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Chamber April 2014


A Publication of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

Board of Directors

Tony Long, President MainSource Bank Chris King, President-Elect Runnebohm Construction Scott Asher, Past President Boys and Girls Club of Shelby County Amy Larrison, Treasurer First Bank Shelbyville Directors

Beau Browning Browning|Pike Financial Management Ryan Claxton Major Health Partners Treva Cunningham Walmart* Murry DeCamp Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Shelbyville Scott Gabbard-Shelby Co. Ag Promotion Committee/Purdue Extension Greg Gerline-Sandman Bros./ Shelby County Pantry Pals Natalie Gulley Knauf Insulation Mary Harper Shelbyville Central Schools Gena Linville Major Hospital Grant Scharton Indiana Grand Racing and Casino

This edition of Chamber Chatter features updates from Public and Parochial City and County schools. The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is proud to have these schools as members of the Chamber.

Upcoming Events April Networking Luncheon April 9 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Tour of Italy 39 Public Square, Shelbyville We will highlight SCUFFY at this luncheon. Come listen as they discuss the 2014 SCUFFY Drive. Cost of the lunch is $12 if reserved by April 7. If after April 7, the cost of lunch is $15. RSVP today to or call 317-398-6647. Ground Breaking Ceremony Shelby County Fairground Grandstands April 7 12:00 p.m. Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening First Merchants Bank 2350 Marketplace Boulevard April 29 11:00 a.m.

Scissors and Shovels On March 19 at the 2014 Business & Industry Trade Fair, Seniors Helping Seniors celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting. To contact Seniors Helping Seniors, call 765-763-0416.


Julie Metz, Executive Director Courtney Chapella, Executive Assistant Whitney Wagoner, Executive Assistant FOUNDER’S CLUB

Colour Palette RushShelby Energy, Inc. Shelbyville Paint and Wallpaper

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On March 3, the City of Shelbyville and Shelbyville Central Schools celebrated Read Across America week with a ribbon cutting on the City Hall steps along with Cat in the Hat.

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2014 Trade Fair The Business and Industry Trade Fair celebrated another exciting year on March 19. We would like to thank: -All booth participants and all who attended the Business Connect and the Networking Luncheon. -Our sponsors: GenFed Financial Credit Union, Indiana American Water, Indiana Grand Racing and Casino, and Millers Lawn Care, LLC. -Josh Bleill, Indianapolis Colts spokesperson and Iraqi War veteran, for speaking at the Networking Luncheon. -Occasions Banquet Hall and Catering for catering the lunch. -The Bicycle Shop of Shelbyville for sponsoring the bicycle giveaway. -Giant 96 for broadcasting live from the Trade Fair. - Shelbyville News and Saver Gator for advertising our event. -Hardworking committee members: Janet Wallace, Jeff Pruitt, Sherry Talbert, Mary Harper, Tony Long, Amanda Henson, Dayla Thurston, and Sheri Yarling. We could not do it without you!

Congratulations to Sue Kirschbaum, winner of the bicycle from The Bicycle Shop!

-Our Ambassadors and Board Members for staffing the Chamber booth and passing out tote bags to attendees. -Shelbyville Central Schools for the use of their facilities. -Kim Owens for her assistance on the game piece. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year a success! Plan to join us next year on March 18!

Attendees enjoying the Trade Fair.

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Josh Bleill, Indianapolis Colts Spokesperson and Iraqi War veteran, speaking at the 2014 Trade Fair Networking Luncheon.


