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Steuben OKs $1.5M loan to Ashley for industrial infrastructure

By Mike Marturello May 22, 2018 -  ANGOLA — Steuben County has approved an agreement to provide a $1.5 million loan to Ashley for infrastructure for RES Polyflow. In their meeting Monday, commissioners approved an agreement that will enable the Ohio-based manufacturer of plastics-to-fuel energy recovery systems to close on its lending through the Indiana Bond Bank. RES Polyflow spokesman Michael Dungan said the company plans to finalize its lending in about six to eight weeks then…

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Trine, IU McKinney ink law school partnership

Herald Republican May 22, 2018 - ANGOLA — Trine University and the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law have reached an agreement that will allow Trine students to complete a juris doctor degree through IU McKinney in a combined six years of undergraduate and graduate work. The agreement also creates the Trine University Law Scholar program, which provides one exceptional Trine student or alumnus each year a minimum half-tuition scholarship and a guaranteed experiential…

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Cardinal IG receives VPP Star Certification

FREMONT — Cardinal IG is one of only 90 businesses in the state of Indiana to receive the Voluntary Protection Program Star Certification award from the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration. A ceremony was held Wednesday at Cardinal IG, 301 McSwain Drive, honoring the plant with a certificate and a flag identifying them as a VPP Star work site. Indiana Deputy Commissioner of Labor Tim Maley made the presentation to Cardinal Plant Manager Mike Connell and a room full…

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Trine to Launch Entrepreneurial Leadership Doctorate

Trine to Launch Entrepreneurial Leadership Doctorate Posted: Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDTUpdated: Apr 27, 2018 10:59 AM EDT By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist ANGOLA - Trine University in Angola has announced plans to launch its second doctoral degree program. The Higher Learning Commission has approved the Ph.D. in entrepreneurial leadership program, which will begin enrolling students this fall.  The program will be offered online and the university says it will not restrict…

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Miller Poultry named Whole Foods Supplier of the Year

KPC News Service Apr 25, 2018  AUSTIN, Texas — Miller Poultry was named the Supplier of the Year in the perishable foods category for Whole Foods Market at the sixth annual Supplier Awards Night on April 19 in Austin, Texas. The event spotlighted producers that exemplify the grocer’s mission and core values through their commitment to quality, environmental stewardship, ethical sourcing and culinary innovation. Miller Poultry began in the 1940s in northern Indiana as a company…

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Blume named to 2018 class of Forty Under 40

FORT WAYNE — Jason Blume, executive director of Innovation One, was honored with members of the 2018 class of Business Weekly’s Forty Under 40 on Thursday, March 29. Members of the class were honored at a special awards dinner at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum Conference Center. The Forty Under 40 Awards honor 40 individuals 39 years of age and younger who go above and beyond at work and in the community to make a difference. KPC Media Group, which sponsors the awards, said the…

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State of city: Hickman wants to set the bar, not raise it

By Mike Marturello  mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Feb 19, 2018 ANGOLA — Mayor Dick Hickman doesn’t want to raise the bar for the community, he wants Angola to set the bar by which other cities aspire to achieve. That was one of the many accolades the mayor presented in his 18th State of the City report presented Monday night to the Angola Common Council. “My goal for the City of Angola is not to just keep raising the bar. I want the City of Angola to be the bar that other communities…

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EDC holds annual meeting, gives Invest Steuben awards

By Ashlee Hoos  ahoos@kpcmedia.com Jan 12, 2018 ANGOLA — The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. board has a new president. Craig Ralston, Angola, handed over the reins to Brent Shull of Hamilton. Ralston said the board and the community need to continue looking to the future and promoting quality of life because, “we have it here.” In December, Ralston and board Vice President Dan Caruso both said it was time to step away from the executive board, although both are still on…

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SCEDC to fill open board spots in January

By Ashlee Hoos  ahoos@kpcmedia.com Dec 19, 2017 ANGOLA —The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. board of directors has two positions to fill at its January annual meeting, which was announced during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday at The Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St. As the board is self-appointing — with the exception of government members — names of parties that current members believe qualify to fill the positions will be given, those persons will be approached…

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Workforce task force is forming

KPC News Service Oct 24, 2017 ANGOLA — The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation has announced that it will be coordinating the Steuben County Workforce Development Kick-off Meeting on Thursday starting at 2 p.m. in Fabiani Theatre at Trine University. A workforce development task force is being created by the SCEDC due to the large amount of demand by the industries that make up the employment base of Steuben County. “The purpose of this Workforce Development Task force,…

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