Shopko, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a leading operator of general merchandise stores throughout the Central, Western and Pacific Northwest regions of the U.S., announced Jan. 16 that it, along with its subsidiaries, has filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial re…

This Week's Circulars

The Dearborn County Convention, Visitor & Tourism Bureau is kicking off the start of the winter travel season this week with the launch of a Winter Fun Giveaway. The free contest with weekly themes will showcase the many things visitors can see and do in the region.

INDIANAPOLIS — Gary Brackett terrorized opposing offenses for nine years as an undersized but overachieving linebacker in the NFL.

The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards, which honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for at least 100 or 50 years, respectively, and have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community.

Enrollment in the third Leadership Dearborn class is now open, according to Eric Kranz, Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO. He explains, "Over the last two years, nearly 30 emerging leaders here in Dearborn County have found value and opportunity in the program. Throughout…

It’s been a cold start to the winter season, and Duke Energy is once again assisting qualifying customers who may struggle to pay their winter energy bills.

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Dec. 17 the end of a second consecutive, record-breaking year for economic development with the Indiana Economic Development Corp. securing 320 commitments from companies across the country and around the world to locate or grow in Indiana. Together, these busines…

As part of their mission to use their strengths to make a difference, Walmart, Sam’s Club and the Walmart Foundation announce they have donated more than $34 million in cash and in-kind contributions to nonprofit organizations in Indiana during fiscal year 2018. Walmart is uniquely positione…

The Indiana Manufacturers Association has launched an employer-driven education initiative to ensure a pipeline of highly skilled workers will be available to meet the needs of Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to help students pursue career and t…

The Batesville Area Arts Council book "Project 229: A Photographic Journey" may be the most evocative holiday present area residents can give. It's named for images of everyday life taken by about 25 photographers at the two towns on the route, Batesville and Oldenburg.

Would you like an inexpensive alternative to routine holiday shopping while giving a boost to your local economy?

At the Oct. 24 Batesville Redevelopment Commission meeting, Clerk-Treasurer Paul Gates pointed out the Batesville Economic Development Commission should be able to use EDIT funds, while BRC’s funding comes from TIF revenues.

Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) officials recently announced that the board of directors authorized a new share repurchase program of up to $200 million in replacement of the company's prior stock repurchase program, effective immediately.

With fresh paint, some shiplap and artful rearrangement of shelves, Schmidt Bakery has an upgraded appearance.

Cybersecurity and technology are areas that no organization can afford to ignore. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce combines the two into the new Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit Jan. 8-9, 2019, in downtown Indianapolis.

Friendship Insurance agent Tami Thayer recently received Indiana Farmers Insurance’s Circle of Excellence Award. Recipients are nominated by Indiana Farmers employees and chosen based on their professionalism, focus on the customer and knowledge of Indiana Farmers Insurance products and services.

Chamber office hours extended for gift certificate purchases

For the seventh straight year, VA purchase loans increased year over year, with volume for fiscal year 2018 up 59 percent compared to five years ago, according to the annual VA loan statistics map released by Veterans United Home Loans, the nation’s largest VA lender.

Officials at the accounting firm Agresta, Storms & O’Leary PC recently announced that they had merged with Lanning CPA Group PC. Owner Jayne Lanning, CPA, and her associate, Barbara Fowler, will join ASO's Batesville office Jan. 1, 2019.

I am always impressed with semi trucks. We have traveled a lot and that meant that this passenger had to often find activities to keep the boredom away. Semi trucks helped. I think that we did not meet, pass or get passed by a semi that I did not give a special eye. I tried to see what state…

U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced the Innovators to Entrepreneurs Act of 2018 recently. This bipartisan bill encourages broader participation in the successful National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program and provides additional training …

Leaders at Genesis: Pathways to Success, an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation that develops career pathways and supports STEM programs in Ripley County, are pleased to announce the organization has received a $550 grant from the Shopko Foundation. These funds will support …

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state.

Every year about this time I enjoy researching tech gift ideas for the coming Christmas season. I don’t necessarily have a lot of techies on my list. I just enjoy looking through some of the popular items to spur some fun gift ideas.

Hill-Rom Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HRC) leaders recently announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and full year, which ended Sept. 30, and provided its fiscal 2019 financial outlook.

"Fabulous Finds & Designs offers home furnishings and accessories at fabulous prices!" reveals owner Melissa Tucker.

The Indiana Department of Labor recently released the state’s results from the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses report, which measures incidents of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses on an annual basis. Indiana’s nonfatal occupational inju…

The Kroger Foundation has awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant totaling $5,000 to fund processing fees on donated large game and livestock. "We are very excited about our “Meat” the Need program, "said Debra Treesh, executive director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry, "and pleased that …

Walmart recently announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, which makes it the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Hom…

Tabitha Walker worked in the banking industry for three years and loved it. Her husband, CJ, works at Ford. CJ worked a chaotic schedule typically required in the manufacturing field and, with no family in the area to lend a hand, Tabitha decided to stay home with her children.

The Indiana Department of Labor, in partner with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Central Indiana Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, is accepting applications for the 2019 Governor’s Workplace Safety Awards and Everyday Safety Hero Awards. Applications must be receiv…

Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. and its employees recently presented a $1,048 check to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Research continues behind the scenes as city of Columbus and Columbus Regional Hospital officials begin planning to redevelop the fading FairOaks Mall.

The Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and state officials are encouraging employers of all sizes and types of business to take the anonymous Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WorkplaceSubstanceUse.

Duke Energy Foundation is now accepting grant applications for programs that support K-12 education as part of its new Powerful Communities philanthropic program, which will award strategic charitable grants to nonprofit organizations to build powerful communities by bolstering education, de…

An overview of the city’s Tax Increment Financing (TIF) financial projections by Reedy Financial Group, Indianapolis, turned out to be great news for the Batesville Redevelopment Commission.

On July 1, April Meyer’s dreams finally came to fruition when opening Daisy’s Doggie Daycare at 471 N. Huntersville Road, Batesville. It was her dream to create a safe and fun place where dogs can come to socialize and play.