Employee Engagement - The Key to a High Performing Workplace

WorkOne New Albany will host the September, 2015 Business Seminar on Employee Engagement presented by Ed Carpenter, Senior Human Resources Consultant for Integrity HR, Inc.

Learn the secrets to a high performing workplace.

  • Engaged employees are excited and enthusiastic about their jobs, and help make the organization more successful.
  • Engaged employees resist distractions, tend to forget about time and routinely produce significantly more than the job requires.
  • Engaged employees enjoy searching for ways to improve circumstances, and they volunteer for difficult assignments.
  • Engaged employees encourage others to achieve higher levels of performance.
  • Engaged employees are proud to be involved with their organization and are likely to stay with the organization for the long term.

This session unleashes the keys for your organization’s success!

In partnership with SI-SHRM for this event, we have applied for 1.5 hours of general recertification credit with the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and 1.5 Personal Development Credits (PDC) with SHRM.

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 8:30-11:00 AM (8:30-9:00 Networking)
Place: WorkOne New Albany, 2125 State Street, New Albany, IN 47150
Cost: No charge, light refreshments will be provided

Please RSVP by email with your name, your company’s name, your job title, and your phone number to: Cliff Reid, Business Consultant at or call 812-941-6417 with questions. No more than 2 RSVPs per company please. This presentation is targeted to human resources representatives, office / hiring managers, business owners, and similar.


Old Settlers’ Days Officially Selected for Indiana’s Bicentennial

The Washington County Old Settlers’ Committee is proud to announce that the Old Settlers’ Days festivals for 2015 & 2016 have been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission to be included in the Indiana Bicentennial celebration. 

Indiana Legacy ProjectThe Old Settlers’ Days festival continues to honor our territorial county’s pioneer heritage, as it has since 1875.  The free to the public event is always the 3rd weekend in September, from 10am to 5pm, and for its 35th consecutive year, will be centered around the Pioneer Village of the John Hay Center, in Salem.

The festival returns the village to functioning form and fills it with reenactments and demonstrators.  It also includes; special guest historical reenactors, several musical acts, pioneer era contests, a wide variety of food, artisan and vendor booths, numerous games and activities for children and free access to the Stevens Museum and The Depot train museum. 

So be sure not to miss this momentous community celebration, connecting our state and county’s pioneer heritage to the generations of today! 

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Rock ’N Run 5k Goes Back To the 80’s

The Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting their annual 5k fundraiser on September 26th, 2015 to support their annual campaign.

Join the Y and partner WSLM Classic Hits Radio as they let loose in the 3rd annual charitable 5k event. This year, the 5k will take you “Back to the 80’s” as you move and groove the rhythm of the beats provided by WSLM. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best 80’s apparel and join in for the Warm Up Party scheduled for 7:45 am.

The race starts at 8:30 am, and will be followed by the Kids Fun Run, healthy treats, and vendors to visit. Awards will follow for top finishers and best dressed.

“We are really looking forward to a fun event,” said Kristy Purlee, the Quality Membership Director at the Washington County Family YMCA, and Event Organizer. “This event not only promotes fun and health, it also promotes social responsibility,” said Purlee. “In 2014, our charitable organization contributed $40,000 in financial assistance to individuals who otherwise would not have been able to participate in our programs and membership. We want to ensure that everyone has a chance to be a part of our cause—regardless of their financial situation.”

The YMCA offers financial assistance to families and individuals to ensure that everyone is able to participate in their mission. All proceeds raised from the 5k event will aid in making the financial assistance program possible.


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.