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September, 2020

  • 22 September

    Indy Chamber Hosts Third Annual Pitch Competition for Ex-Offenders

    INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday evening, the Indy Chamber and Business Ownership Initiative’s virtually hosted the third annual ReEntry Entrepreneurship Development Initiative (REDi) hosted its third annual virtual pitch competition for ex-offenders in Central Indiana. REDi, funded by the SBA, addresses the likely connection between entrepreneurship and reducing the rate of recidivism by providing technical business training and education to incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated individuals.   Since REDi’s inception in 2017, …

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  • 22 September

    Weekly Construction Update for Marion County and I-70 Projects

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation will close lanes in Marion County and along the I-70 corridor this week. This weekly release will detail lane closures and ramp closures throughout the construction zones in Marion County and along the I-70 corridor from I-465 to the Ohio State Line.  During …

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  • 22 September

    August Indiana Employment Report

    INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 18, 2020) – Indiana’s unemployment rate drops to 6.4 percent for August, and the national rate is 8.4 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the …

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  • 22 September

    Indy Chamber Announces Finalists for 43rd Annual Monumental Awards presented by Comcast Business

    (INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indy Chamber announced finalists for the 43rd annual Monumental Awards presented by Comcast Business, showcasing the greatest in places and spaces across the Indianapolis region. The event will take place October 7 as a movie premiere at Tibb’s Drive-In Theater on the west side of Indianapolis. Tickets are …

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  • 22 September

    Roadway safety encouraged during harvest season

    INDIANA — Crops across the state are looking bountiful and harvest is almost here. Farmers will soon be traveling in large slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana roads. To increase roadway safety, we are encouraging motorists to exercise caution and patience when approaching large farm equipment over the next few months. “When …

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  • 17 September

    Gov. Holcomb Announces Indiana Top State in the Nation for Adoption

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and U.S. Administration of Children and Families Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson today announced Indiana is the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care. “Every child deserves to have people who will love and support them forever, …

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  • 17 September

    Behning: Pre-K spots open for eligible 4-year-olds

    STATEHOUSE (Sept. 17, 2020) – Spots remain open for eligible Hoosier families to enroll 4-year-olds in On My Way Pre-K, according to State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis). As Indiana’s early childhood education program, On My Way Pre-K provides grants to 4-year-olds from low-income families to attend pre-K. Behning said high-quality …

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  • 17 September

    Gov. Holcomb, INDOT Announce Next Call for Community Crossings Matching Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced the next call for projects in the Community Crossings grant program will open Friday, September 25, 2020. Community Crossings is part of Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Roads program, a 20-year, fully funded plan to enhance Indiana’s highways and …

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  • 17 September

    ISP Cyber Crime Digital Forensic Examiner Recognized by United States Secret Service

    (Evansville, IN)-An Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Digital Forensic Examiner assigned to the Indiana Crimes Against Children Task Force was recently recognized by the United States Secret Service (USSS) for his forensic examination data submissions into the Forensic Partner Reporting (FPR) System, which is maintained by the Secret Service. Established …

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  • 17 September

    Judges Unveil Strategic Plan to Seek Continued Court Improvements

    The Judicial Conference of Indiana has unveiled a strategic plan to drive improvements to the Indiana justice system. 2020 Forward, a 20-page blueprint urging reform to the justice system over the next decade asserts, “The plan should be used as a guideline for the future of the judiciary and those …

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  • 17 September

    **UPDATE** – AMBER ALERT Plainfield Police searching for stolen vehicle with 6 month old infant inside

    ** UPDATE ** – Vehicle and infant were located in Indianapolis shortly after the Amber Alert was issued with the infant safe inside. On today’s date at 6:29 AM, the Plainfield Police Department responded to a stolen vehicle with a child inside at 2068 Hadley Road at the BP Get …

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  • 15 September

    Receive a Bill from DOR? Here’s How to Resolve It

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is starting to send tax bills that were delayed earlier this year due to tax filing and payment extensions related to COVID-19. Bills for individuals who owe taxes, will begin reaching mailboxes this week and continue to be sent through December 2020. …

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  • 15 September

    Indiana Department of Education Announces Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price School Meals and Milk Programs

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education today announced income eligibility guidelines, including household size, for the free and reduced-price school meals and milk programs. The National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and Special Milk programs were created to support students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk. …

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  • 15 September

    Hendricks County Trauma Resource Center Partners with the Community Foundation to Offer Affordable Mental Health Services

    The Hendricks County Trauma Resource Center is proud to announce the creation of a $71,500 fund at the Hendricks County Community Foundation (HCCF) to help mitigate trauma, provide needed resiliency, and establish healthy patterns of needed care as it relates to mental health and the impact of COVID-19 on individuals …

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  • 15 September

    National Merit Names Four Avon High School Students as Semifinalists

    Avon, IN—(September 14, 2020) Avon High School Principal Matthew Shockley announced that four students have been named Semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Competition. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million. Sriya KogantiJason LeAdam SchenkAlicija …

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