News Archive

March 2017

Did you know that half of all businesses in Indiana are small businesses? These companies are the economic drivers of the local economy. Typically, these same companies employ fewer than 10 employees. If you scan the horizon of your community, you will see a variety of them in the following industry sectors: construction, transportation, service, retail, …
Congratulations to the inaugural class of Leadership Vigo County, a program provided by Purdue Extension Vigo County, who graduated earlier this month! The graduation ceremony was held at Launch Terre Haute in The Deming and included an inspirational leadership message from Richard Payonk, United Way of the Wabash Valley Executive Director. Payonk encouraged the group …
This post is a part of our Local Government book club series.  Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States by Joan Youngman.  This week’s post focuses on the third chapter of the book. How we assess or value property is a central issue …
The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA) continues to pioneer efforts on strategic planning for their organization. A group filled the Oakley Library meeting room on Saturday, March 4, as Heather Strohm, Purdue Extension Community Development Regional Educator, led them through goal setting. The Visioning Forum information guided the group through vigorous goal setting activities. Goal champions …
Nearly 50 Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA) members attended a Visioning Forum on February 4, 2017. Community Development Regional Educators Tanya Hall and Heather Strohm led the members through the morning event. The members participated in four sessions that focused on what SWIMGA does well, what areas have gaps or challenges, where they foresee their vision in 5, 10, …
This post is a part of our Local Government book club series.  Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the United States by Joan Youngman.  This week’s post focuses on the second chapter of the book. When discussing tax policy, regressivity and progressivity are often used …