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Sr. Patricia Bietsch, formerly Sr. Mary Martha, age 74 of the Sisters of St. Francis in Oldenburg, Indiana, died suddenly Sunday, November 17, 2019, in Tohatchi, New Mexico, due to complications with cancer. Born Patricia Ann on April 26, 1945, in Cincinnati, Ohio, she is the daughter of Aud…

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch accompanied World Food Championships chief executive officer Mike McCloud recently during his announcement that Indianapolis has been selected to host the WFC Final Table in May 2020.

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. The food is top-notch, the weather is usually decent (though I still prefer summer) and kids are starting to get excited about the upcoming Christmas season. Of course, it’s also traditionally the time for holiday sales to begin, and that means it…

Hillenbrand Inc. leaders announced Nov. 21 the company has completed the acquisition of Milacron Holdings Corp. in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $1.9 billion, including the repayment of Milacron’s outstanding debt.

Thanks in large part to the support of its employees, Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. recently presented a $1,416 check to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Cancer Care Fund in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce continues to emphasize the need for state lawmakers to pass legislation to decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers and get vaping products out of the hands of young people. The business organization also is promoting talent attraction efforts and development of …

The voting rate of Indiana University-Bloomington students increased by 302% from the 2014 to the 2018 midterm elections. The increase followed IU-Bloomington's participation in national and Big Ten Conference efforts to encourage students to register and vote.

U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) co-sponsored a bill that passed out of the Senate Commerce Committee Nov. 13. It would address the falling rate of entrepreneurship in America. The Enhancing Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century Act requires the U.S. Department of Commerce to study the underlyi…

The Education Workforce Innovation Network has awarded a $9,000 planning grant to Genesis: Pathways to Success, an initiative of the Ripley County Community Foundation.

In 1917, the song “(Back Home Again in) Indiana” was first released.

A housing study commissioned by One Dearborn Inc. shows that the county needs more opportunities for affordable housing as an economic development tool, and for an aging population looking to downsize.

The IUPUC Division of Business is hosting its annual Indiana Business Outlook Panel Wednesday, Nov. 13, at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus. The event, sponsored by Centra Credit Union and co-hosted by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce and the IUPUC Division of Business, begins …

In a year marked by the 40th anniversary of Honda production in America, Honda manufacturing associates throughout the U.S. took time to host students, teachers and community leaders as part of the ninth annual National Manufacturing Day Oct. 4.

The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced the expansion of its efforts to help manufacturers fill their workforce needs. The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) was created to expand the global-best FAME training model in Indiana — and already new FAME …

Officials at Agresta, Storms & O’Leary PC, an accounting firm with offices in Batesville, Indianapolis, Martinsville, Greensburg and Columbus, recently announced several personnel moves in their Columbus office.

While nearly half of employers are still leaving jobs unfilled, dramatically fewer are listing workforce/talent needs as among their biggest challenges. Instead, they are adapting to the ongoing shortage of qualified applicants in several different ways.

Hoosiers can find out what Indiana legislators and the business community view as top priorities for the upcoming General Assembly session during the 2020 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Legislative Preview Monday, Nov. 18.

Indiana INTERNnet is seeking nominations for its 14th annual IMPACT Awards, a celebration of internship excellence throughout the state. Indiana INTERNnet is also celebrating its own big milestone. For the first time in a calendar year, the program has connected 1,000 interns (and counting) …

Intelligent Fiber Network (IFN), a leader among Indiana’s commercial fiber broadband providers, announces a case study of their partnerships with local telecommunication companies to provide fiber broadband to cell tower projects across the state of Indiana.

Batesville Area of Chamber of Commerce executive director Tricia Miller explains her role “is to strengthen our support for our local businesses. We need to develop and lead the business community with one vision. That vision is to:

Outdoor Technologies has become the official jersey supplier of the USA Bass 2019 Pan American Bass Fishing Team. “Outdoor Technologies, headquartered in Batesville, is committed to building a better custom jersey experience,” according to a news release.

Batesville Tool & Die Inc., global supplier of precision metal stamping components for the automotive, appliance, industrial and other industries, was named a 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Talent Champion at the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s Hall of Fame Luncheon Oct. 16 at the Biltwe…

Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative is making $20 million available to qualifying companies for workers’ occupational skills training through its Employer Training Grant, according to the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Kirk Kuhn of WorkOne Southeast.

“Come and be a part of the excitement of Batesville Main Street’s first art alley activation as we celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Oct. 10,” suggests executive director Tina Longstreth.

Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) officials announced Sept. 26 that it has signed the United Nations Global Compact, a voluntary pledge to develop and exercise corporate responsibility programs and to begin increasing disclosure of the company’s sustainable business practices.

Keith Tenhundfeld, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, EMT-B, CCRN, is a new employee at AccuDoc Urgent Care. He is seeing patients at the company’s Batesville and Harrison, Ohio, locations, according to a news release.

• Extensive photos of many area events can be found online. The Fiesta Hispana photo gallery is featured on our website. That and other galleries can be viewed by going to Community at the top of our website, then clicking on Photos or visiting https://photos.batesvilleheraldtribune.com. Rec…

A 630-metric-ton Aida Servo Press has been purchased and installed in the Batesville Tool & Die plant, Troqueladora Batesville de Mexico, in Queretaro, Mexico, reports safety and training coordinator Lauren Mynsberge.

Civista Bank has been named one of the Best Banks to Work For in 2019. “We are proud to receive this recognition for the seventh year in a row,” said Dennis Shaffer, Civista Bank CEO and president. “Our mission at Civista is not only to improve the financial lives of our customers and shareh…

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Looking for a new job or career change? The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the city and Rotary Club of Batesville to host a career fair.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce D.C. Fly-in event Oct. 9-10 will focus on policy issues impacting Hoosier businesses and is highlighted by federal agency briefings, in addition to office visits with the state’s congressional delegation.

Izzy’s at Hillcrest has been named the Ripley County Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month for September, reports executive director Amy Thomas.

Indiana residents along the I-74 corridor are getting a chance to improve their economic futures through the Catapult Greensburg initiative, part of a statewide effort to get more Hoosiers into the manufacturing workforce.

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced Indiana as the recipient of a $495,000 State Trade and Export Promotion grant, supporting the state’s efforts to develop and expand export-related activities among small businesses and open up new markets for Hoosier-made goods around…

TCC Gives, a charitable organization that provides programs, resources and grant opportunities to improve communities, has donated more than 50 smartphones to help victims of domestic and sexual violence stay connected to loved ones through its “More Than a Phone” program, reports Julie Moor…

The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide hiring fair Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 11 locations around the state to recruit candidates for more than 100 winter seasonal positions and full-time opportunities.