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On Saturday, September 29 don’t miss out when downtown New Haven, IN comes alive during their Sample New Haven event put on by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Broadway Street will be lined with local businesses sharing samples of foods and services. For just $2.00 a person or $5.00 for a family there will be plenty of samples to try. This year there will be twenty seven businesses and organizations participating. At the end of the event those attending will vote for their favorite. The winner then is awarded the “People’s Choice Award for 2018”. But the fun doesn’t stop there. While sampling those attending the event can participate in our scavenger hunt. As they sample, each person can collect letters which when unscrambled spell out a secret phrase. Those that get the secret phrase correct can enter a drawing for a 2019 Family Pool Pass to New Haven’s Jury Pool. And if getting your face painted is something you enjoy, New Haven’s Cheerleaders will be present to offer free face painting. So stop by on Saturday, September 29 and join in the fun.

POSTED: 09/19/18 at 4:52 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

Don’t Miss Out on this Networking Opportunity… Chamber Networking Group

Every Tuesday, from noon to 1 p.m. at Rack N Helen’s Bar & Grill, 525 Broadway Street, New Haven, IN

For more information call

Shane Grantham at 260-414-9617

POSTED: 09/11/18 at 10:49 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Bob Nelson, New Haven mayoral candidate for 2019, announced “Our Community Plan.” Nelson’s style of government will be inclusive not exclusive. Not my platform, OUR platform. Not my plan, OUR plan. Not my city, OUR city.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

POSTED: 08/29/18 at 9:55 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools, Sports

With Americans working an average of almost 1,800 hours per year and 52% of workers not using all their available vacation time, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Hardest-Working States in America as well as accompanying videos.

In order to determine where Americans work the hardest, WalletHub compared the 50 states across ten key metrics. The data set ranges from average workweek hours to share of workers with multiple jobs to annual volunteer hours per resident.

Top 20 Hardest-Working States in America
1 Alaska 11 Oklahoma
2 North Dakota 12 Maryland
3 Wyoming 13 Hawaii
4 South Dakota 14 Iowa
5 Nebraska 15 Vermont
6 New Hampshire 16 Idaho
7 Texas 17 Minnesota
8 Colorado 18 Louisiana
9 Virginia 19 Wisconsin
10 Kansas 20 Utah

Key Stats •Alaska has the longest hours worked per week, 42, which is 10% longer than in Utah, the state with the shortest at 37.

•New York has the longest average commute time, 32.6 minutes, which is 1.9 times longer than in South Dakota, the state with the shortest at 16.9 minutes.

•Iowa has the lowest share of idle youth 16-24-years-old, seven percent, which is 2.9 times lower than in Louisiana, West Virginia and Alaska, the states with the highest at 20 percent.

•Idaho has the highest share of workers leaving vacation time unused, 78 percent, which is 2.1 times higher than in Maine, the state with the lowest at 38 percent.

•South Dakota has the highest share of workers with multiple jobs, 9.1 percent, which is 2.6 times higher than in Florida, the state with the lowest at 3.5 percent.

To view the full report and your state’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/hardest-working-states-in-america/52400

POSTED: 08/28/18 at 7:43 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

With only 17 percent of Americans reporting that they are “very confident” they will have enough money for retirement, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Places to Retire as well as accompanying videos.

To help Americans plan for a comfortable retirement without breaking the bank, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 46 key measures of affordability, quality of life, health care and availability of recreational activities. The data set ranges from cost of living to retired taxpayer-friendliness to share of the population aged 65 and older.

Best Cities to Retire                      Worst Cities to Retire
1 Orlando, FL                                  173 Fresno, CA
2 Scottsdale, AZ                             174 Modesto, CA
3 Tampa, FL                                   175 Jersey City, NJ
4 Denver, CO                                  176 Bakersfield, CA
5 Fort Lauderdale, FL                   177 Providence, RI
6 Charleston, SC                            178 Stockton, CA
7 Miami, FL                                    179 Baltimore, MD
8 Austin, TX                                   180 Warwick, RI
9 Cape Coral, FL                           181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Tempe, AZ                                182 Newark, NJ

Best vs. Worst •Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest share of the population aged 65 and older, 22.4 percent, which is 3.3 times higher than in Fontana, California, the city with the lowest at 6.8 percent.

