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EDC and local educators head down to the farm

Last week local high school educators traveled to Three "D" Stock Farms  for the third quarter EDC Industry Immersion event. Industry Immersion events are short, experiential learning opportunities for high school educators, similar to an externship or an internship. These events provide uniqu...Read More

Small business spotlight: The Cake Lady, LLC

We had the opportunity to do a highlight on local entrepreneur Kim Sedor, the cake lady...the actual cake lady. Kim is the owner of The Cake Lady, LLC in Columbia City. Kim has always enjoyed being creative and trying new things. If you've seen her wedding cakes you would agree they are truly a...Read More

EDC & Purdue offer Lean Workshops

The EDC recently partnered with Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program to offer lean office and lean manufacturing workshops to local businesses. Lean is simply a method for eliminating waste and focusing on what adds value in the workplace. The workshops were led by Pu...Read More

Kelley visits Bunge soybean plant

By: Guest blogger, Kelley Sheiss, EDC Agribusiness Coordinator It's harvest season in Whitley County, and that means farmers are working overtime to bring in corn and soybeans from the fields, which play a vital role in Indiana's economy. Recently, Whitley County EDC Agribusiness Coordinator,...Read More

Small Business client spotlight: Laura’s Voice

EDC Small Business client Laura Richcreek has a unique talent she's turned into her own successful niche business. Richcreek is the owner of Laura's Voice, and she's a voice over talent. Not only is she an entrepreneur, but a mother of two and also spends a lot of time volunteering in the community...Read More

City, EDC travel to Bryan, Ohio to check out local initiatives

The last week in July, Mayor Ryan Daniel, Community Development Director Jeff Walker and EDC Agribusiness Coordinator Kelley Sheiss traveled to Bryan, Ohio to meet with a delegation of community leaders and entrepreneurs to tour and discuss a food co-op, high tunnel greenhouse operation, and restaur...Read More

Craft beer: The benefits of ‘growing’ the industry in your backyard

It's no secret that microbreweries are on the rise, and becoming more crowd-pleasing in the Hoosier state. According to the Brewers Association, in 2014 Indiana was ranked number 14 for number of breweries in the nation with 80. Indiana now has more than 100 microbreweries, and 6,000+ full-time empl...Read More

We are Indiana Grown!

Indiana is home to more than 60,000 farms spanning more than 15 million acres. But Hoosiers aren't keeping what's grown "at home." Hoosiers spend $16 billion a year on food and $14.5 billion is sourced outside of Indiana. The Indiana Grown Initiative was developed by the Indiana State Department...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Anchored Threads

Nathan and his wife Amanda VanHorn of Churubusco, started Anchored Threads late Spring 2013. Anchored Threads is a unique and trendy handcrafted leather goods company. From their popular "Rugged Mug" to hand-stitched leather wallets, pad-folios and belts, Anchored Threads has something special for ...Read More

Indiana Entrepreneurship Week – Windy Hill Vanilla

Suz Ness, owner of Windy Hill Vanilla, sells handmade beauty and skin care products. Suz started her small business after she and her kids started creating their own recipes for things like pure vanilla for baking, and homemade lip balm. Now Windy Hill Vanilla sells products like facial moisturizer...Read More

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