Student Scholarships

Wabash Valley Contractors Association Awards Student Scholarships

Wabash Valley Contractors Association awards student scholarships The Wabash Valley Contractors Association (WVCA) was proud to present several scholarships to area students at the organization’s recent award ceremony: Seth Payton, Carly Winning, Christian Biddle, Briar Herb, Douglas Grim, and Logan Grim, all attending Indiana State University; and Spencer Grim, attending Bellarmine University. Scholarship recipients must have a parent currently working for Membership Company of the WVCA. Additionally, they must have a GPA of at least 2.50 and be entering their junior or senior year at a four-year college or entering ...
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Community News: For the First Time The Salvation Army will offer Easter Food Bags

Community News: For the First Time The Salvation Army will offer Easter Food Bags

First Time: The Salvation Army will offer Easter Food Bags! WTWO and Midas are partnering with The Salvation Army to provide Easter meals to 200 Vigo County families. Everyone interested in receiving Easter food assistance needs to apply at The Salvation Army on Monday, April 1st, 10am-12pm, or 1pm-3pm. To apply, please bring: Picture ID for all adults, proof of address for all adults, proof of income for all adults, and two forms of identification for all children (social security cards and birth certificates preferred.) Easter food assistance will be limited to the first 200 ...
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Guest Blog: The Alzheimer’s Association

Guest Blog: The Alzheimer’s Association

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome guest blogger Katherine Virostko, Assistant Trust Officer at First Financial Bank and Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair. Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteer Committee: The Alzheimer’s Association The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana is based out of Indianapolis and serves 73 counties in the Hoosier state! Indiana is home to at least 110,000 Hoosiers living with Alzheimer’s disease (and related dementias) and accounts for roughly 338,000 unpaid caregivers. We aim to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care & ...
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Harrison's Crossing Expands Memory Care Services for Terre Haute

Harrison’s Crossing Expands Memory Care Services for Terre Haute

Harrison's Crossing Health Campus Expands Memory Care Services for Terre Haute Area Seniors and Caregivers TERRE HAUTE, Ind., March 11, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Harrison’s Crossing Health Campus, a Trilogy Senior Living Community, is pleased to announce that they will be expanding their services with the addition of a Legacy Lane, a specialized memory care neighborhood on its campus grounds. Community members and members of the press are invited to attend a special Sneak Peak Open House on March 19 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. For those with Alzheimer’s or another form ...
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Better Health Wabash Valley Welcomes New Committee Chair, Continues Mission

Better Health Wabash Valley Welcomes New Committee Chair, Continues Mission

Better Health Wabash Valley Welcomes New Committee Chair, Continues Mission Terre Haute, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the relaunch of Better Health Wabash Valley, with direction from Terre Haute Regional Hospital CEO Nathan Vooys. “As a hospital administrator, the health of our community is obviously important to me, but what I have found is that many business leaders and members of the Chamber are also interested in our community’s health; the people I’ve encountered with the Chamber are engaged, energetic and they don’t ...
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State of Indiana recognizes March as Disability Awareness Month

State of Indiana recognizes March as Disability Awareness Month

The Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome guest blogger, Peter Ciancone, Executive Director of The WILL Center.  The State of Indiana recognizes March as Disability Awareness Month As an advocate, a family member, and a friend of many people with disabilities, I accept one month as an awareness tool as long as it brings people to a greater understanding of what disability really means. For many of us, every day is disability awareness day. The Americans with Disabilities Act defines “person with a disability” as a person having a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits ...
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Wabash Valley Base Community Council launches website

Wabash Valley Base Community Council launches website

Wabash Valley Base Community Council launches website The Wabash Valley Base Community Council (WVBCC) officially launched their new website this month. The WVBCC, which is still in the infancy stage as a new nonprofit, expects this launch to continue the momentum of progress toward becoming the primary resource for connecting the business community with local military. “Our main objective right now is to build our business membership to better serve our local military,” states Shelley Klingerman, WVBCC board president. “We are thankful for our early partners that saw immediate value ...
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Chamber Board of Directors Name Kristin Craig Chamber President

