YMCA Board Gathers For Steel Topping Ceremony

Tim Minear, Gamal Hernandez, Monica Kendrick, Karen Garrard, Steve Knouff (Director of Facilities), Heidi Moseley (Director of Human Resources), Stacey Anderson (Business Manager), Steve Zorn (Custodial Manager), Summer Zimmer (Director of Communications and Social Responsibility).2nd row- Dave Hewitt (North Webster Manager), Josh Wildman, Brad Harris, Philip Smith, Mike Getz (Chair of Property Committee), Chris Cummins, Mike Coon, Mike Gavin, Steven Kuhn (Director of Sports and Aquatics Recreation) Grant Cunningham, Chad Zaucha (CEO).  Everyone without a title is a YMCA Board MemberSteeltopping07- Tim Minear and Monica Kendrick, YMCA Board MembersSteeltopping15- Steve Knouff, Director of Facilities in foreground, Dave Hewitt, North Webster Manager. (Photo provided)

YMCA Board members and staff gathered today for a steel topping ceremony at the construction site of the new YMCA. Construction is still on pace to be completed by November and the YMCA anticipates officially opening on its doors on Dec. 1.   … Read More

Sarah Frame Receives Certification


Heartline Pregnancy Center Inc. congratulates Sarah Frame, HPC Client Advocate, as receiving the certification of Life Affirming Specialist awarded at the Heartbeat International Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina, March 24-28. LAS is a professional designation developed specifically for those serving faithfully in the pregnancy help movement. The … Read More

Plymouth Company Adding New Jobs

Michigan-based Aggressive Manufacturing Innovations, Inc. (AMI) plans to open its second manufacturing facility in Plymouth, adding 200 jobs by 2016. This week, the Plymouth City Council approved a tax abatement for AMI’s nearly $4 million dollar investment in the city. Founded in 2000, AMI is a privately-held manufacturer … Read More

Miller Named UW 2014 Campaign Chair

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United Way of Kosciusko County is pleased to announce Stephen Miller, chief executive officer of Kosciusko Community Hospital (part of the Lutheran Health Network) as the 2014 Campaign Chair. Miller served as chief financial officer for KCH from 1985 to 2007 prior to his appointment as chief executive … Read More

Maintenance At Louis-Dreyfus Affects Operation Hours

Louis-Dreyfus Commodities in Claypool will be shutting down the week of April 21 for scheduled maintenance. Due to the maintenance, the following schedule will be affected: Beans — closed 6 a.m. Monday April 21; re-open 6 a.m. Wednesday, April 23. Meal and Pellets — closed 7 a.m. to … Read More

Passion, Purpose & Profit: A Great Time For Change

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Don Roulo is the CEO (Chief Encouragement Officer) of Life Quest. He is a life, career and business coach as well as a Certified 48 Days Workshop Facilitator. He travels nationally and internationally to conduct business and career training as well as marriage and family workshops. By DON … Read More

LPN Salsgiver Joins Heartline


Heartline Pregnancy Center Inc. has announced the addition of Jennifer Salsgiver, LPN, to the staff. Salsgiver will be working alongside the Clinical Services Coordinator to provide pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to the growing number of clientele. In June, Heartline anticipates launching ICU Mobile, a mobile pregnancy center, on … Read More

Kidney Transplant Center Opening In Portage

PORTAGE, IND. – St. Vincent officials announced the opening of a new 8,000-square-foot kidney transplant outpatient center in Portage. The average wait time for kidney transplant patients in the Chicago area is approximately six years. Kidney transplant patients at St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital wait on average 14 months … Read More

Rabb Water Recognized For Achievements

Rabb Water Systems was just recognized for the achievements for water treatment equipment sales by Kinetico Incorporated. Rabb Water Systems received the Silver Dealership award from Kinetico Inc. last week for their efforts in 2013. In the United States, Rabb Water Systems ranks in the top 5, among … Read More

Winter Delays Homes On Parade


The rough winter has had lasting effects felt by many, including the construction industry.  The frozen ground has prevented builders from being able to start or complete building projects and, as a result, the Builders Association Kosciusko Fulton Counties is postponing its annual Homes on Parade until September. … Read More

Fort Wayne Company Expands To Indianapolis

Asher Agency, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency, has opened an Indianapolis office to service existing and new clients. Asher is headquartered in Fort Wayne and also has offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Cary, N.C.; Lexington, Ky.; and Oklahoma City, Okla.; and one soon opening in Charleston, … Read More

Elkhart Company Announces Aluminum Agreement

Drew Industries Incorporated (NYSE: DW), a leading supplier of components for recreational vehicles (RVs) and manufactured homes, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., has entered into a 6-year aluminum extrusion supply agreement with Atrium Windows and Doors, Inc. (“Atrium”), a Dallas, Texas based aluminum extrusion … Read More

Notre Dame Alum Shares Success as Entrepreneur

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Being a homeowner can be an awfully stressful job. There’s routine maintenance, home improvement projects, keeping track of all the items in the home, and a slew of other things to keep up with. Oddly enough, all of these tasks and items are usually locked inside the head … Read More

Kosciusko Kickstart Kicking Off This Summer

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“As I have chatted with you for the last year and a half, we need to address the skilled labor pool,” Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation President George Robertson said to the Kosciusko Redevelopment Commission on April 10. “Every prospect wants to know how much skilled labor you have … Read More

Chamber Member Of The Month

In the photo are Dr. Christiaan Willig, Orange Door Dental; Kayla Castro, Orange Door Dental; Leanne Reigner, Orange Door Dental; Mark Dobson, WKChamber President and CEO; Pat Vega, Orange Door Dental; Amelia Roman, Orange Door Dental; Amber Kimble, Orange Door Dental; Amanda McDonald, Orange Door Dental; Savannah Whitmer, Orange Door Dental;  Mirray Ramirez, Orange Door Dental
. In back are Renea Salyer, WKChamber VP Member Relations; Greg Binkerd, WKChamber Ambassador; Brad Skiles, Center Street Partners/WKChamber Ambassador; Chris Mahan, Mahan 9 Group/ WKChamber Ambassador; Rob Parker, CenturyLink/WKChamber Ambassador; Becky Plummer, Staffmark/WKChamber Ambassador; Kyle Whiteman, Shelter Insurance/WKChamber Ambassador; Joni Truex, Builders Association/WKChamber Ambassador. (Photo provided)

Orange Door Dental Group is the Warsaw Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce April Member of the Month. Orange Door is located at 1299 Husky Trail, Warsaw. Since 2005, Dr. Christiaan Willig has been working with patients to provide the best dental care in northern Indiana. Dr. Willig’s experience in … Read More

Lakeland Financial Named To Forbes Most Trustworthy Financial Companies

Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:LKFN) was named to Forbes list of America’s 50 Most Trustworthy Financial Companies. To compile the list for Forbes, GMI Ratings, a proprietary ratings provider and investment advisor, examined data from 8,000 publicly traded companies of all sizes. GMI Ratings reviewed accounting and governance behaviors, … Read More