Andy's Rainbow - Local Showing

So proud of the Washington County Chamber’s
2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Jacob Dufour! 

Upcoming Washington County Events

Groundbreaking Ceremony at Bradie Shrum Elementary

In July of 2015, Governor Pence announced a FEMA grant of nearly $1.6 million to Salem Community Schools to be used to construct a tornado safe area at Bradie Shrum Elementary.  Salem Community Schools would be honored to have you join them at

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Thank You Santa House Sponsors

The Washington County Chamber would like to thank our 2016 Santa House Sponsors for their generosity toward this wonderful event for the children of our community. 

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Brick Street Sampler Christmas Open House

The Brick Street Sampler 2016 Christmas Open House…Thursday-Sunday, November 10th-13th.  Come to The Brick Street Sampler on Thurs. & Fri. from 9:30am-5pm, Sat. 9:30am-4pm, and Sun. Noon-4pm for in-store specials, refreshments, get registered for prize drawings and receive a free gift with purchase (while supplies last).

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Burger King Ribbon Cutting Celebration

BK LogoBurger King will be opening Monday, November 14th, and is currently looking for team members! You can also submit your application online at www.cfgking.com or call

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Trick or Treating

City of Salem’s Trick or Treating will be on Monday, Oct. 31st from 6pm-8pm.  

Meadow View Health & Rehabilitation will have trick or treating on October 31st from 6pm-8pm - residents will be handing out candy to children and have activities for kids in the main dining hall.

1st Annual Halloween Parade

Turtlefish Clothing Company, LLC is hosting the 1st Annual Halloween Parade.  The parade is the final event of a 3 week effort to raise funds for the children of the Christmas Assistance Program.  The entry fee is $15 if received by October 15th and $20 for late entry.

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Pioneer Village Halloween Event

Join the fun at the City of Salem Pioneer Village Halloween Event on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 6:00-7:30pm

Happy HalloweenOnce again, organizations and individuals will be handing-out candy in the “Village” behind the Stevens Museum.

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Bark for Life: A Canine Event to Fight Cancer

BarkThe American Cancer Society will hold Bark for Life: A Canine Event to Fight Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lake Salinda. The day’s events will include a one mile walk along Lake Salinda, doggie games, top dog and dress up contests, music, food and

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Rock ’N Run 5k Goes “Radio” Active

The Washington County Family YMCA, in partnership with WSLM, will be hosting their annual 5k fundraiser on October 1st, 2016 to support their annual campaign.

Join the Y and partner WSLM Classic Hits Radio as they let loose in the 4th annual

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Friday Night on the Square

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce offers many opportunities for sponsorship, at the lowest price possible, but with the most benefits. The next event, Friday Night on the Square, planned for Sept. 16th, offers several opportunities for sponsorship.

Friday Night on the Square Sponsorship Opportunities

Friday

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2016 Regional Business Expo

The Regional Business Expo is free and open to the public! It is a chance for making new connections and marketing yourself and your business. The Regional Business Expo Committee is dedicated to making sure you have the best experience possible at the event.

Who should attend?

  • Businesses interested in
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Economic Data for Washington County

Please review the latest economic data provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. 

Quarterly Job Postings and Starting Wage report containing 1st Quarter 2016 data for Region 10.

1st Quarter Region 10 Starting Wage & Economic Report (pdf)

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Giving From The Heart Afternoon Tea

Casting Avenues for Student Transformation (C.A.S.T.) in collaboration with Youth First of the Washington County Family YMCA will be hosting the annual Giving From The Heart Afternoon Tea on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016. The event will begin at 2:00 pm at The Fellowship Hall at Southern Hills Church in Salem, IN.

This year’s Giving From

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Thanks to those who helped Make the Santa House Possible

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank those that made it possible for the Chamber to obtain a bigger and better Santa House. The Santa House that was used in the past was very small. It was almost impossible for families to get pictures with Santa in his house. Milan Miller of Miller’s Mini Barns,

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Bringing Back the Spice - SOAR's 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off Marked for April 9th

Chili FundraiserSave the date for SOAR’s 6th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The event will be held at Southern Hills Church Family Life Center from 4-7 PM on April 9th. This is our most exciting fundraiser of the year! Establishing a chili team is an easy way to advertise

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Economic Growth Region 10 Statistics

Regional and state unemployment rates were little changed in November. Twenty-seven states had unemployment rate decreases from October, 11 states had increases, and 12 states and the District of Columbia had no change, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia had unemployment rate decreases

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Local Motion Program encourages Local Shopping

Local Motion ProgramMore than 1300 entries were received in the Washington County Chamber sponsored Local Motion Program that took place in December.

The program was designed to provide Chamber members the

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Visit Santa on the Square!

In conjunction with area businesses the Chamber of Commerce has officially opened a bigger and better house for Santa. Miller’s Mini Barns and John Jones GM City donated the new house. It is larger than the old

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Join the Local Motion Program

Washington County Chamber of Commerce members are participating in the Local Motion Program, to benefit persons shopping and seeking services. Participating Chamber members will offer persons the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of four $100 gift certificates. Shoppers will receive an entry form for each $25.00 they spend. The drawing

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Latest Region 10 Economic Results

Latest Economic results for Southern Indiana Economic Region 10 which includes the following counties: Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington.