Chamber Board of Directors Name Kristin Craig Chamber President

Chamber Board of Directors Name Kristin Craig Chamber President Terre Haute, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors have named Kristin Craig the new Chamber of Commerce President, effective July 1, 2019. Craig will step into the role upon current Chamber President David Haynes retirement. Haynes announced last month his plans to retire on June 30, 2019. Craig will be the first woman to lead the Chamber as President in the organization’s 106 year history. The appointment of Craig from Vice President to President was made during the ...
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United Way Issues "Stronger United Challenge" To The Community

United Way Issues “Stronger United Challenge” To The Community

United Way Issues "Stronger United Challenge" To The Community Terre Haute – The United Way is extending the annual resource drive until March 20 and challenging the community to help close the gap on donations with the “Stronger UNITED Challenge.” The organization will be rallying on March 14, International Pie (Pi) Day, to celebrate the community and thank supporters for their participation in the “Stronger UNITED Challenge.” Donations of $100 or more (by any business or individual) made between today and March 14 will earn a thank-you pie that will be delivered on Pie (Pi) ...
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City of Terre Haute, Chamber Launches Community Planning Process

City of Terre Haute, Chamber Launches Community Planning Process

City of Terre Haute, Chamber Launches Community Planning Process The City of Terre Haute has officially launched a community planning process in partnership with the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and Vigo County, facilitated by RJL Solutions. The research phase of the process begins this month with a series of community forums and distribution of surveys for residents of Terre Haute, Indiana. The Community Planning Task Force is being led by Steve Holman, Union Hospital and Mayor Duke Bennett, City of Terre Haute as part of the Chamber's ongoing mission ...
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Memeber News: RJL Solutions Offers Services for Rural Communities

Memeber News: RJL Solutions Offers Services for Rural Communities

RJL Solutions to offer CDBG writing and administration services for rural communities After a year-long certification process, Betsy Peperak, director of strategic communications at RJL Solutions, is officially Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) certified through the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA). “I’m definitely looking forward to being able to provide this service to clients,” states Peperak. “We work closely with rural communities in and around West Central Indiana, and there is such a need for this. RJL Solutions is proud to be able to provide this support ...
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Guest Blog: Dance Marathon at ISU Seeks Corporate Partners

Guest Blog: Dance Marathon at ISU Seeks Corporate Partners

State Dance Marathon at Indiana State University is seeking corporate partners in the Terre Haute community looking to market their business to college students. This annual event is a year-long effort to fundraise for the kids at Riley Hospital for Children in downtown Indianapolis. With more than 1000 students and 25 Riley families in attendance, we are looking for financial support. Our marathon is a twelve-hour movement to raise money for the kids, hear their stories, entertain students, and help end childhood illness one donor at a time. With this in mind, we need your help ...
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Member Spotlight: Thompson Thrift Wraps "TT Euchre Tournament for Charity"

Member Spotlight: Thompson Thrift Wraps “TT Euchre Tournament for Charity”

Thompson Thrift recently completed the final game of their 2019 TT Euchre Tournament for Charity. In early 2018, teams were formed from all parts of the company including construction, development, and corporate operations and played games throughout the year over their lunch breaks. Over $2,500 was raised through entrance fees and donations to benefit Next Step, a drug and alcohol recovery community located in Terre Haute. Scott Heustis, Project Manager in the Terre Haute office who had the idea for the tournament and organized the year-long event said, “It was great to see the comradery ...
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Casino Bill Clears Public Policy Committee at Statehouse, Moves to Appropriations

Casino Bill Clears Public Policy Committee at Statehouse, Moves to Appropriations

Casino Bill Clears Public Policy Committee at Statehouse, Moves to Appropriations Indianapolis, IN – Terre Haute is a big winner when it comes to the proposed casino; SB552 cleared the Public Policy committee on Wednesday. “It feels great and it is so rewarding to see our community come together, come to the Statehouse and once again show that Terre Haute is a great community and collaborative,” said Senator Jon Ford, Representative for District 38. Dozens of representatives from Terre Haute and West Central Indiana crowded the halls of the Indiana ...
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