Ex-offender program gets new digs
Blue Jacket, which provides pre-employment training, mentoring, job placement and career services for ex-offenders, will hold a ribbon cutting at noon July 19 at its new office, 2826 S. Calhoun St.
The building will be leased by the Anthony Wayne Services Foundation.
Blue Jacket, named for a Miami chief, was in a 4,000-square-foot building next to Rudisill Plaza. The new building is 19,000 square feet and provides more space for classes; strategic partnerships with nonprofits, churches, and neighborhoods; and graduations of its participants, said Executive Director Tony Hudson.
Credit union expands in Auburn
3Rivers Federal Credit Union will broke ground Tuesday for its new branch on Touring Drive in Auburn. The building features a drive-through, ATM and several technologies designed to improve efficiency and service.
“This new branch positions 3Rivers for continued growth in Auburn and all of DeKalb County,” said CEO Jeff Meyer in a news release.
The project is just one of several the credit union plans in the Fort Wayne area. In March, 3Rivers broke ground in Fort Wayne on a 26,000-square-foot headquarters, part of a $15 million project. Its growth plans include a Harrison Square office in the Jefferson Boulevard development next to Parkview Field.
Ronald McDonald House gets paint
The Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Indiana, which is relocating into the Parkview Regional Medical Center, received 116 gallons of Benjamin Moore paints valued at nearly $8,000.
The 9,000-square-foot facility provides a place to stay for families who have a child receiving medical care at the center.