Region 10 Economic Growth Results for September 2015, (Released November 2015)

Emerging Youth Entrepreneur Nominees

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Citizen of the Year Nominees

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Business of the Year Nominees

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Chamber Plans Annual Dinner

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner is planned for Saturday, Nov. 7th at Southern Hills Church. Tickets will go on sale, Monday, Oct. 5th at the Chamber Office, located at 201 E Market Street (inside Salem City Hall) for only $25.00. The dinner is open to the public. Persons do not have to be a Chamber Member to attend the

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Notice of Traffic Changes for Friday Night on the Square

This is a notice to those traveling to Salem on Friday, Sept. 18th for the Salem High School vs Clarksville High School Football Game.

Friday Night on the Square will take place on the 18th, on the Salem Square, from 6 – 10 pm. Traffic to the Square will be closed to traffic, 5-10:30 pm.

The Chamber of Commerce would like

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Historical Walking Tour at Crown Hill Cemetery

The Historical Walking Tour at Crown Hill Cemetery will take you on a historical stroll through Salem's rich history. 

Crown Hill CemeteryNot only will visitors be informed of our town's historical background during the

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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
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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. 

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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

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Walmart Ground Breaking Announced

Randy Hake, Director of Cedarwood Development, Inc. along with Mayor David Bower and the City of Salem, are inviting the public to a ground breaking ceremony, (on site, 56 east of Salem), for the construction of Salem’s new Walmart.  It will take place Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11am.

Immediately following the ceremony, lunch will

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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

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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

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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

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Q1 Job Postings and Wage Report

Provided below is the quarterly Job Postings and Starting Wage report containing 1st Quarter 2015 data. This report contains the job postings from the state’s online job board, Indiana Career Connect. Information courtesy of Indiana Department of Workforce Development Region 10.

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ISBDC To Host Business Competition

ISBDCThe Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (Southeast ISBDC) is once again hosting Risk It: Indiana, its annual business competition. This competition is geared toward entrepreneurs who have developed new, innovative products or services.

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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

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Celebrate Earth Day!

Come celebrate Earth Day with Kimball Office-Salem! The event will take place Saturday April 25rd, 2015 from 9:00 AM until 11:30 AM. We are going to have a city clean up event. Our mission is to recruit as many volunteers from residents and businesses.

Who: Any person/Group/Organization
What: Salem City Wide

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Groundbreaking Celebration for the New Salem Municipal Airport

The Board of Aviation Commissioners is excited to invite you to join them for the groundbreaking (paving) celebration for the new Salem Municipal Airport.

When: April 23, 2015 at 1:30 pm (following the Chamber meeting)
Where: John Hay Center (basement) 307 East Market St., in Salem.

This long anticipated project

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Giving from the Heart Event - April 18th

The Women's Giving Circle of the Washington County Community Foundation is celebrating its fifth annual Giving from the Heart event on April 18, 2015 at Southern Hills Church. The Women' s Giving Circle is once again hosting a spring tea. The mission of the Women's Giving Circle is to provide opportunities, encouragement, knowledge

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Chamber Seeking Mob Families

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a new program to encourage shopping local.

The Chamber is seeking groups (aka Mob Families) to conduct “hits” at Chamber of Commerce member businesses and organizations.

Persons interested in being a Mob Family Leader (aka Don) are encouraged to contact

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Indiana Workforce Development

Please view the Real-Time Job Demand Report containing Nov-Dec 2014 data for Indiana Economic Growth Region 10 and a profile of UI Claimants receiving benefits for Unemployment Insurance. The numbers presented in this profile do not represent the total unemployed population.

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Daddy Daughter Dance to Benefit Relay for Life and CASA

The Salem Rotary Club will be hosting a Daddy Daughter Dance to benefit Relay for Life and CASA. The event will be held on Saturday, February 28th, 2015 from 6:00-8:00pm at Southern Hills Church in Salem, IN.

The night is surely to delight! With

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SOAR’s Chili Cook-Off

Washington County SOAR is bringing back the Spice!

Save the date for Washington County SOAR’s 5th Chili Cook-Off. The event will be held at Southern Hills Church Family Life Center from 4-7 PM on March 14th. We are very excited to bring back

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Cornerstone Hall Bridal Fair and Prom Show

The Annual Cornerstone Hall Bridal Fair and Prom Show will be held on Sunday, January 25, 2015 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. There are 15 wedding receptions already booked for 2015 at Cornerstone Hall. Hopefully, you and your business are experiencing a similar surge in

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Sabrina Burdine to Lead Local Economic Development Advisory Council

Hoosier women are creating a legacy of leadership in Southern Indiana. In government, academia, and business, the ranks of female leaders are growing, and on December 10th, 2014, the Radius Indiana region welcomed several women to new leadership roles.

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Labor Market Review

Provided below is the January edition of the Labor Market Review containing November data for Economic Growth Region 10. These documents are prepared and published by Indiana Workforce Development. 

