$10 Challenge and Chamber Updates
December 10th, 2020
Chamber Updates
For all updated COVID-19 information please go to our website and Facebook links below
December 10th, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller

At a time when our community would normally be singing about "the most wonderful time of the year," it's an understatement to say that 2020 has had other plans. When I came on board as Executive Director in 2019, I would ask small and large business owners time and time again, "What keeps you up at night?" The answers I used to get had to do with regulations or the ability to retain quality employees. This year, the most common response has been, "How am I going to survive this when everything I have is wrapped up in this business?"
I'm going to take a moment to tell you what keeps me up at night - the fact that the economic impact of the pandemic has hit our community in a significant way. When I stare at the ceiling, wide awake at 3 am, this is what goes on in my head: the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce exists to support and grow our economy by supporting our businesses and organizations.
We are charged with supporting local business by advocating on your behalf and communicating your needs to your elected officials. This responsibility means working with local partners to provide a prepared workforce so that you have access to qualified employees. We hunt down resources that are designed to make you successful in your entrepreneurial ventures along with non-profits as well. We create networking opportunities and facilitate connections. We promote tourism in the Batesville area and market to outside industry to drive economic growth.
We often talk about how supporting locally owned Batesville Area businesses are what keeps us unique and this year especially, shopping local is what is going to keep our businesses thriving. Yes, shopping and dining out look different, but the Batesville Area businesses are still open for business. You can shop safely (masks on and social distant please), support your community, and make a significant difference in the lives of your friends and neighbors. This isn't about politics or your opinion on mask-wearing, this is about preserving what makes this community special!!
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, 'when a consumer buys local, significantly more of that money stays in the community. In fact, one study found that for every $100 spent at a local business, $68 remained in the community. Please remember, our chain restaurants are locally owned and many of them are chamber members and are a vital part of the community. They all support your kiddo's sport team, theater program, who volunteer their time and give to nearly every non-profit in this community.
I have a challenge for YOU!!! Shift $10 of your monthly budget to a locally owned, independent business. According to the small business support organization Independent We Stand, "If every family in the country shifted just $10 a month to locally-owned, independent businesses, we would see an increase of $9.3 billion returned to local economies." If you don't have $10, spend $5. If you don't feel comfortable going inside, order carry-out or delivery. Even retailers will work with you to provide a safe environment. You can also buy gift certificates and they can mail or bring them outside to you.
This is the part of the story where we decide to RESUCUE OURSELVES - together! Let's share this challenge with friends and family. Let's post about it all over social media with the hashtag #10DollarChallenge #TogetherWeThrive. Let's check in on social media and include pictures of the businesses. Together we can do this, and this time next year, no matter what, we will be better for it!!!

Stay safe,

Tricia Miller
Executive Director

Please visit our website or contact us at the Chamber office at 812.934.3101 or email chamber@batesvillein.com for any questions. 
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Available on December 16th but you can pre-order
by calling the Chamber office at 812-934-3101.
One for $6 or Two for $10.
2021 Chamber Community Event Guide

We are currently working on updating our Chamber Discover Batesville Guide. We realize many of our local events have been delayed or cancelled. If you have dates rescheduled or new events, please email them to Melissa at mtucker@batesvillein.com so we can update our guide. You can also post your events at batesvillein.com/events too.
The Indiana Department of Health has established a color-coded county map that measures weekly cases per 100,000 residents and the 7-day positivity rate for all tests completed. Each county is assigned a color based on the average of scores for the two metrics, and the map is updated each Wednesday at www.coronavirus.in.gov.

The Indiana Department of Health has provided the following guidelines to inform local decision-making. The guidelines should be used when counties are in yellow, orange or red status for at least 14 days. The state health commissioner may impose actions when a county is in red status for at least 14 days.

Communities should use the County Metrics Map to make decisions about their businesses, community and social activities.
Member Events
Remember that you can post all of your events on our website by clicking on this link: Post Your Events Here
Rental Space Available

101 N Main (currently Snikkers & Peanuts) 1,340 sq feet 
103 N Main (currently Joan's T-Shirts) 1,505 sq feet
$900/month per unit, with option to combine both units into one space if desired. 
Water/sewage included in rent.
Tenant pays gas, electric, trash collection.
Parking is across the street in the public lot.
Minimum of 1 year lease.

Contact Joan Kuhlman 812-212-1086

Office space available for rent within the Integrity Tool building located at 1116 State Road 46 West, Batesville.
Contact Tim at tschrank@integritytoolinc.com or call (812) 933-5421 for more information.
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Job Opportunities
Southeastern Indiana YMCA - Batesville, Indiana

Job Title: Welcome Center Specialist
Supervisor: Membership Director
Full Time, Hourly

1. High school degree and 2 years experience in office and customer service setting.
2. Excellent computer skills in various programs including Microsoft. Preferred: Experience in Daxko software system and Shopkeep POS system.
3. Excellent communication (verbal and written) skills, organization, and ability to work independently.
4. Successful completion of First Aid, CPR, and AED certifications obtained within the first 30 days of employment and then maintained throughout employment; pass a background check.

• 12% employer-funded retirement plan (eligible after 2 years of employment)
• Free YMCA Family membership, 20% off programs
• Childcare discount
• Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life

How to Apply
Email resume and application to Janette Jones, jjones@siymca.org. The application can be downloaded at https://siymca.org/about/jobs/.
George’s Family Pharmacy has an opening for a part-time cashier/customer service position averaging 18 hours weekly, primarily at our Versailles store.

Friendly customer service, effective communication skills, and the ability to operate the computer/cash register are essential. Responsible for sales of gifts, over the counter medication, bereavement items, beer/liquor and more. Other duties include assisting the pharmacy staff, making bank deposits, cleaning and stocking inventory.

Fifth Third Bank is seeking several dynamic sales and service professionals who would be dedicated to helping our customers achieve their financial goals. The Personal Banker role is the perfect vehicle to help those in the community and to strengthen their financial outlooks, especially in these challenging times. The right candidate would have measurable sales experience where goals were given and met or exceeded.

We are looking for positive, upbeat people in the Greensburg and Batesville areas to come join the best team in Banking! We offer a competitive salary and bonus, a great benefits package, paid time off, and some robust opportunities for advancement. Other than that we have world-class training and all you need to bring is your winning personality.

If you are interested, please check out 53.com/careers and submit a profile and an application. Or you can email the recruiter directly at jeffrey.baker2@53.com
Med-Mizer currently has immediate openings in our welding department. This is for first or second shift. Full time and temporary positions are available.
Please apply online at www.med-mizer.com/careers. Competitive pay with overtime available.
Now Hiring

AT&T Store Batesville
204 Cross County Plaza
Batesville, IN 47006

(812) 932-1598

Our Batesville plant has a need to fill positions very quickly (all shifts).  I’m hoping this need will also be able to serve any labor gaps within the surrounding areas if there are production suspensions, reductions, etc from other manufacturing companies, and this will allow for openings to be filled by those who have been displaced.

These roles are/will be posted on our hillrom.com careers site for applicants to apply and be considered immediately. 




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