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Business

  • Overstreet joins staff at Journal Democrat

    ROCKPORT – Brittany Overstreet, who graduated this month from Ball State University, has joined the Journal-Democrat’s staff as a clerk and staff writer.

    Overstreet, 21, earned a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism. While at Ball State, she worked with student media, including the Daily News and Ball Bearings magazine, as a photographer, reporter and writer.

    She was also on an immersive learning staff that created a year- in-review book that covered events throughout the school year.

  • Vendor applications being accepted for Derby Riverfest

    DERBY – The Derby Community Association is taking applications for vendor space for the Derby Riverfest planned for June 20, at Mulzer Park in Derby.

    Festival activities will include a flea market and community yard sales, an antique tractor and gas-engine show, a tractor pull for kids, kids games, a boat parade, car show, food and beverages, live entertainment and wine tasting.

    Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Derby Community Association.

  • Perry County Chamber of Commerce announces nominees for Business of the Year

    TELL CITY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce announced nominees for the 2015 Chamber Business Award of the Year. Nominees in the Large Business category are Webb Wheel Products Inc., The Pour Haus, Golden Living Center-Lincoln Hills and Accent Marketing. Nominees in the Small Business category are Tim Denu Farms, LuLu’s Prom and Bridal and Tell City Pretzel. Earning the nomination for Entrepreneur of the Year is Flowers by Les’a and earning Applause is Molly Hall with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lafayette Spring Chapter.

  • Foundation has supported hospital for decades

    An ancient Chinese proverb states, “If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the next generation.”

    By soliciting funds to promote the improvement of the facilities and services of Perry County Memorial Hospital, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc. helps to ensure the hospital will continue to provide quality patient care for generations to come. 

  • Jasper Engines announces new chief financial officer, director of operations

    JASPER – Jasper Engines & Transmissions has named Linda Bueltel as chief financial officer and Kevin Powell as the new director of branch operations.

    In her new position, Bueltel will manage the accounting, tax, acquisition and regulatory compliance functions as well as oversee the audit and valuation processes.

    She will work closely with the board of directors, external auditors and operations on reporting the financial results and opportunities to allow Jasper to continue the tradition of building strong relationships with customers and associates.

  • Potter Nita Claise wins best of show
  • Chamber seeking nominations for annual business awards

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Chamber Award Dinner.

    Awards are given in four categories:

    • Large business – 25 or more full-time employees.

    • Small business, fewer than 25 full time employees.

    • Entrepreneurship – someone who has started or is currently running a small business that fills a need in our community.

  • New ownership brings big changes for 2 Sign Guys

    JASPER – As of March 13, 2 Sign Guys is under new ownership. Serice Stenftenagel of Jasper has purchased this longtime area business.

    As owner of Little Si’s Construction and Kreations by Serice, Stenftenagel understands business needs. She has sixteen years combined experience running day-to-day business operations.

  • Chamber seeking nominations for annual business awards

    PERRY COUNTY – The Perry County Chamber of Commerce has announced a call for nominations for the 2015 Chamber Award Dinner.

    Awards are given in four categories:

    • Large business – 25 or more full-time employees.

    • Small business, fewer than 25 full time employees.

    • Entrepreneurship – someone who has started or is currently running a small business that fills a need in our community.

  • Thunderbird’s first flight auction to benefit ‘Give Kids the World’

    SANTA CLAUS – With just over a month before the nation’s first launched wing roller coaster opens to the public, Holiday World officials launched a charity auction for the very first public rides.

    “For these historic first rides on our new roller coaster, we decided to auction the specific seats to the highest bidders,” said the park’s president, Matt Eckert. “Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction will benefit a very special organization – Give Kids The World.”