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Chamber August 2013


A Publication of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce

In this issue: -Dayla B Photography -The Accident Fund Insurance Company of America -Faith-ful Friend Services -American Cancer Society -Blue River Community Foundation -Shelby County Public Library

Board of Directors

Scott Asher, President Boys Club-Shelbyville Tony Long, President Elect MainSource Bank Chris King, Treasurer Runnebohm Construction Directors

Beau Browning Browning|Pike Financial Management Ryan Claxton Major Health Partners

Member Appreciation Luncheon On July 10th, the Chamber held its annual Member Appreciation Luncheon. Staff, Ambassadors, and Board members grilled hamburgers, hotdogs and brats and served side dishes. Thank you to the over 120 members who attended! Thank you to Beau Browning, Mary Harper, Murry DeCamp, Tony Long, Sheri Yarling, Scott Gabbard, Greg Gerline, Ryan Claxton, Gena Linville, Cathy Wenning, Scott Asher, Amy Larrison, and Tim Higginbotham for helping. Thank you to Bob Evans for the donation of slaw. Mark your calendars for next July for our 2014 Member Appreciation Luncheon!

Treva Cunningham Walmart* Scott Gabbard-Shelby Co. Ag Promotion Committee/Purdue Extension Greg Gerline-Sandman Bros./ Shelby County Pantry Pals Mary Harper Shelbyville Central Schools Ron Harrison O’Neal Steel Amy Larrison First Bank Shelbyville Gena Linville Major Hospital Cathy Wenning Duke Energy STAFF

Julie Metz, Executive Director Courtney Chapella, Executive Assistant Jordan England, Executive Assistant FOUNDER’S CLUB

Colour Palette RushShelby Energy, Inc. Shelbyville Paint and Wallpaper

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Member Spotlight Dayla B Photography Brings Creativity to Your Special Moments Over 12 years ago, Dayla B Photography (formerly DB Photography) was born when Dayla Thurston hired her father, Jerry Wiley, as her photography assistant. Dayla’s photography business has prospered ever since. Over the years, Dayla and Jerry have shot hundreds of portraits, events, and business accounts. Dayla brings her award-winning photographic skills and experiences as the former staff photographer for The Shelbyville News, studio photographer, and degree in fine arts from the University of Indianapolis to each photo session. Jerry provides an essential extra set of hands and editing expertise behind the scene. Together they make a creative and fun pair ready to capture your special moments. Dayla B Photography uses natural light and the location of your choice within central Indiana. Their style is relaxed, professional, and sincere. Dayla B Photography knows each person has a story to tell and wants to help you tell yours. Each session is customized to your individual needs whether it is new staff photos for your business, a photo slide show for a website, wedding, or an updated family portrait. Rates all depend on the specific job. If interested in setting up a session or talking about your business photographic needs please feel free to contact us through our website or e-mail us at


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Member Insight “Give ‘em a BRAKE” -Road Construction Safety and Defensive Driving Tips When drivers get behind the wheel, they take responsibility for maintaining control of 2-ton machines that can easily cover a distance of more than 80 feet in one second. Operation of a vehicle must be taken seriously. Unsafe traveling speeds, distracted driving and driver fatigue are three of the biggest culprits of unnecessary vehicle-related accidents and fatalities. Speed Kills The No. 1 cause of injury and death in highway construction zones is speeding traffic. Each year thousands of road construction workers are injured or killed at work due to motor vehicle accidents. When driving through construction sites: • • • • • • •

Stay alert and SLOW DOWN! Plan ahead and drive an alternative route when possible. Watch for road signs that indicate reduced speeds, traffic shifts, etc. Increase the distance between the vehicles in front of you. Turn on your headlights. Stay in your lane. Avoid using cell phones, navigation devices, radios or other distractions.

Driver Fatigue The NHTSA estimates that 100,000 police-reported crashes are the direct result of driver fatigue each year, resulting in an estimated 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries. Tired drivers should immediately find a safe place to stop the vehicle and rest. Warning signs of driver fatigue include: • • • • • • • • •

The inability to recall the last few miles traveled. Having disconnected or wandering thoughts. Having difficulty focusing or keeping eyes open. Feeling as though your head is very heavy. Drifting out of the lane or driving on the rumble strips. Yawning repeatedly. Accidentally tailgating other vehicles. Missing traffic signs. Want to know more?

If you’re an Accident Fund policyholder, log onto our website at and check out our WorkSafe Toolbox™ and other available safety tools.

