Middle Way House is thrilled to announce that Jamie Hiatt, one of their dedicated employees, has been named Program/Shelter Employee of the Year by the national organization Domestic Shelters. This award recognizes Jamie’s tireless work and commitment to supporting survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Jamie Hiatt has been a valuable member of the Middle Way House team for several years, working as a program coordinator and family advocate. She has shown exceptional dedication to her work and has made a significant impact on the lives of many survivors. Middle Way House congratulates Jamie Hiatt on her well-deserved recognition and looks forward to continuing to work with her to support survivors. For more information about Middle Way House and its services, please visit www.middlewayhouse.org.
Northwest Bank Closes Out National Financial Capability Month, Shares Personal Budgeting Tips for Consumers in Today's Economy
In honor of National Financial Capability Month (also known as National Financial Literacy Month), Northwest Bank shares personal budgeting tips to help customers gain control of their finances and prepare for the unexpected. National Financial Capability Month was designated as a call to action for Americans to not only learn and commit to various savings options, but to also learn more about the different resources available to make informed and effective decisions.
With high inflation and costs of living, it’s more important than ever that people have a budget in place to help manage their finances. To help consumers stay on track and feel more financially secure, Northwest Bank provides the following tips:
City of Bloomington Utilities and the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District Resource Recovery Study
Please join us at this event if you are available!
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2023 AT 5:30 PM EDT
Public Information Meeting: Resource Recovery Study
Monroe County Convention Center
City of Bloomington Utilities and the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District sponsored a study of the potential for energy and resource recovery from wastewater treatment sludge and other organic materials. The study indicates that a resource recovery facility could generate enough electricity to power the Dillman Road Wastewater Treatment Plant and reduce the amount of organic solids that go to landfill. Please join CBU and MCSWMD for a public information meeting to present the findings.
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
“A small group of people who want to help can be so powerful – they can make a big difference.” As Chris Hazel approaches her 20-year anniversary with United Way of Monroe County, she has seen the community come together time and time again to help each other.
In her role as Finance Director, she accounts for every dollar received and granted out, keeps meticulous records, produces financial reports, and helps set up accounting structures for new funds. “Be it for annual support, a disaster, or COVID-19, we are ready to raise the money needed for our community.”
“The work is challenging. But it’s exciting to see money being raised from donors and allocated to local agencies for needs in our region.”
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington will host the 2023 Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 12 at 6 p.m. at Indiana University Auditorium. An Honorary Associate of College and Community Service will be awarded to Connie Ferguson, Chairwoman of the Ivy Tech Bloomington Campus Board of Trustees and Owner of CS Property Management.
“Connie has made countless contributions to community, both as an ambassador for Ivy Tech and her critical role as liaison between local employers and the College,” Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan said. “For decades, Connie has supported equitable access to higher education and removed barriers for Ivy Tech students. We are appreciative of her steady leadership and service.”
Ferguson has been a trustee since 1998 and was elected chairwoman in 2001 when Ivy Tech Bloomington became a stand-alone region. With the unwavering support of Ferguson and her husband, Ivy Tech Bloomington built its own main campus, the Connie and Steve Ferguson Academic Building, in 2002 and added an expansion, the Cook Pavilion, in 2015.
While it may be tempting to continue using technology that has reached the end of its service life until it is no longer functional, this can pose risks to your business. End-of-Life technology does not receive critical patches and updates, making it easier for threat actors to exploit.
Join members of Matrix Integration’s technical team for a three-part End-of-Life webinar series. The series steps through the upcoming critical services that will be going end of life this year.
May 4, 10:00-10:30am - VMware ESXi 6.5 and 6.7
In the early 2000’s virtualization of computing revolutionized enterprise data centers and became a core backbone of business operation. In 2021, VMware reached its 5th Gartner Magic Quadrant award as the leader in Hyperconverged Infrastructure. With a product that’s used throughout the world across all industry sectors, maintaining an upgraded and supported release is critical. This November, ESXi 6.5 and 6.7 both reach end of support status and end of technical guidance. Join us for an overview of your upgrade options and how this date can impact your environment.
Register here: https://matrixintegration.com/event/eol-webinar-series
WFIU/WTIU News welcomes new Report for America corps member: Aubrey Wright will join the WFIU/WTIU newsroom this summer
As newsroom layoffs continue to make headlines across the industry, Report for America has announced today that it will place more than 60 reporters and photojournalists in new positions at local newsrooms across the country this summer, including at the WFIU/WTIU newsroom.
Aubrey Wright will join WFIU/WTIU News as a multimedia journalist covering equity in higher education. She is a recent graduate of Ohio State University, where she earned a B.A. in journalism and served as managing editor for content at The Lantern. In college, Wright’s focus as an editor included Ohio State’s biggest issues, including Columbus police presence on campus, criminal court cases, and a decades-long sexual abuse scandal. Prior to joining WFIU/WTIU she worked alongside The Columbus Dispatch’s metro desk and freelanced for The Columbus Jewish News to produce daily stories, breaking news, and enterprise projects.
Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, today announced the appointment of Gregory Betchkal as Executive Vice President, Chief Risk Officer. With more than 35 years of risk management experience in the financial services sector, Betchkal will oversee Northwest’s enterprise risk management program.
“As a senior risk and compliance executive in the banking industry, Greg brings extensive knowledge and expertise to this critical leadership position,” said Louis J. Torchio, president and chief executive officer, Northwest Bank. “Greg’s leadership, guidance and counsel in this critical position will further strengthen our comprehensive enterprise risk management program. We are pleased to welcome him to Northwest Bank.”
Of his new opportunity, Betchkal said, “I am proud to join the Northwest Bank team and look forward to continuing to expand and enhance our capabilities in mitigating risk to the bank and protecting our customers.”
WFIU Public Radio, WTIU Public Television, and Indiana Public Broadcasting News (IPB News) earned 16 awards at the Indiana Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Best in Indiana Journalism Contest on April 21. The awards recognize the most outstanding work of the year in Indiana in print, broadcast, and online journalism.
IPB News was awarded the Slaymaker Service to Journalism Award for covering a wide variety of issues including climate change, elections, and housing. IPB News is a collaboration of the state’s nine public media newsrooms and a shared statewide team, which includes journalists from the WFIU/WTIU newsroom.
IPB News was also honored with four first-place awards for environmental reporting, radio continuing coverage, and best online multimedia, and two second-place awards for coverage of children’s issues.
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