The NATAS Central Great Lakes Chapter presented WTIU Public Television with four regional Emmys at its awards ceremony on Saturday, June 25.
WTIU’s travel series, Journey Indiana, won two awards for best photographer on a story about a Monroe County marble master and best environment/science news feature on Brood X cicadas.
WTIU’s locally-produced documentary Singing Winds: The Life & Works of T.C. Steele received two awards for best writing in long-form content and best musical composition/arrangement.
The Central Great Lakes Emmy Awards recognize excellence in television among its members in Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
Previously this year, WTIU and its sister station WFIU Public Radio have received 19 awards from the Indiana Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, three Communicator Awards, 16 Telly Awards, and three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. With the latest Emmy wins, the stations have earned a combined 45 awards this year.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices announced that Tod Wesemann, Courtney Mullis, Donnie and Michelle Fritch Team and Sherry Bumgarner were recently awarded the prestigious Leading Edge Society Award for 2021. This award recognizes the network's top twelve percent of residential sales professionals in closed gross commission or closed units.
Dearborn County Federal Credit Union in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and Bedford, Indiana-based Hoosier Hills Credit Union have agreed to merge in late 2022. The merger has been approved by the boards of both institutions, but is still subject to regulatory approval and a member vote at DCFCU.
The move will provide additional services to Dearborn County FCU’s nearly 2,000 members and will add $16 million in assets as well as an additional location in a new service area for Hoosier Hills Credit Union, which currently operates nine Service Centers throughout southern Indiana.
Dearborn County Federal Credit Union has a 60-year history of providing financial services to the Dearborn, Ripley, Ohio and Switzerland County area. The Credit Union will continue to serve its members under the Hoosier Hills Credit Union name in the same location with its current management and staff. It is anticipated that a second service center location will be forthcoming to provide further accessibility for DCFCU members, in addition to adding a new array of services previously not available.
When George Walker first arrived at Indiana University in the fall of 1966, he was not planning to spend more than 50 years on the radio. The University of Michigan graduate originally came to IU for a master’s program in teaching English. But Walker’s intended career path changed after he heard about an opportunity at WFIU.
“In the first year as a graduate student at IU, someone visited one of my classes to let us know that there were auditions for news announcers at WFIU. I tried out and wound up being hired, not as a news announcer, but as a part-time classical music announcer,” Walker said.
Although he completed his graduate degree in teaching, the part-time position he took at WFIU while he was a student led to a long and successful career in radio. He will celebrate his 45th anniversary as a full-time employee of the station on July 25.
Throughout his time at WFIU, Walker has witnessed how both the station and his job have evolved from their classical music beginnings. He was present for the creation and growth of the NPR network, which wasn’t in existence when he first began working at WFIU as a student.
Indiana Uplands READI funding to begin with two competitive funding programs to advance regional quality of place and housing: Interested applicants encouraged to attend information workshops; June 27 for Ready Communities and June 29 for Ready Housing
Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) and Radius Indiana, in collaboration with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and the Indiana Uplands READI Steering Committee, is launching two competitive funding programs made possible through the region’s Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) award.
The Ready Communities 2.0 program will fund projects or programs strategically designed to improve regional capacity to attract and retain workforce by creating community amenities or enhancing the attributes that make the region an attractive place to live, work and play. Up to $3 million of READI funding has been earmarked to support this funding program. Informational workshop: June 27: 2:30-4:30 pm, College Hill Apartments - Auditorium, Paoli, IN. Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ready-communities-20-readi-funding-workshop-registration-355133201967
The Ready Housing program will fund projects to increase the supply of owner-occupied and rental housing to support needed workforce and meet the goals outlined in the READI Region on the Rise plan. Up to $9 million of READI funding has been earmarked to support this funding program. Informational webinar: June 29: 10 am-12 pm, Zoom Meeting.
Link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ready-housing-readi-funding-workshop-registration-355155879797
In December 2021, the IEDC awarded $30 million in READI funds to the Indiana Uplands region. This transformational state initiative dedicated $500 million in state-allocated American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to promote strategic investments that will make Indiana a magnet for talent and economic growth. In total, IEDC awarded 17 READI grants to regions across Indiana. Regions are expected to provide a 4:1 match across all their projects and programs receiving READI funding. This includes a required 1:1 match from local public funding. Regional Opportunity Initiatives is serving as the convening entity on behalf of the Indiana Uplands region and will administer the READI grant moving forward in collaboration with Radius Indiana, IEDC, and a steering committee comprised of representatives from anchor institutions and key industry sectors in the Uplands.
Join Hurlow Wealth Management Group as they team up with leaders at the Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship for a webinar discussing 10 Steps to Start A Business In Retirement.
Webinar Topic: 10 Steps To Start A Business In Retirement
Description: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that between 10-20% of retirees reenter the workforce. For the millions who retired but now feel restless or contemplating unretirement, starting a business may provide a perfect way to stay mentally and physically active while reducing taxes and supplementing retirement income without giving up all the flexibility and autonomy that retirement affords. Attend this presentation to learn what goes into a business plan, feasibility analysis, how to approach funding decisions, and the legal steps necessary to establish your business with the proper foundation.
Learn from leaders at the Ivy Tech Cook Center for Entrepreneurship about how to launch your own business on the right path and discover the resources available to entrepreneurs in Indiana.
Date: 07/13/2022 Time: 12 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/ 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
LIFEDesigns will be hosting our annual picnic, free to the public, on Saturday, June 18th out at Karst Farm Park. The picnic is from 11-1 with games, entertainment, and food provided by JD's Taste of Chicago food truck. We will also be hosting a 5K prior to the picnic. Registration is $20 and will begin at 8 am with a shotgun start at 9 am.
Duke Energy names new government and community relations manager for South Central Indiana: Longtime manager and community leader Bruce Calloway retiring after 34 years
Duke Energy has announced a transition in local leadership in its South Central Indiana district covering Brown, Lawrence, Monroe and Orange counties.
Elizabeth “Liz” Irwin will be Duke Energy’s new South Central Indiana community relations manager. Bruce Calloway, who has served the company and been a leader in the area for 34 years, is retiring.
Irwin formerly was director of Corporate Communications and Federal Affairs for Smithville Communications, an Indiana Internet service provider. She also has worked for the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce as director of Advocacy and Public Policy and was executive director for Hoosier Voices for I 69. Most recently Irwin led her own business communications consulting firm. She is an Indiana University graduate in journalism and political science and resides in Bloomington.
WFIU-WTIU News and Indiana Public Broadcasting News (IPB News) earned three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
WFIU-WTIU News won two Regional Murrow Awards for best news website and best hard news for a story on Delta 8 THC in Indiana.
IPB News received one Regional Murrow for best news series for its Hoosier Workers series. 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.
The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.
The pool is open for the first time since the summer of 2019, offering lap lanes, open swim and group sessions. The IU Outdoor Pool is located at the corner of 17th Street & Fee Lane at 1490 North Fee Lane. For more information, visit: https://outdoorpool.indiana.edu/home/index.php
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