Pulaski County may not be returning to television to bring in tourists. The county commissioners appear to be ready to deny the Community Development Commission’s request to buy additional TV advertising. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Commissioners will take a bit more time to decide whether to try more TV advertising. On Tuesday, they tabled a request from the Community Development Commission to spend $22,000 to run tourism ads on Comcast cable systems in the Chicago area. Continue reading
Pulaski County’s celebration of the state bicentennial has now been officially recognized by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. TorchFest was approved last week as a Bicentennial Legacy Project. Continue reading
The Pulaski County Farmers’ Market is being revived, and organizers are looking for vendors. Continue reading
A new event and banquet center is coming to western Pulaski County. Meadow Springs held a groundbreaking Friday for a new facility at the corner of U.S. 421 and State Road 114 south of Francesville. Continue reading
A Winamac business has paid off a business loan to the Pulaski County Revolving Loan Fund a year ahead of schedule. The county loaned $100,000 to All Seasons Home Center manager Kyle Kruzick and local contractor Phil White in September of 2011 to operate a home improvement store in the All Seasons buildings. The loan allowed the newly-established Winamac Lumber Yard to buy fixtures and equipment from All Seasons.
On Jan. 1, 2013 White and his wife bought out Kruzick’s share of the company and later purchased the property from his family. Continue reading
Approval has been given to the Pulaski County Community Development Commission (CDC) to contract with Valparaiso-based Regional Development Company (RDC) to handle the financial administration aspect of the revolving loan fund.
Pulaski County CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer told the Pulaski County Commissioners this week that the RDC will receive the application and run a credit report plus gather personal or business tax forms. The county will then receive a credit memo as part of the process in applying for a revolving loan. The RDC will give a ranking to a committee set up by the Pulaski County CDC. Other aspects will be considered in an overall ranking which will be presented to the Commissioners for approval or denial of a loan.
Officials in Pulaski County are making plans to celebrate Indiana’s 200th birthday. The Pulaski County Community Development Commission recently established the Pulaski County Bicentennial Committee. It will serve as a liaison to the Indiana State Bicentennial Commission.
Activities across Indiana in 2016 will celebrate 200 years of statehood with Legacy Projects, an Olympic-style torch relay across the state and other events. Continue reading
Origer said there are two potential projects coming to the area that would allow the land to go up for sale or lease. Indiana code mandates that two separate appraisals will be done in order for that to move forward.
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission may apply for a state grant to provide job skills training to high school students. County economic development director Nathan P. Origer says funds are available through the Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Grant program to set up industrial repair and maintenance training programs at Winamac Community and West Central High Schools. Origer says it is a really high-demand occupation in the manufacturing sector locally and regionally. Continue reading
The executive director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission updated the county commissioners this week on plans to revamp the zoning ordinances.
Nathan Origer explained that the county council approved the transfer of funds from the CDC land acquisition account for the project and plans are progressing.
“Once I have the CDC’s formal approval and the plan commission’s formal recommendation to the commissioners, I will bring it to you. I will get a copy to you in advance as soon as we tweak any details. I sent a list of minor concerns to the company that has submitted the proposal. They don’t anticipate starting the project until mid-November and finishing in early spring. We are still negotiating with Francesville and Winamac to see if either of them want to adopt that same ordinance so that even though they’ll retain their same jurisdictions the rules will be the same across the county,” said Origer.
Gifford serves as the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center Business Advisor for Starke County and Pulaski County. This workshop aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.
The director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission (CDC) requested a transfer of funds to work on zoning ordinances.
Nathan Origer told the Pulaski County Council members that he is an advisor to the plan commission and said the zoning ordinances were not done professionally and they need to be to fit the needs of the county.
The hotel project in Winamac is in a holding pattern, according to Nathan Origer, Director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission.
He indicated that they are working out some details with the hotel company, Wisconsin-based Cobblestone Development.
“We are trying to get on the same page on some different financing options,” explained Origer. “We’re also still looking at final property options. We are still very eagerly looking for individuals in the Winamac area who are interested in learning more about investing in the project.”
The town of Monterey has cleared another hurdle as they look to build a wastewater plant with the assistance of the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Nathan Origer, executive director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, approached the county council at their meeting Monday night and requested on behalf of the town $10,000 to help in the town’s endeavor.
The town of Monterey is looking to undertake a massive project through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and they’ve asked Pulaski County to kick some funds their way to help in the endeavor. According to Nathan Origer, executive director of the Pulaski County Community Development Commission, the town has announced plans to apply for a grant to allow them to construct a wastewater plant at a cost of roughly $200,000.
The Pulaski County Community Development Commission annual Economic Development Summit will be held Tuesday, March 4 at the Winamac Event Center at 7 p.m. ET
Pulaski County CDC Executive Director Nathan Origer said reports and more will be featured during this annual event.
Pulaski County’s State of the County Economy address is scheduled for Tuesday, March 4, featuring a keynote address on Primacy of Place and quality of life by Ball State’s Dick Heupel. The address will take place during the Economic Development Summit at the event center in Winamac at 221 S. Logan St., including a free catered meal.
The “Extraordinary Indiana” PBS program featuring Pulaski County aired Friday night on Lakeshore Public Television. The Pulaski County Council in August approved a $10,000 expense to feature the county in the program at the behest of Nathan Origer, executive director of the Economic Development Commission.
The “Savor Indiana” special for Pulaski County has been produced and is now available for to be viewed at the website of Associated Images after nearly six months since the county commissioners gave the project their go-ahead. The commissioners approved a $10,000 expense in July 2013 to feature the county on the PBS program aimed at promoting tourism.