Chamber News and Business Updates
February 11, 2021
Chamber Updates
For all updated information please go to our website and Facebook links below
February 11, 2021
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tricia Miller

It's been a crazy week - snow, Cherry Thing-A-Lings and then more snow! Hopefully everyone is ready for Valentine's weekend. We have some amazing restaurants and retailers so you can shop local for your sweetheart. If you are staying in and still needing a gift, then consider a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Gift Certificate. They can be used at over 170 local businesses. We still have a few coupon books left that feature over 100 coupons too.
Happy Valentines Day!

Stay Safe,

Tricia Miller
Executive Director

Please visit our website or contact us at the Chamber office at 812.934.3101 or email for any questions. 

Includes over 100 valuable coupons!

Available NOW while supplies last. GOING FAST!
One for $6 or Two for $10.

2021 Chamber Community Event 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
Member Events
Remember that you can post all of your events on our website by clicking on this link: Post Your Events Here
Member Ads
Great Food

Our menu is packed full of great wholesome bar food with our signature items such as our one of a kind wings, gourmet burgers,
and roadhouse pizza.

ToGo Delivers
We are excited about the development of our new smartphone app! Be one of the first to download the new app and receive $5 off your very next order. Use code: NEWAPP

Press Releases
State of the City on Feb 16th

Batesville Mayor Mike Bettice will deliver the 2021 State of the City at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16.

Due to the pandemic, the presentation will be held virtually and be aired in its entirety at 6 p.m. on WRBI. A video of the presentation will also be made available on the city website,

This informative meeting will review the City’s 2020 finances, the 2021 budget and include a discussion on future projects and initiatives.
This event marks Mayor Bettice’s fifth State of the City.

Batesville Tool & Die

Duke Energy partners with GIC to secure minority investment in Duke
Energy Indiana increases long-term EPS growth rate

▪ GIC to acquire 19.9 percent minority interest in Duke Energy Indiana for
total of $2.05 billion; Duke Energy to remain majority owner and sole
operator of DEI
▪ Company announces 2021 adjusted EPS guidance range of $5.00 to $5.30
▪ Attractive valuation and efficient form of financing supports increased
the long-term adjusted EPS growth rate of 5 to 7% through 2025, based off
midpoint of 2021 range
▪ Innovative two-stage closing replaces planned common equity in five-year
plan and funds increased $58 to $60 billion capital plan
Hillenbrand has a unique role in Southeastern Indiana - having maintained a presence in Batesville, Indiana since 1906.
The company embraces its role as an anchor institution and tries to make a difference in all the communities where we operate, every day. It was certainly a team effort getting our contribution to the U.S. Surgeon General's report on Community Health & Economic Prosperity across the finish line. President & CEO Joe Raver proudly shares examples of our efforts to strengthen the community we call home.

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
Resources & Surveys
To date, we have 278 responses which is getting closer to our goal of 400 responses. I am asking that each of you push out the survey once again to your clients, customers and/or staff and encourage them to take the survey. I am including both the QR code & the link for the survey along with the paragraph that we always include as we share it out.

QR code for our 2021 Community Perception Survey:

Paragraph with link: The Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville is currently requesting community members participate in the 2021 Community Perception Survey. This survey asks community members about their thoughts on a variety of topics around substance use and abuse. The Coalition then uses the results from this survey to look at what the community perception is on specific topics to allow them to create what their focus of work will be over the next year and beyond. Those who complete the survey will be put into a drawing for a $50 gift card if you choose to include your name and e-mail address at the completion of the survey. To take the survey go to:

If we can each get 5 additional people to complete the survey, we will hit our goal. Additionally, if you have ideas or ways to further push it out community-wide, PLEASE send them my way!


Kim Linkel, MLD, CPP, GPC
Coalition for a Drug Free Batesville
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.

Consolidated Appropriations Act:
Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw
Featured Property of the Week
Rental Space Available

103 N Main (formerly Joan's T-Shirts) 
1,500 sq ft retail space. Plenty of storage cabinets under bright east-facing windows. The office, utility room, storage area, and bathroom all updated and freshly painted. Available Feb 1.

$900/month per unit. 
Water/sewage included in rent.
Tenant pays gas, electric, trash collection.
Parking is across the street in the public lot.
Minimum of a 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 or call (812) 933-5421 for more information.
Job Opportunities


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

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

Looking for an employer you can rely on? We are now accepting online applications for a floating teller position. Apply here before February 13. Click Here

Equal Opportunity Employer

Full-Time Position
Some Woodworking Experience (Helpful)
Apply at Weberding's Carving Shop
1230 State Road 46 East
Batesville, In 47006
Phone: 812-934-3710
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.
Ivy Tech in Lawrenceburg is recruiting for a Full-Time Medical Assisting Faculty Team Member.

General Purpose and Scope of the position:
Provide quality and engaging instruction in all delivery methods and formats within specific academic programs; provide timely and meaningful feedback to students regarding the mastery of course and program learning outcomes; engage students outside of class in support of the curriculum and co-curriculum; provide institutional support and community service; participate meaningfully in student retention and completion initiatives; support the College's mission and strategic plan initiatives; conform to regional expectations of faculty performance and engagement.
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!!
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 and submit a profile and an application. Or you can email the recruiter directly at
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.
Now Hiring

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

(812) 932-1598




Batesville Leader, Civista Bank, Duke Energy, Enneking Auto Body, Friendship State Bank,
Gehring, Inc., Leising Excavating and Mulch, Margaret Mary Health, McDonald's,
Voldico Tekulve-VanKirk Insurance

Agresta, Storms & O'Leary, Allstate Huntington Insurance, Assured Partners,
Children's Health Care, Daffodilly's Flowers & Gifts,
Ivy Tech Community College, Walhill Farm