February 2, 2014

Business news in brief, Feb. 2, 2014


---- — Tax seminarslated Tuesday

The Indiana Department of Revenue’s New and Small Business Seminar is provided in partnership with the Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce to help new and small business owners, entrepreneurs and Hoosiers who are thinking about starting a new business better understand Indiana business taxes.

The seminar will include a business tax presentation that covers sales tax and withholding, followed by a question-and-answer session with an experienced department representative.

The seminar will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday in the City of Logansport Economic Development Organization’s community room at 310 Pearl St. To register, visit the event page on the chamber’s website at

Photog recognizedat print competition

Local professional photographer Dr. Umamaheswara Rao Kalapatapu received the K&R Krider memorial commercial photography award, a bronze award and a Top 10 award at the annual print competition sponsored by Professional Photographers of Indiana on Jan. 24 in Indianapolis.

Dr. Kalapatapu, psychiatrist and co-owner of Raj Clinics, has been a certified professional photographer by Professional Photographers of America since 2005.

Career fair to include Logan employers

KOKOMO — Rep. Todd Rokita will sponsor a career fair Friday in Kokomo in partnership with the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, West Central WorkOne, and Ivy Tech Community College.

Numerous area employers will be in attendance including Aramark Correctional Services, Armour-Eckrich Meats, Child-Adult Resource Services, Chrysler, Cives Steal Company Mid-West, Conklin, First Farmers Bank & Trust, Indiana Packers Corporation, Ivy Tech Community College, Logansport Juvenile Correctional Facility, Magnetation, Rose Acre Farms, St. Joseph Hospital, Home Depot in Logansport, Wabash National Corporation, Zachary Confections, Duke Energy and many others.

Resume writing and career planning workshops will also be offered.

The career fair will take place at the Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, 1501 N. Reed Road in Kokomo. Doors open to veterans at 9 a.m. and the general public at 10 a.m. The event concludes at 3:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.

Employers can still register to participate in the career fair by contacting Rep. Rokita’s office at 317-718-0404.

Older worker opportunities available

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program is currently accepting applicants. Any unemployed Cass County resident 55 years of age or older with an income of $13,964 per year or less (or $18,913 for a family of two) is eligible to apply.

Those who qualify for the program can receive immediate assistance and wages to alleviate problems finding work, according to a press release from Experience Works.

The program is available at no cost and provides paid community service assignments at local public and nonprofit organizations, as well as training, referral for services and job search assistance.

For more information, call 866-796-8550 or visit