Member Spotlight

Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County A-F Accountability Grades -Northwestern Consolidated School District- B -Triton Central High School- A -Triton Central Middle School- A -Triton Central Elementary School- B

-Northwestern Consolidated School District implemented a one-to-one technology initiative for all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, the beginning of 2013-2014 school year. -Triton Central Elementary students have direct access to iPAD’s to assist in the learning processes. -Triton Central High School and Triton Central Middle school students are using web based Chromebooks as a virtual “backpack” for students to access information through web based curriculum. - Technology has given us the ability to create an environment where every student’s need is met through communication (Google docs), organization (Chromebook), high ability (PLATO- advancement), remediation (PLATO) and flexibility in our scheduling. - Triton Central High School teachers are using Google docs, sites, forms, and scripts to enhance the classroom and help develop the 21st century skills needed, while increasing the communication between parents and students on daily objectives and classroom expectations. - Triton Central High School uses PLATO software as a primary resource for teachers. The use of PLATO enhances elective course offerings and credit recovery. Students can also use the program for advancement based upon their individual needs. -Triton Central Middle School has been designated as a “School to Watch”. “Schools to Watch” is an initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle Grade Reform in 1999. Through the initiative, the National Forum identifies schools across the country that are meeting the Forums criteria for high performance. The schools have to be academically excellent, developmentally responsive and socially equitable. Triton Central Middle School is one of nine schools in Indiana and one of 153 nationwide to receive this recognition and honor. - Triton Central Middle School was the winner of a $10,000 grant from the NFL and American Dairy Council to assist the school with its effort to bring a higher level of physical activity and nutrition to students. Triton Central Elementary is a NFL Play 60 School and was awarded the “Super School” status for the Indianapolis Colts market during the 2012-13 school year and winner of the $10,000 grant. Triton Elementary used the money for PE and recess equipment and to allow all elementary students to participate in Pacers Boomer’s Boot Camp. Triton Central Middle School plans to use the grant money to purchase new PE equipment to enrich curriculum as well as equipment to bring new nutritional opportunities to students. -In 2013-2014 school year, Triton Central High School implemented a professional career internship program (PCI) to allow students to complete work based internships at the school and in the community. Internships allow students gain industry knowledge, make professional contacts, and the possibility of obtaining full-time employment. Students will also be allowed to intern during the summer as well. -Triton Central Elementary uses “Everyday Math” and is currently in its third year of implementation. All students kindergarten through fourth grade have embraced the new techniques and strategies that the new math program uses. The innovative techniques and strategies meet the varied learning modalities of all of our students and is evident in our assessment results. -2013-2014 was the first year for a Robotics team at the high school. Students build and program robots to be controlled during competition in which they perform specific tasks. Robots are built completely from scratch, using only VEX robotics parts. 4

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Northwestern Consolidated Schools (continued from page 4)

- The arts are important to our school, developing more well-rounded learners. All students, kindergarten through fourth grade, participate in Music and Art. Elementary students are also given opportunities for additional artwork outside of school through contests and a new program, Cookies and Canvas, hosted by our art teacher. - Triton Central High School Lady Tigers Basketball team sponsored its 6th Annual Pink out game in February and have raised over $54,000 to date for breast cancer research. -The Triton Central High School’s Entrepreneurship classes have been working this semester on creating a school spirit store. Students are learning the skills needed to create and build a business of their own. The classes plan to have the business fully operational the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. The Entrepreneurship classes are in need of retail clothing racks, displays, and mannequins for the store. Any donations would be greatly appreciated. - The Drama Department at Triton Central High School continually amazes the community with performances of the highest caliber. This year the Drama Department performed Steel Magnolias in October, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever in December, and The Crucible in March. - Triton Central Middle School offers twenty-one after school activities for students to participate including athletics, academics and special interest clubs. -Elementary students participate in Jump Rope for Heart, Family Fun Run at Southeastway park and Major Moves “Easy as 1, 2,3” sponsored by Major Hospital. To contact Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County, call (317) 835-7461. New and Exciting During the 2013-2014 school year, St. Joseph School has begun marketing our school. Soon, the community will see some bright, smiling faces on a billboard. Not only have we secured an area for a billboard, new brochures have been developed. The school has been reaching out to parishioners and non-parishioners. St. Joseph School is a family, so please come and find out more. Technology has been enhanced at St. Joseph School. In April, four additional SMARTBOARDS will be added, bringing our total to nine. iPads are being added to the classrooms and our computer lab was updated during the summer of 2013. ALEKS (a math program) and IXL (a math and language arts program) are being used in the classrooms and at home. Safety and security has been improved during the 2013-2014 school year. A security system which includes 12 cameras not only gives more security to the school, but also the church. Visitors must identify themselves via the camera before being allowed in the building. Accomplishments and Successes Several years ago we began a Character Education program for all levels—preschool through grade five. Each Monday at 8:00 a.m. students and staff assemble in the gym and an aspect of character is explored. This could involve anti-bullying, qualities of a good person, or community service activities. Our students have a wonderful opportunity to gain public speaking opportunities through their participation in Masses, prayer services, and our programs. Whether they are leading the songs during Mass or presenting the Stations of the Cross, students gain confidence and become comfortable in front of an audience. On Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, all teachers are available for tutoring. A parent can request that their child receives some extra help or the teacher may suggest tutoring. Our Hispanic students are given the opportunity to stay after school and work with Rosetta Stone for English. To contact St. Joseph School, call (317) 398-4202. Chamber Chatter April 2014