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Open House at St.Vincent-Salem

Join St Vincent Salem hospital on Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 am – 11 am for a Celebration of Health. Many areas of the hospital have recently been renovated or received new state of the art equipment and will be available for the public to see. Light snacks will

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Annual Dinner & Community Awards

The Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner was a great success. Congratulations to the William Rothrock, Citizen of the Year; Lakin Jones, Emerging Youth Entrepreneur; GKN Sinter Metals, Business of the Year.

Annual Dinner Sponsors:

Platinum:

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The Professional Women's Network of Scott County

You are invited to attend a women’s luncheon, sponsored by the Professional Women’s Network. This event is open to women in the Southern Indiana area.

The event will take place at: The Mid America Science Park in Scottsburg, Indiana on October 10th at 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The cost for lunch is $10.00

At 12:00

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Staying Relevant to a Changed Customer Presentation

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Salem are co-sponsoring a seminar to assist local businesses. The event is being held with assitance from the ISBDC.  

The special guest, Marc Willson, brings 35 years of experience working with retail, restaurant and tourism-related small businesses. The topic

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Bicentennial Celebration

The Chamber has Sponsorships available for the Bicentennial Celebration to be held on September 27th at 2:00pm. Celebrating 200 years the Bicentennial Parade will begin at the Bingo Hall and will disperse at Walnut Street. For additional information or to enter a float in the parade contact us.

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Friday Night on the Square

The Chamber has Community Sponsorship opportunities available for Friday Night on the Square and the Bicentennial Celebration. Contact the Chamber today for maximum benefits.

Become a Sponsor for Friday Night on

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Washington County Farmers Market

The Washington County Farmers’ Market based at the County Fair Grounds (Saturday mornings 8:30 to 12:30) takes pride in the eighteen years they have supplied farm fresh produce to our community. Of course they will have seasonal produce, which has been increasing each week, but if you have been seeing “sold out” on your favorites, like

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Reducing Unnecessary Employee Turnover Seminar

WorkOne New Albany will host a business seminar on employee engagement presented by Cara Silletto, MBA, Founder and President of Crescendo Strategies.

Ms. Silletto will discuss the generational gap between Baby Boomers and Millennials, analyzing the skillset required for Millennials to be successful in management

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Grand Re-Opening of Ace Hardware

Please join the Washington County Chamber of Commerce in celebrating the Grand Re-Opening of Ace Hardware in Salem on Wednesday, June 11.  A ribbon cutting will take place at 11 am.

“Same People, Same Place, Now Ace” The Store celebration will continue thru June 15.  Watch for sales and discounts!

Washington Co. Farmers' Market

June 7th, “First Saturday of the Month” will be sample day, with vendors offering free samples to all and gifts for the children. Good Earth Master Gardeners will be there to answer any gardening questions you might have.

Check the Face Book page, “Washington County Farmers Market” for this week’s postings, LIKE our page and come by

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WCCF 21st Annual Meeting

Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker will be the keynote speaker at the Washington County Community Foundation Annual Meeting on June 19, 2014 at Cornerstone Hall.

Lieutenant General Tucker entered the United States Army as a private in

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Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform:

You're invited to "Affordable Care Act and Health Care Reform: Recent Updates for Employers".  WorkOne New Albany will host a business seminar on the Affordable Care Act by Ozair Shariff, Associate in the Sites & Harbison, law firm. Mr. Shariff will review Medicaid expansion and impact on the state, employer shared

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Regional Business Expo

Washington County business and organizations have been invited to participate in the 2014 Regional Business Expo. The Expo will take place on Wednesday, August 27th at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. The hours are 11 am – 4 pm.

Sponsorships are available by contacting the Chamber Office.

This is a unique

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Employment Opportunity

A top medical logistics company specializing in transportation solutions for healthcare systems throughout the US is seeking a part time Medical Courier (Logistics Service Representative) to perform daily pickup and delivery operations in the Salem Area with an emphasis on safety and customer service.

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WorkOne Job Fair - Over 1400 Jobs Available

WORKONE TO HOST JOB FAIR ON MAY 20 - OVER 1400 JOBS AVAILABLE!!!!
WorkOne Southern Indiana will host a Job Fair on Tuesday, May 20, from 3:00-7:00PM at the WorkOne Center located at 2125 State Street, Ste. #16, New Albany.

Fifty-Nine regional companies, recruiting for over 1,400 jobs, will participate in the event.

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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,

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March2Recovery Grant Program

The Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District would like to announce they are now accepting applications from homeowners and landowners impacted by the March 2, 2012 tornado made possible through a grant from March2Recovery.  Qualifying participants must be in tornado damaged areas that experienced tree damage or erosion

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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

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Spring Pasture Seeding Funding Available for Pasture Improvements

It’s time to prepare for spring pasture seeding. Following two years of summer droughts, rejuvenating drought stricken pastures is critical. Pasture reseeding and renovation will promote good soil health by lessening nutrient and sediment runoff and promote water quality. Without this stabilization, increased nutrient and sediment runoff will

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Washington County on WDRB News

Earlier in the week, the Washington County Chamber Office was contacted by WDRB-TV and asked to bring together people regarding the new Hotel and to provide information regarding our community. The Chamber was also asked why the hotel project is important. The Chamber provided information regarding our tourism sites, Bed and Breakfast

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Welcome Aviation Association of Indiana

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce welcomes visitors from the Aviation Association of Indiana to Washington County. The Aviation Association will be holding  their quarterly meeting at the Salem Municipal Airport on April 17th. Welcome!

