Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus has launched a month-long crowdfunding effort starting on April 1 for Ivy Tech’s newly established COVID-19 Relief Fund to assist students. Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees member, Marianne Glick and her spouse Mike Woods, have committed $500,000 total in matching funds to Ivy Tech across the state, with the Bloomington campus receiving up to $20,000 in matching funds as part of the effort. Make a gift to Ivy Tech’s COVID-19 Relief Fund at impact.ivytech.edu/COVID.Relief.Fund
Gyms and other fitness centers across the state have completely shut down amid growing concern about the spreading of COVID-19. Others across the country are following suit, but one local studio, Farrell’s Bloomington, is offering alternative ways to stay fit.
“We wanted to make sure that we weren’t contributing to spreading this virus,” says Pam Green, “and at the same time, continuing to help people stay active and healthy.”
Farrell’s is now offering online workouts through recordings and live streams via their
Facebook page and YouTube Channel.
Their message? Don’t let COVID-19 stop you from being active and healthy.
For more information, please visit www.fxbbtown.com or call 812-822-2712.
With 99 farm vendors and 18 food and beverage artisans accepted for the 2020 season, the Bloomington Community Farmers' Market is poised to launch Saturday, April 4 -- initially with an online shopping experience that will allow the Market to continue as an essential food source and key component of the local food economy while following health and safety protocols necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Osmon Chiropractic Center will remain open to take care of patients and essential workers during COVID-19. In addition to caring for their current patients they hope to ease the burden on local medical facilities by triaging and caring for local community members suffering from pain and musculoskeletal injury. | Visit site
The MacExperience is currently offering free service pick up and delivery within the Bloomington city limits for Mac, iPhones and PC computers. | Visit site
Meineke in Bloomington is open for business. They are offering a 10% discount for Chamber Members, also, they have free Pick Up and Delivery. Some restrictions apply to Free Pick up and Delivery call for details. Click read more to view Brian Dorsey's full letter regarding Meineke's response to COVID-19.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day with the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District by ordering a compost bin and rain barrel to enhance your Earth care efforts! Orders are being taken online at www.gogreendistrictorders.com. The deadline to order is April 10th and the pickup date will be Saturday, April 18th, from 9am to 1pm. Pickup will be in the main parking lot of the South Walnut Recycling Center at 3400 South Walnut St.
Bloom Magazine has published a book with the proceeds going to the Shalom Community Center. It can be ordered on the Bloom website at magbloom.com/book and at locations throughout Bloomington including: The Book Corner, Goods for Cooks, Feast, Caveat Emptor, and Black's Mercantile. Order yours today and help support the Shalom Community Center and Bloom Magazine.
Mid-America Radio (WCLS/Spirit95/K101) is offering businesses a free 10 second informational announcement to let people know changes in your business, plus in order to stretch your budget they are providing a buy one get one free offer. For every commercial you buy they will give you one free. This will give you much more frequency but keep expenses much lower. Email Jeff Hancock for details.
Christopher Dowers, CEO of Bloomington Meadows Hospital, provides the latest update on coronavirus (COVID-19). As leaders in mental healthcare, we are making every effort to avoid inciting unnecessary panic or anxiety among our clients and families, and we are taking every measure to protect them – along with our employees – during this dynamic situation. We are closely monitoring information provided by key government, regulatory and local entities.
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