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Wyndham building Angola hotel

By Mike Marturello  mmarturello@kpcmedia.com Feb 19, 2018 Updated 2 hrs ago ANGOLA — A Wingate by Wyndham hotel will be the first development to locate in Angola Innovation Park, it was announced Monday during the meeting of the Angola Common Council. The approximately 90-room, four-story hotel will be the first project in the park, which is being developed at Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 by Angola First Development, a group of local developers that includes Jim Ingledue, Wayne and…

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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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SCEDC hosts Manufacturing Day event in Angola

KPC News Service Oct 5, 2017 Mike Marturello ANGOLA — More than 200 students were able to take advantage of a centralized Manufacturing Day held on the campus of The Enterprise Center. Four schools were represented at the event and 17 Steuben County area manufacturers attended to tell students about career opportunities at their companies. “We’re really pleased with the response from the schools and the companies. The turnout is very good,” said Jessica Christen, office manager…

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Steuben County Economic Development Corporation Recognized as Top 25 Economic Development Organization in North America

Community Systems Digital 25 Awards Digital Leaders in Economic Development at IEDC 2017 Toronto, ON., September 18, 2017: Steuben County Economic Development Corporation was recognized last night as one of the top 25 digital economic development organizations (EDOs) in North America at the 2017 International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference. The annual Digital 25 reflects those organizations that best use digital technology to differentiate their communities…

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Enterprise Center celebrates firsts graduates

ANGOLA — The first class of welders and CNC machinists has graduated from training at the Enterprise Center, 907 S. Wayne St. Steuben County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Isaac Lee said each class had eight students participate. “The welding class saw eight students, with seven graduating,” Lee said. “Each of the graduates received a 50-cent raise at work.” The classes for these students were funded, in part, by an Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs…

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Fremont-made disaster trailers in Florida, Texas

FREMONT — A new Fremont factory is providing comfort and security to those helping in the hurricane-stricken South. Bill Gibson of Angola started JAG, a play on the name of his now-teenage sons Jarrett Austin Gibson and Jacob Alexander Gibson, in Howe after moving from West Virginia in 2006. JAG Mobile Solutions opened a Fremont facility several months ago and has caught the attention of locals, not just through employment opportunities, but with a recent large shipment to…

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Lieutenant governor praises collaboration in Steuben County

Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated: 6:34 am, Thu Sep 14, 2017. By Mike Marturello mmarturello@kpcmedia.com | 0 comments ANGOLA — Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch likes what she got to see in Steuben County as she toured Angola and the lakes area Tuesday and Wednesday. The sort of innovation and take-charge attitude locally is in line with the state’s “Next Level” program being advanced by the Gov. Eric Holcomb administration. The public-private partnerships,…

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