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Cold Heading gives Fremont Fire Department Donation

FREMONT, IN (November 28, 2016) — Christmas has come early for the Fremont Fire Department, as it has received $25,000 from the Cold Heading Foundation. Jordon Trippe, department public information officer, said Cold Heading’s donation will be used to equip the department’s new fire truck with hoses and medical equipment. In a letter to Fremont Fire Department Chief Eric Hufnagle, Dave Goss, Cold Heading Co. vice president of operations, said the donation was in support of the fire…

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Steuben EDC Returns to RDA this week

ANGOLA, IN (November 14, 2016)           The Steuben County Economic Development Corp. again will be presenting to the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority a request for funding for the Steuben County Enterprise Center. On Tuesday the SCEDC is returning before the RDA after having been removed from consideration for $700,000 in funding in July. The SCEDC is now seeking $300,000 and lists a project cost of nearly $1.9 million. The request is 17 percent of the project…

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Steuben & DeKalb get Conservation Funding

ANGOLA, IN (November 7, 2016)  Steuben and DeKalb counties received the second largest Clean Water Indiana grant distributed this year by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board. A total of $938,651 in Clean Water Indiana grants were given to 34 Soil and Water Conservation Districts across the state. Many of the disbursements benefit multiple counties. While DeKalb County’s Soil and Water Conservation District applied for the grant, the funds…

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Steel Dynamics Foundation, Inc. contributes $1.25 million to Thunder Ice Arena

ANGOLA, IN (November 2, 2016)   Steel Dynamics Foundation Inc. is making a $1.25 million gift toward the construction of Trine University’s new Thunder Ice Arena. In recognition of Steel Dynamics’ generosity, the arena’s NCAA-compliant ice surface officially will be named the Thunder Steel Dynamics Ice Rink, with the company’s logo prominently displayed on center ice. “As both our birthplace and headquarters, northeast Indiana is an integral part of Steel Dynamics and we are proud to…

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The Metropolitan School District Passes $30M Budget

PLEASANT LAKE, IN (October 20, 2016) — The Metropolitan School District of Steuben County Board of School Trustees gave its final approval to a $30 million budget at Tuesday night’s meeting at Pleasant Lake Elementary School. Along with the budget, the board accepted capital projects and bus replacement plans for the coming year. The budget will be sent to the state Department of Local Government Finance. Along with several other typical resolutions, the board gave MSD business manager…

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Ventra Makes Angola $8 Million Investment, Adds 88 Jobs

ANGOLA, IN  (October 17, 2016)    Ventra Angola, a parts manufacturer for the automotive industry, announced plans Thursday to expand its operations in northeast Indiana, making an $8.1 million investment and creating up to 88 new jobs by 2019. “Indiana businesses have added more than 156,000 new jobs since 2013, providing increased quality employment opportunities for Hoosiers across the state,” said Gov. Mike Pence. “Indiana offers a low-cost, low-tax business climate that supports…

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Illinois-Based Automotive Supplier Plans Growth, New Jobs in Angola

ANGOLA, Ind. (Oct. 13, 2016) – Ventra Angola, a parts manufacturer for the automotive industry, announced plans today to expand its operations in northeast Indiana, creating up to 88 new jobs by 2019. "Indiana businesses have added more than 156,000 new jobs since 2013, providing increased quality employment opportunities for Hoosiers across the state," said Governor Mike Pence. "Indiana offers a low-cost, low-tax business climate that supports growth, allowing job creators to invest…

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Steuben County EDC hires new director

ANGOLA, IN (October 11, 2016) - An Ohio economic development professional has been hired as the new executive director of the Steuben County Economic Development Corporation. Isaac R. Lee of Defiance, Ohio will be acting as the executive director starting October 10, 2016. “After an extensive search for a new executive director, we made an offer to Isaac,” said Craig Ralston, Steuben County EDC Board of Directors President. “With his experience and background, he’s a great person to…

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McCahill joins SCEDC Board

ANGOLA, IN (October 5, 2016) – The Steuben County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) is pleased to announce that Connie McCahill, President and CEO of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, has recently been added to their 17-member board of directors. Craig Ralston, SCEDC Board President stated, “The SCEDC is excited to have Mrs. McCahill accept our invitation to fill a vacated board seat.  We feel that she will bring a valuable perspective to our board discussions as we continue…

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Davis Helps Drive Downtown Angola

ANGOLA, IN (September 26, 2016)  Maria Davis believes people are the main drivers of the downtown. That was pretty obvious by last Wednesday’s large annual Angola Cruise to the Monument event that featured the second Flip Your Seat Auction. Hundreds converged on the downtown to share their love of all things cars and community. Davis is Angola’s downtown services coordinator. Her work is promoting the downtown and its people leading them to a higher quality of life, all with a focus…

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