Biz Briefs Presented by West End Bank Archives for 2018-04

Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Staff Changes

The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce that Roxie Deer has joined the staff as Director of Programs and Events.
Roxie is a lifelong resident of Richmond and has served on the Chamber’s Business and Education Committee. Most recently, she has been a Student Success Coach and Counselor at IU East and previously served as an instructor and life coach at The Excel Center. She has a Master’s in Educational Leadership and an undergraduate degree in Sociology. Her event experience includes volunteer leadership positions with Youth As Resources, Liberty Acres United Animal Sanctuary, Reid BRAvo! and HYPE. Roxie has a true passion for community – especially Wayne County.


Stasia Veramallay-Hodges joins Vista Investment Partners (formerly The Bartel, Guiley group of Raymond James)

Stasia Veramallay-Hodges has been serving the financial needs of individuals, professionals, business owners and their families for more than twenty years. 

Stasia grew up in Richmond, Indiana and attended Indiana University with a concentration in Political Science and Economics. 

She holds the Series 6, Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 Securities licenses as well as a Life and Health Insurance license. Veramallay-Hodges holds the Series 6, Series 7, Series 63 and Series 65 Securities licenses as well as a Life and Health Insurance license. 



Wayne Co Area Chamber Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

* April 24th      The Springs of Richmond      4:30pm      400 W Industries Rd, Richmond, IN

* April 26th      Ugly Mugs Taproom & Grill    5:00pm      129 East Main St., Centerville, IN

* May 9th        Neighborhood Health Center  2:00pm     101 South 10th St., Richmond, IN

* May 17th     Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center 6:00 pm  2000 Wernle Road, Richmond, IN


Every month the Wayne County Area Chamber offers many different opportunities, including networking nights, educational workshops, business development seminars, ribbon cuttings for local business and so much more. 

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First Bank Richmond celebrates IU Day with $10,000 match

First Bank Richmond celebrated IU Day with a $10,000 matching gift opportunity for alumni and friends of the campus.






IU East Chancellor Kathy Cruz-Uribe, First Bank Richmond President and CEO Garry Kleer, and Rufus announce the IU Day match.



First Bank Richmond matched – up to $500 per donor – up to $10,000 in total giving to the IU East campus Wednesday.

Now in its third year, IU Day is a 24-hour worldwide celebration of Indiana University - a binge-watching, social-sharing, IU-wearing, gift-giving IU extravaganza. First Bank Richmond has the tradition of celebrating IU Day each year with a matching gift.

In November 2017, First Bank Richmond announced a $375,000 gift to IU East that includes the matching gift for IU Day, plus support for the IU East arts program, Red Wolves’ athletics, scholarships, Campus Life programs and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.

This is also Campus Campaign week for the university, the annual fundraising initiative among faculty and staff for important programs and scholarships on the IU East campus.




Jason Blunk - Reid Health's April Ambassador of the month

 The April Reid Health Ambassador says his coworkers are like a second family – and he’s had a lot of time to get to know them even better over the past year and a half.

Jason Blunk

Jason Blunk

In his lead role for the implementation of a new electronic medical record system just launched in March, Jason Blunk has spent numerous extra hours in his role as Systems Project Manager on the Information Services team. His leadership in the implementation of the new system sparked his Ambassador nominations. (more -


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