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Member Spotlight

Southwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County Southwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County proudly describes themselves as a small district where individual students’ needs are met. Not only are students’ academic needs met through differentiated instruction, but students also have the opportunity to be actively involved in various extra-curricular activities. Teachers are dedicated to their students and take personal pride in their successes. Discipline issues are low and classroom engagement is high. Southwestern is also a unique place for students to learn and grow because the community actively supports the students and families are very involved. Southwestern prides itself in offering a variety of courses for students. The district offers interventions as well as high ability programing. Students at the Junior Senior High School are able to enroll in AP and dual credit courses. Additionally, students can take a variety of online classes such as Astronomy, Criminology, and Anthropology. The district has a strong FFA program where students regularly participate in various contests and activities; and they win numerous awards. Southwestern Elementary offers free full-day kindergarten with aides in each classroom. Having had wireless Internet connection for four years, the district has 1:1 district-provided technology devices for students in grades three through six. In grades seven through twelve, students have the option of using a school-owned device or bringing their own device (iPad, cell phone, Chrome book, laptop, etc.) if they prefer. With each student having a device, teachers are able to easily assess students and regularly monitor their progress to drive instruction. In the elementary grades, students have been assessed throughout the year enabling teachers to use small group instruction in reading and math to meet student needs. Likewise, the junior and senior high school students have also been assessed regularly using a variety of methods such as entrance and exit slips as well as many others. Once strengths and weaknesses have been identified, teachers are able to teach to the needs of the students. Data is kept on each student. At Southwestern, safety is also a priority. The district is partnering with NetTalon, a security company who is investing thousands of dollars to make the Southwestern schools the safest in the nation. The schools will be linked with live audio/video feed to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office; the first school and law enforcement entity in history to be networked together for 24X7 incident response. Additional measures such as ballistic windows and doors are also being installed. Southwestern’s security system will be the first of its kind and will, hopefully, set a trend for safety measures in schools nationwide. Watch for the official unveiling of this state-of-the art security system in late spring when families from Sandy Hook Elementary and Virginia Tech University plan to attend. Southwestern is accepting open enrollment applications for students in kindergarten through students entering their freshman year from other districts who would appreciate the family oriented individualized attention offered at Southwestern. Applications may be picked up at the district’s Administrative Office from 7:30-4:00. To contact Southwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County, call (317) 729-5746. n

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Member Spotlight No information was submitted for Shelby Eastern Schools. For more information for current events contact one of the schools below: SHELBY EASTERN SCHOOLS Administrative Office 2451 North 600 East Shelbyville, IN 46176 (765) 544-2246


Morristown Elementary School 107 West Main Street P.O. Box 910 Morristown, IN 46161 (765) 763-6648

