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Referendum Pays Off For Fremont Community Schools’ Teachers & Staff

FREMONT, IN (September 21)   The school operating funds referendum approved last November paid off for Fremont faculty and staff Monday as the Fremont Community Schools Board of Trustees approved raises and covered increases in the cost of insurance. Fremont Classroom Teachers Association members received raises of approximately 13 percent and the increased cost of insurance, which would have jumped some 12 percent, approximately $1,000, was covered in the new contract. Hourly…

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Forum: Population Growth Key to Counties’ Economies

AUBURN, IN (September 16, 2016)  It comes as no surprise that the two biggest drivers of the four-county area’s economy are agriculture and manufacturing. With that comes some significant risk. A downturn in either or both could strike a painful — if not crippling — blow to the growth of DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties. And yet, an even bigger challenge faced by the counties involves a different type of growth: population. Simply put, the four-county area…

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Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District Board Approves 2017 Budget

FLINT, IN (September 12, 2016)   The Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District Board approved the 2017 budget at its meeting on Thursday. The total proposed 2017 expense budget is $4.7 million. The income budget is $4.9 million. District Superintendent Tim Frederick said next year’s budget reflects a little over a 2 percent increase from the current year. Next year’s budget includes a half year’s salary for Frederick’s replacement. Frederick has announced his…

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Angola’s Proposed 2017 Budget $5.834 Million for ‘Community on the Move’

ANGOLA, IN (September 7, 2016)  — Angola Mayor Dick Hickman’s said his proposed 2017 budget is 15 years in the making and calls for a $5.834 million general fund. Hickman presented the budget to the Angola Common Council held Tuesday due to Monday’s Labor Day holiday. “We have been working on this budget 15 years. Each year, our budgets are a moving target. All of our department heads do the best they can to forecast their needs for the next three to five…

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BCA Presents Steuben County Economic Development Corporation with $1,000 Investment

ANGOLA, IN (September 2, 2016) - The Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana presented the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation with a $1,000 check as thier 2016 invest. The BCA is a strong proponent of effective business retention and attratction efforts through the region's professional economic development organizations. The BCA was very please with the work the Economic Development Corporation has been doing. These funds were made possible through BCA member…

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Permit Applicants Asked to Complete Customer Service Survey

ANGOLA, IN (September 2, 2016)  The Permitting Excellence Coalition (PEC), a group comprised of 14 local governments and led by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Vision 2020 initiative to streamline regional permitting processes, is asking non-residential permit applicants to complete a 16-question customer survey to provide input on the process.   Survey questions are about customer service, responsiveness, timeliness and availability of information.  The…

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Lance Price to be Honored at Annual 20 Millennials Making a Difference Awards

FORT WAYNE (August 29, 2016) — Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly will honor 20 individuals under the age of 34 who are making a difference on the job and in their communities during its third annual 20 Millennials Making a Difference Awards. The young professionals were chosen by a panel of distinguished judges for their dedication and determination. Steuben County’s Lance Price of Price Automation LLC was one of the 20 entrepreneurs to be chosen.   Price Automation LLC…

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Steuben Firm is One of Fourteen Named 2016 Indiana Companies to Watch

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 25, 2016) – The state will honor 14 innovative and entrepreneurial firms as Indiana Companies to Watch tonight in Indianapolis. The companies, which represent Elkhart, Hamilton, Marion, Monroe, Posey, Steuben, St. Joseph, Vigo and Whitley counties, operate in a number of growing Hoosier industries, including advanced manufacturing, life sciences, logistics and tech. “Today, more Hoosiers are working now than ever before in our state’s 200-year…

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Fremont Street Project Completed for Less than Original Bid

FREMONT, IN (August 19, 2016)  Good news for Fremont as the price tag on a major street repair project was $34,000 less than anticipated. Clerk-Treasurer Kathy Parsons said at Tuesday’s Fremont Town Council meeting the cost was $568,272 for work done by E&B Paving, Fort Wayne. It was supposed to be $602,272, but cost savings came in the sidewalks, grading and seeding. She said project costs frequently change on finished work. The project was completed about a month ago. The…

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Position Available at Steuben County Economic Development Corp.

JOB AD Executive Director, Steuben County Economic Development Corporation The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director. Located in northeast Indiana at the crossroads of Interstate 69 and Interstate 80/90, Steuben County is home to more than 101 lakes, Pokagon State Park, Trine University, historic downtowns, strong community leadership and a vibrant local economy. Steuben County is also part of a dynamic…

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