Chamber News and Business Updates
May 13, 2021
Chamber Updates
For all updated information please go to our website and Facebook links below

May 13, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller

IRS, SBA, EEOC and OSHA join Wage and Hour Division to discuss worker protections
INDIANAPOLIS – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division and its Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host representatives of the IRS, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to present a series of webinars for Indiana-area employers and human resources professionals on each agency’s continued response during the coronavirus pandemic.
Employers, business owners and other stakeholders are encouraged to join one of the “Essential Workers-Essential Protections: Indiana Virtual Conference” on either May 18 or 25. The seminars, which will offer identical presentations, will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT. Attendance is free but advance registration is required. The events will also include time for questions and answers.
Wage and Hour Division representatives will provide an overview on critical workplace protections and the rights of essential workers who are keeping the country moving forward during the pandemic.
OSHA will provide information on workplace safety and health compliance with an emphasis on OSHA’s coronavirus response.
The IRS will provide information about tax credits under the Employee Retention Credit, Paid Sick Leave, and Expanded Family and Medical Leave for child care. These programs offer a credit on employment taxes to business owners that participate.
The SBA will provide a guide on relief efforts to help small businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations and entrepreneurs recover and grow.
The EEOC will provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act and EEOC coronavirus resources.

It's not too late to sign your business up for the job fair on Tuesday, May 25th. The link is below. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Tricia Miller
Executive Director

Please visit our website or contact us at the Chamber office at 812.934.3101 or
email for any questions. 
New Youth Employment System [YES] Mandatory Starting July 1

The Indiana Department of Labor is now requiring all businesses who employ five (5) or more minors (age 18 or younger) to report information via a new Youth Employment System or YES platform.
The system which goes live in June will be mandatory starting July 1. Schools will no longer be required to issue work permits and any business that does not comply with the new registry system could face penalties of up to $400 per infraction. 
To learn more about the Youth Employment, and to find a larger FAQ about YES, click the link below.

Check out our Chamber Facebook group "Together We Thrive" daily as we highlight all of our great member businesses throughout the year.
2021 Chamber Directory &
Community Guide

We are currently working on updating our 2021 Chamber Discover Batesville Guide. We realize many of our local events have been delayed or canceled. If you have dates rescheduled or new events, please email them to Melissa at so we can update our guide. You can also post your events at too.
Be sure to check out all of our great members by going to DIRECTORY. For more information on all the benefits the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has to offer, please give us a call at 812-934-3101 or email us at
Chamber New Members & Ribbon Cuttings
Remember that you can post all of your events on our website by clicking on this link: Post Your Events Here
BAAC presents an art installation made from hundreds of umbrellas on display June to October 2021.
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Press Releases
Small Business Restart Grant
Below is the link to the Indiana Restart Grant application. As of today, it is now accepting applications again. The deadline for applying is December 31, 2021. This grant is for COVID-19 pandemic relief for the period of March 1, 2020 until May 1, 2021. It gives up to $10,000 per affected month, for a maximum of $50,000 annually. It is a reimbursement grant for operating expenses incurred during the aforementioned period. To be eligible, a business must have month-over-month (comparing 2019 to 2020), revenue losses exceeding 30%.

Restart Grant
In April 2021, Indiana announced an expansion of the Indiana Small Business Restart Grant to help accelerate economic recovery activity by supporting Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses. The program provides working capital to eligible companies by reimbursing certain expenses incurred during and related to the global pandemic.
Please read through all grant details, eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions below before applying.

Grant Details
  • Small businesses that meet the eligibility requirements can apply for reimbursement for qualified business expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and May 1, 2021. 
  • Reimbursements for expenses may be awarded up to $10,000 for each month during that period. However, reimbursements may not exceed $50,000 over a 12-month period.
  • Businesses that have already received Small Business Restart Grants - but have not reached the maximum reimbursements noted above - may re-apply during this expanded program. Expenses that were already reimbursed through this program will not be considered eligible expenses.
  • Eligible businesses may apply for grant funding to cover qualified expenses incurred at their Indiana operations, such as payroll, insurance premiums, rent or mortgage payments, utilities, lease payments, and safety investments. These expenses may be reimbursed up to 80% for non-payroll expenses and up to 100% for payroll expenses.
  • The program may give preference to Hoosier small businesses in the hospitality industry, but all eligible businesses are encouraged to apply.
  • The deadline for applying is December 31, 2021. Eligible small businesses are encouraged to apply and submit expenses for reimbursement as soon as possible; grants will be issued in the order in which applications are received until funding is exhausted or until the program expires.

