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July 30, 2021 -- Reid Health and Meridian Health Services have joined together to launch a maternal treatment program in Richmond called The Nest.
Substance use disorders, drug overdose deaths, and neonatal abstinence syndrome continue to be a significant problem in Wayne County. From January to August 2019, Reid had 543 deliveries and of those, 170 had a positive drug screen at the time of delivery.
The Nest aims to address those issues through integrated mental health, addictions, and medical services for pregnant women and those who have recently given birth.
"The program provides a welcoming and supportive environment where women can go without feeling judged or overlooked," said Erika Brandenstein, M.D., Reid OB/GYN and Medical Director for The Nest.
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INDIANAPOLIS (July 23, 2021) –Today, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the five community finalists of the PreservINg Main Street Pilot Program. The finalist communities include the towns of Attica, Brookville and Cambridge City, and the cities of Kendallville and Jasper.
In partnership with Indiana Landmarks and Indiana Humanities, PreservINg Main Street is designed to build a sustainable historic preservation ethic while building local capacity and a comprehensive downtown revitalization model.
Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce
The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Indiana Governor Holcomb will be visiting Richmond on September 9, 2021. A Governor’s Luncheon, hosted at Forest Hills Country Club, will include a “fireside” chat with Indiana’s Governor.
This member-exclusive event will give Chamber members the opportunity to interact with the 51st Governor and hear about the current state of Indiana. From COVID recovery to the workforce, infrastructure development and more, the conversation will be informative for all those that attend.
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Richmond, Ind. - Regional employers are thrilled at the addition of a Bachelor of Science in Accounting to be offered at Indiana University East this fall, saying the degree will help with a growing demand for graduates with accounting expertise.
"As I am out meeting with local companies on a regular basis, I can attest that accounting professionals are in high demand by local employers," said Valerie Shaffer, president of the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County. "Every company depends on the expertise of accounting professionals as a core member of their team."
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Richmond, IN, June 23, 2021 – Bruce Daggy, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, will be retiring in December 2021 after a long 40-year career within the Boys & Girls Club movement.
Daggy started attending the Club as a young teen and was named the Boys Club of Richmond’s Boy of the Year in 1976. Daggy served as a Jr. Staff member that supervised the gym and taught trampoline to other youth members. After graduating from Richmond High School, Daggy went to Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Programming & Leadership in 1981. That same year, Daggy moved up to Michigan where he served as the Program Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lansing at their Northside Unit until 1984. Daggy then was promoted to a Unit Director at their Southside location.
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June 11, 2021 -- Reid Health President/CEO Craig Kinyon was one of four people inducted Thursday night into Junior Achievement's Eastern Indiana Business Hall of Fame.
Kinyon was recognized alongside Roger Golden, President of Golden Engineering in Centerville, and Brent and Kent Fortman, owners of Cutshaw's Market in Cambridge City, during the ceremony at Forest Hills Country Club in Richmond.
"I'm incredibly grateful to be chosen for this honor," Kinyon said. "As much as anything I've done, this is a reflection on the wonderful team members who I've been privileged to work with at Reid and their passion for the communities we serve.
The purpose of the IHW grant is to provide workplaces with funding and technical assistance for health focused activities and programs that benefit the wellness of employees and their families. The Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity (DNPA) prioritizes health equity* in our funding for initiatives in all settings. Therefore, workplaces that reside in, or serve communities that rank high (.5 and above) on the CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index, will be prioritized for funding.
*The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation defines health equity as "… everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. This requires removing obstacles to health such as poverty, discrimination, and their consequences, including powerlessness and lack of access to good jobs with fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments, and health care."
Funded requests should demonstrate the ability to promote wellness in the workplace through healthy lifestyle choices, increased physical activity, improved breastfeeding strategies, and/or reduced stress. This grant will fund initiatives from October 1st, 2021 through September 30th, 2022. The DNPA aims to support sustainable projects that will last beyond the life of the grant funding. We will not fund chair massages, equipment without any effort of lifestyle-change strategies, one-time events, treadmill desks, food, or retreats.
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The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce (WCACC) announced their partnership with Lincoln Financial Group to deliver a new Chamber Group 401(k) program to benefit new and existing Chamber member businesses. Through this new program, Chamber member businesses will have access to retirement plans with competitive pricing, thanks to the group 401(k) pricing offered by Lincoln Financial.
Starting today, the WCACC Group 401(k) plan is available to Chamber members at no additional cost. Businesses will access the plan through their local Chamber member financial professional or advisor and will work with Lincoln Financial Group to find the right plan for their situation.
Earlham College is pleased to offer students of Wayne County Chamber of Commerce members the Earlham College Hometown Scholarship, which is valued at $2,500 each year for four years. By combining merit-based scholarships with this new Hometown Scholarship, students from Wayne County may be eligible for up to $32,500 each year in Earlham funding. Information about all of Earlham's scholarships can be found at earlham.edu/scholarships.
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We need an “Operation: Warp Speed for jobs” to ensure America experiences a great economic resurgence.
Today, the Chamber launched America Works, a new initiative to address the worker shortage business owners across the country and across industries are facing.