Indiana Business

First Capital, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend

24 11 2017

CORYDON, Ind., Nov. 24, 2017 -- The Board of Directors of First Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCAP) has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.22 (twenty-two cents) per share of common stock, according to William W. Harrod, President and Chief Executive Officer. The dividend will be paid on December 29, 2017 to shareholders of record as of December 15, 2017. First Capital, Inc. is the holding company for First Harrison Bank.  First Harrison currently has eighteen offices in the Indiana communities of Corydon, Edwardsville, Greenville, Floyds Knobs, Palmyra, New Albany, New Salisbury, Jeffersonville, Salem, Lanesville and Charlestown and the Kentucky communities of Shepherdsville, Mt. Washington and Lebanon Junction.  Access to First Harrison Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available anywhere with Internet access through the Bank’s website at www.firstharrison.com.  The Bank currently offers non-FDIC insured investments through its...

Jonathan Baker Horncock’s New Book “Only the Candle Shall Burn” Is a Gripping Tale of Foreshadowing Possible Events That Can Happen to Anyone at Any Given Moment

24 11 2017

November 24, 2017 Jonathan Baker Horncock, a prolific writer from South Bend, Indiana who served for four honorable years in military service, with nearly half of the time in Vietnam, has completed his new book “Only the Candle Shall Burn”: an intriguing account of life itself, as the events that transpired are happening every day throughout the world. Author Horncock describes life as a journey filled with unexpected twists and turns, and that each circumstance a person deals with can be similar to any random person’s fate as well: “I pulled ahead and turned on to the narrow dirt road. The going was still slow and even more difficult since there was nothing to guide me. Everyone stared straight ahead again in hope once more. Soon, that faint distant glow was visible, and all of us grew eager in getting shelter. However, as we proceeded forward slowly, I felt something inside. I concentrated on the road ahead but had an odd, nagging feeling inside, a feeling that said we...

Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill Raises $100,000 to Benefit College-Bound Students at The 12th Annual Mavis and Ephraim Hawthorne Gala

24 11 2017

    BRONX, NY, November 24, 2017 -- Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill raised $100,000 at its 12th Annual Excellence Awards Gala on Nov. 10, 2017, at the VIP Country Club in New Rochelle, N.Y.More than 300 attendees - among them leaders in business, nonprofit, education, and other fields joined with the families and friends of the Hawthorne family, which founded Golden Krust in 1989 with a single retail location. Today, the family-owned and operated business is franchised in North America, with 120 locations along the U.S. East Coast, as well as in Texas and Canada.All proceeds from the night will support the mission of the Mavis & Ephraim Hawthorne Golden Krust Foundation, a nonprofit that was established by the Hawthorne family to provide scholarships to college-bound high school students from underserved communities. Golden Krust has provided more than 350 scholarships to students since the foundation first began its work. Awardees each receive $1,000 each...

Traders Point Creamery Updates Product Labels, Adds Home Delivery!

22 11 2017

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. November 22, 2017 Traders Point Creamery has revamped its labels on all Grade A dairy products and adds home delivery to offer convenience to its growing customer base. “We simply listened to the overwhelming feedback of our loyal customers who, as always, gave us the best advice. The new labels include clear, legible wording, highlighting the fact that our products are organic and 100% grass-fed. With the increased demand for quick and direct delivery, this has become a growing expectation among our consumers,” says Traders Point Creamery CEO, Mark Vander Kooy. “Since introducing the new labels, the company has piqued the interest of major chains and already is seeing products transferred to more visible shelf placement at current stores.” Traders Point Creamery’s signature products include a full line of organic, 100% grass-fed fluid milks and yogurts, offered in both 5 ounce glass single serve jars and 32 ounce quart glass bottles. The “Home Delivery”...

Spartan Motors To Feature Its Top-of-the-Line, American-Made RV Chassis At The National RV Trade Show

22 11 2017

CHARLOTTE, Mich., Nov. 22, 2017 -- Spartan Specialty Vehicles, a business unit of Spartan Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPAR) ("Spartan" or the "Company") – a global leader in specialty chassis and vehicle design, manufacturing and assembly – will feature two of its custom heavy-duty, Class A diesel chassis—the K3 605 for the Entegra Cornerstone— and the K2 450 for the Newmar Dutch Star, at the National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, on November 27 – 30, 2017. (PRNewsfoto/Spartan Motors, Inc.)... To signify Spartan's American ownership and the company's pride in the excellence of its skilled workforce, both chassis platforms will be wrapped in the stars and stripes of the American flag. The 45-foot Entegra Cornerstone, riding on Spartan's K3 605 chassis, features a Cummins® X15 605 horsepower diesel engine, an Allison Transmission® 4000 MH 6-speed electronic transmission, a 20,000-pound independent front suspension, and boasts an incredible...

