Running effective meetings is topic for HU Leadership Lunch

Jan Boggs will speak about "Running Effective and Productive Meetings" during the final Huntington University Leadership Luncheon of the school year on May 19.

Boggs is a facilitator, trainer and consultant to for-profit companies and not-for-profit organizations that are seeking practical, lasting solutions to organizational effectiveness. She has facilitated focus groups, community brainstorming sessions, board retreats and management sessions. Her training expertise is in the areas of teamwork, teambuilding, team problem solving, communication and leadership development.

HNHS honors seniors enlisting in armed forces

Huntington North High School held its 2010 Enlistee Recognition Breakfast May 11 to honor graduating seniors who are entering the armed forces after high school.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

Thirteen students graduating from Huntington North High School this June were honored and thanked for enlisting in the armed forces.

The 2010 Enlistee Recognition Breakfast was held in the HNHS library on Tuesday morning, May 11. Principal Jeremy Gulley was on hand to present seniors and their families a framed certificate in honor of their commitment. Gulley is a member of the National Guard and is being deployed this summer to Afghanistan.

Child Protection Team presents Ronald Mitchell Award to Lakes

Linda Lakes (center) accepts the 2010 Ronald E. Mitchell Award from Youth Services Bureau Executive Director Jan Williams (right) and Director of Huntington’s Department of Child Services Liz Learned on Thursday morning, May 13.
Photo by Jessica Williams.

The Child Protection Team of Huntington County has presented this year's Ronald E. Mitchell Award to Linda Lakes.

Lakes worked for the Department of Child Services (DCS) for more than 30 years. After retiring from that position, she began working at McKenzie's Hope in 2006 and retired earlier this year.

Lakes and her husband Jerry have two adult children and five grandchildren.

May 28 is deadline for chamber’s Heritage Days Window Display Contest

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce announces that the deadline for entries in the ninth annual Heritage Days Window Display Contest is May 28.

This year's theme is "Exploring Our Heritage."

There are two divisions, A and B. Stores that sell merchandise that could be used for decorating will be considered Category A. This includes home decorating and gift shops.

Category B includes all business that do not have ready access to decorating materials.

Pace Auto is offering to loan its windows to any business that would like to be in the contest.

ZUMBA-thon in Warren to raise money for Relay for Life teams

The Fitness Studio in Warren is hosting an 80s/90s ZUMBA-thon on Saturday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Knight-Bergman Civic Center in Warren to raise money to help local Relay For Life teams meet financial goals.

Zumba is a Latin-inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international dance movements. Chrissie Linker, Amy Vance and Deidre Irick will be instructing the class.

Door prizes, raffle items, a 50/50 drawing and free refreshments will also be available. Tickets are available at the door.

Chamber board presents vocational honors to 15 students

The Huntington Chamber of Commerce on Monday, May 10, presented vocational awards in the business category to (seated, from left) Amanda Dyson, Kourtney Brubaker and Richie Chadwick.
Photo by Andre B. Laird.

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce board presented the 2010 vocational awards to 15 Huntington North High School students in three categories during a May 10 luncheon at Huntington University.

In the category of Industrial Technology, recipients were Kaleb Fowler, CAD; Brandon Burnworth, transportation; Taylor Bitzer, manufacturing; Seth Doctor, construction; Austin McFarren, vocational automotive; Kourtney Johnson, I.C.E.; and Bridget Parker, machine trades.

Industrial technology awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Huntington North students who recently received vocational awards in the category of industrial technology are (seated, from left) Austin McFarren, Kourtney Johnson and Bridget Parker. Sponsor representatives are (standing, from left) chamber board member Lee Pasko, representing Transwheel; Lisa Guhl, Schneider Electric/Square D Company; and John Mignone, Mignone Communications.

Industrial technology awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Recipients of vocational awards in the category of industrial technology are (seated, from left) Kaleb Fowler, Brandon Burnworth, Taylor Bitzer and Seth Doctor. The students were presented the awards during a Huntington County Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Monday, May 10. Also present were representatives from sponsoring companies (standing, from left) Greg Bloxson, Lime City Manufacturing; Ken Harrell, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC; Joel Jerabek, UT Electronics; and Seth Marshall, chamber board member representing Builder's Mart.

Family and consumer science awards


Photo by Andre B. Laird.

Recipients of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce vocational awards on Monday, May 10, in the category of family and consumer science are Huntington North students (seated, from left) Amanda Bedwell, Laura Bell, Brittney Berry and Miranda VanRoekel. Sponsor representatives are (standing, from left) Rose Wall, chamber board member representing Kids Kampus; Kerri Johnson, Wells Fargo; Kim Haneline, RE/MAX Professional Group; and Kittie Keiffer, RE/MAX Professional Group.

Chamber scholarship


Photo provided.

Laura Bell (left) and Richard Chadwick are the recipients of $300 scholarships from the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

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