Avoiding Distractions In a business climate with people always on the go and an emphasis on productivity, employees may feel the need to talk, text and e-mail while driving. However, doing business while behind the wheel is not only illegal, it’s also extremely dangerous. Driving Statistics The Insurance • 1 in 4 fatal work injuries Institute for involves a vehicle accident. Highway Safety • Driving injuries occur every 18 says that drivers seconds. who use • More than 2 million hand-held devices disabling injuries are caused by are four times as vehicle accidents every year. likely to get in a • A car crash fatality occurs crash. To reduce every 11 minutes. that number, a • Seatbelts save over 100,000 new federal law lives yearly. prohibiting commercial vehicle drivers from using hand-held mobile phones went into effect on January 3, 2012. This ban prohibits commercial motor vehicle drivers from holding, dialing or reaching for hand-held cell phones, including phones with the push-to-talk function. There are major fines associated with violating this law. Drivers in interstate commerce or those transporting hazardous materials will be fined up to $2,750 for a violation. Commercial trucking and bus drivers face a maximum fine of $11,000 if they are found in violation of the ban.


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Member Insight Faith-ful Friend Services provides tips on eating healthy Top 5 reasons people don’t eat healthy food By: Susan Roberts, Faith-Ful Friend Services

A poll of 1,000+ people found the most common reasons for not eating healthy on a regular basis: 1. Buying healthy food is too expensive. 2. It’s hard to eat healthy when you’re in social situations with friends. 3. Wanting to enjoy what you eat instead of stressing over it. 4. Difficulty finding healthy options when you’re eating out at a restaurant. 5. Not enough time to cook healthy meals. The above are myths that we have trained ourselves to believe. There is a better way. Below are solutions to each of these myths. 1. While healthy food can cost more, the benefits will ultimately pay for themselves. There are steps you can take to cut cost, like watching for sales and stocking up and storing seasonal foods. Summer time is a great time to find bargains at farmers markets. Shelbyville has a great market on Public Square available Saturday from 8am to 12pm and Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm. 2. Plan ahead! Take something healthy to share with your friends. You will be surprised that healthy foods carried to

potlucks tend to go faster than the “junk food”. Need a dessert? Make a fruit pizza. Your friends will appreciate the effort. 3. Life is about choices. With every choice made there is an outcome or consequence. You don’t have to eat healthy 100% of the time. An occasional treat will fit just fine into a healthy lifestyle. 4. Be creative and BRAVE. Don’t be afraid to ask for special preparation. Many restaurants are more in tune with the needs of health conscious people. They NEED your business, and are able and willing to make healthy alternatives when requested. 5. Call Faith-Ful Friend Services, and let me do the cooking for you. In an afternoon, I can make several days of meals and snacks that I call “grab and go”. After a long day at work, you can come home and pull out a wonderful meal full of healthy ingredients that require little to no effort on your part. You get to sit down and enjoy a home-cooked meal with your family or company. And the best part? No preparation mess for you to clean up afterward. Faith-Ful Friend Services is a Family/Personal Assistant business that is all about making life a little simpler for busy people. From errand running to meal preparation, I do it all! Let me know how I can help you! Call me today at (317) 874-8377.


Fourth Annual  Car  Wash   To  Benefit  Aktion  Club  and   Shelby  County  Special  Olympics    

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Blue River Community Foundation announces Community Impact Grant Recipient


25 Yea

Giving. Granting. Making a Difference.

The Blue River Community Foundation celebrated their 25 year anniversary in June with a $100,000 Community Impact Grant. The grant recipient, Shelbyville Parks and Recreation, was announced at the annual meeting on June 25th amid much anticipation. “Several years ago, the Board of Directors began planning for a way to award a large, impactful grant through a competitive process,” explained Amy Haacker, the BRCF Executive Director. “The timing allowed us to award the Community Impact Grant as we celebrated our 25th anniversary in June.” In 2012, the BRCF announced the availability of the grant and began meeting with non-profit organizations who were interested in applying. Among the 13 applications that were received, 5 finalists were chosen by the Grants Committee and Board of Directors that met the criteria of being sustainable and having a large impact. The Impact Grant sponsors, individuals and businesses who contributed to the campaign, voted by ballot to choose the grant recipient. The Blue River Pedestrian and Bike Trail by Shelbyville Parks and Recreation, was the winner. Ultimately, the trail will connect the parks along the Blue River, from the Babe Ruth baseball park on the west end, Sunset Park, Kennedy Park, the Fairgrounds, and Blue River Memorial Park on the east end. Many residential areas, the Downtown Historic Commercial District, and major employers will be connected by this trail, while now they are primarily only accessible by car. The first phase of the project involves the redevelopment of a blighted property on North Harrison, just north of the Blue River bridge into a trailhead and attractive gateway into the City. Rob Springer, the City of Shelbyville Director of Redevelopment said about the project, “This investment sends a broader message that this community cares about quality of life.” Ultimately, the trail project involves several phases and will involve fundraising and pursuing other grants. The Blue River Community Foundation’s $100,000 Community Impact Grant is the catalyst that will launch phase 1 of the Blue River Trail: The trailhead and gateway on North Harrison Street. To contact the Blue River Community Foundation, call (317)392-7955.

