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Clinton’s Four Seasons Fountain To Get Boost From Local Organizations

Clinton’s Four Seasons Fountain To Get Boost From Local Organizations

Clinton’s Four Seasons Fountain To Get Boost From Local Organizations Clinton, IN – A landmark in the City of Clinton is getting some much needed attention from two Vermillion County organizations. On Monday, July 22, the non-profit organization, Rediscover Clinton and the City of Clinton will present Clinton’s LIFT Board with funds earmarked for restorations to the city’s historic Four Seasons Fountain which overlooks the Wabash River. The LIFT Board, was formed in 1966 to spearhead tourism in Clinton. The group, an acronym for Little Italy Festival Town, organizes the ...
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Kristin Craig Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Chamber Organization

Kristin Craig Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Chamber Organization

Kristin Craig Named Top 40 Under 40 by National Chamber Organization Alexandria, VA. (July 16, 2019) – Kristin Craig has been named by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives as one of the Top 40 Under 40. The 40 Under 40 award is a new honor presented by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) meant to highlight the brightest men and women under the age of 40 in the chamber industry. “To be recognized among my peers within the chamber industry at a national level is really ...
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Terre Haute Humane Society Announces Opportunities for Clear the Shelter

Terre Haute Humane Society Announces Opportunities for Clear the Shelter

Clear the Shelter: Here’s Your Opportunity to be a part of Vigo County’s Pet-Loving, Animal Saving Effort. Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019 Location: Terre Haute Humane Shelter 1811 S Fruitridge Avenue, Terre Haute Time: 12 – 4 pm Why is this important? Thanks to events like this and increased awareness about the plight of shelter animals, our community has come a long way over the past few years. By working together, we can achieve our common goal: more pets in more loving homes. By placing animals in homes, we free ...
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New Member Spotlight: Vivid Smiles

New Member Spotlight: Vivid Smiles

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome new member, Vivid Smiles. To learn more about Vivid Smiles and the many services they have for both children and adults read on to our Q&A! Congrats on your new business - for those who don't know about Vivid Smiles, can you provide some information? We’re a relationship-based practice and we offer comprehensive dental services for every member of the family. We pride ourselves on our ability to care for patients of all ages and stages of dental health, and ...
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Vigo County Business Leaders Launch Political Action

Vigo County Business Leaders Launch Political Action

Vigo County Business Leaders Launch Political Action Committee to Support Casino Referendum Campaign Advance West Central Indiana PAC launches website and fundraising effort to support Question 1 on the November 5 General Election ballot TERRE HAUTE, IN – Members of the local business community have formed a political action committee (PAC) to advance a “Vote Yes” campaign for the casino referendum that will appear on the November 5 th general election ballot. The PAC members include Chair John Collett, Treasurer Sara Smith and Co-Chair Brian Kooistra. The mission of the ...
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From Kristin Craig: What Has Been Accomplished, What's Next, How Can We Work Together?

From Kristin Craig: What Has Been Accomplished, What’s Next, How Can We Work Together?

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce welcomed Kristin Craig as the new President of the Chamber, beginning July 1. To mark her first week, Craig looks to the recent accomplishments and future goals of the organization. “There is no greater power than a community discovering what it cares about.” – Meg Wheatley I moved here almost twenty years ago to attend Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and just recently, crossed the threshold of having lived more of my life in West Central Indiana than anywhere else. I adamantly refer to this side ...
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Happy 243rd Birthday, America from RJL Solutions

Happy 243rd Birthday, America from RJL Solutions

The Chamber would like to welcome guest blogger, Rachel Leslie and the team from RJL Solutions. This month RJL Solutions sponsored downtown happenings and offered a details on why July is so important to each of them - and their business. Happy 243 rd Birthday, America What does being an American mean to you? When asking my team that question in a simple exercise, beyond the expected answer of freedom, the most common reflection included opportunity. However, it didn’t take long to start talking about those we know who have ...
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July 1 Marks Seven Years of Smoke-free Air in Terre Haute and Vigo County

July 1 Marks Seven Years of Smoke-free Air in Terre Haute and Vigo County

Seven Years of Smoke-free Air in Terre Haute and Vigo County Terre Haute, Indiana -- July 1, 2019 marks seven years since smoke-free air laws for public places went into effect at the state and local levels. Chances and Services for Youth (CASY) is launching a public awareness campaign to celebrate the anniversary and invites Vigo County residents to celebrate, too. The “We Love Smokefree Vigo” campaign highlights the benefits of smoke-free air for all workers in Vigo County. “Smoke-free air has had a positive impact on our community,” said ...
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Kristin Craig Begins Work as First Woman President of the Chamber

