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OSSIAN, IND.: Berne® Apparel Company, makers of quality workwear since 1915, has received a design patent for the apparatus that sorts its products for shipping. After an extensive application process, Berne was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10,974,913 B1 for its Tilting Tray Products Sorting Apparatus.Read more
Construction of a 46-lot major subdivision on Bluffton’s south side was approved Thursday night by the Wells County Area Plan Commission. Civic leaders have been pushing for additional housing in Bluffton and Wells County, and the APC has recently been presented with petitions for apartmentRead more
A Wells County company was among those honored across Indiana for safety in the workplace. Last week Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Joe Hoage recognized nine Hoosier companies and eight individuals for exemplary workplace-safety practices and advocacy during the recent Governor’sRead more
A housing development that could put up to 174 houses south of Wells County Road 200N and east of Ind. 1/Main Street received development plan approval Thursday night by the Wells County Area Plan Commission. It was a busy night for the members of the APC. Not only did they consider the plans forRead more
A 2026 federal grant will fund the reconstruction of 200S from Adams Street to about a quarter mile east of Clark Avenue, including the creation of a bridge that will take the county road over its railroad crossing. Wells County was awarded more than $5 million for two projects, with the total workRead more
Despite the challenges that 2020 brought with it, local businesses almost matched the millions they invested in the community the year before, according to the Wells County Economic Development annual report. Chad Kline, economic development director, presented the 2020 report to three governmentRead more
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council and the Northeast Indiana Chamber Coalition are asking employers to help inform the region’s economic development efforts by participating in a comprehensive survey of benefits. The online survey, which is open untilRead more
One of only three counties in Northeast Indiana to do so Wells County’s unemployment rate was 2.9 percent in December, according to preliminary figures released this week by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Also, Wells County was one of three northeast Indiana counties — joiningRead more
With the help of community partners, Wells County Economic Development has unveiled its new logo and tagline: “Live Better. Live Wells.” The brand is “designed to attract individuals to live and work in Wells County,” Economic Development Director Chad Kline said in announcing Thursday’s 20-minuteRead more
Fifteen Startups Receive $660K from Nexus Pitch Competitions INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 8, 2020) — Fifteen Indiana-based startup companies have received a total of $660,000 in pre-seed and seed funding from Elevate Ventures to drive growth. The 15 were chosen from 72 finalists that competed in the fallRead more