Chamber schedules ambassador lunch
The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce will have its regular ambassador lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at conference room A/B in Logansport Memorial Hospital, 1101 Michigan Ave. Others may join the ambassadors as they discuss upcoming events.
SBDC to offer small business counseling
ROCHESTER — The Indiana Small Business Development Center will visit the Fulton County Chamber of Commerce, 822 Main St., Rochester, on Feb. 20 to counsel owners of existing small businesses or those wishing to start one. The counseling is free, but call 574-224-2666 to get a spot on the schedule.
Monticello chamber hosting luncheon
MONTICELLO — The Greater Monticello Chamber and Visitors Bureau will host a lunch at noon Feb. 18 at Riverside Restaurant, 1809 N. Francis St., Monticello. $10 includes meal, drink and gratuity. A different speaker addresses the group each month. For more information, call the chamber at 574-583-7220.
WoodBridge recognizes employee attendance
WoodBridge Health Campus recently recognized 20 of its employees for having perfect attendance in 2013.
WoodBridge staff members were among over 1,009 employees with Trilogy Health Services LLC who did not miss a day of work and were not tardy from Jan. 1, 2013, through Dec. 31, 2013. For this achievement they received a $250 bonus and an additional day of paid time off along with a plaque recognizing their accomplishment.
Employees recognized included Mary Ellen Albright, Tracey Berry, Kim Burton, Cindy Clark, Darla Cowell, Cindy Dearinger, Valerie Dittman, Deanna Forker, Donna Foster, Lee Ann Fry, Brooke Griffith, Tandy Hall, Veronica Osborn, Paula Packard, Meredith Shipley, Lisa Smith, Peggy Spencer, Tina Spencer, Kelli Tribbett and Carolyn Watson.
Tyson earnings increase 47 percent
SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Tyson Foods Inc. reported strong earnings in its first quarter of 2014 this week.
Sales rose to $8.8 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent over the first quarter of 2013. Operating income was at $412 million, a 36 percent increase from a year ago.
Net income per share attributable to Tyson came in at $0.72, up 49 percent compared to the first quarter of the prior year.
The company’s pork segment had operating income of $121 million and ran an 8.5 percent operating margin.
The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods Inc. declared the quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share on Class A common stock and $0.0675 per share on Class B common stock, payable on June 13 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 30.
Tyson Foods, headquartered in Springdale, Ark., operates a pork processing plant in Logansport where it employs around 900 workers.
Network seeks low-income seniors
National Able Network provides training and employment opportunities for low-income seniors throughout the state of Indiana. The services are funded by the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration through the U.S. Department of Labor Senior Community Service Employment Program.
Through SCSEP, National Able Network offers paid training and work experience opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals age 55 and older, while facilitating transitions of job-ready participants into unsubsidized employment in both public and private sectors.
For more information about SCSEP or National Able Network’s services, visit www.nationalable.org or call 855-994-8300.