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September 17th, 2020
Chamber Updates
#TogetherWeThrive
For all updated COVID-19 information please go to our website and Facebook links below

September 17th, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller
812-934-3101

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce held its 21st Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, September 10th at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. We had a beautiful day of sunshine and fun with 96 golfers!

We would like to thank the golf committee, volunteers, donors and sponsors. Congratulations to all the winners!!!

1st Place: First Financial Bank
2nd Place: Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce
3rd Place: Batesville Tool & Die
Longest Drive Male: #9-Tom Muto
Longest Drive Female: #9-Shellly Fischer
Longest Drive Male: #18-Kelly Fegley
Longest Drive Ladies: #18-Shelly Fischer
Closest to the Pin Male: Jim Rowland
Closest to the Pin Female: Karisa Voss

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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EXTENDED - BACK ON TRACK INDIANA - STAGE 4.5
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Governor Announces State to Remain in Current Stage of Back on Track
INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced that he will extend the state’s face covering mandate and continue Stage 4.5 of the Back On Track Indiana plan until Sept. 25.

Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

Gov. Holcomb has used data to drive decisions since the state’s first case of the novel coronavirus in early March and he continues to do so. The state continues to monitor and respond to these four guiding principles:

·        The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients statewide has decreased for 14 days
·        The state retains its surge capacity for critical care beds and ventilators
·        The state retains its ability to test all Hoosiers who are COVID-19 symptomatic as well as health care workers, first responders, and frontline employees
·        Health officials have systems in place to contact all individuals who test positive for COVID-19 and expand contact tracing
 
The Indiana State Department of Health is updating its color-coded county positivity map to evaluate each county based on three metrics.

The tracker will score counties as blue, yellow, orange or red, more easily allowing local officials to determine the best course of action. A current map is available here. The map will go live on the dashboard next week and be updated weekly.

Scoring does not trigger a state requirement of any action, but provides local information and recommendations based on:
  • Number of new cases in the past week per 100,000 residents
  • Percent positivity as determined by the number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered
  • The change in percent positivity from the previous week
The new system is designed to help local and school officials understand and respond to the level of community spread in their county. The map will be available on the ISDH coronavirus dashboard next week.
Details and guidance will be updated at BackOnTrack.in.gov.

The Governor also signed an executive order extending the public health emergency an additional 30 days.

The executive order can be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/2384.htm

Click here to download the slides from today’s briefing as well as public service announcements (PSAs) recorded by the state for your use: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/egf210ognxxyx4h/AADYd7E-tBn7P6gtiLSZUiVBa?dl=0

More information may be found at the ISDH website at coronavirus.in.gov and the CDC website at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
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The CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) creates a temporary federal unemployment insurance program for individuals not otherwise eligible for UI benefits, including the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, those seeking part-time employment, and individuals lacking sufficient work history but who would be able to work and looking for work were it not due to COVID-19.
Responding to the Census

The 2020 Census is happening now.
You can complete your questionnaire online, by phone, or by mail.

It's not too late to complete your 2020 Census.

Please complete your form online, by phone, or by mail when your invitation to respond arrives. Visit my2020census.gov to begin.

Please note that if you are responding online, you must complete the census in one sitting, as you don't have the ability to save your progress. You can see the questions the census asked.  

Even if you did not receive an invitation to respond from the Census Bureau, you may respond online or visit our Contact Us page to call our phone line.

The Census Bureau began mailing paper questionnaires in mid-April to homes that had not yet responded. If you have not already responded, please complete and mail back your form as soon as you receive it. And if you prefer, you still have the option of responding online or by phone instead.
Register to vote before Oct. 5 deadline
Hoosiers eligible to vote in the upcoming general election must register before the Oct. 5 deadline.
To register, visit IndianaVoters.com and click the "Apply Now" button. You can submit the form online, or print it out and mail or hand deliver it to your county voter registration official or the Indiana Election Division. You can also use the website to update or check the status of your voting registration.

To register, you must:
    • Have a valid Indiana Driver's License or Indiana State
     Identification Card;
    • Be a citizen of the United States;
    • Be at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 3;
    • Have lived in your precinct for at least 30 days before Nov. 3; and
    • Not currently be imprisoned after being convicted of a crime.

For information on absentee voting and to find out if you are eligible, click here.

Early voting begins on Oct. 6 and Election Day is Nov. 3. Visit IndianaVoters.com to find your polling location and hours, see who's on your ballot and more.
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I wanted to make you aware of two FREE important offerings that the Red Cross has put together. These two online classes may be of interest to your staff and volunteers. Both of these courses are free and online. The courses are Returning to Work During COVID – 19: Safe Work Practices Online Course and Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress
 
Explanations of each course and information on how to register:

  1. Returning to Work During COVID – 19: Safe Work Practices Online Course:
  2. Must use code to have free access, contact me for codes
The Covid-19 pandemic is challenging employees and businesses in new ways. As employees begin returning to work, they may have questions about the measures needed to maintain safe and healthy workplaces. To help during this time, the Red Cross is offering this course. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administrating (OSHA), the course provides safety actions that employees can take during reopening periods and includes insight into new or modified business policies and procedures implemented to maintain safe work environments. This course is designed to help with the following:
·        Facts about Covid-19 and how to limit the spread of the virus
·        The phased approach to returning to work
·        Ways to keep your coworkers and yourself safe at work
·        Ways to support your coworkers and yourself at work
·        How to keep your family safe at home
This course should take approximately 60 minutes to complete and upon completion, students will receive a certification that is valid for two years. You will need to register for this course and if interested, let me know and I will send you the registration link along with a coupon code that will allow you to take this course at no charge. Access codes are for individuals and not organizations, so if you want to train multiple people, it will be necessary for me to issue multiple codes (which is fine). Just let me know how many codes you will need.
Email donna.colon@redcross.org for registration link and coupon codes along with how many individuals want to take this training
 
  1. Psychological First Aid: Helping Others in Times of Stress
This class covers basic principles of Psychological First Aid – the practice of recognizing and responding to people experiencing crisis – related stress. This class is scheduled for 3 hours. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
o  Recognize the signs of stress in clients, co-workers, and themselves
o  Provide immediate support to people who may be experiencing stress by using psychological first aid principles
o  Assist clients, co-workers, and themselves in connections of mental health services

Available Classes:
                            September 21, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CMT
                            September 22, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CMT
                            October 7, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CMT
                            October 24, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CMT
                            October 26, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. ET/8:00 a.m. CMT
 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information.

Thanks for your support!

Donna M Colón, 
Executive Director
American Red Cross – Indiana Region
1600 W. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
(317) 691.4046 (mobile)
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Please apply online at www.med-mizer.com/careers. Competitive pay with overtime available.
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AT&T Store Batesville
204 Cross County Plaza
Batesville, IN 47006

(812) 932-1598
HILLROM - EMPLOYEES NEEDED

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. 
Ollier Masonry is hiring!
No experience necessary; will train. They also provide transportation from Batesville to their projects in the Cincinnati area. Call their office at (812) 934-3072 to make an appointment to apply.
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Civista Bank, Duke Energy, Enneking Auto Body, Gehring, Inc.,
Margaret Mary Health, McDonald's, Native Exposure Photo & Film,
Sharp Painting LLC, Voldico Tekulve-VanKirk Insurance

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Agresta, Storms & O'Leary, Allstate Huntington Insurance, Assured Partners,
Children's Health Care, Daffodilly's Flowers & Gifts, Friendship State Bank,
Ivy Tech Community College, KFC/Taco Bell, Max10 Marketing, Southeastern IN YMCA,
The Batesville Leader, Walhill Farm