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NEWS // Whitley County Receives Funding to Aid Businesses Affected During Pandemic

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (September 10, 2020) ­­­– Whitley County was awarded funds to disperse to for profit businesses affected during the pandemic. The Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA) awarded Whitley County $250,000 in funds to add to the Whitley County Economic Developme...Read More

News // Make It Your Own Mural Fest Announces Final Lineup of Artists, Locations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., announced today the 11 artists participating in Make It Your Own Mural Fest, happening September 8-18 ...Read More

NEWS // Lt. Gov. Crouch announces 42 COVID-19 Response Phase Two Recipients

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 27, 2020) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs today announced that an additional 42 rural Hoosier communities will receive more than $10.09 million in federal grant funding through the COVID-19 Response...Read More

NEWS // Ag Plus Continues Agricultural Initiative for Whitley County

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (August 11, 2020) ­­­– Local agricultural company Ag Plus, Inc., recently announced plans to construct a new building and purchase new equipment to expand agricultural services. Ag Plus, Inc., will build a 37,000 sq. ft. building at 5501 IN-9 in Columbia City to house m...Read More

NEWS | Kyocera SGS Precision Tools Builds Their Labor Force

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 18, 2020) ­­­– Local orthopedic company Kyocera SGS Precision Tools recently announced plans to purchase new manufacturing equipment to improve capabilities and upskill the labor force. Kyocera SGS will invest in new equipment to upskill their current labor force and...Read More

Iotron Industries Breaks Ground to Continue Worldwide Sterilization Efforts

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (May 13, 2020) ­­­– Iotron Industries, a global leader in radiation processing, broke ground on their expansion project during a time when sterilization is a key priority. The expansion will add 34,000 sq. ft. to facilitate another line of sterilization capability. “Ov...Read More

NEWS | Dale Buuck Named Whitley County EDC New President to Continue Efforts

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (April 22, 2020) ­­­– The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) board of directors has hired Dale E. Buuck as president. “We are excited to introduce Dale Buuck as the new president of the Whitley County EDC,” said Brooks Langeloh, Whitley County EDC b...Read More

Business Slow Down Led to Business Startup for Battle Axe Custom Rods

A Tri-Lakes local found time in the chaos to gain his retail certificate and launch his website for custom fishing rods.   Joe Crance, owner of Battle Axe Custom Rods, is a Whitley County native who turned his hobby into an official business during the slow time brought on by COVID-19. ...Read More

Custom Holiday Lighting Company Chooses South Whitley to Expand Operations

SOUTH WHITLEY, Ind. (April 1, 2020) ­­­– Artistic Holiday Designs, a custom professional holiday lighting company, plans to expand its operations in South Whitley’s former Shindigz Headquarters building, subject to the company closing on the purchase of the building. To support the growth in ...Read More

Artists Encouraged to Apply for Make It Your Own Mural Fest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2020 11 Locations Selected throughout Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Make It Your Own Mural Fest, organized by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., is asking artists to apply for the Artist and Mentorship ...Read More

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