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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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Chamber President David Haynes Announces Retirement

Chamber President David Haynes Announces Retirement

Chamber President David Haynes Announces Retirement Terre Haute, IN – Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President David Haynes announced during Tuesday’s Board of Director’s meeting his plans to retire as President of the Chamber, effective June 30. Keeping his usual smile, but with an obvious heavy heart, Haynes delivered the news, during the regularly scheduled monthly Board meeting. Recognizing past Board of Directors chairs that he’s worked alongside, including current Board Chair Brian Kooistra, Chief Operating Officer at Garmong Construction Services – Haynes said his time as the leader of ...
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Chamber announces new board positions, volunteer leadership appointments

Chamber announces new board positions, volunteer leadership appointments

Chamber announces new board positions, volunteer leadership appointments Terre Haute, IN – The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the new Board of Directors positions and volunteer leadership for the 2019 calendar year. As stated in the Chamber’s bylaws, the Board of Directors assume a new Chair of the Board each year. Those positions, along with new committee and task force members are also added as the Chamber’s community and business initiatives grow. Brian Kooistra, Chief Operations Officers for Garmong Construction Services, will serve as the 2019 ...
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Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, Chamber Host 2019 City Update

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, Chamber Host 2019 City Update

Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett, Chamber Host 2019 City Update Terre Haute, Ind. – Major topics of the new year were addressed by Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett during Thursday morning’s City Update, hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by AT&T Indiana. The annual event geared towards updating the business community is considered one of the Mayor’s “favorite” events. Bennett says he sees it as an opportunity to recap the past year and look forward to goals and plans for the future. “I love it,” he says. “Every ...
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Chamber Board and Partners Announce ‘Terre Haute Is All In’ Initiative, Web Site

Chamber Board and Partners Announce ‘Terre Haute Is All In’ Initiative, Web Site

Chamber Board and Partners Announce ‘Terre Haute Is All In’ Initiative, Web Site Terre Haute, Ind. – Terre Haute is upping the ante on its involvement with a possible new casino in the area by announcing the “Terre Haute Is All In” initiative and web presence. On Tuesday, the Chamber, along with the organization’s Advocacy Committee, Casino Task Force and Advocacy partner RJL Solutions, launched the site, www.terrehauteisallin.com. Along with helpful information and statistics, the site asks community members to “sign up to support” the ongoing efforts to bring a ...
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West Central 2025: Kristin Craig Reflects on Working Together

West Central 2025: Kristin Craig Reflects on Working Together

Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kristin Craig recaps a meeting hosted by the West Central Indiana Economic District and looks ahead to future regional partnerships.  “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is a success.” Working together as a region is a directive we often hear, but sometimes find hard to apply. However, when groups of individuals from multiple communities and counties do reach consensus, seek a genuine understanding of each other and create action plans on how to move forward collaboratively, it can be incredibly rewarding ...
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Chamber Releases 2019 Legislative Guide

Chamber Releases 2019 Legislative Guide

2019 is off and running at the Indiana Statehouse! Chambers that subscribe to our Advocacy Interest Area will recieve additional information about the first Advocacy Forum of the year, sponsored by Wabash Valley Asphalt. Also, check out the 2019 Legislative Guide, published by the Terre Haute Chamber ...
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Chamber Celebrates Volunteer of the Year, Remembers Matt Luecking

Chamber Celebrates Volunteer of the Year, Remembers Matt Luecking

Chamber Celebrates Volunteer of the Year, Remembers Matt Luecking The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to past member and volunteer, Matt Luecking, while celebrating the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. During the Chamber’s Holiday Open House and Volunteer Appreciation event on Tuesday Chamber Board of Directors Chairman Keith Carter announced JOINK Sales Representative Karla Noorlag as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year. The award was presented in memory of past Chamber member Matt Luecking, who died in 2016. “Over the years the Chamber has been lucky to have a ...
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New Member Welcome: Adorned - Lashes and Makeup by Angelia

New Member Welcome: Adorned – Lashes and Makeup by Angelia

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome New Member, Adorned - Lashes and Makeup by Angelia. Read more about Angelia and her amazing business below!  Congrats on your new business; for those who don't know, tell us about Adorned!   Thank you! I am a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist, that specializes in bridal/event makeup as well as lash services. I offer classic and volume lash extensions and lash lifts. I have been a makeup artist for eight years now as well as a double certified lash artist ...
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JOINK Announces Move, Hosting Holiday Open House

JOINK Announces Move, Hosting Holiday Open House

JOINK Announces Move, Hosting Holiday Open House A familiar Terre Haute company is celebrating the holidays – and a new location – on Friday, December 14 at 2pm. Joink has purchased and revamped a building at 834 S. 10th Street in Terre Haute. The 20,000 square foot facility, along with 50,000 square feet of warehouse space, combines the company’s former five employee based locations into one main facility and warehouse. The new venue also allows for all 80 Joink employees to work together; instead of spread out through multiple locations ...
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New Member Spotlight: ADP

New Member Spotlight: ADP

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome Alan Crumly, Human Capital Management Consultant for ADP. Read below to learn more about ADP: Congrats and welcome to the Chamber! Tell us more about ADP! ADP has been offering Human Capital Management Solutions for nearly 70 years. We are often thought of as just a payroll vendor but we are the industry leader in true end to end solutions. We look to consult with businesses to align with their key business initiatives and provide award winning technology and resources that meet ...
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Chamber News: Terre Haute Refresh Visit by National Main Street Center

Chamber News: Terre Haute Refresh Visit by National Main Street Center

Terre Haute Refresh Visit by National Main Street Center Indiana Main Street and National Main Street representatives will be conducting an economic strategy visit on January 10- 11th in Terre Haute.  The visit will help in clarifying a vision for downtown and identify market opportunities for Terre Haute, based on community input and market data.  Your feedback is important to us and we would like to ask you to take 5-10 minutes to complete this on-line survey.  The results are confidential and being collected by the National Main Street Center. Results ...
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Guest Blog: Dr. Sharma Explains Food Allergies

Guest Blog: Dr. Sharma Explains Food Allergies

The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome guest blogger Dr. Rajiv Sharma of Digestive Health Associates.  What Is a Food Allergy? A food allergy is a medical condition in which exposure to a food triggers a harmful immune response. The immune response, called an allergic reaction, occurs because the immune system attacks proteins in the food that are normally harmless. The proteins that trigger the reaction are called allergens. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to food can range from mild (itchy mouth, a few hives) to ...
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