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September 3rd, 2020
Chamber Updates
#TogetherWeThrive
For all updated COVID-19 information please go to our website and Facebook links below

September 3rd, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller
812-934-3101
TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

The Batesville Area Chamber is starting a new program soon where we will be featuring every business by sector. We are calling it, "Taking Care of Business".

Watch for your emails from the Chamber. We will be asking for highlights about your business and a little history.

Next week the Chamber will be closed Monday, September 7th for Labor day and Thursday, September 10th for our Golf Outing. The eBlast will go out next Friday, September 11th. Please still have all your information to us by Wednesday, September 9th by 1pm.


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. 

CHAMBER UPDATES/EVENTS
TOGETHER WE THRIVE - COVID-19 TOOLKIT
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.
Resources
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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Job Opportunities
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.
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Maintenance Worker:
Part-time Approximately 29 hours a week Salary $12.00-14.00/hour,
offer 1 week vacation first year.
Responsibilities:
Apartment maintenance, prepare vacant apartments for new residents, maintain common areas, grounds work, After hour Emergency Maintenance, perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Previous experience in maintenance or other related fields preferred, electrical knowledge or certification, must have own hand tools, deadline and detail oriented, Customer Service attitude.
Email resume to mcnairmanor@pkhousing.com or call (812) 934-3938.
Now Hiring

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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