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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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Steuben County EDC and the Enterprise Center to host Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) on September 12th

The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) and The Enterprise Center has announced that they will be the host site for the Haas Technical Education Center (HTEC) Conference on September 12th. The Enterprise Center is located at the Enterprise Center located at 907 South Wayne Street in Angola, IN. A regional HTEC (Haas Technical Education Center) educators conference is an opportunity for advanced manufacturing instructors and administrators, industry and partners to…

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Thunder Ice Arena Set to Open

By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist CONNECT   ANGOLA - Trine University in Angola will Tuesday open the Thunder Ice Arena to the public. The $8.2 million, 700-seat arena will serve as the home of the university's men's and women's hockey programs, which are set to begin this fall. Plans for the project were announced in April 2016, along with the $13.3 million MTI Center, which is slated to open in January 2018. The 46,200-square-foot arena includes an NCAA-compliant…

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Elevate Ventures Growing NE IN Partnership

By Andy Ober, Assistant Managing Editor CONNECT   The announcement is set for Monday, October 2 in Fort Wayne. FORT WAYNE - Elevate Ventures and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will next month detail a multi-million-dollar expansion of their partnership. Stakeholders including Huntington University, Parkview Health and Old National Bank will take part in the October 2 announcement in Fort Wayne. Elevate Ventures says partnerships like this are essential because, while…

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Vestil plans to add up to 100 jobs in expansion

ANGOLA — Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 100 new jobs by 2021. “Indiana has worked diligently to build one of the top business climates in the country, where one in five Hoosiers works in manufacturing,” said Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. “We are proud that Vestil Manufacturing, a fourth-generation manufacturer, continues to call Indiana home, creating Hoosier jobs and taking our…

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Trine Rides ‘Differentiation’ to Boost Enrollment

Posted: Aug 07, 2017 5:29 PM EDTUpdated: Aug 08, 2017 9:33 AM EDTBy Dan McGowan, Senior Writer/Reporter CONNECT   ANGOLA - Trine University is reporting its fourth consecutive year of increased enrollment at its main campus in Angola and President Earl Brooks II says "differentiation right now really is the key" for his school's growth and for higher education in general. "You have to look at every year, I think, differently," Brooks says. "I don't think you can make assumptions…

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Technology park has groundbreaking ceremony

Posted: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 11:00 pm | Updated: 6:57 am, Wed Aug 2, 2017. By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com | 0 comments ANGOLA — Ground has officially been broken for Technology Way, the technology park being developed at the intersection of Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 in Angola. The development area has already been deemed a tax increment allocation area, with the expectation of promoting development by private parties within the corridor. Angola Mayor Richard Hickman said 13…

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Angola sees big things for park

Site at I-69, US 20 will have groundbreaking Tuesday LISA GREEN | The Journal Gazette Ken Wilson has visions of commerce: more sit-down restaurants and even a hotel at Interstate 69 and U.S. 20 in Angola. On Tuesday, he'll join local officials for a groundbreaking for Angola Innovation Park, which is expected to accelerate economic development at that intersection. The Innovation Park is a 50-acre project with about $4 million, including money from the state's Community Crossings…

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City of Angola recognizes Tourism Director

A day for June in June Posted: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 11:00 pm By Ashlee Hoos ahoos@kpcmedia.com ANGOLA — June 13, 2017, is a day for June in Angola. Angola Mayor Dick Hickman made a proclamation Tuesday morning making Tuesday June Julien Day in Angola. Julien is the executive director of the Steuben County Tourism Bureau, a job that Hickman said plenty of people see her doing, but most don’t know what she really does. He wanted to honor her for her dedication to the community over…

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