University of Chicago wins 13th annual Alpha Challenge at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

22 11 2017

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. November 22, 2017 MBA students from 16 business schools battled to win the premier U.S. investment management competition – the Alpha Challenge – hosted by the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School Nov. 16-17, 2017. The team from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business won first place. UNC Kenan-Flagler won second and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in third place. Now in its 13th year, the Alpha Challenge pits MBA teams against each another as they present three stock ideas, one long and one short investment recommendation from a predefined universe of stocks, and a “wildcard” open to all U.S.-traded stocks. Student teams defend their analysis to a panel of distinguished judges who are hedge fund managers, institutional portfolio managers and senior equity research analysts from some of the most respected and successful buy-side firms in the world. “Top MBA students demonstrate their investment management...

Tar Heel Basement Systems and JES Companies Combine Forces to Expand the Tar Heel Brand Throughout North Carolina

22 11 2017

“Our partnership with Tar Heel Basement Systems greatly enhances our ability to serve the southeastern region of the United States,” said Matt Malone, CEO of JES Companies. Winston-Salem, NC November 22, 2017 The nation’s largest foundation repair company, JES Companies (JES), has merged with Winston-Salem based, Tar Heel Basement Systems (Tar Heel) led by CEO/Founder, Pete Burgess. Under Burgess’ leadership, Tar Heel Basement Systems has grown immensely since its founding in 2003. Recently awarded 2017 US Chamber of Commerce Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award and ranked on North Carolina’s Fast 40 list, Tar Heel is one of the largest foundation repair, basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation companies in North Carolina. “JES has a vision I embrace - the freedom to grow and to choose our own destiny. With the resources JES will invest in Tar Heel, we now are free to take our mission and purpose throughout the state of North Carolina and beyond,”...

Trade Group Files Billion Dollar Class Action Lawsuit Against Indiana Department of Revenue Alleging Unlawfully Collected Trucking Fees

22 11 2017

Indiana law does not authorize INDOR to be part of the UCR Plan or to collect UCR-related fees. Without such authority under Indiana law, we believe INDOR’s nationwide collection of the UCR-related fees is unlawful and every trucker since 2008 is entitled to a refund. -SBTC Attorney Jim Bopp Washington, D.C. November 22, 2017 James Lamb, spokesman and president of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition (“SBTC”), announced today that his trucking industry group filed a class action lawsuit against Indiana Department of Revenue (“INDOR”) in Marion County, Indiana on Friday, November 17, 2017, in Indiana state court (49D06-1711-PL-043017Marion Superior Court, Civil Division 6) on behalf of the interstate motor carrier industry alleging unlawful collection of motor carrier registration fees by the state for over a decade. According to Lamb, SBTC is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade organization with over 8,000 members that represents, promotes, and protects the interests...

New Themes and New Opportunities Await Women Coders at TechGig Geek Goddess Third Edition With its third consecutive edition

22 11 2017

Ramathreya Krishnamurthi, Business Head, TimesJobs and TechGig wished well to the new edition. “Every year thousands of women coders submit their codes at the TechGig Geek Goddess. These participants range from students of premiere technology institutes to women from IT companies, and their passion and commitment towards coding and their careers at large is inspiring”. TechGig Geek Goddess aims to bring the unsung women coders into forefront and present a bevy of latent talent to tech employers. This year’s edition hosts three new exciting coding genres – UI, Data Science & IoT – and hence expands the scope of participation for women coders. Here’s more… The ‘diversity harbours talent’ tenet is now a well-accepted fact on the corporate floors. Hence the race to bring more diverse talent to the work floor and retain it. Industry reports suggest that even conventional industrial segments like manufacturing and production have ramped up the strength of their women...

Sixt Rent-a-Car Opens New Franchise Location at Union Station in Springfield, MA

22 11 2017

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