Eligibility Requirements
Registered Indiana businesses must:
  • Have been established prior to October 1, 2019.
  • Be registered to operate in Indiana, except sole proprietors, and must be seeking reimbursement for expenses related only to their Indiana operations.
  • Be in good standing with the Indiana Department of Revenue or have entered into a payment plan approved by the Indiana Department of Revenue.
  • Have had fewer than 100 full-time employees as of December 31, 2019.
  • Have been profitable and have had less than $10 million in revenue (Gross Receipts or Sales) in 2019; profitability is determined by EBITDA.
  • Demonstrate a monthly gross revenue loss of at least 30% compared to pre-COVID 2019 average monthly revenue; revenue loss calculated as 2019 Gross Receipts or Sales/number of months in operation in 2019.
Indiana Humanities announces grant opportunities and 2021 deadlines

Statewide — Indiana Humanities will offer more than $215,000 in grants in 2021, continuing to provide opportunities for smaller rapid-response funding and larger grants that support innovative and collaborative public humanities programs.
The statewide nonprofit has a webinar online about its offerings and anticipates holding in-person grant workshops later in the year around the state to provide additional information about the grant guidelines and application instructions.
The slate of grants and deadlines include:
Action Grant
• Up to $3,000
• Offered on a rolling basis, with applications due the last day of each month
• Supports a broad array of projects that help people learn new information, consider different perspectives, share ideas and understand one another better
Historic Preservation Education Grant, in partnership with Indiana Landmarks
• Up to $2,500
Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Sept. 30, 2021 (round 2)
• Supports programs that educate the community about historic places and properties—and particularly about the need to preserve and protect them
INcommon Grant, in partnership with the Central Indiana Community Foundation
• Up to $5,000
• Applications due Feb. 28, 2021 (round 1) and Aug. 31, 2021 (round 2)
• Supports programs that use humanities ideas, readings, and scholars to spark in-depth thinking and conversation around the persistent social, economic, cultural and racial issues that divide our communities
Innovation Grant
• Up to $10,000
• Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021
• Supports bold programs that introduce new ideas, utilize unique approaches and/or reach underserved audiences; applicants must demonstrate they’re stretching boundaries to create fresh, inventive and even risky projects
Collaboration Grant
• Up to $20,000
• Inquiry form due April 30, 2021, with full application due July 31, 2021
• Supports nonprofit organizations that collaborate to deliver in-depth public humanities programming built around a core idea or theme; partnerships may be among organizations within a community, within a region or across the state
Click here for in-depth guidelines, application instructions, and more. For more information, call 317.616.9784, or email
Governor Holcomb - 2021 Bill Watch
Enrolled acts signed by the Speaker of the House and the President Pro Tempore are sent to the Office of the Lt. Governor for signature, are then returned to the Office of the Secretary of the Senate (for Senate Enrolled Acts) or the Clerk of the House of Representatives (for House Enrolled Acts), and then go to the Office of the Governor. From there, the Governor reviews all legislation and has seven days to sign or veto the bill. If he does not sign it, it automatically becomes law on the eighth day after receipt.
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

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.

Certain at-risk Indiana residents are now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine.
Who is Eligible to Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine?
If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine:

Register For Your Vaccine
  • An appointment is required to receive your vaccination and can be made online. Please be patient, as vaccine supply is limited. If you have difficulty registering online or if you know someone eligible to get vaccinated who doesn't have access to a computer, please dial '211' from any phone to register. You can also contact your MMH primary care provider's office for assistance with scheduling.
COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

Your family of pharmacies has received a limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine in select areas and our licensed health care professionals are partnering with federal and state agencies to administer the doses in accordance with each jurisdiction’s rollout plans.
This page will be regularly updated with information on vaccine availability and eligibility by state. Please check back often for new locations and updated eligibility criteria.

