•Strebig Construction has hired Glenn Claycomb as project manager.
•Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center business advisor Scot Goskowicz was recently presented the Indiana SBDC network's 2012 Indiana State Star Award. He has been with the NEISBDC since 2007 and helps to start and grow businesses in five counties: Allen, Huntington, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.
•Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast alumnus Jon-Paul Capito has been named champion of the 2012 New Venture Competition. He will receive $20,000 toward his business, DeRossi. He also won a voucher for a Disney Institute event at Ivy Tech and a one-year membership to the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.
•Baden Tax Management has hired Mike Brady as business development coordinator. He will focus on Indiana commercial and industrial real estate.
•State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) has been appointed to serve as a member of the Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Unemployment Insurance Oversight Committee. He will be tasked with studying problems common to Native American Indian residents of Indiana in the areas of employment, education, civil rights, health and house, and the feasibility of and value of indexing unemployment benefits and the taxable wage base.
•Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana announces additions to its 2012 board: Andy Yergler
, STAR Financial Bank; Hod
Hefer, Sam's Club (Walmart.); and Cynthia Elick, (Leadership Fort Wayne intern), IPFW. Officers: president, Matt Bell, Ivy Tech Community College; vice president, Danette Fitzgerald, Parkview Health; secretary Deb Treesh, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry; treasurer, Casey Scheurich, Dulin, Ward & Dewald. Members: Ben Williams, Shambaugh, Kast, Beck & Williams, member at large; Beth Bechdol, Ice Miller, member at large; Christopher Guerin, Sweetwater Sound, capital campaign chairman; Jeff Beights, Source One Solutions; Bruce Boxberger, Carson Boxberger; Jeremy Carnahan, BKD, LLP; Jason Fabini, Jason Fabini Foundation; Jim Hauguel, Parkview Health; Ronnie Irwin, Walmart Distribution Center 6074; Tim Livingston, Kroger, Gonzalee Martin, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service; Larry Rottmeyer, The Summit of Ambassador Enterprises; Rob Young, CME Corporation; and Stan Ziherl, Five Star Distributing.
•Indiana Dental Association honored dentist Dr. Thomas Blake for service as president of the Isaac Knapp Dental Society at the 154th annual session held June 8 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.
•Northeast Indiana Chapter of the American Red Cross honored Thomas M. Fink at its annual meeting with the 2012 Exceptional Volunteer of the Year award. He is a board member and member of the executive committee for the chapter. He concentrates his practice in the area of estate planning with Barrett & McNagny. He is a board certified Indiana trust and estate lawyer.
•Indiana State Excise Police have recognized senior officer Christopher Drake as statewide Educator of the Year. He is assigned to the Columbia City district and teaches at the Fort Wayne Police Department Academy. He was recognized for undertaking a range of responsibilities above and beyond the normal duties of an excise officer; and District No. 2 Officer of the Year, Master Officer John
•Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman spoke at the sixth annual Advancing Women in Business Seminar held June 22 at the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.
•Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home has elected the following board for 2011-12: Officers: Elizabeth Frederick, attorney, board chair; Brian Fehlhaber, SummitRE, vice chair; James Brunnemer, PHP, treasurer; and Tammy Andrews, Lincoln Financial Group, secretary. Board: Emily Guerrero, community volunteer; Stephen Adair, elder law attorney, Beer, Mallers, Backs and Salin; Jerome Baer, Miller's Health Systems; Vicki Bandor Braun, IPFW; Joseph Byers, Grabill Bank; Anne Cavanaugh, SummitRE; Michael Erler, CPA; Cheryl
Harrison, compliance officer, Lutheran Health Network; Dr. Heidi Lang, Lutheran Medical Group; DaVita Mitchell, community volunteer; Kay Novotny, community volunteer; Cheryl Rieves, chief nursing officer, St. Joseph Hospital; Annemarie Rhinehart, community volunteer; Kim Sabrosky, Indiana Michigan Power; Chris Schenkel, Schenkel & Sons; Gretchen Shellabarger, community volunteer; and Daryl Yost, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, immediate past chair. Laurisa Roper, CANI will serve a one-year term as a board intern through Leadership Fort Wayne.
In addition, Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home has added David Tribble, MD, ABHPM, FAAFP, to its staff. He is the agency's second full-time physician. He earned his medical degree from Temple University, Philadelphia, and completed his residency in family medicine at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Charleston, S.C.. He is a United States Air Force veteran. He will care for the agency's hospice and palliative patients located in their home, in a nursing facility or in Hospice Home, the agency's 14-bed in-patient unit, and will conduct palliative consultations during the twice-weekly palliative care clinic in the Cancer Resource Center at Lutheran Hospital and will conduct in-patient palliative consultations at Lutheran Hospital.