Third House Session Public Meeting

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is joining with the Washington County Farm Bureau to present a Third House Session, on Saturday, March 1, in the Presentation Room of Salem High School. Doors will open at 8:15 am. The presentation will begin at 9 am. Light refreshments will be served prior to the event.

Scheduled to

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Family Medical Leave Act Seminar

WorkOne New Albany will host a business seminar on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) presented by Kyle Johnson, Attorney, Frost Brown Todd LLC.

Mr. Johnson will review tips for responding to employees who are abusing FMLA leave, identifying “legal traps” and discuss how to avoid them, describing how intermittent and

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Welcome Star Nails Salon

Star Nails Salon opened for business on Jan. 2, 2014. The business is located at 403 S Main St., Ste 165. The business will be open 10 am – 8:00 pm, Monday – Friday and 10 am – 6:00 pm on Saturdays. Additional information is available by calling 883-1888. A ribbon cutting and grand opening will be held at a later date.

WalMart Coming to Salem

The biggest WalMart in Southern Indiana will find its home in Salem come fall 2015. This announcement was made during a special meeting Tuesday morning at city hall to a room of eager county residents.

“We are celebrating today!” said Mayor David Bower, adding that five or six years ago, the city wondered if this would ever happen.

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Affordable Afterschool Program Begins in January

Youth First of Washington County, a program of the Washington County Family YMCA, will be offering an affordable afterschool program at all three county schools starting in January. ROCKs will begin the week of January 6th at East Washington Middle School, Salem Middle School, and West Washington Jr. High School. The program meets once per

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Addressing the Manufacturing Skills Gap Forum

Addressing the Manufacturing Skills Gap - A forum for employers to learn about and discuss ways to effectively the region’s “Skills Gap”

When: Friday, January 17, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Where: Ivy Tech Corporate College, New Albany
Moderator: Craig Lamb, Executive Director, Ivy Tech Corporate College –

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Mission In Home Health Care Ribbon Cutting

The Chamber of Commerce congratulates Mission In Home Services, LLC, on their newest business addition, Mission In Home Health Care.  Mission In Home Health Care is a line of new services being offered according to owner Diana England. The In Home Health Care will provide care to the aged and disabled persons in their homes. For

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Santas In the House!

Don't miss your opportunity to visit Santa Claus. The Santa House is sponsored by First Harrison Bank along with 

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Congratulations Parade Winners!

The winners in the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade are as follows:

  • Santa Award -- Preston Smedley
  • Mrs. Claus Award – Carol Brough and little tykes cars
  • Reindeer Award – Awareness Washington County
  • Caroling Award – Salem Marching Band
  • Sleigh Award – Daniel Robertson
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Indiana Unemployment Insurance Business Seminar

WorkOne will host a business seminar on Indiana Unemployment Insurance presented by Josh Richardson, Deputy Commissioner of Unemployment Insurance with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The event will be held on Friday, December 13, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

Please find more information about this event attached, and feel

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Become a Santa House Sponsor! Deadline Friday!

Friday November 22nd is the last day to be included as a sponsor for the Santa House. This is a unique opportunity to provide for your community and receive positive advertisement for your business or organization. 

First Harrison Bank is the first Santa Sponsor for the Chamber of Commerce Santa House. Joining First

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Holiday Goody Bags for local children

Last year at the Santa House located on the Salem Courthouse lawn, the Chamber piloted a program to give each child visiting Santa Claus a goody bag filled with items from Chamber members.  It worked wonderfully!  I received positive responses back from those who participated. This year, the program is open to all Chamber

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WCCF is Offering Scholarships to Non-Traditional Students

The Washington County Community Foundation is now offering scholarships to non-traditional students through its Education Matters initiative.

Education Matters is a regional undertaking organized by the community foundations that serve Washington, Scott, Harrison, Clark and Floyd counties to try to increase the number of working

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Annual Dinner Meeting Video Review



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Chamber Annual Dinner Award Nominees

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at Southern Hills Church.  Tickets are available at the Chamber Office. Additional information is available by contacting the Chamber Office at 812-883-4303 or by email at ...

Youth First Trivia Night - Nov. 9th

Join us for the 4th Annual Trivia Night to support Youth First! If you weren’t able to join us last year here is how the event works.

THE PURPOSE

Just as we encourage our youth to plan ahead and create a vision for the direction of their life, Youth First has tried to do the same thing.  Youth

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Developing and Maintaining a Great Employee Handbook

WorkOne will host a Business Seminar titled “Developing and Maintaining a Great Employee Handbook” to be presented by Tim Weatherholt of Fisher & Phillips LLP on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM.

Please find more information about this event by clicking on the link below.

