December 22, 2013

Business news in brief, week of Dec. 22, 2013


---- — MCF promotespair of staffers

BUNKER HILL — Miami Correctional Facility recently promoted two staff members.

Katie Miller was promoted to Caseworker 4. Miller began her career at MCF as a correctional officer in October 2011.

Also promoted recently was Rick Hobbs to internal affairs officer 3. He began his career at MCF in May 2005 as a correctional officer. He held many titles during his time in custody, including trip officer, shakedown officer, and field training officer. He was promoted to an IA officer 4 in September of 2012 working as a security threat group coordinator which included training staff and local agencies about various prison and street gangs. He has excelled at MCF and is now recognized as an Internal Affairs Supervisor.

Miami Correctional Facility, a facility run by the Indiana Department of Correction, is located at 3038 W. 850 South, Bunker Hill. Corrections staff can be reached at 765-689-8920.

Trilogy employeesin mentor roles

WoodBridge Health Campus, part of Trilogy Health Services, chose Angel White as a nurse mentor and Mercedes Conrad as a caregiver preceptor.

Those selections were based on letters of recommendation from the executive director and director of health services of the campuses they represent, and included criteria such as attendance, length of service, recommendations, work performance and customer service skills.

White has been with Trilogy for nearly four years. Conrad, a lifelong Cass County resident, joined Trilogy in the last year.

As part of their new mentoring role, the two recently attended a two-day training program in Henryville focusing on leadership and customer service.

WoodBridge Health Campus, a Logansport campus of Trilogy Health Services, provides personalized senior-living services. Staff can be reached at 574-753-3223.

Cass, White Co. Farm Bureaus recognized

FORT WAYNE — Farm bureau chapters in Cass and White counties were among nine county Farm Bureaus recently honored for activities that significantly affected their communities.

At the Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual convention Dec. 13 and 14 in Fort Wayne, the Cass County Farm Bureau was one of three honored with an “Impact Award” as an influential organization, reflecting its efforts to education county officials on what Farm Bureau was doing at the local, state and national levels. Eighteen officials attended a luncheon following a county council meeting.

The White County Farm Bureau received an Impact Award for issue engagement. The bureau helped a five-generation family farm gain permission to build and expand their current swine operation.

Winning counties earned $250 toward their activities budgets.