Pharos-Tribune

Breaking News

Local News

January 10, 2014

Hyping up community needs

Local group to provide free workshops.

Some movers and shakers in Cass County have formed a group to provide business learning opportunities.

Helping You Pursue Excellence (HYPE) Together was formed by a Cass County Resource Network employment task force. It will be offered through a collaboration with the task force and The Cass-Logansport Chamber of Commerce.

The Cass County Resource Network (CCRN) divides its members into five task forces, with each tackling specific needs in the community.

Within the employment task force, members look at employment trends; education needs to create a more employable and educated workforce and ways to prepare for successful employment by making persons aware of skills needed to find employment.

Becky Anspach, chair of the employment task force, said the overall goal is to promote a better quality of life.

“We know we need to raise awareness on employment trends and issues because they affect everyone,” Anspach said.

After deciding there was a need for some learning opportunities, HYPE Together was formed. The bimonthly learning opportunities will be hosted by Cass-Logansport Chamber of Commerce and the CCRN employment task force.

It’s an idea to help educate others, Megan Paschen, a member of the task force, said.

”Education is key to make sure everyone is aware of the skills they need,” Paschen said.

Each workshop will feature a different topic. The first workshop with Rick Hollering of RLH Associates will focus on connecting with others and the second workshop with Jaime Smith from Hoosier Social Media will cover Social Media. They are open to anyone wanting to learn or refresh their skills.

Future topics will include taxes and tips on how to market your business.

The creation of HYPE Together is a good example of what community partnerships can accomplish in the community, Anspach said.

Paschen agreed.

”We all work in Cass County, so learning to work together efficiently is key,” Paschen said. “I’m hoping this will allow people to increase their knowledge right here in Cass County.”

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
  • Police blotter: April 16, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 16, 2014

  • Superintendent of Ind Ed 05 [Duplicate] State Superintendent Glenda Ritz visits Peru, discusses new standards PERU -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said Tuesday she is comfortable with the quick pace at which new academic standards are moving from concept to classroom. The Indiana Department of Education released a final draft of new

    April 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • NWS-PT041614 Flora Doc1.jpg Flora physician remains after health group's departure FLORA -- The safe at a downtown bank building, once used for protecting cash and valuables, is now stocked with medical supplies. The former bank office on East Main Street became Flora Family Medicine last month after it was made possible for one lo

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • NWS-PT041614 Rob Visher.jpg Nashville musician will play to raise funds for Emmaus A Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School student's senior project will come to fruition this Saturday with an interactive live music show to benefit a local charity. When Morgan Barger, a senior at Pioneer Jr.-Sr. High School, set out to plan her senior project

    April 16, 2014 2 Photos

  • Police blotter: April 15, 2014 Have a tip? Anyone with information on a crime is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS. Information leading to an arrest or conviction could lead to a reward of up to $1,000.

    April 15, 2014

  • Fry sentenced to 55 years, $10K fine Loren Fry, 78, was sentenced today to 55 years in prison and a $10,000 fine after being convicted of murder last month in the 2011 deadly shooting of Dave Schroder, a 76-year-old Logansport man. Three members of Schroder's extended family took the st

    April 15, 2014

  • Lotus Scarf NOT TONED Logan native's scarves on QVC Bobbi Benish loves wearing scarves in stylish knots. Her problem? The knots kept falling out. That's what the Logansport native set out to solve with a modified scarf she developed, called the Easy-Style Lotus Scarf. It's also the latest addition to

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Blood drive to honor Kathy Dingo Kathy Dingo felt strongly about giving back to the Logansport community. And now, the community has a chance to do the same in her honor. A blood drive will be held in Dingo's memory from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 23. The date of the blood drives

    April 15, 2014

  • NWS-PT041514 farmers market 1.jpg Farmers market starting in Flora FLORA -- Carroll County is getting its own farmers market this summer. A pair of volunteers are launching a once-a-month market this summer for produce and artisan vendors that has already generated significant interest among local residents. "We do

    April 15, 2014 4 Photos

  • NWS-PT041514 Pets3.jpg Keeping tabs on the cat population For every one person born, 10 kittens are born. And if you ask Dr. Tess Peavy, a veterinarian who visited Logansport Monday with the Neuter Scooter, that math doesn't work. But with the work Peavy and her assistants did Monday, the math is looking be

    April 15, 2014 2 Photos