Please RSVP by emailing to

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Community Dog Park Ribbon Cutting

Join us for a ribbon cutting and open house with the Humane Society of Washington County, in conjunction with the Salem Animal Shelter. The event will celebrate the opening of the Community Dog Park, located at the Shelter. The event will begin at 1 pm on Saturday, Oct. 26th with a ribbon cutting. An open house will follow until 3 pm. Light

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Take the Heart of Salem Online Survey

The Heart of Salem Main Street Program is asking for local residents and business owners to complete the following survey. The results of the survey will be used to define a direction for the Heart of Salem Program.

The Heart of Salem was recently welcomed into the Indiana Main Street (IMS) organization, which is a group of more than

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"Community Feud" Contestant Hopefuls

Washington County Businesses and Organizations are invited to submit their video for consideration as a contestant for the "Community Feud" Gameshow. Community Feud will be the entertainment at the Annual Dinner on November 2nd. The Chamber Board of Directors will select the two most enthusiastic videos. Those two teams will be contestants on

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Kimball Office Receives State Award for Environmental Achievements

Representatives from Kimball Office Furniture, Salem accept the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. From left: Rick Bossingham, Assistant Commissioner of IDEM’s Office of Compliance Support; Shawn McCormick, Safety & Environmental Manager at Kimball Office - Salem; IDEM Commissioner Thomas

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Washington Co. Farmer's Market Update

News release for week of October 5, 2013
 
It really does not matter how you get to Washington County Farmers’ Market, car, truck, horse, buggy, motorcycle, scooter, bicycle, walking, or new this week helicopters. All that matters is there are only four weeks left to stop by The Washington County Fair grounds parking

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Chamber Celebrates Record Month!

The Chamber of Commerce has reported a recording setting month for new memberships! There have been 13 new members to the Chamber of Commerce, this month. Chamber membership is available to businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals.

The Chamber welcomes these new members: Genesis

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2nd Annual Harvest of Hope Walk

Join Cornucopia Farm for their 2nd annual Harvest of Hope Walk on October 19th.

Almost everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in our local American Cancer Society "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" event. Help us make strides against

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Open House at Shady Patch Farm

Shady Patch Farm is hosting an Open House, this week, (Thursday Sept 26th, Friday Sept 27th & Saturday Sept 28th), 9 – 5 each day.  Owner, Patty Colglazier will be serving refreshments, have door prizes and Shady Patch ‘specials’. Shady Patch Farm is located at 2014 Quarry Rd., Salem. 

Shady Patch Farm started in 2009

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Blue River Farm Supply Customer Appreciation Night

Blue River Farm Supply, Inc., is hosting a Customer Appreciation Night on Friday, Sept. 27th, 6-8 pm. Door prizes will be awarded. Great food will be available for guests to enjoy, while sitting around the bonfire. Several vendor representatives will be on site. Promotional items/door prizes will be awarded. Additional information is

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Funding for Farmers and Others

While we all know that there is no such thing as a free lunch…there is some funding available to farmers and others who apply that might enable them to do a number of things on their farm to try a new way of accomplishing a farm task, reducing environmental impact, growing a new crop, conducting research or an educational program, learning

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SOAR! Named a finalist in fifth annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” Program

Washington County SOAR! represents Indiana as one of 51 Finalists in the Running to Earn $10,000 in Funding
 
Washington County SOAR! has been selected as the only finalist from Indiana in the fifth annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program and now has a chance to win $10,000 to grow important

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Cornucopia Farm Open for the Season!

Celebrate opening weekend at Cornucopia Farm with a special offer for Grandparents!

Cornucopia Farm located between Salem and Scottsburg will celebrate their opening weekend on September 14th & 15th with a special tribute to Grandparents. Grandparents will receive free admission with a paid grandchild admission. Visit

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Manufacturers - Incumbent Worker Training Available!

Area manufacturing companies are encouraged to participate in a Pilot Training Project that can provide free training and a credential to their employees.

WorkOne Southern Indiana has developed a Pilot Project to offer Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Training (CPT) to employees of area companies. The

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Regions Bank introduces NOW Banking

Regions Bank would like to introduce their NOW Banking. Regions bank can now cash checks through a third check cashing party, for a low fee, for all non-customers and current customers. The bank also offers a loadable VISA card – safer than carrying around cash. Additional information is available by calling Regions Bank at 812-883-8600

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Affordable Afterschool Program

Youth First of Washington County, a program of the Washington County Family YMCA, will be offering an affordable afterschool program at all three county schools starting in September. SPARKS will begin the week of September 16th at East Washington Middle School, Salem Middle School, and West Washington Jr. High School. The program meets once

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PNC now offers Deposit Easy ATM Machines

PNC now offers Deposit Easy ATMS!  The Deposit Easy ATM machines are located on the front of the Salem, Pekin and Campbellsburg branches. These ATM machines will accept your cash without an envelope.   Persons can make cash or check deposits 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 per day.  When making a deposit you can receive

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Coming soon to a Computer near You!

The landscape of the Internet will begin to change dramatically starting in September. More than 500 new top level domains will begin to rollout for public purchase through various domain registrars. A top-level domain (TLD) is one of the domains at the highest level in the hierarchical Domain Name System of the Internet. You would most

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St. Vincent Golf Scramble September 20th

The St Vincent Salem Hospital Foundation has a golf scramble planned for Friday, Sept. 20th at Hidden creek Golf Course.Additional information is available by calling 883-5881, ask for Melissa Richardson.

