Join us in congratulating The Greene County Daily World for receiving the Business of the Year award and to Coach Brian Oliver for receiving the Citizen of the Year award our annual awards dinner. A big thank you goes out to our platinum sponsors BloomBank and UDWI/REMC as well as our Corporate Sponsors: Anderson-Poindexter Funeral Home, Baesler's Market, Crane Federal Credit Union, Greene County General Hospital, Greene County Daily World, Linton Elks Lodge #866, MainSource Bank, May's Flower Shop, Smith Printing and WalMart. Thanks to our sponsors for their part in making the evening a memorable night. Based on the crowd's reaction, our entertainment for the evening, Daniel Lusk, was a big hit. Thank you to everyone who took the time from their evening to join us.
Another big thank you to the Linton Junior Civitan Club for their help with last night's dinner and to the members and staff at the Linton Elks Lodge. We want to recognize Dale Knotts for presenting our Business of the Year award and our student intern, Jacob Clothier, for presenting our Citizen of the Year award.
UPCOMING CHAMBER EVENTS:
January 27: Chamber Ambassadors meeting -- 11 a.m. -- Chamber office; lunch provided.
February 16: Chamber meeting at Monical's Pizza -- Noon. Speaker will be Tammy Johnson with Autumn Trace.
February 19-28: Indy Boat, Sport and Travel Show.
Greene County General Hospital will be hosting a Tobacco Cessation class starting this coming Monday, January 25, in the Violet Newton Conference Room at the hospital. Classes will run 6 to 7:30 p.m. All classes are free, and cessation training/coaching from qualified individuals and free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (patches, gum, lozenges) will be provided to participants. If you or anyone you know would like to attend these classes, please call today. These classes offer a great support system and will guide you to nicotine independence. The deadline to sign up is tomorrow, Friday, January 22 at noon. Please contact Kyle Cross anytime at 812-887-0970, or email@example.com to sign up. Feel free to call me at any time. Thanks to the Greene County Health Department and the Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County for all of the support they provide for these classes.
Carnegie Heritage Arts Center will be hosting a book signing on Friday, February 5 at 6 p.m. with Bryon Holtsclaw. Bryon will be signing his book "Funny Funerals". This book is 14 short stories of actual events.
Glenburn Home will be hosting a Valentine's Alzheimer's Association Fundraiser called CHOCOLATE AND CANVAS on Friday, February 12. They will be offering two sessions: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. It will be held at the Glenburn Community Center. Cost is only $35 per person and includes the 16 x 20 canvas painting that you will take home. To reserve your canvas spot today by contacting Leora Mason at Glenburn Home, 812-847-2221, ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenburn Community Center will be on the road again on March 9 to see Sister Act at the Beef and Boards theater in Indianapolis. For more information contact Deena at 812-847-3509.
Autumn Trace of Greene County will be holding public information sessions in Bloomfield (at the Bloomfield Public Library) on Monday, January 25 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and in Jasonville (at the Jasonville Town Hall) on Tuesday, February 2 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and RSVPs are not needed. There will be light refreshments served. Please call Tammy Johnson at 812-699-4464 with any questions regarding the meetings or Autumn Trace of Greene County.
Chamber Member Crane Credit Union has a new name. Same great service though. Their new sign at the Linton branch looks great! Check them out at www.cranecu.org.
Greene 16 calendars are available in the Chamber office. The calendars are $10 each and benefit the county's Bicentennial efforts in 2016. The calendar's contain photographs of county landmarks.
Linton VFW has their Taco Tuesdays each Tuesday serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Dine-in is available in their Family Room or carry out is available.
Linton Moose Lodge is now serving hamburgers and fries every Wednesday evening beginning 5 p.m.; cost is $5.
History Slides Home fundraiser is underway. This fundraiser benefits the Linton Youth League Sports Complex and the You'll Like Linton sign project through the selling of engraved bricks, which will be placed at the base of the final You'll Like Linton sign at the complex. Bricks are $50 for one; $85 for two. Forms (and a completed brick) are available at the Chamber office.
UDWI/REMC has an exciting new service. The Speakers Bureau is a free service that UDWI is offering to any community groups or businesses. Speakers are available on a variety of topics and are flexible in their presentation dates and times. For a complete list of topics, visit their website: http://www.udwiremc.com/content/speakers-bureau.
Cheryl is the Executive Director of the Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce. She can be contacted at email@example.com or at (812) 847-4846.