Story by Chamber Intern Lindsey McClain
Family owned and family operated Bismarck Donuts & Coffee is a local business that goes the extra mile for its patrons. They boast a 0 complaint customer record for their delicious dine-in and carry-out treats. The store, located at 1241 NW 5th St. in Richmond, is fragrant with the smell of cinnamon, vanilla, and chocolatey sweets made fresh every single day. Customers are delighted to find a variety of donuts and pastries lining their cases. With colorful fruity pebble donuts, gooey cinnamon rolls, jelly and cream filled sweets, and hearty breakfast options, Bismarck has a menu that satisfies and excites. The owners and staff take immense pride in their work and spend long hours night until morning handcrafting these tasty treats.
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Written by Alicia Morris
Hiring for your small business can be daunting, but it's an important task to get right. This means a few things: You'll want to hire talented candidates of course, and as was emphasized in a recent piece by Built In, you should also hire people who fit the company culture you're trying to build. In the early going though, it's also particularly important that you're hiring for the right positions. You may have limited staffing capability while you're getting started, and allocating resources to key positions is vital.
Here, we’ll outline a few positions that you should prioritize to make sure your company is on the road to success.
Article Provided by the US Chamber
Now is a good time to take stock of where the economy stands overall, as well as what is going on with the three main issues we have been watching: inflation; supply chain issues; and workforce shortages.
Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, IU East and RAM announce postponements to upcoming events
January 6, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Daniel Arthur, Communications
Richmond, Ind. - In consideration of the health and safety of the community and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, Indiana University East and Richmond Art Museum (RAM) have mutually determined the best course of action is to postpone their respective upcoming public events, the Chamber Annual Dinner and Palate to Palette, until a later time.
The three organizations considered the size of the events, with regular attendance of hundreds of guests, and that the events are held in indoor venues. Additionally, Wayne County is experiencing a rise in coronavirus cases putting a strain on the health care system. With these considerations in mind, the boards and university determined the best course of action was to postpone the events.
Article provided by the US Chamber of Commerce
A new poll shows many unemployed workers are not actively looking for work. From offering hybrid work schedules to investing in reskilling and upskilling training, here are four ways employers can improve their recruiting and retention practices.
Small Business Season Checklist
Are you participating in Small Business Saturday—or better yet—Small Business Season, where you encourage people to shop small throughout the holiday and not just on the day after Black Friday? If so, you might be scrambling right now trying to put together last-minute touches on what you hope will be a hot time of year for your business.
If you’re wondering how you should spend your hours leading up to Small Business Saturday and what you need for the biggest shopping season of the year, we have a checklist to help.
Story by Lindsey McClain, RHS Intern
On the outskirts of Wayne County between Hagerstown and Centerville lies a quaint town with historical murals, landmark houses, and mom and pop shops fit for everyone's needs. Each shop is just as thoughtful and distinct as the next. Children ride their bikes and play tag, and all the while there's the smell of coffee coming from King’s Cafe down the street. Cambridge City has a cottage town vibe complete with quaint, aesthetically pleasing shops, and friendly, smiling faces. It’s no wonder this Hallmark-esque town has such a homegrown feel and so many lifelong residents.
OSHA VACCINE MANDATE RULE FINAL: EFFECTIVE EARLY JANUARY BUT SOME COMPLIANCE NEEDED BY DECEMBER 5
Article provided by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce
NOTE: Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana to Host Webinar Next Week
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) COVID-19 vaccine rule mandate for employers with 100 or more employees is now final. The White House released a fact sheet this morning. The good news is that some of the most pressing concerns by the business community were favorably addressed.
Warm Glow: A Bright Future
by Lindsey McClain, RHS Intern
Snickerdoodle, hot apple butter, creamy vanilla bean, and northern pine are just some of
the delectable smells wafting through the air. An ambiance of reds, greens, and browns welcome
you as you walk into one of the largest candle stores in the Midwest. Just off I-70 at the
Centerville exit is Warm Glow Candle Co., home of their famous American-made candles and
decor. The store boasts an impressive array of merchandise, from rustic signs and home decor, to
garden pieces and handmade chocolates. The sister store here, Artisans & Java, features booths
for over a dozen independent artisans. They do everything from wood carving, to jewelry
making, to pottery and home decor. Any aesthetic can be found represented in one of these
booths; This is why variety is such a special quality of Warm Glow and its combined sister
Supplied by Whitewater Community Television
September 15, 2021
With the delta variant of COVID-19 continuing to cause illness, hospitalizations and deaths in our community many local residents are looking for information on how they can keep themselves and their families safe. On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6pm, Dr. Thomas Huth, VP, Medical Affairs, Reid Health and Dr. David Jetmore, Wayne County Health Officer are again making themselves available to answer community members questions with an appearance on Whitewater Community Television’s weekly public affairs program, IN Focus. Joining Dr. Jetmore and Dr. Huth will be local retired pediatrician and Wayne County Health Board President, Dr. Paul Rider.
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