Meadow View earns National Award

Meadow View announced today that it is a proud recipient of the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Bronze – Commitment to Quality, National Quality Award in recognition of the facility’s strong commitment to continuous quality improvement.

“The AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards –

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Region 10 Economic Growth Report

Economic Growth Region 10 (Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington Counties) statistical data report for August 2013, Released October 2013 prepared by the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development. Click below to view the report.

View the Region 10 Economic Report for

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2nd Quarter Economic Data - Job Postings & Starting Wages

This publication includes information about the types of job openings received and the starting wages listed with offices of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The report that follows summarizes the listings received from employers for the twelve-month period and the geographic area specified on the front of this

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Cornucopia Farm Receives a 2013 River Friendly Farmer Award

On Wednesday August 14th Kevin and Linda Baird of Cornucopia Farm were awarded with a 2013 River Friendly Farmer award during a ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.  "We're honored to be a recipient of this award. Conservation and stewardship of the land are very important to us because we want to leave it in better shape for those that

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State website aims to reduce Red Tape

Governor Mike Pence recently helped to launch the Office of Management and Budget's new website "Cut Red Tape." The site, www.in.gov/cutredtape, allows Hoosiers to submit suggestions of existing regulations that could be simplified or eliminated in order to streamline rules for businesses in Indiana. There are over 11,000 pages of state

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Repair the Bell Fundraising Underway

The 2013 Awareness Washington County Class and We The Youth Program are working to restore the Washington County Courthouse bell, which has a large

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HTC Offers to Produce Local Videos

The Washington County HomeTown Competitiveness Team will be opening up their internship program this summer to include video production to help market and support locally owned small businesses and non-profits serving Washington County

This summer, HTC wants to add to their video series by providing the opportunity for locally

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Indiana Ranks High in Site Selection Magazine

Indiana was ranked as the most competitive state for business in the Midwest and the second best nationwide in Site Selection magazine's Top 10 Competitive States of 2012.

The magazine's competitiveness ranking evaluates states on their ability to attract investment based mainly on a 10-factor index using Site Selection publisher

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Risk It: Indiana Accepting Pitch Ideas!

The Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) is excited to announce our 2nd Annual Risk-It Competition. Risk-It is a contest sponsored by the Southeast ISBDC to encourage and award innovative ideas in the small business sector.  Entrepreneurs with exceptional ideas for a new business, invention, or process can submit their

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The Affordable Care Act Business Seminar

WorkOne New Albany will host a business seminar on Affordable Care Act (ACA) presented by R. Dale Miller, Director of Human Resource Solutions for HR Affiliates, LLC, a Louisville-based, full service HR solutions company.

Mr. Miller will discuss the ACA and how it affects your business. He will cover insurance reform, projected cost

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Tickets available for Doo-Wop All Stars

The All American Country Hoedown will present the Doo-Wop All Stars “Rockin’ in the Burg’ on Saturday, June 1st at the West Washington High School (door 17). Doors will open at 7:00 pm. The show will begin at 8:00 pm. Advance tickets are $10.00 for adults, $6 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available at the Washington County Chamber

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Farmers Markets in Washington County

Three markets are available to purchase produce, crafts and other merchandise in Washington County.

The Washington County Artisans and Farmers Market will be open every Saturday at the Pekin Park. Items available include fresh produce, baked goods, flowers,plants and homemade crafts. Additional information is available by calling

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The Salem Speedway Fueled by the Hoosier Lottery

In a joint press conference held on Tuesday April 16th at Salem Speedway, the Hoosier Lottery and Salem Speedway announced a naming rights partnership for the historic southern Indiana speedway that will extend through the 2015 season.

The three-year agreement, that begins immediately, calls for the track to be referred to as The

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The fourth annual Seasonings for SOAR!

The fourth annual Seasonings for SOAR! Chili Cook-off to benefit Washington County SOAR!, will be held Saturday, March 9th at the American Legion Bingo Hall from 4-7pm.

Chili aficionados will enjoy the many varieties of chili offered throughout the evening, along with peanut butter sandwiches, drinks, dessert, and all the fixings.

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Program for New and Beginning Farmers

Farm Bureau Inc., Farm Credit Mid-America and Purdue Extension are co-hosting a program on Saturday, March 2nd for new and beginning farmers.  This meeting will be located at Light’s Dance Barn (1366 S. Zion Road in Scottsburg) from 8:30 -10:30 am.

Following breakfast, there will be speakers from Farm Credit Mid-America and Farm

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Chamber of Commerce Meetings

The Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking sponsors for the monthly Chamber meetings.  Sponsors agree to provide lunch for those attending (approx.. 30-40 attendees).  In addition the sponsor may choose to provide a 15 minute presentation at the meeting.  The Chamber of Commerce will advertise the sponsor in the newsletter

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Santa sees record number of children

A record number of children (with their families) visited Santa at his weekend home in Salem this past month.  Approximately 1150 children visited with Santa during December.  The Santa House was sponsored by Frontier Communications and the Chamber of Commerce.

