Indiana manufacturers are eligible for a unique opportunity for on-site W.A.S.T.E. Stream Mapping from Purdue MEP. Let Purdue MEP help your company discover huge cost savings by making simple changes to operations! Virtual, no or low contact visits can be conducted!
Water, Air, Solid Waste, Toxics, and Energy
U.S. EPA has partnered with IDEM and Purdue MEP to fund W.A.S.T.E. Stream Mapping assessments to 15 Indiana manufacturers at a significantly reduced cost. Through these assessments, Purdue MEP will meet with businesses (virtually if preferred), conduct on-site training (virtually if preferred), and assess processes in facilities to identify toxic materials, hazardous emissions, waste streams, and energy improvements. Businesses will be provided with a report and presentation from Purdue MEP outlining opportunities and recommendations for energy savings, less toxic materials and process improvements to prevent pollution and reduce waste.
other programs, the assistance doesn’t stop here. Once businesses have
seen the recommendations, Purdue MEP will offer guidance as businesses
prepare to explore innovative solutions to the identified opportunities
for improvement. Follow-up assistance includes Purdue’s Faculty
Assistance Program. This program pairs companies with unique and
challenging unresolved projects with specialized University experts who
can assist in resolving those niche problems. Up to 40 hours a year of
assistance will be provided to businesses to help identify specific
solutions to unique issues.
What businesses will receive:
Two-day on-site W.A.S.T.E. Stream Mapping training for up to 12 participants ($4,000 value).
W.A.S.T.E. Stream Mapping project brainstorming, identification, and
initial data collection, including a prepared report and representation
with recommendations to facility staff.
solution analysis, feasibility analysis, and Return on Investment (ROI)
calculation for final project selection, compiled in a custom action
plan for your facility.
Up to 40 hours of technical assistance by Purdue TAP Faculty Assistance Program (up to
Opportunity to apply for seed funding (average $4,500 value).
Scheduled check-ins from Purdue MEP to collect data on project status and results.
final report showing cost savings, carbon emissions reductions, and
waste reductions as well as reductions in permitting, fees, labor,
disposal costs, and other expenses (potential $10,000-200,000 value,
based on previous results. Results will vary
based on specific projects).
You can purchase a luncheon pass, which grants your access to EVERY session at a reduced rate. Packages available for $80 (1 free session)! Businesses, if you purchase the package, you can alternate attendees based on the topic, you will just send names each month on attendees. Contact Roxie at Roxie@WCAreaChamber.org to order a luncheon pass.
The Chamber’s Business & Education Committee is working with ALL the Senior High Schools in Wayne County to address employment issues. Seniors are once again participating in Junior Achievement, learning soft skills to become better employees upon graduation.
There will be NO FEE for a booth. We are joining with local business to offer two job fairs for high school graduating senior:
Register now for a booth at both High School Senior Job Fairs.
The Richmond OfficeMax store located at 3801 National Road East, in the Richmond Mall, will host a celebratory grand reopening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, January 22 from 4 to 7 p.m.
Customers can save 20% off of a qualifying in-store purchase, during the event, with a coupon. There will also be an opportunity to win prizes*.
The store, which was rebuilt after sustaining major tornado damage last year, now features a refreshed layout complete with a Print Services center located at the front of the store. Whether you need a few copies or booklets for a big presentation, an OfficeMax associate is waiting to assist you. This location also offers quality furniture solutions, dedicated tech support, packing & shipping services and more.
For more on this OfficeMax location, including store hours, please visit officedepot.com.
Wednesday, January 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. | Ribbon-Cutting: 4 p.m.
OfficeMax, 3801 National Road East, Suite 501, Richmond, IN 47374
The Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce and HYPE Richmond (Helping Young Professionals Engage) are pleased to announce the formal integration of the young professional group into the Chamber organization beginning January 1, 2020.
HYPE aims to provide the young professionals (ages 21-40) of Wayne County with professional, leadership, and networking opportunities that promote their growth and development within our community. HYPE will serve in a collaborative capacity that promotes these opportunities between local businesses and organizations, our members, and the surrounding area.
Mark Broeker (Reid Health) will serve as the HYPE’s board representative on the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors. Mark and Roxie Deer will serve as the 2020 HYPE Wayne County Committee Co-Chairs.
The Chamber encourages employers to urge those under 40 to become involved in HYPE Wayne County in the coming year. Continued efforts in professional development and social activities will be the initial focus for the group.