Wells County Chamber of Commerce Monthly Newsletter
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November Member of the Month:
Chamber Honors Becky Goshorn

Goshorn became a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics when she moved to Bluffton from Connecticut in 1978 as a way to make friends in a new area. “I didn’t know anyone in Bluffton and only planned to be a consultant for 6 months,” explained Goshorn. “I really wasn’t interested in sales at the time.”
“I was the best kept secret in Wells County when I started this business,” Goshorn laughs. “I was so shy, and many people didn’t know that I was even a consultant. My purpose was to meet people and I wasn’t putting myself out there to work the business; however, once I realized women enjoyed the products, I could provide a need delivering exceptional service, it became easier.”

Goshorn has worked her Mary Kay business hard through the years earning many benefits such as 18 cars, diamond rings, and high-end items. In 1984 Goshorn earned her first pink Cadillac and has received a car every two years since that time. Goshorn has earned these items due to a combination of personal sales and unit sales. Currently Goshorn is a Sales Director with 140 consultants in 15 different states under her leadership.

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SBA DISASTER ASSISTANCE
STILL TIME TO APPLY FOR A COVID-19 ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN
Reminder! If you are a small businesses, nonprofit organization of any size, or a U.S. agricultural business with 500 or fewer employees that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you can still apply for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan.
The local Health Department has put together a step-by-step practical consideration for employers who are notified that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Wells County is taking the lead and running for the roses. We invite you to Gallop on over on January 25, 2021 for the Chamber Annual Dinner Awards and place your bets on a Trifecta, Thoroughbred or Derby Hat Sponsorship.

Upcoming Shop Local Initiatives
December 7-12
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SAVE THE DATE FOR
Jim O'Donnell Economic Forecast 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
7:30am to 9:00am
Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre
 
Invitations will be sent later in December. Date may change due to COVID restrictions.
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration for New Gift Shop at More Than Mail
More Than Mail is opening a Gift Shop at the old video store of the shopping center located at 2155 North Main Street in Bluffton. Join us for a Grand Opening on December 11-12th.

A Ribbon Cutting will be held on Friday, December 4th at 10:30am.
Wells County Public Library Ribbon Cutting Celebration
The Wells County Public Library held a Ribbon Cutting and Open House to celebrate the renovations inside the facility. Chamber of Commerce staff, library staff, building contractors, library board members and supporters were present to celebrate the occasion. Supporters are shown in the photo.

Southern Wells Community Church Holds Ribbon Cutting
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and community members honored Southern Wells Community Church, now located at 9450 S 300 West in Poneto, with a Ribbon Cutting for their new building, constructed by Barkley Builders.
Southern Wells Community Church was founded in 1997 and have been holding services on Sunday at Southern Wells school system. Several members of the congregation who have been with the church since 1997 were present at the ribbon cutting such as Patty Sparks, and Jerry and Gretta Nusbaumer.

Historical Society Festival of Trees

The Wells County Historical Society and Museum annual Festival of Trees will run through December 20. No admission fee but donations gladly accepted. The museum will be open for visitors each weekend during festival hours through Dec. 20.

Located at: 420 W Market St, Bluffton
WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS AT OUABACHE STATE PARK

Ouabache State Park’s annual Wonderland of Lights display is running from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31.

This drive-through event includes a synchronized light show at the park’s Fire Tower Plaza and more than 40 displays in the campground.

This year the Friends of Ouabache group partnered with the First Bank of Berne to expand the fire tower spectacular to three different light shows, one presented Mondays through Thursdays, another one Fridays through Sundays, and a special edition to be presented on Christmas Eve. 

A new addition to the event invites guests to drop letters into Santa’s mailbox with a self-addressed stamped envelope and receive an answer back. Santa’s mailbox will be located at the main gatehouse each night and will be open until Dec. 20. 

Admission is $5, and exact change is appreciated.

For more information, email friendsofouabache@gmail.com or call Ouabache State Park at 260-824-0926.

Ouabache State Park (on.IN.gov/ouabachesp) is at 4930 E. St. Road 201, Bluffton, 46714.
American Mortgage is offering Christmas Gift Wrapping again this year
We will wrap, tag and bow your gifts now until December 23rd.
All we ask is you bring a non-perishable food item or hygiene item for each gift that will be donated to the Wells County Bank.
Hours 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday
Questions? Give us a call 260-353-3000.

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Community Events
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American Red Cross is doing blood donations in Wells County.
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