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Members in the News The Shelby County Public Library Received a $2000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation Grant to support the Shelby County Public Library’s literacy programs The Shelby County Public Library recently received a $2000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support its literacy programs. Specifically, the grant was used for programming expenses and supplies to enhance the library’s summer reading program, Dig Into Reading. Six hundred and forty six Shelby County youth had signed up for the program based on the theme, “the earth.” Special events include the annual teen lock-in on August 2 and a performance by Ventriloquist, Mark Wade, that took place at the Strand Theatre on July 10. “The library is deeply thankful for the support from donors like the Dollar General Literacy Foundation,” said Janet Wallace, Library Director. “Without their financial gifts, we simply would not be able to offer as many programs or incentives for youth to get involved. Thank you!” “At Dollar General, we are passionate about our mission of Serving Others throughout the communities we serve,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “It’s exciting to see the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s outreach in action as we partner with organizations to further education and literacy and make a real difference in people’s lives.” Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation is proud to support initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education. For more information on the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, a complete list of grant recipients or grant application deadline information, please visit To contact the Library, call (317) 398-7121. About Dollar General Corporation

Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for nearly 75 years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!® by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel, house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient neighborhood locations. With more than 10,000 stores in 40 states, Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America. In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells products from America’s most-trusted manufacturers such as Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unilever, Kellogg’s, General Mills, Nabisco, Hanes, PepsiCo and Coca-Cola. Learn more about Dollar General at For more information about the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and its grant programs, visit


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Members in the News Cancer survivors, their supporters march at Relay Event surpasses fundraising goal, raises $31,000 By Paul Gable The Shelbyville News They came from all walks of life Saturday and Sunday for one mission -- to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society through Relay For Life of Shelby County. While enjoying picture perfect weather, they did just that, raising more than $31,000 in the fight against cancer. “We are very proud to have surpassed our goal and make a positive impact in our community,” Relay For Life event chairwoman Jenn Gable said. The ceremony featured a survivor lap honoring survivors, entertainment from various musical acts and an emotional luminary ceremony at dusk that drew rave reviews from both participants and event organizers

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Doug Burns was one of the participants taking part in his first event.


“I relay because I know at any time it could be me or a family member affected by cancer. This is a special event,” he said. In his keynote speech, cancer survivor Victor Allen said in 2010 he fell at work, suffered an injury and found out he had cancer. “The doctors saw the fear and anxiety and told me we’d beat this. Through the love and devotion of my family, a wonderful staff and the grace of God, here I am,” he said. Allen urged all in attendance to work hard and take care of themselves. “Don’t be afraid to show your trials and tribulations and maybe you can be an inspiration. You must stand and fight every day,” he said. To contact the American Cancer Society, call (317)344-7800.


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Ribbon Cuttings! Edward Jones-Ben Purvis celebrated his new office, located at 1520 South Harrison Street, with a ribbon cutting on June 28th. To contact Ben, call (317) 317-398-1065.


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Thank you Renewing Investors!

Abrams Trucking, Inc. Atlas Logistics Group Blue River Bowl Blue River Entertainment* Boys Club-Shelbyville* Builders Lumber and Hardware* First Presbyterian Church* Freudenburg NOK* Pine Ridge Pet Resort* PNC Bank Shelby County Arts Fest* Shelby County Farm Bureau, Inc.* Shelby County Public Library* Sister’s Sanitation Services, LLC* The Fiddlers Three/Maxim Events The Salvation Army* Welcome New Investors! NAPA Auto Parts provides auto parts through a unique inventory control system that helps you find the exact part you need. A Shelbyville location is to be announced. To contact NAPA, call (770)843-9205.

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In this issue: Dayla B Photography The Accident Fund Insurance Company of America Shelby County Public Libary Faith-ful Friend Services American Cancer Society Blue River Community Foundation

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