February 9, 2014

Business news in brief, Feb. 9, 2014

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.

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