Dave Isaacson

Craft retailer Jo-Ann comes to Goshen

GOSHEN — Jo-Ann Fabric planned to celebrate the grand opening of its newest store at 4024 Elkhart Road beginning Friday, May 10, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and events all weekend, including gift-card giveways, discounts, hands-on activities and activities for children.

Jo-Ann is a one-stop destination for creativity, with an array of craft supplies, fabrics, finished home goods and seasonal merchandise. The Goshen store is one of the first with innovative features seen in the company’s Concept Store, which launched last year. Some new store elements include:

n The Creators’ Studio, a large open-community space where customers can take classes, host events and work on projects inspired by the latest trends while enjoying a cup of coffee;

n Tools available for rental, including a high-end long-arm sewing machine, Cricut machines, and 3-D cutting and engraving technology Glowforge, which cuts anything from wood to acrylic;

n Modernized Cut Bar experience, which allows customers to “check in” and continue shopping until a text message alerts them a team member is ready to cut their fabric; and

n A new concierge service called Sew & Go, which offers custom sewing services for anything from suit tailoring to home décor.

“We’re thrilled to bring our latest product assortments, innovative spaces, and custom services to inspire all in the Goshen area to create,” said Chris DiTullio, senior vice president, stores, operations and chief marketing officer. “Research has proven our stores have become much more than a place to buy things – customers are looking to learn, explore and most importantly, share their creative journey. We have built the new Goshen store specifically to enhance and encourage the full experience, from helping customers find inspiration, to celebrating the finished project with them.”

For event details, contact information and additional store information, visit

Isaacson named VP for distribution at I&M

FORT WAYNE — Dave Isaacson, a 27-year veteran of Indiana Michigan Power, has been named vice president for distribution at Indiana Michigan Power (I&M).

As vice president, Isaacson is responsible for overseeing I&M’s 475-employee distribution organization, including the line crews who build power lines and work to restore power at all hours of the day, every day of the year when needed. Isaacson directs the design, construction, operation, maintenance and emergency restoration of I&M’s Distribution system to provide safe, timely and reliable service to customers.

Isaacson previously served as interim vice president; director of risk and project management; distribution dispatch manager; region support manager; and other roles.

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,450 employees serve more than 593,900 customers.

Eastlake Athletic relocates to Goshen Commons

GOSHEN — Eastlake Athletic Club has relocated its Goshen fitness center to the Goshen Commons shopping center. Located at 2856 Eisenhower Drive North, the newly renovated 4,000-square-foot facility offers more open space and an abundance of natural light for fitness enthusiasts.

The new Eastlake 24 Goshen also features state-of-the-art fitness equipment including new circuit machines, new stair steppers, free weights and Hammer Strength plate-loaded equipment.

Eastlake 24 Goshen is one of 15 fitness centers in the Eastlake network. Members have access to all locations and club amenities, which include group fitness classes, personal trainers, towel service, athletics, free tanning and child care at most locations.

Eastlake Athletic Club is the largest family-owned network of athletic and fitness clubs in northern Indiana. With locations throughout Elkhart, Kosciusko and St. Joseph counties, Eastlake Athletic Club is devoted to keeping Michiana active and healthy by promoting fitness, athletics and general well-being. For more information, visit

Goshen Wound Center earns high marks

GOSHEN — Healogics, certified provider of advanced wound care services by The Joint Commission, has recognized Goshen Wound Center with the Center of Excellence Award for achieving outstanding clinical outcomes.

This award is given to centers that consecutively meet or exceed standards of patient satisfaction rates of higher than 92 percent and wound healing rates of at least 91 percent in less than 30 average days. Goshen Wound Center is one of three centers in Indiana to receive the Center of Excellence Award.

This is the fifth time Goshen Wound Center has received the award for its clinical standards. Dr. Mark Ranzinger, medical director of Goshen Wound Center, said his colleagues are dedicated to effective and compassionate wound care.

“Whether we are treating a patient for complications from diabetes, vascular disorders or trauma, we want to help them return to the activities they love quickly,” he said. “This award is a testament to both our colleagues and patient’s commitment to healing,” Ranzinger said.

Goshen Wound Center offers treatment to those who have chronic wounds by applying a multidisciplinary approach with specially trained providers, advanced therapies, individual treatment plans and compassionate care.

Nexus RV adds Ohio dealerships

ELKHART — Nexus RV recently added RCD RV Supercenter in Columbus, Ohio, to its growing dealer network of Nexus RV Authorized Resellers. Nexus is the manufacturer of the Bentley Class A Diesel Pusher Motorhome, the Maybach Class A Gas Motorhome, the Phantom Class C Motorhome, Triumph Class C, Wraith Super C Diesel Motorhome, the Ghost Super C Diesel Motorhome, and Viper Class B+ Motorhomes.

“RCD RV Supercenters is an outstanding addition to the Nexus RV family. Their attention to the customer and assertive business model is exactly what we need to continue our growth and commitment to the motorized market,” said Dave Middleton, co-founder of Nexus RV.

The Wraith Super C Diesel is a luxury motorhome with all the features and amenities to provide the serious RV customer with home on the road. “The addition the Wraith Super C Diesel strengthens our position and brings more value to our loyal customer base,” says Tim Fenneman, general manager of RCD RV Supercenters. RCD RV Supercenters operates three RV locations in Ohio.

Nexus RV is a privately held company founded in 2010 and headquartered in Elkhart. 

Parade of Homes set for June 15-23

The Builders Association of Elkhart County will hosting its annual Parade of Homes from June 15-23. Hours will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, and 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Nine homes in various locations will be showcased during the event. Also, two developments will featured, eight additional homes in the hard-hat stage and two finished remodels to tour on June 22 and 23 only.

Tickets may be purchased at all Martins for $8. For more information go to or contact the Builders Association of Elkhart County at 547-293-0997.

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