Featured Property of the Week
Job Opportunities
Ready to make a difference in your community? Looking for work that is meaningful, inspiring, fun, and at times, challenging?

We have openings for Career Coaches, Employment Consultants, Direct Support Professionals, Board Certified Music Therapist, Rest Area Attendants, and Production Workers.
People Power Wanted!
Join our amazing team and make a difference in the lives of children this summer. We’re hiring day camp counselors, Learning Center Assistant Teachers, lifeguards, swim and gymnastics instructors and more! 

Contact Jenny Salyer at for more information. You can also download an application from our website at
Shift Supervisor

Evening and weekend shift supervisor. No experience making pizza needed. We are looking for a positive attitude that can support team members and make sure our customers have a great experience. Very competitive pay, free meals, and flexible schedule. 3-5 days per week. We are growing and need additional help. or 812-933-0333

Work hard and have fun while installing, servicing, repairing, and training/teaching pets and their owners about our wide selection of products. We supply all the tools and resources -- you supply the energy and enthusiasm that makes our employees #1 in the industry!

Installs and services DogWatch® Brand Pet Solutions at customer's homes using basic machinery, working with and training customers and pets, and following all company standards and procedures.
Requirements for Service Technician:
Valid driver's license with good record.
Great communication and customer service skills.
Enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather.
Enjoy working with dogs and people.
Must know how to use trencher and hand tools such as drill and cut saw.
Trenching and digging required.
The Benefits:
Competitive starting rate with monthly/quarterly bonuses based on per performance.
Company van plus paid gas for all business use.
Send in your resume or call for more information.
To learn more about our company, please go to
DogWatch of Southeast Indiana
David Tebbing
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Pay: $18.00 per hour plus performance bonuses
  • Monday to Friday (may involve OT during March - June)
  • Driver's License
Work Location:
  • Multiple locations
This Company Describes Its Culture as:
  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative
Company's website:
Company's Facebook page:
  • @dogwatchseindiana
Work Remotely:
  • Yes
COVID-19 Precaution(s):
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place

WE'RE HIRING! Grow With Green and Join our Team!
Sign Installers/Fabricators

Great stable career opportunity for an adventurous & mechanically inclined person to advance in a high growth field of custom-designed electric signs and graphics. We are looking for an energetic, self-starter with a positive attitude! Career Minded Candidates must be results-driven, have a willingness to work with the best, strong communication skills, and high attention to detail.
The Green Team takes pride in our culture! Our team culture is an environment that is always developing through thoughtful group discussion! We believe in continuous improvement and strive to be better than we were yesterday! Our organization's culture is made up of all of the life experiences of each valued employee and those lessons the experiences bring to the organization.
Watch this video to hear from our Current Installation Techs! Youtube Video

Link to our Indeed Posting


Our Batesville plant has a need to field machinists and maintenance positions.  

These roles are/will be posted on our careers site for applicants to apply and be considered. 
Total Tech Connection - Locally owned and operated company seeking IT Support Technician for our Batesville, IN location. The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and traits:

Experience providing Technical Desktop, Service Desk and/or Support Services
Manage operations in the field operations.

Full-time position – Monday–Friday – 8 am - 4:30 pm – with the possibility of evenings and weekends for emergency calls or installations.
Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.
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 Competitive pay with overtime available.
11 Alpine Drive
Batesville, IN 47006

Crew team members play a vital role in our success as a business because they are the face of our company to our guests. To assist you in learning to be a successful part of our team, we offer on-the-job training and advancement opportunities. As a part of our dynamic team representing a leader in the foodservice industry, crew team members provide our guests with high-quality service and food in a clean, inviting environment.
Crew team members will learn multiple positions within the restaurant, providing a challenging environment to learn and grow in your career with us. We anticipate that crew team members will learn a minimum of three service positions.
Starting Pay up to $10.00/hr
Advancement Opportunities
Free Meals
Flexible Schedule
Great Pay
Vacation Pay
*Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance Available
Text WEN65 to 25000 to apply!!
The Sherman located at 35 South Main Street, Batesville, IN 47006.




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