Regional Business Expo
The Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is excited to announce that Washington County businesses and organizations have been invited to participate in a Regional Business Expo.
The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 27th at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. The event will take place from 11 am – 4 pm.
The 2014 Regional Business Expo is a first step in strengthening the bonds that tie our communities together. With the fast pace of the global economy, it is easy to miss the opportunities that exist in our own backyard. Six counties have joined together to provide this unique marketing and networking event. Those participating in addition to Washington County are: Madison Chamber & Economic Development, Carroll County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce, Jennings County Chamber of Commerce and Switzerland County Economic Development Corporation.
Join The Chamber of Commerce and other participating organizations as we bridge local supplies with local manufacturers and local professionals with local services. The Regional Business Expo provides a good return on investment for each business and takes a leading role in building collaborative growth for our region.
Early bird registrations offer a discount to make this event even more profitable for your business/organization. Of course, Chamber of Commerce members also receive a discount ($100 off an exhibit).
Please contact the Chamber Office if you have any questions or to register and/or sponsor the event.
Cobblestone Hotel Employment Applications
The Chamber of Commerce Office has available the applications for Cobblestone Hotel. These applications are for positions other than General Manager (ex: housekeeping, hotel clerk, etc). If anyone is interested in an application, stop by the Chamber Office. The applications are available 8:30 am – 4 pm. Applications may be taken, completed and returned, or completed here in the office.
Applications are also available online at www.whgco.com.
March2Recovery Grant Program
Funding Available for Cover Crops
Erosion control, reduction in nitrate and phosphorus loss, nitrogen fixation and scavenging, weed suppression, and soil quality improvement are all among the benefits of planting cover crops. Through a state funded Clean Water Indiana Grant, the Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District is administering a cost share program for landowners to apply for cover crops for 2014. The cost share rate will be $20 per acre for up to 25 acres for new applicants and $10 per acre for up to 50 acres for applicants who have participated in a Clean Water Indiana grant within the past 5 years. To be eligible the land must be located in Washington county, land cannot be contracted with any other government programs, cover crop seeding must be completed by November 15, 2014, and cover crops cannot be harvested for grain. Applications will be awarded on a first come first served basis until 2014 funds are exhausted. Also, NRCS standards and specifications for seeding and grazing of the cover crop must be followed.