Kristin Craig Begins Work as First Woman President of the Chamber

Terre Haute, IN – Monday morning brought a new leader to the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce as Kristin Craig began her official tenure as President. Craig is the first woman to lead the Chamber as President in the organization’s 106 year history. “This is an exciting time for the Chamber and its membership,” Chamber Board of Directors Chair Brian Kooistra, Chief Operations Officer for Garmong Construction Services, said in a previous statement. “Kristin has shown great leadership and vision during her time at the Chamber. We have several initiatives ...
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West Side Tractor Sales Opens in Terre Haute

West Side Tractor Sales Opens in Terre Haute

West Side Tractor Sales Open in Terre Haute June 25, 2019 – Terre Haute, Indiana – The doors have officially opened for business at West Side Tractor Sales’ newest location in Terre Haute, Indiana. West Side Tractor – a John Deere construction and forestry equipment distributor - is the first John Deere construction dealership to have a physical presence in this market. The brand new facility is located at 3773 East Margaret Drive (intersection of Margaret Drive and Fruitridge Avenue). West Side Tractor – headquartered in Naperville, Illinois – expanded ...
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Member Spotlight: Brian Dennis Shelter Insurance

Member Spotlight: Brian Dennis Shelter Insurance

The Chamber would like to welcome new member and this week's member spotlight, Brian Dennis, Shelter Insurance. Shelter first opened in 1946 with a simple mission: to provide affordable auto insurance and now more than 70 years later we offer protection for your home, life, car, farm, business, and more. While I have joined Shelter I believe in one simple policy.  I happen to insure people who happen to own things vs insuring the things people own. One of the things I take pride in is helping people and not ...
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Terre Haute Chamber Named 2019 Indiana Chamber of the Year

Terre Haute Chamber Named 2019 Indiana Chamber of the Year

Terre Haute Chamber Named 2019 Indiana Chamber of the Year, Receives Multiple Awards Clarksville, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce was awarded top honors by the Indiana Chamber Executives Association (ICEA), naming the organization 2019 Indiana Chamber of the Year. The award, sponsored by Old National Bank, was announced at the ICEA annual conference, hosted June 19-21 in Clarksville, Ind. In a release about the awards, ICEA explains the Terre Haute Chamber “…exceled this past year with great growth and regional leadership… Advocacy has become the largest selling ...
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Chamber Announces Annual Meeting Awards, Accepting Nominations

Chamber Announces Annual Meeting Awards, Accepting Nominations

106th Annual Meeting Award Nominations TERRE HAUTE, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce announces two new award categories for the 106th Annual Meeting. Continuing the Chamber’s mission of “Building Business, Building Community”, two new award distinctions will be recognized, the Building Business Award and the Building Community Award. The award of Young Leader of the Year will also continue. “Each year we work to bring new ideas, new excitement and new inspiration to the Annual Meeting,” says Chamber Vice President Kristin Craig. “The awards presentation is always one ...
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Hamilton Center CEO, Melvin L Burks, Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Hamilton Center CEO, Melvin L Burks, Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Hamilton Center CEO, Melvin L Burks, Celebrates 40 Years of Service Hamilton Center, Inc. (HCI) CEO, Melvin L Burks, celebrated 40 years with the organization on June 9 th , 2019. On Monday June 10 th , 2019 Hamilton Center leadership, staff, and a few community partners gathered with members of the Burks family to celebrate the occasion with food, fun, and stories of the past. The event was held at the Child & Adolescent Services building located at 500 8 th Ave. in Terre Haute, IN. Melvin L. Burks ...
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Chamber Hiring Director of Community Development

Chamber Hiring Director of Community Development

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is seeking a motivated, community-minded individual to join their dynamic team of professionals. This person will be primarily responsible for implementation of the Community Planning initiative which was launched by the Chamber in early 2019. Implementation of this plan requires in-depth knowledge of the Terre Haute/Vigo County area, as well as the West Central region (Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Vigo). Title: Director of Community Development Position Overview: • Create framework, develop implementation plan and manage all actions for community plan • Identify ...
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