DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ANNOUNCES PROPOSAL TO RESTORE, EXTEND OVERTIME PROTECTIONS FOR 3.6 MILLION LOW-P
A note for our members, from the U.S. Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers. The proposed rule would guarantee overtime pay for most salaried workers earning less than $1,059 per week, about $55,000 per year. “For over 80 years, a cornerstone of workers’ rights in this country is the right to a 40-hour workweek, the promise that you get to go home
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Ivy Tech Kokomo ‘Tuesday@TheTech’ to focus on IT programs Sept. 26Prospective students can learn about career options in Information Technology KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Kokomo’s next Tuesday@TheTech will focus on the College’s information Technology programs that will prepare them for exciting careers in the areas of cybersecurity, information technology support and software development. The open house for prospective students is set for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, on the Kokomo Campus at 1815 E.
Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana Opens Premise Health CenterFORT WAYNE, IND., September 13, 2023 – Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana (PHP) opened an exclusive primary care center yesterday operated by national primary care company Premise Health. The Premise Health Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., will care for a select segment of PHP’s health plan clients and membership. PHP is the first local health plan in Indiana to offer employers and members a plan with exclusive primary care access.
Beacon Credit Union Announces Rochester Member Appreciation DayFulton County, Indiana - Beacon Credit Union along with the Beacon Ag Group is excited to announce details for the 2023 Rochester Member Appreciation Day. This year will mark 92 years of serving their memberowners. Beacon is looking forward to showing its appreciation by celebrating their member-owners with themed events at the Member Centers. “Our member-owners are very important to us, they are the center of everything we do,” states Dusty
Fulton County, Indiana - Beacon Credit Union along with the Beacon Ag Group is excited to announce details for the 2023 Rochester Member Appreciation Day. This year will mark 92 years of serving their memberowners. Beacon is looking forward to showing its appreciation by celebrating their member-owners with themed events at the Member Centers. “Our member-owners are very important to us, they are the center of everything we do,” states Dusty Cuttriss, President/CEO. “We are blessed and grateful to have
Rochester High School and The Outlet Youth Center have teamed up to provide a program for Rochester’s Alternative School. ASE’s (Alternative School Environment) teacher Bryan Holcomb developed the idea. Bryan saw a need for his students to learn past what ASE traditionally offers. “This idea came out of the necessity of recognizing that we had to do something to break up the day for the students. I began brainstorming solutions, and after having conversations with students who had graduated, I realized we
Nearly 1,000 votes from residents of Fulton County determined the winners of Beacon Credit Union’s 13th annual Project Spotlight program. Thanks to the engagement of our communities, Beacon Credit Union will be donating $1,750 to three charitable organizations/projects in Fulton County. The winners for 2023 are: First place – United Ministries Outreach – $1,000 Second place – Fulton County Habitat for Humanity – Fulton County – $500 Bonus Draw – Psi Lota Zi – $250 The Project Spotlight program received
Increasing Work-Based Learning Opportunities for High School StudentsThe Institute for Workforce Excellence's Work and Learn Indiana (WLI) program, in partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, is introducing a statewide rollout of high school EARN Indiana. EARN Indiana funds are being made available to employers across the state that offer high-quality work-based learning experiences to high school students. Employers can post their internships on the WLI site, apply for EARN
When you run a business, it's your responsibility to make sure that your company operates as efficiently and effectively as possible. Part of that involves identifying financial and operational weaknesses and taking steps to root them out. After all, if you don't address these weaknesses, they could eventually lead to the downfall of your business in Rochester, IN. So, where do you start? Here are some tips for shoring up your business so it has the best chance for success.Unearth Inefficient
Building a successful business is no easy task. There are a lot of moving parts and pieces that need to come together just so. But if you're willing to put in the hard work and follow some key steps, it is possible to build a thriving business in Fulton County, Indiana. Here's what you need to do: 1. Write a business plan. 2. Think up a profitable business idea. 3. Form an LLC for your business. 4. Hire freelancers to help with the workload. 5. Use accounting software to manage your finances. 6.
Small businesses are critical to the American economy — they create jobs, drive innovation, and help boost the local tax base. If you're thinking of starting a small business here in Fulton County, there are a few things you need to know before getting started. In this article, we'll cover why you need a business plan, the benefits of an LLC structure for small businesses, how to market your small business, and strong accounting practices for small businesses.Why Start a Local Business? Small businesses
Handyman and home improvement services are among the fastest-growing businesses in today's economy, driven by recent fiscal forecasts, market needs, and changing consumer spending patterns. As an aspiring new entrepreneur, your new handyman startup business builds on the high-demand services you can reliably provide. Becoming familiar with the license, insurance, and contracting laws in Indiana will help shape and direct your business and marketing plans. This article highlights some skills and strategies