2021 Membership/Holiday Updates/News
October 22nd, 2020
Chamber Updates
#TogetherWeThrive
For all updated COVID-19 information please go to our website and Facebook links below

October 22nd, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller
812-934-3101


We are excited to offer 10% off your 2021 Membership with a signed commitment letter by October 30th. Please follow the link below and fill out the membership/commitment application.


We have some updates for the Holiday Festivities:
  • Holiday Lights at Liberty (presented by City of Batesville, Batesville Area Chamber and Batesville Main Street)-November 27th - January 3rd (every evening)
  • Community Tree Lighting with the Mayoral Proclamation - November 27th at 6pm
  • Santa Drive-By - December 5th - TBD
  • Santa 5k Run/Walk - December 12th at 9am. It will start at the Community Holiday Tree. After the race, we will have a small runner's brunch and Santa selfies.
  • The Gibson Theatre will be offering FREE Holiday movies every Saturday at 2pm.
  • The Train Display at the Batesville Area Historical Society is a wonderful exhibit. http://www.batesvilleareahistoricalsociety.org/
  • MainStreet will be having an Elf on the Shelf promotion along with a business decorating contest.
  • The Batesville Area Arts Council will be sponsoring, "Christmas Caroling in Our Town". Stay tuned for the locations and dates.


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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CHAMBER UPDATES/EVENTS
2020/2021 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.
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Resources
Member Events
Batesville Heavy Trash Pickup
November 7

Rumpke will collect 10 large items (material too large to fit in a garbage can/heavier than 75 pounds) four times a year. Collection begins at 5:00 A.M. Citizens are encouraged to set their disposable items out the evening before to ensure items are not missed.

Acceptable Items Include:
All items should be properly prepared (sealed in plastic, 4ft bundles, not exceeding 75lbs. etc.)
Old Clothing
Furniture (sealed and wrapped in plastic)
Any mattress or box springs must be completely sealed in disposable plastic for removal
Old rugs, carpet pieces
Rubber hose
Appliances (washers, dryers)
Insulation
Cans and buckets, completely cleaned and dry
Paint cans

Not accepted:
No electric devices containing mercury (TV’s, computers, microwaves, cell phones)
No building and construction materials (bricks, etc.) or remodeling materials (interior/exterior)
No car body parts including wheels and tires
No steel or metal framing
No tree limbs or leaves
For further information, call Rumpke at 1-800-582-3107 or the Mayor’s Office at 933-6100.
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Join Batesville Main Street in creating TWO great outdoor gathering spaces in downtown Batesville!


Big things are happening on Main Street!
Read about our latest project, donate, share and invite friends to participate! We will receive up to a $50,000 match from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority's CreatINg Places program, but only if we reach our goal! Together, we will make great things happen downtown!
We are pleased to announce that the second round of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program will open on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 9am PT. In partnership with The Hartford, the program will continue to fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts.  

A link to the application will be posted on our program webpage as soon as the application opens. In the meantime, you can review a PDF version of the application here.  

A few important things to note:
  • Applications will open on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 9am PT and must be submitted by Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4:59pm PT. 
  • All Round 1 grant applicants have been notified about the status of their submissions, and grant recipients will be publicly announced on Oct. 21.
  • Please review our program website and FAQ before completing an application.
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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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. 
THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS!

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SILVER SPONSORS
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

BRONZE SPONSORS
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