A number of businesses contributed items for goodie bags for

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Public Square Bargains Christmas Open House Event

The Canton United Methodist Youth Bell Choir will perform on Saturday, Dec. 7th, 3 pm in front of Public Square Bargains, located on the Salem Square.  The business is hosting a Christmas Open House on Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm.  The store offers lay away and accepts credit cards.  Currently they are offering a buy one get any

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Santa to Visit with Children

Santa will be visiting children at his ‘weekend’ house beginning Friday, Nov. 30th.  Children visiting Santa will receive candy provided by Frontier Communications, Meadow View Health & Rehab, WSLM Radio and Shady Patch Farm.    St. Vincent Salem Hospital

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Santa to Visit with Children

Santa will be visiting children at his ‘weekend’ house beginning Friday, Nov. 30th.  Children visiting Santa will receive candy provided by Frontier Communications, Meadow View Health & Rehab and Shady Patch Farm.  

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And the Nominees Are

The Citizen of the Year and Emerging Youth Entrepreneur Award winners will be announced at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, planned for Saturday, Nov. 3 at Southern Hills Church.  The event begins at 6:00 pm (doors open at 5:30 pm).  The evening will begin with the Nearly Newlywed Game, followed by dinner, silent auction and the

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Ribbon Cutting for the Salem Bypass

A ribbon cutting for the new Salem bypass will be held on Thursday October 25th.  The event is being organized by Lt Gov Becky Skillman’s office.  You are invited to attend.  It will take place at 10 am near Southern Hills Church, located on Hwy 135.  (In the event of bad weather, the event will take

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Become a Trivia Night Fundraiser Sponsor!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Trivia Night to support Youth First! If you weren’t able to join us last year here is how the event works.

THE PURPOSE

Just as we encourage our youth to plan ahead and create a vision for the direction of their life, Youth First has tried to do the same thing.  Youth First is

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Political Town Hall Meeting - Oct 9th

WSLM is  hosting a Political Town Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Salem City Hall beginning at 7:00 pm.  This event is open to all Washington County residents as well as county and regional candidates. The program will be aired on WSLM 1220 Am and WSLM 97.9 as well as streamed live on ...

Kids’ Fall Festival at Cornucopia Farm

Cornucopia Farm is hosting a Kids’ Fall Festival, Oct. 6 & 7.  Kids can ride free to the pumpkin patch all weekend.  Any pumpkins purchased can be painted at no charge.  All kids will receive a Cornucopia Farm Coin to spend at the Pumpkin Shed.   Face painting will be available for a donation, with the proceeds

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Thank You!

Thank You for purchasing tickets to the 2012 Washington County Indiana Chamber of Commerce! It will be a great evening for Washington County and we look forward to seeing you there!

A Community Working Together Celebration

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department is inviting the public to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony along with the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Friday September 28th from 12:00noon until 1:00pm, at the new Elizabeth Street Park Shelter in Salem.

"This is truly our community coming together and making a plan reality”, said

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SOAR! Road Rally Oct 13th!

Washington County SOAR’s second annual Road Rally will be October 13 starting and ending at the Salem Speedway. Early registration begins at 9:00 am and take off starts at 10:00.

The main goals for the Road Rally are to provide participants with an enjoyable weekend activity together, touring the Washington County countryside, and to

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Salem & Washington County Clean-Up Days

Salem & Washington County Clean-Up Days will be held on Saturday, October 6th at 10am. Everyone is welcome. The Salem HS Community Service Club and Mill Creek-Blue River Watershed will be hosting the Fall Stream and Street Clean-Up on Saturday, October 6th. Meet at Salem CenterPeace (location of the Old Cheese Factory) at 10:00AM for the

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Eikosi Festival Saturday 2pm - 9pm

This is a Rain or Shine Event! Purchase tickets online and save $5.00 - Cash only accepted at the gate

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is expecting a large turnout on September 1st for the Eikosi Festival at the Salem Speedway. The Eikosi Festival is named in tribute to the Eikosi Academy of Higher

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GKN Sinter Metals Expanding in Salem

Auto parts supplier GKN Sinter Metals will expand its operations in Salem with a $4 million investment in its 220,000 square-foot facility.

The company has already created 75 new jobs and spent $7.1 million on new equipment, exceeding its 2010 commitment to create 50 new jobs and spend $3.45 million by 2013, according to the Indiana

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Movie Night Under the Stars at Lake Salinda! July 26th 8pm

The Salem Parks and Recreation Department along with the Salem Public Library, WSLM Radio, and the Washington County YMCA are inviting the public to attend another “Movie Night Under the Stars”, at Lake Salinda. The event will be held at the Boat Ramp parking lot, Thursday night, July 26th at 8:00pm. Prior to the showing of the

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AWC accepting applications for 2012-13

Awareness Washington County is accepting applications for the class of 2012-13, according to co-directors Debbie Mildenburger and Marji Morris.

Awareness Washington County is a community leadership organization that began in 1983. Over 500 graduates have participated in the class and continue to take an active role in the

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Vendor Opportunities

Vendor opportunities are available at several upcoming events in Washington County.  The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is accepting application for Friday Night on the Square, planned for Sept. 14th.

