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August 28, 2013

Business in brief, week of Aug. 25, 2013

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The juried art event is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette.

Tyson Foods sets quarterly dividend

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — The Board of Directors of Tyson Foods Inc. declared the quarterly dividend of $.05 per share on Class A common stock and $.045 per share on Class B common stock, payable Dec. 13, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 29.

Tyson is one of the world’s largest processors and marketers of chicken, beef and pork. Its Logansport meat processing facility employs 1,800 workers.

Head named Champion of Small Business by national coalition

The National Coalition for Capital recently honored State Sen. Randy Head (R-Logansport) with the Champion of Small Business award for his leadership in promoting capital for small businesses in economically distressed communities.

During the 2013 legislative session, Head pioneered efforts to create the Indiana New Markets Job Act, a bill that would have encouraged private funding to small businesses in underserved areas.

Head and 24 fellow legislators from across the nation were recognized for their leadership at the annual National Coalition for Capital awards ceremony on Aug. 12 in Atlanta, Ga.

Indiana Chamber seeks ‘Best Places to Work’

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the state’s annual competition naming the “Best Places to Work in Indiana.”

In its ninth year, this program honors top companies in the state as determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys.

Companies need to have at least 15 Hoosier employees to be eligible. Out-of-state parent companies are also eligible to participate if at least 15 full-time employees are in Indiana.

Winners will be selected from four groups: small companies of between 15 and 74 U.S. employees; medium companies of between 75 and 249 U.S. employees; large companies of between 250 and 999 U.S. employees; and major companies with 1,000 or more U.S. employees.

The application deadline is Nov. 22. To apply, visit www.bestplacestoworkIN.com.

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