Waldron Elementary School 306 South East Street P.O. Box 38 Waldron, IN 46182 (765) 525-6505

Morristown High School 215 West Main Street P.O. Box 960 Morristown, IN 46161 (765) 763-1221

Waldron High School 102 North East Street P.O. Box 369 Waldron, IN 46182 (765) 525-6822

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Your eBroadcast E-mail is changing For several years, the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce has mailed an eBroadcast each Monday discussing events, specials and other promotions going on through the Chamber as well as an eBroadcast on Wednesday discussing member events, news, sales and promotions, and jobs. Beginning May 5, the Chamber will only be sending out one eBroadcast weekly in more of a newsletter format (see photo to the right). This eBroadcast will contain all information that is typically in the Monday and Wednesday email, but in a more condensed format. This new condensed email will be sent each Monday outlining Chamber events for the week as well as member sales and promotions, news, and events. These changes are being made to bring you--our member--a new cost effective marketing option. Exclusive Member-2-Member Email: $100 Shared Member-2-Member Email: $35 per member (3) Your Member-2-Member Exclusive Email will be delivered to more than 700 business people in a special Member-2-Member Email frame that will help raise credibility and the open rate of your email. You can include text and/or graphics with hyperlinks back to your website or email address. While you will not receive the email distribution list, email reports such as open rates, number of click throughs, and number of forwards will be available upon request. Announce your events, promotions, or special deals to other Chamber members and their employees. Schedule your email so Chamber members hear about it before the general public or share information that won’t be shared with the general public. Make sure to tell members that they are getting a special preview! These emails are scheduled on a first-come/first-serve basis, so call the Chamber today to reserve your spot!

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Member Spotlight Shelbyville Central Schools Way:

Every student. Every time. No exceptions. No excuses. Shelbyville Central Schools’ Accomplishments and Successes •Indiana Department of Education Report Card: Straight A’s: EXEMPLARY Status •Shelbyville Central Schools has the highest ISTEP+ pass rate in Shelby County •Exceeds Indiana’s goal for the 90% high school graduation rate and 90% of third grade students reading on level •Shelbyville Middle Schools earns the national “Schools to Watch” status •John Merrow, Educational Consultant, PBS News Hour, and President of Learning Matters, highlights SCS as “a public school success story” •Offers rigorous high school courses for Shelbyville Middle School students which include Algebra I, Geometry, Biology I, Biology II, Spanish I, Health, and Information, Communication and Technology •Opens student and faculty health clinics •Upgrades school security including tip lines, check in systems, cameras, entry security systems, instant alerts, and hires a certified School Resource Officer •Completes the Project Lead the Way course pathway and adds a College and Career Ready course to Shelbyville High School Shelbyville Central Schools’ New and Exciting Initiatives •Expansion of the theatrical department at the secondary level which includes hiring a full time drama teacher and additional productions for SCS students •Adding a new all day preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds PR Our Everyday Prices TO ICES •Shelbyville High school is an emerging Early TO O HOT Are at or below PRI NT! College Model with partnerships with Indiana University, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University •Exploring a Spanish program for elementary students Twin Full King Queen •Working with Apple to increase the number of iPads for students SAVE •Expansion of the TV Studio, Computer Programming UP TO ALL SIZES BLOW 50%* Courses, and Academy of Finance at the Shelbyville in Stock OUT High School PRICES! •Investigating new online radio station and online newsletter for Shelbyville High School •Hosting the first Summer Leadership Summit for staff Super Selection Super Service •New pool with 8 lanes and a separate diving well

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To contact Shelbyville Central Schools, call (317) 392-2505.

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Chamber Insight The mission of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce is “providing value-added services and programs, creating opportunities for our members and improving the quality of life in Shelby County” Each month in 2014, we will be sharing information on what we can do for you as a member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and what value-added services and programs are available.

Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breaking Ceremonies One of the benefits of Chamber membership is assistance with ribbon cuttings, grand openings and other landmark celebrations. The Chamber will assist with publicizing your event in our communications leading up to the event. We will also publicize photos of your occasion. Contact the Chamber today at 317-398-6647 if you would like to schedule a ribbon cutting, grand opening, or other landmark celebration.

Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings and Ground Breakings Groundbreaking Ceremony Shelby County Fairground Grandstands April 7 12:00 p.m.

You’re Invited Please join in the excitement with the Shelby County Fair Board, Shelby County and Shelbyville Elected Officials in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Grandstands on the Shelby County Fairgrounds. The event will be held on Monday, April 7th at 12:00 noon at the Fairgrounds.  A light lunch of hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.   This event has been much anticipated and everyone is welcome to come celebrate with us. Even though history was lost in the old grandstand, with the combined efforts of the Shelby County and Shelbyville Elected Officials and the Shelby County Fair Board, a new grandstands will create more memories for the generations to come.   Also, come and learn about the new architectural design, the gifts that have been made and our continued effort in the reconstruction of the grandstands.

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening First Merchants Bank 2350 Marketplace Boulevard April 29 11:00 a.m. Chamber Chatter

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Doing great things together Lana & Keith Kocher | The Original Pizza Den There’s nothing like grabbing a great slice of pizza right in your hometown. Pizza Den owners, Keith and Lana Kocher are delighted to share their business with Shelbyville. They are especially grateful to have recognized value in a local bank. First Bank is proud to provide the service and attention that only a hometown bank can offer. Like you, we live here...We work here...We belong here.

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Welcome New Investors!

Cain Signs, LLC is located at 334 North Main Street in Rushville. They specialize in signage, channel letters, in house neon, electronic displays, screen printing, embroidery, vinyl lettering, and graphics needs. To contact Cain Signs, LLC call (765) 679-5448. JA Benefits, LLC* is a full service employee benefit brokerage and consulting firm. To contact JA Benefits call (812) 279-9500. New Life United Methodist Church*, located at 6145 North 400 West, Fairland is a Shelby County church. To contact New Life United Methodist Church call (317) 835-2757. Ruperts Kids Shelbyville* is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring as well as the opportunity to learn work ethic, social skills, and life competencies for future success. To contact Ruperts Kids Shelbyville call (317) 251-4732. Superior Auto, located at 609 East State Road 44, is a buy here, pay here car dealership. To contact Superior Auto call (317) 398-9900. *denotes Presidential Member

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ATI Physical Therapy* B & H Electric and Supply* BBUGGS, Inc.* Bears of Blue River Festival Associates, Inc..* Brewer Machine & Manufacturing DATE:  April 27, 2014 Brown, DePrez, & Johnson* Brownie’s Marine Sales* LOCATION:  Shelby County Fairgrounds Cancer Association of Shelby County* Cord Bros., Inc. Free Admission  *  Door Prizes    Culligan Water Conditioning Co. Disability and Autism Services of Indiana*   Free Samples  * Vendor Booth Give-A-Ways  Diverse Staffing Services* Early World of Learning, Inc. Eastside Express Car Wash* Farm Credit Mid-America* First Assembly of God Harvester Financial Credit Union* Hendricks Pointe Apartments* HighPoint Orchard* Human Services, Inc.* Kasco Manufacturing Co., Inc.* Kolkmeier Lawn Care* Liberty Tax Service* MainSource Bank Carpenter Realtors- Nancy Smith, Managing Broker* NUTHAK INSURANCE Randall L. Miller DDS, LLC* Rotary Club of Shelbyville Want to be part ofShelby the Chamber Materials newsletter? Shelbyville Community Church* Call us today at (317)398-6647 for more Wendy’s/ Theobald Management, Inc.* information. Williams Industries, Inc.* *denotes Presidential Member

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Where You Belong

In this issue: Shelbyville Central Schools Southwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County Northwestern Consolidated Schools of Shelby County St. Joseph School

April 2014 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter  
April 2014 Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter