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Indiana Motor Truck Association (IMTA) Presents Eight Master Truck Driver Awards
Eight professional truck drivers for Genova Products, Inc., a plumbing and building materials manufacturer, were presented with the IMTA’s Certified Master Truck Driver (MTD) award at their annual safety meeting at the Ramada Inn on E. Washington Center Road. This brings the number of certified MTDs, from IMTA members, to 1,134. The MTD program recognizes the trucking industry’s top professional drivers who have compiled a career record of excellence through safety, professionalism, and service. Only 2% of CDL holders in Indiana will ever meet the qualifications to be certified as a Master Truck Driver. When you see the Master Truck Driver logo you know you are sharing the road with a driver who has an outstanding safety record.

To be nominated and subsequently certified as a Master Truck Driver an individual must have either one million accident-free miles or ten years of accident-free driving, be violation free for the past three years, have a record of educational or community service activities, and be employed by an
IMTA member company. These Master Truck Drivers represent 29.5 million miles and 219 years of safe drive on our Hoosier and national highways and byways. The IMTA commends them for the dedication to their profession and for Moving America Forward!

Driver’s Name # Years Driving Years Accident Free and miles

Ron Putteet 38 35 3,800,000 Decatur
Mike Rhoades 40 35 4,100,000 North Manchester
Kent Eichhorn 37 32 3,700,000 Decatur
Don Dohm 44 22 3,900,000 Fort Wayne
Mike Moore 32 18 3,900,000 New Haven
David Mason 40 24 4,000,000 Ossian
Greg Malott 33 30 3,500,000 Montpelier
Hugh Hiner 25 23 2,600,000 Angola

About the IMTA
The Indiana Motor Truck Association is a highly respected association that strives to serve, represent and promote the interests of the trucking industry by enhancing its image, efficiency and productivity through its focus on safety and advocacy. Founded in 1934, the IMTA has continuously
offered safety programs through its Safety & Maintenance Council, including distracted driving education, advocacy at both the state and federal levels, networking opportunities, and free consultations for its members. For additional information, visit intrucking.org. The IMTA would like to thank IMTA member, Stay Metrics, (South Bend, IN) for sponsoring the recognition kits given to driver when they receive their Master Truck Driver Certification. Their support of this program allows carrier members to nominate eligible drivers at no cost to their company.

POSTED: 05/02/19 at 5:58 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

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POSTED: 04/06/19 at 12:29 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Real Estate, Schools

Paragon Landscape has a new location in New Haven. Now hiring tough-minded field crew & we would love to have you! Apply at: www.paragonlandscaping.com/employment/

POSTED: 04/01/19 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Real Estate, Schools

The Census Bureau is hiring temporary employees for the 2020 Census. Their jobs offer weekly pay, competitive pay rates, flexible hours, and paid training. By joining the 2020 Census team, you can support your community while getting paid to do it.

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POSTED: 02/20/19 at 3:55 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools

The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road.

Parkview Sports Medicine is once again underwriting the event so participating schools don’t have any ballpark rental costs. In fact, the games actually will serve as fundraisers for the schools. For every $5 ticket sold, $4 goes back to the schools. (The remaining $1 goes toward Parkview Field’s Ballpark Maintenance and Improvement Fund.)

“Parkview Field is such a fantastic facility,” said Tommy Schoegler, Director of Parkview Sports Medicine. “We’re proud to provide our Parkview Sports Medicine partner schools with the chance to play at one of the premier ballparks in baseball.”

Similar to a TinCaps game, there will be giveaways, entertainment, and concessions for fans. Players will even get “big league” treatment with their headshots up on Parkview Field’s video board.

As in the past, all Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series games are scheduled to be broadcast live on TV (Comcast Network 81) and stream online (ESPNFortWayne.com andSummitCitySports.com).

“Just like Opening Night and the Fourth of July, high school baseball at Parkview Field has become a tradition,” TinCaps President Mike Nutter said. “Parkview Sports Medicine’s support of these games is a true testament of their commitment to our community, and the TinCaps are thrilled to host these up-and-coming student-athletes.”

This year’s schedule includes a celebration of East Allen County Schools on April 15 and Wabash County on May 9.

Parkview Sports Medicine is the exclusive medical provider for 26 area high schools and five universities.

April 15… 4:30pm

Heritage vs. Leo

April 15… 7:00 pm

New Haven vs. Woodlan

POSTED: 02/07/19 at 12:34 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools, Sports

Bill Fritcha Memorial Award, Seeking Nominations for 2019

New Haven has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and make new connections that bring us closer together as families, neighbors and communities.

Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard of service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a part of their lives. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours of service over a 12 month period, or cumulative hours based over the course of a lifetime. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award was established in 2011 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. Mayor Terry McDonald created the Bill Fritcha Memorial Award as a way to thank and honor individuals by their demonstrated commitment and example; and to inspire others to engage in volunteer service.

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POSTED: 01/24/19 at 2:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, Entertainment, News, Schools

Wednesday, April 10, 2019… 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Sponsorships are available. For more information call the Chamber Office at (260)749-4484

Vendor Booths are available, $80 per booth space for Standard Business, $50 per Booth space for Non-Profit

For more information call the Chamber Office or email: info@newhavenindiana.org

POSTED: 01/24/19 at 2:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News, Schools

December 11, 2018 – Countless hours of community collaboration and planning ends with an announcement those living in East Allen county had hoped for from the state. Today, East Allen Communities were designated as an Indiana Regional Stellar Community, a recognition not easy to obtain. “This is truly an exciting time for our communities and the county as a whole. We have been working hard for the last four years to get to this point and we are excited to leverage this designation to the best of our ability with local dollars set aside to make a true impact. We want to thank our partners in the process and we look forward to implementing the plan to continue building our communities to attract and retain talent to our local region and the broader northeast Indiana region,” stated NewAllen Alliance President Kent Castleman.

In September, East Allen’s Rural Revival Regional Development Plan was submitted to the State of Indiana for their consideration. This plan outlines a bold vision to improve quality of place in all seven of East Allen’s Communities. Proposed projects will help connect people to places within the rural areas…think downtowns, parks, trails, and housing developments, in addition to capitalizing on the industrial growth opportunities of the region’s transportation assets. The region’s vision is to grow population by enhancing the livability of rural areas, which will attract and retain a talented workforce that benefits all of Allen County and Northeast Indiana. The proposed portfolio outlines a total of $64 Million in projects to be implemented from 2019 – 2022. Over $17 million in projects that are being proposed for support through the Indiana Regional Stellar Communities program (total costs for the list below). The remaining $47 million in projects are considered complementary to the Stellar request.
“It has been exciting to be a part of the ongoing success of East Allen County which has culminating in its designation as a Stellar Community. We are proud of the leadership of the New Allen Alliance and look forward to even greater things for this part of our county,” added Commissioner Nelson Peters. Commissioner Therese Brown also stated, “This announcement illustrates what collaboration can achieve. Congratulations to all that worked so diligently on this project; the New Year will truly be the beginning of many great things to come!” Indiana Regional Stellar Community designation unlocks access to a set-aside of funds. Amounts set aside by the state for each region includes: $4,5M in Community Development Block Grants, $2M in Federal Transportation funds, $35,000 in Rural Health funds, and up to $800,000 in affordable housing tax credits which can typically finance a $8 – $10M project. Projects currently proposed for Stellar funding include:

East Allen County Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Healthy Eating Active Living Kitchen Classes

Grabill Downtown Streetscape Project
Leo-Cedarville Downtown Streetscape Project

Monroeville Forest Street Sidewalk Project Monroeville Monroe Street Corridor Project