•Laredo, Texas, has the lowest adjusted cost-of-living index for retirees, 76.51, which is 2.5 times lower than in San Francisco, the city with the highest at 192.09.

•Columbia, Maryland, has the highest share of workers aged 65 and older, 26.86 percent, which is 2.9 times higher than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the lowest at 9.31 percent.

•St. Louis, Missouri has the most home health care facilities (per 100,000 residents), 45.25, which is 31 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 1.46.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-places-to-retire/6165/

POSTED: 08/15/18 at 10:39 am. FILED UNDER: Business

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.

Photos from NH Chamber of Commerce

POSTED: 08/08/18 at 2:19 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.

Best for Staycations Worst for Staycations
1 Orlando, FL                                 173 Lubbock, TX
2 Honolulu, HI                              174 Warwick, RI
3 Chicago, IL                                  175 Aurora, IL
4 Seattle, WA                                  176 Anaheim, CA
5 Portland, OR                               177 Nashua, NH
6 Tampa, FL                                   178 Yonkers, NY
7 Las Vegas, NV                             179 Fremont, CA
8 San Francisco, CA                      180 San Bernardino, CA
9 San Diego, CA                             181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Charleston, SC                          182 Oxnard, CA

Best vs. Worst •North Las Vegas, Nev. has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0187, 62.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.

•Portland, Maine has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2937, 22.4 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the fewest at 0.0577.

•Chicago has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3235, 25.7 times more than in Gilbert, Ariz., the city with the fewest at 0.0126.

•South Burlington, Vt. has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $103, 5.2 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minn., the city with the highest at $539.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-cities-for-staycations/4341/

POSTED: 06/04/18 at 3:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Welcome to the East Allen County Schools’ monthly construction update. Following my last update, I received many inquiries concerning what the New Haven High School and New Haven Intermediate School finished project would look like as well as the projected traffic flow.

NEW HAVEN HIGH SCHOOL
Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow. Buses enter and exit the south entrance; patrons/students/staff coming from the south or going south, enter and exit the south drive; and patrons/students/staff coming from the north or going north, enter and exit the north drive. The drop-off/pick up for students is on the north side of the building (see diagram below.)

Turf Field. Construction of the turf football field will begin in early June and be ready for the mighty Bulldogs’ next football season. The updated John Young Field promises to be a source of Bulldog pride!

NEW HAVEN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow… Patrons enter and exit from Homestead Drive; regular buses enter from Williams Street and exit College Avenue; special buses for students with disabilities enter from Homestead Drive and Edwards Street to drop off on vacated Prospect Avenue and then exit via Williams Street or College Avenue (see diagram below.)

Thank you for supporting this project! See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools.

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees.

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:38 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

New Horizons Fellowship is accepting donations of gently used school-age children’s clothing for back to school ministry. You can drop clothes off on Monday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 8 to 12 and Saturday from 10 to 12. You can call and leave a message to arrange a pickup of your clothing at 260-749-0422. We will be giving these clothes and school supplies away to students in early August. Thank you!

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:27 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News

Join us for the 2nd Annual New Haven Fire Muster & Expo. This family event will kick off with our Parade and offer many kid and adult activities. There will be displays, exhibits, activities and competitions for all age ranges. There will be plaques and cash prizes for the adult competitions. This event raises money for the New Haven Fire department, The Fort Wayne Fire Museum, and Hoosier Burn Camp. A variety of Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more questions or Information contact Ray Easterly at 260-740-1916 or ray@priority1safety.com.

POSTED: 05/15/18 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools