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Indiana Members Credit Union Contributes $2,796 to Beech Grove City Schools

By |2018-02-26T22:58:00+00:00February 26th, 2018|Categories: Beech Grove City Schools, Chamber News, Local News, Regional News|

Pictured left to right: Dr. Tom Keeley, Assistant Superintendent, Beech Grove City Schools, and Wendy Devries, Branch Manager, IMCU Beech Grove Branch. Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) recently presented a check for $2,796 to Beech Grove City Schools School as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program. The partnership allows Beech Grove fans the opportunity to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Beech Grove Hornets themed debit card. Every time the card is used as a signature based transaction, Beech Grove athletics benefits. The more cards that are in use, the larger the contribution. Since beginning the program in 2012, Beech Grove City Schools has earned $15,381 through this IMCU giveback program. Wendy Devries, Branch Manager, IMCU Beech Grove Branch, presented the check to Dr. Tom Keeley, Assistant [...]

New Executive Director Announced

By |2017-12-22T12:37:50+00:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Chamber News, Uncategorized|

After an extensive search, the GBGCOC Board of Directors extended an offer to a wonderful candidate for the Executive Director position. To our delight, Ron Mayes, EdD, of Southport, accepted the position and has begun the transition into the role. Dr. Mayes, a retired educator, spent his early professional career as a technical editor, teacher, principal, and at age of 26, became one of the youngest school administrators in the State of Indiana. He later served as Superintendent of Education in the communities of Edinburgh and Kokomo. In Florida, Dr. Mayes helped establish two charter schools, he began a chamber of commerce in Edinburgh, IN and he and his wife established the Taylor Township Imagination Library in Kokomo which provided a free book every month to every registered Taylor Township pre-school aged child. Dr. Mayes has a passion for program efficiency, [...]

9 “Must-Read” Employee Handbook Updates

By |2017-05-15T21:25:31+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Chamber News, Office Management|

9 "Must-Read" Employee Handbook Updates for 2017 Submitted by ASAP Payroll Are you a business owner, HR director or hiring manager? If you are, you should consider reviewing your 2017 handbook on the following topics: Employee & Pre-Employment Background Checks - We suggest reviewing your organization's background check procedures to ensure they are compliant with all local and state laws. Drug Testing - The legalization of marijuana in various states have added to the confusion about drug testing.  Nonetheless, your organization needs to have a written policy to ensure it is compliant with all local and state laws. e-Cigarettes - To protect other employees who have allergies or asthma, you should include a policy against use of e-cigarettes in your building or within a certain number of feet of the building's entrance. Employee Employer Size - Many laws are directly related to the number [...]

Music on Main 2017 Cancelled

By |2017-05-10T21:25:05+00:00May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

For the past few years, the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce hosted an event called Music on Main. Last year it highlighted Bucky Covington, and was well attended, showcasing Beech Grove's Main Street and our Beech Grove community partnerships. After much consideration, the Greater Beech Grove Chamber of Commerce board of directors decided to cancel the 2017 Music on Main event. With the departure of our Executive Director, we've lost a lot of the resources that went into making this event fun and exciting. Our former Executive Director spent a lot of her time making connections, selling sponsorships and coordinating the people and resources that went into making Music on Main successful. We still have an exciting year ahead with great events and celebrations for our 10th year anniversary. Please consider joining us at our golf outing, annual dinner and monthly [...]