Thank you to Monical’s Pizza for hosting this week’s Chamber meeting. We had an excellent speaker, Bob White, from Indiana Farm Bureau. Bob updated members on the importance of Ag in our state’s economy as well as providing very interesting statistics for Greene County.
Our March Chamber Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Greene County General Hospital’s Conference Room. We will be conducting training for our members on new features available to you through our website. Each chamber member will (or have) received a letter from the Chamber with some brief information regarding Chamber Master. Be watching your email inboxes in the very near future for your login and password.
The countdown to participate in the Chamber Day at the Statehouse event is quickly approaching. On March 14, Chamber representatives from across the state will visit the Statehouse. Lunch will be at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Indy. Following lunch the group will visit the Statehouse. The cost is $40 per member. A tentative list of speakers was released this week. We will be hearing from Secretary of State Connie Lawson, Attorney General Curtis Hill and Governor Holcomb. You can register online at http://members.lintonchamber.org/events/details/chamber-day-at-the-state-house-1... or contact the Chamber office. Deadline to register is March 1.
Be sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Marsh Madness. This year’s event kicks off at the Linton Elks Lodge on Friday, March 3. The balance of the activities and tours are on Saturday, March 4. For a list of all the activities and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.friendsofgoosepond.org/marsh-madness/.
The Chamber is partnering with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) and will be a host location for their Launch Your Own Business workshops. The first for 2017 will be on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Chamber office located at 159 1st Street NW, Linton. This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with that end in mind. A free copy of this 55 page step-by-step workbook will be distributed to participants and used during the class. Following this course, ISBDC Business Advisors will be available for free one-on-one business consulting, which includes market research and financial diagnostic reports, to help you implement your strategic plan and provide ongoing guidance as you grow your business. Workshop Covers: 1) Identify Personal Objectives, Skills, and Resources 2) Describe Your Business Idea and Requirements 3) Understanding your competition and how to position your product or service. 4) Identify the managerial requirements for your business. There is a minimal cost of $25 to participate in the workshop. This workshop requires pre-registration. You can register online at: https://isbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events?cal=1.
Brinson Family Chiropractic has several specials for February. $49 New patient exam, 50% of proceeds go to the Humane Society of Sullivan County ($24.50); 10% off of fish oil supplements; 10% off of vitamin D. February 28 is World Spay Day. All month long we will be taking half of the cost of a new patient exam to help alleviate the costs of spaying and neutering at the Humane Society of Sullivan County. Additionally, we will be accepting monetary and supply donations! Supplies needed are: food, treats, paper towels, beds, towels, blankets, orange antibacterial soap, bleach and Dawn dish soap.
Glenburn Community Center has announced their upcoming day trips. April 27 they will be visiting the Azalea Path Arboretum & Botanical Gardens and Broadway House Bistro. June 23 is a trip to the Belle of Louisville and Conrad-Caldwell House. August 17 is a visit to the Newport, KY Aquarium. For more information call Deena at 812-847-3509.
Home Instead offers free monthly educational programs for senior care professionals (and others who may be interested). FREE CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are offered for these web-based programs. The program has been adapted for accreditation in cooperation with the American Society on Aging. CEUs are available for 60 days following each of the live events for social workers, case managers, senior advisors, dementia practitioners and long term care administrators. The courses, which began in 2010, are offered compliments of the Home Instead Senior Care network so there is no cost for the CEUs. Click on the titles to view the CEU courses that are currently available: Click Here to see the other upcoming webinars for 2017.
Beginning in January 2017, Greene County General Hospital will be offering monthly CPR classes to anyone in the community who would like to become CPR certified or would like to renew their CPR certification. First Aid classes will also be available. Please call Julie Collins at 812-847-5239 for more information.
WestGate Academy has two events upcoming in June. June 9 will be their Get Outdoors Day and June 10 will be their Running For Our Future 5K. Several activities are planned around these two events.
Monday: 6:30 p.m. – Smoking cessation class at Greene County General Hospital
Mon-Thursday: 4:00-Close: Sportsman’s Pub $9.99 8 oz NY Strip special
Tuesday’s: 4:00 p.m. – K-5th Magic Tree House Club at Linton Public Library
Tuesday’s: 5:00 p.m. – VFW Taco Tuesday
Wednesday’s: Noon – Wellness Wednesday at WestGate Academy w/Greene County General Hospital
Wednesday’s: 5:15 p.m. – Yoga at Greene County General Hospital conference room - $5
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – Aerobics at Greene County General Hospital conference room – donation based
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.: Glenburn Griefshare seminar/support
Friday’s: 9:30 a.m.: Yoga at Linton Public Library with Leah Gray