Friday, August 1, 2014

 Carved owner John Webber shows a sample of redwood burl in the company's work area Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Casual in demeanor, yet passionate and focused, 28-year-old John Webber launched his first company at age 15 and now runs four enterprises that pull in millions of dollars a year.

Posted at 7:27 a.m.
 The Niles public library is hosting two job fairs in coming weeks, and other business and networking opportunities. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

Business seminars and networking opportunities are coming up in the Elkhart County area.

Posted at 1:02 p.m.
 Kevin Slater is the new project manager for EverGreen RV's Ever-Lite travel trailer line.

The latest hirings, professional advancements and achievements of professionals in Elkhart County.

Posted at 7:35 a.m.
 Jim Thorpe, inventor of EZ Sweep & Rake poses for a portrait with his invention designed to make sweeping up easier at his Goshen office Wednesday, July 30, 2014.
Posted on July 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Venture will start online only with hope to later move into box stores. 

 See something you recognize? Lost items that were turned into the fair office can be retrieved until Aug. 29. After that, they'll be sent to charity or thrown out.
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:34 p.m.

Items turned into the fair office include keys, phones, clothing, bags, shoes and a stroller.

 Aaron Brewer, KIK production supervisor,  talks with a job applicant during the KIK hiring event at the Hilton Garden Inn, Elkhart Ind, Thursday July 31, 2014.
Updated on July 31, 2014 at 4:02 p.m.

Starting hourly wages for the jobs range from $11.03 to $15.50.

 Mid-year craft production volume
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

The Brewers Association released a report saying American craft beer production volume during the first half of 2014 rose 18 percent from last year’s numbers.

 Evansville-based Old National Bank, with a branch in downtown Elkhart, is buying Grand Rapids-based Founders Bank & Trust.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

The deal helps the Evansville-based bank push further into Michigan.

 Driver Bill McCarthy loads up an RV for transportation at Horizon Transport in Wakarusa on July 15, 2014. RV shipments through the first half of 2014 were up 10 percent from that time period in 2013.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:35 p.m.

The growth is projected to continue into next year as the economy keeps improving.

 Police are investigating a report of a 59-year-old man who flashed his privates at a 15-year-old boy at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 1:55 p.m.

Police say a 59-year-old man exposed himself to a 15-year-old boy on Saturday at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 Fairgoers arrived early at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Tuesday, July 22, 2014 for the second Senior Day. Total attendance during fair week was about 269,000.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 12:47 p.m.

Food and auction sales broke records at the 2014 Elkhart County 4-H Fair.

 From left: Ryan Chapman, Kristy Morse, Cabe Churchill, Bryan Wiggs, Aaron Morse and Bill
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

Dark Horse Nation is not just a brewery, but a way of life.  Get a peek inside this culture with the new series on HISTORY on Tuesday.

 Paul Cataldo, owner of Antonio's Italian Ristorante, prepares a pasta dish loaded with vegetables at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair.
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:30 a.m.

It was a great week to eat at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, and the options included fresh vegetables at a pop-up restaurant.

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