October 8, 2013

Business in brief, week of Oct. 6, 2013


---- — Local beef farmer enters livestock expo

Brook Langley, a Walton beef farmer, has entered two head of Angus into the beef division of the 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition. The NAILE is the world’s largest purebred livestock show with more than 26,000 entries and nearly $750,000 in prizes and awards, and is scheduled for Nov. 9-22 in Louisville, Ky.


Akron musicianto be recognized

AKRON — Joyce Jones, vocal musician and choral director, will be named the “Artist of the Year” during the sixth annual meeting of the Akron Area Arts League on Thursday in the Akron Community Center, located east of Akron, north on Ind. 14.

Jarrety’s will provide a light meal at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short AAAL business meeting and several selections by the Fulton County Choral Club.

Jones was chosen for her many years of commitment to the community in the area of vocal music. She has given her time and talent to bring the joy of singing to the women in the Fulton County Choral Club. Also, she is a vocalist in the “Sentimental Journey Band” and in area churches.

The meeting is open to the public. RSVP by Monday to Karen at 574-598-2875 or email

Akron Concrete Products recognized

AKRON — Akron Concrete Products Inc. was recently awarded the 2013 Ultimate Service Provider designation by Wilbert Funeral Services Inc.. The Ultimate Service Provider is the highest service honor possible for Wilbert licensees and is earned by passing rigorous on-site inspections in manufacturing and service.

Akron Concrete Products has been providing Wilbert burial vaults and related services to funeral homes and cemeteries in the northern Indiana area since 1928. To learn more about the company, visit or call 800-872-1865.

Reaction Cards to present sets to schools

Reaction Cards has released a new conversation starter aimed at assisting educational settings with a way to open up communication with teens about bullying. The new game, Teen Reaction, “focuses on preventing bullying in school, at home, and online by preparing students for situations all too common with today’s youth,” according to cofounder Chris Martin.

Teen Reaction is being presented to Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School on Oct. 17 and to Columbia and Lincoln middle schools in Logansport on Oct. 18 thanks to local businesses and individuals. Reaction Cards is in contact with Lewis Cass and Caston to present there as well.

Reaction Cards, the Logansport business that produced games Parental Reaction and Marital Reaction, is planning on continuing its “Going the Distance” campaign throughout the state of Indiana. For more information, contact Chris Martin with Reaction Cards at 574-355-3771 or by email at

Nominations taken for annual awards

The Logansport-Cass County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its five annual awards to be presented later this year.

The chamber seeks to decide which companies and businesspeople have had the greatest impact on the quality of life in Cass County during the past year. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Businessman of the Year, Businesswoman of the Year, Large Business/Industry of the Year, Small Business/Industry of the Year, and Quality of Life.

Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 14 and will be kept confidential. Forms are available at the chamber office, 311 S. Fifth St., or by emailing