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Attorney General To Discuss Health Care Act

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon regarding the new health care act on Thursday, Aug. 16th, at noon at Southern Hill Church, located at 1645 S. State Rd. 135, Salem.

Greg Zoeller, Attorney General for the state of Indiana will be the featured speaker, providing information on the changes and

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Shop at Home for School Supplies

In an effort to encourage residents to shop local, the Chamber of Commerce is distributing the school supplies lists from the county public schools to area businesses.

The lists will be distributed to Chamber of Commerce members first.  Chamber of Commerce members who are interested in receiving a copy of the school supply lists, may

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SBA Day at First Harrison Bank

First Harrison Bank would like to invite business owners and persons interested in starting a business to attend SBA Day on Wednesday, July 11, 9 am – noon. The event will take place at 3131 Grant Line Road in New Albany.   Bank representatives available will be Adrian Brown, Business Development Director, Greg Geswein, Business Development

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Community Shred-it™ Event First Harrison Bank - Salem Branch

Community Shred-it™ Event First Harrison Bank - Salem Branch
Saturday, June 30 • 9am - Noon

The Community Shred-it™ Event is the safest and most secure way to destroy and recycle your most private information. Bring your confidential documents to First Harrison Bank on Saturday, June 30th and we’ll shred them on site, free of

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Chamber Launches Operation Mayberry

The Chamber has developed a program to increase the hospitality efforts in Washington County to residents and visitors. The program will include businesses and organizations working together to support business’ needs and tourism in an effort to enhance the economy in Washington County.

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St Vincent Offers Scholarships to Camp for Children Impacted by Tornadoes

St. Vincent Health recently partnered with SpringHill Camps in Seymour, Indiana to offer 20 scholarships to students in grades 6 – 9 who were impacted by the tornadoes on March 2. This partnership further emphasizes the mission of St.Vincent Health to minister to the bodies, minds and spirits of

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Indiana Statewide Smoke Free Air Law Takes Effect July 1st

Washington County Health Department would like to advise that on July 1, 2012 nearly all public places in the state, including restaurants and workplaces, will be smoke free. This change comes as the result of Indiana’s first ever statewide smoke free air law, House Enrolled Act 1149. Hoosiers will now be able to enjoy

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Youth First KEYS Program!

Washington County High School Students Looking For Summer Work Experience?

Do you know a high school student looking for a summer internship or an opportunity to do some job shadowing?  If so, send HS students in the direction of Youth First.  Youth First is proud to introduce the K.E.Y.S. Program, a

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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to Non Profits

TheU.S. Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Indiana that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a

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Chamber President Presenter for WorkOne

Washington County Chamber of Commerce President Hank Jacoby will be the presenter at a WorkOne-New Albany business seminar.  Jacoby, Global Resourcing Commodity Manager for Kimball Office, will present "Situational Leadership -- A Personal Perspective" on  Thursday, March 22, 8:30 - 10:30 am at WorkOne Multi-Media Room, 2125 State, Suite 16

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Help Support local Tornado Victims

Disaster Relief Fund - Wash. Co. Community Foundation
The Washington County Community Foundation has established a Disaster Relief Fund.  100% of all donations received to this fund will be used to help tornado victims in Washington County.  To donate to this fund, you can mail or drop off a check to the Washington

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Opportunity for Groups to "Shine"

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce is offering businesses and organizations the opportunity to "Shine" by sponsoring an event to bring tourism and chamber representatives from surrounding counites and the Louisville markets to Washington County.   There are two tiers for sponsorship.  Additional information is available by contacting

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Revised Treasurer's Report

A revised Treasurer's Report has been posted to the website.   The Chamber of Commerce apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.  The Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the City of Salem Mayor's Office and the Washington County Community Foundation Office for pointing out this discrepancy.

Hoosier Heroes

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will once again serve as a drop off point for the Sixth Annual Hoosier Cheer for our Heroes, sponsored by Lt.Governor Becky Skillman.  Thousands of U.S. servicemen and women who are stationed overseas during the holiday season will be sent cards, and words of encouragement.

To participate in

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New Washington County Businesses!

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome these new businesses and organizations!

Tobacco Prevention Grant

The Washington County Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition has received a grant for funding for the next two years. The organization is now under the State Agency Department of Health.  Funding for the organization was initially cut, but was refunded for two more years.

The organization is working with area businesses. 

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Shop Local Campaign!

In an effort to help residents shop locally, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce has obtained the elementary school supply lists.  The lists were distributed to In an effort to help residents shop locally, the Washington County Chamber of Commerce has obtained the elementary school supply lists.  The lists were distributed to areas

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Member Benefits

E-NEWSLETTER: Chamber members receive an e-newsletter, which covers upcoming events and projects. You can sponsor the newsletter for $100 per quarter, and you will be recognized in the newsletter. You may also put in an ad or include an insert for $100 per quarter. Please call the Chamber at 812-883-4303 or send an

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Friday Night on the Square Sponsorship!

Corporate and Community Sponsorships are still available for the Sept. 16th Friday Night on the Square. Those already committeed to sponsoring the event include:  Christies on the Square, Meadow View Health and Rehab, Frontier Communication and the Waters of Salem. Corporate Sponsor fee is only $250.00.  The fee for a

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