March 9, 2014

Business news in brief, March 9, 2014


---- — Board governance subject of workshop

The next HYPE (Helping You Pursue Excellence) workshop will cover effective board governance.

The workshop for current or prospective nonprofit board members will take place at two times on Tuesday — 10 a.m. to noon or 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — at the City of Logansport Economic Development Corp. office at 315 S. Fifth St.

Jillian Henry, Regional Director for the Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network, will facilitate the program.

Cost to attend is $10 per person. Register by calling United Way of Cass County at 574-753-3533 or emailing

Carroll Chamber to discuss QuickBooks

FLORA — The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will host a luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Flora Library. Vickie Ayres will present "QuickBooks Tips and Tricks." Cost is $10 per person. For more information, call the chamber at 765-564-6757.

Durr recipient of Ivy Tech's Lamkin award

KOKOMO — Michael Durr was recently named recipient of Ivy Tech Community College's 2013-14 Gerald I. Lamkin Award for Excellence in Instruction.

Durr, an instructor in the paramedic science program at Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Campus who lives in Burlington, received the award honoring Ivy Tech’s top adjunct faculty instructor at the College’s annual statewide adjunct faculty conference in Indianapolis.

He has been an instructor in Ivy Tech's paramedic science program since 2003.

McFarland named program chair at Ivy Tech

KOKOMO — Veteran instructor Barbara McFarland has been named chair of the Office Administration program at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region.

McFarland joined Ivy Tech as an adjunct instructor and program adviser in Office Administration and since 2004 has served as a full-time assistant professor and program adviser at the College’s Logansport campus.

She has been honored as Cass County Favorite College Professor as well as Outstanding Adjunct and twice as Instructor of the Year at Ivy Tech Logansport.

Workshop to cover launching business

KOKOMO — The Hoosier Heartland Indiana Small Business Development Center will host a workshop on "Launching Your Own Business" from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in conference room 1-A at Inventrek Technology Park, 700 E. Firmin Street in Kokomo.

This workshop is designed to help budding entrepreneurs understand the essentials of starting and growing their business from concept through their first year of operation.

Cost is $25 per person. Register by calling the center at 765-454-7922.

Surveys to assess business accessibility

Ivy Tech’s Beta Gamma Zeta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will help Peak Community Services conduct accessibility surveys. Businesses and organizations are invited to schedule a survey of their property for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The surveys will take place in early April. Window decals will be given to those businesses/organizations that are accessible. Martha Bugher, Beta Gamma Zeta advisor and Christina Pifer, Beta Gamma Zeta member, are coordinators for the program.

For additional information or to schedule a survey, call Linda Klinck at Peak Community Services, 574-753-4104 ext. 129. Peak Community Services, formerly known as Woodlawn Center, has been serving the developmentally disabled in Cass, Pulaski, and surrounding counties for over 60 years.

State of Carroll Co. dinner slated

DELPHI — Carroll County's annual State of the County, City and Towns dinner and address is scheduled for 6 p.m. March 13 at the Canal Center in Delphi. Program starts at 6:30 p.m. Cost, including meal, is $10 per person. RSVP by Monday by emailing

Cass chamber to host networking lunch

The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce will host a networking lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 19 in the Chamber of Commerce Community Room. Please use the Pearl Street entrance, 310 Pearl St.

$12 per person includes a lunch buffet from Lin’s Asian Cuisine. Emcees for the event are Lita Rouser and Becky Anspach with United Way of Cass County.

Seating will be limited to the first 40 people who register. Please make your reservations by Friday by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 574-753-6388, emailing or signing up online at