New Haven Meadowbrook Trail Project
New Haven Community Center Park Project
New Haven Kady Gene Cove Senior Housing Project Woodburn Sidewalk Improvements Project

Woodburn Downtown Streetscape Project

These projects are being supported by a number of sources in addition to the cities and towns, such as the Allen County Commissioners, Allen County Council, the Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board, Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council, Brightpoint, local housing developers Keller Development and Niemeyer Builders, the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation, and Parkview Health. Each community has local volunteers from their chambers of commerce, Main Street organizations, and local foundations that stand ready to support the success of the effort. “On behalf of the City of New Haven and all of NewAllen Alliance, we want to thank OCRA, and the selection committee for seeing the partnership as a worthy collaboration. Special thanks to all of the partner communities and their representatives. Now we go forward to continue our success and show the world how rural hometowns work together to achieve greatness,” said Mayor Terry McDonald.

A video about the initiative and a copy of the regional development plan can be accessed on NewAllen’s website at www.newallenalliance.net. A Stellarbration event is being planned for December 19th with local officials. Details of the meeting will be released this week.

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 9:16 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Continental Diamond Tool (CDT) celebrated it’s official ribbon cutting Wednesday, August 8th.

Founded in 1973 by Ray Viggiano, Continental Diamond Tool took shape with just 2 employees and 4,500 sq. ft. in New Haven, Indiana. CDT has been providing technically superior precision tooling to a number of industries ever since. After multiple expansions to meet product and customer demand, CDT has grown again with a 112,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility that will accommodate new product releases and future customer needs. With a motto of “Small Company Values, Large Company Capabilities” CDT has become a worldwide manufacturer of superabrasive grinding wheels and tools.

POSTED: 12/27/18 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Bob Nelson running for New Haven Mayor

EACS board leader seeking to replace retiring McDonald

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

More than a dozen people crowded inside New Haven Bakery on Wednesday morning to support mayoral candidate Republican Bob Nelson.

“Under my leadership, we will focus not only on the next few years, but the next 40 years,” said Nelson, the East Allen County Schools board president. “I want to prepare the next generation of leaders in New Haven.”

Nelson, 60, joins Steve McMichael, Republican city councilman and business owner, in vying to lead New Haven. Longtime incumbent Terry McDonald, a Republican, has said he is not seeking re-election in 2019.

Nelson said several people encouraged him to run for mayor. He stressed he isn’t seeking a long tenure.

“I am looking to be a bridge to the next generation of leadership,” Nelson said, speaking to an audience that included his mother, his wife, a New Haven High School administrator and two city councilmen.

Nelson, who works in marketing and public relations, has lived in New Haven more than 30 years. McMichael moved to New Haven in 2003.

Nelson was first elected to the EACS board in 2012 and was re-elected for a second term in 2016. He has been board president since January 2017.

If elected as mayor, Nelson’s second term on the school board would be cut short a year. Fellow board member Chris Baker, who attended Nelson’s campaign announcement, didn’t view that possibility as a loss to East Allen.

The school district would benefit from a stronger relationship with the city, Baker said, confident Nelson won’t turn a blind eye to East Allen as mayor.

“I think it’s great for New Haven,” Baker said.

Education – along with community pride and safety and security – is an area Nelson would focus on as mayor.

Nelson summarized projects he has fought for in East Allen, including the high school renovation, the construction of a new intermediate school and the development of a vocational school. It’s time, he said, city leadership takes a stronger, more visible stand in education at the city’s private and public schools, which are doing amazing things.

“We need to tell our story,” Nelson said.

Nelson intends to be a mayor who is visible throughout the community, visiting businesses, churches and community gatherings. Everyone – elected officials, and business, community and educational leaders – will have a voice.

He promised monthly updates via print, video and social media and has formed an accountability group to hold him to his intentions.

“My leadership will be different,” Nelson said.

asloboda@jg.net

POSTED: 12/20/18 at 2:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools