In order to highlight all of the shopping options sprinkled throughout the area, Starke County Tourism and the Chamber of Commerce are hosting the first ever ‘Holiday Shoptacular’ event!Continue reading
The winners of the Henry F. Schricker Award were recently announced by the officials from the Starke County Chamber of Commerce.Continue reading
Following a recent transition in ownership, the Knox community will soon be cutting the ribbon on the city’s Ford dealership. The Starke County Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at Lochmandy Ford tomorrow morning at 10:00. Members of the public are welcome to attend.Continue reading
After a few months of searching for the perfect fit, a new executive director has been selected for the Starke County Chamber of Commerce.Continue reading
The Starke County Commissioners held a public hearing Monday night on a Broadband Readiness Planning Grant.
The inaugural Starke County Holiday Market is taking place this Saturday. The Starke County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting these holiday shopping events on the first four Saturdays in December to give residents a chance to do their seasonal shopping locally.
Vendors can start setting up in the Knox Mall at 8 a.m. and individuals are responsible for bringing their own tables and chairs. The event will run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. tomorrow and the initial prize drawing for the Shop Local Bingo game will be held around 1 p.m. Continue reading
When the Starke County Young Professionals Group met earlier this month, they covered a few different organizational matters.
For instance, members discussed whether they should remain a committee under the Starke County Chamber of Commerce or if they should branch out and go through the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
There was a consensus among the members in attendance that it would be more beneficial to remain a committee under the Chamber for the time being. Continue reading
As the Holiday shopping season kicks off, the Starke County Chamber of Commerce is encouraging citizens to check out some local establishments before going straight to big department stores or perusing online options.
In order to get people excited about what the community has to offer, the Chamber will be sponsoring a “Shop Local Bingo” game during the peak holiday shopping days. Continue reading
The Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center was teeming with community spirit Thursday evening during the annual Starke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.
The event was attended by local leaders, state representatives, former award recipients and a plethora of caring community members. It was led by Chamber of Commerce President Jerry Gurrado and Executive Director Jessica Craig.
The man of the hour was the owner of Territorial Engineering Van Janovic, who was presented with the Henry F. Schricker Service Before Self Award. Continue reading
To give Starke County residents a chance to peruse some potential presents from local vendors and businesses, the Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Holiday Market on the first four Saturdays in December. Continue reading
This week, a number of vital people and organizations will be recognized for the important impact they’ve made on the community during the annual Starke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.
At the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center this Thursday, the Henry F. Schricker Service Before Self Award will be presented to Van Janovic, of Territorial Engineering. The Business of the Year and Above and Beyond awards will also be presented at this time.
The 2019 ‘Business of the Year’ is Traffic Control Specialists, Inc located in Knox. In a social media post, Chamber of Commerce representatives congratulated President Tracy Triska for the amazing contribution her company has made to the community by donating time, labor, signs and much more. Continue reading
With the holiday shopping season right around the corner, The Starke County Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with multiple businesses in the area to encourage citizens to shop local first.
Executive Director Jessica Craig said the Chamber is sponsoring a ‘Shop Local Bingo’ this year. Continue reading
The Starke County Chamber of Commerce has announced the winner of the Henry F. Schicker ‘Service Before Self Award’ and it’s Civil Engineer Van Janovic. Continue reading
The Starke County Young Professionals group is looking to provide a platform for the community’s working youth.
In conjunction with the Starke County Chamber of Commerce, the group is hosting a networking event will be held tonight at the Bass Lake Pub and Ristorante from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Continue reading
Tickets are currently on sale for the annual Starke County Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner.
This dinner will be held on Thursday, November 8th from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Nancy J. Dembowski Community Center.
During this awards ceremony, the Chamber will recognize the recipient of the Henry F. Schricker Service before Self Award, the designated Business of the Year as well as the winners of the Above and Beyond Awards.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women worldwide. To help draw attention to the disease, every year, the month of October is recognized as Breast Cancer Awareness month.
WHO representatives report that since there are currently no definitive answers about the cause, early detection of the disease is the cornerstone of breast cancer control. Starke County residents who meet certain qualifications are eligible to receive mammograms and subsequent testing and procedures, free of charge. Continue reading
Do you know someone who goes above and beyond to serve the community and help others? If so, you should consider nominating them for the Henry F. Schricker “Service before Self” Award.
For more than three decades, a local community member has been awarded this honor for exemplifying the giving spirit and showing major motivation in a way that mirrors the philosophy of Indiana’s former governor. Continue reading
The new Norwayne Field stage cover will get some use this Saturday at the first North Judson Movies in the Park event of the season.
The movie being shown this month is Justice League and the screening will begin around dusk. Continue reading
Knox Mayor Dennis Estok will be holding several meetings today as a part of the process for amending and renewing the 5-year Parks Master Plan.
The purpose of today’s meetings is to gather community input about the various concerns and any recommendations that people have about the parks in Knox.
The first meetings will be conducted with stakeholders. Mayor Estok said that at 1:30 p.m. he will meet with Starke County Youth Club representatives. Then starting around 4:30 p.m. representatives from Moving Starke County Forward, the Starke County Chamber of Commerce and the Young Professionals Group will meet with the mayor to discuss individual group concerns.
At 6 p.m. a public hearing will be held at City Hall, where community members can weigh in on what they’d like to see at Wythogan Park, Sandy Acres and Heritage Park. Everyone is encouraged to attend to have their voice heard and their suggestions considered. Continue reading
Members of the Starke County Chamber of Commerce met earlier this week to officially decide the winners of Business of the Year, the Above and Beyond Award and the Henry F. Schricker “Service Before Self” Award.
Starke County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jessica Craig reported that the winner of Business of the Year is the North Judson-based company First Choice Insurance owned by Carrie Block.
The winner of this year’s Henry F. Schricker Award is Jim Kersting. Craig said that Kersting was a recipient of the Business of the Year award back in 2015 but he has been nominated for the Schricker award three years in a row. Henry F. Schricker Award Committee members, as well as past winners, decided to grant Kersting with the award this year for his continued service to the community.
The winner of the Above and Beyond award is Starke County A.B.A.T.E. This award can go to an individual, a business or an organization. This year the award when to the Starke County American Bikers Aimed Toward Education for their countless fundraising efforts and immersive community involvement. Continue reading