Washington County Chamber Host to Regional Business Expo

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce has been chosen to be the ‘host’ organization for the 2015 Regional Business Expo, planned for Aug. 26th at the Mid America Science Park in Scottsburg.

The event is a place for business and organizations to showcase their products and services. The Expo is expected to draw more than a 100 business/organizations from Washington, Jefferson, Scott and Jennings Counties. The event is open to all types of businesses, including retail, manufacturing-industry, and service are encouraged to participate.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Each sponsorship provides a number of benefits and marketing, with values exceeding $1000.00.

Additional information is available by contacting the Washington County Chamber at or by phone at 812-883-4303.


Grand Opening of the Community Fitness Park

Community Fitness Park - Salem IndianaThe Awareness Washington County (AWC) Class of 2014 is pleased to announce the GRAND OPENING of its class project – the COMMUNITY FITNESS PARK – on Thursday, July 9 at 5 pm. The public is invited and food and drink will be available. Come celebrate the opening of this family friendly park which is located at the corner of Homer and Mill Streets in Salem, Indiana. The Community Fitness Park is in close proximity to the Walking Trail, contains 9 pieces of permanent outdoor exercise equipment and is free to the public.

The Salem Tree Board has generously agreed to provide and plant shade trees at the site. Picnic tables made by local craftsman Jacob Schmidt will be placed amongst the trees.

Further local support has come from equipment sponsors, as well as materials and financial donors; Eddie Gilstrap Motors, John Jones, St. Vincent Salem Hospital, Salem Crossing, GKN, Senior Citizens Center, Jeans Extrusions, Jason Wade State Farm, La Gene’s Jewelers, Quick Seal, Meadowview, Fox Purlee, City of Salem Parks and Recreation, Knapp Miller Brown, Marshall Monuments, Salem Lumber, Deer Country, Ace Hardware, Ewen Insurance, Anne Terrell and Tom Fultz. Residents of the immediate neighborhood have donated good will, valuable advice and insight as well as tools. The class extends a special thank you to Temple and Temple, who excavated and drilled through rock in order to prepare the site; without their help, the project would have been impossible at its current location. Property was donated by the City of Salem; it was formerly owned and donated by the Tarr family.


AWC Class of 2015 Project

For our class project, the AWC Class of 2015, has chosen to lead the way in lighting the walking trail in Salem with Solar LED light posts.

Light the PathOur primary fundraising effort will be to invite individuals, businesses and organizations to consider sponsoring a light post. At this time we are estimating the cost of sponsorship to be $250. If you choose to sponsor a light, an engraved recognition plate would be placed on the light post with your designated message or sponsorship. We will also accept donations to assist with general costs of installation.

The project is in the early stages and we will be testing lights and finalizing details on the size of the recognition plate. We have established a Facebook page to post updates and an email address to provide a contact point if you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring a light. We hope to install the lights in the fall.

This is a great way to honor someone or to promote your organization or business!

If you are interested in sponsoring a light, please leave your contact information with us at our booth at Friday Night on the Square, email us, message us on Facebook or contact one of the class members below.

AWC Class Members: Lisa Aly, Beth Armstrong, Paula Bortka-Wells, Kevin Carty, John Colon, Rob Gilchrist, Regina Goldman, Katrina Humphrey, Karen Libka, Joe Mullinax, Daniel “Skip” Person, Renee Stidham, Stephanie Vines, Beth Walden-Fisher, Mia Williams

Check us out on Facebook – Light the Path AWC 2015

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Help Us Light the Way!


Now Open on the Salem Square

Farm Fresh Food to the Salem SquareFrom the owners of Garden Table Market, a new farm fresh lunch menu is now available on the Salem Square.

The Garden Patch is located behind Lincoln Hills Insurance Agency – next to Fox Purlee Investments. Hours will be Wednesday - Friday from 11:00am – 3:00pm.

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