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Achieving Greatness in West Central Indiana

Have you read the book “Good to Great” by James Collins? I find myself re-reading the context and my scribbles within the pages on a regular occasion. The highlighted notations remind me that great is hard. Passion is what fuels my will for greatness, but even passion can be tested. "When [what you are deeply passionate about, what you can be best in the world at and what drives your economic engine] come together, not only does your work move toward greatness, but so does your life. For, in the end, it is impossible to have a great life unless it is a meaningful life. And it is very difficult to have a meaningful life without meaningful work. Perhaps, then, you might gain that rare tranqu

The Dream and Growing Reality of RiverScape

If you had told me 15 years ago that the attitudes and culture of Wabash Valley residents regarding the Wabash River would completely change and that we would have complete and continued cooperation from local, state and federal elected officials to work towards that end, I would have been both encouraged and skeptical. As a member of the Terre Haute City Council and a long-time RiverSCAPE board member (as a city council liaison), I get excited when I witness incredible cooperation of true visionaries. As I look at our existing RiverSCAPE board today, I see not only representatives of business, banking, marketing, tourism, journalism, land development, Economic Development, University leader

New Rose-Hulman property offers many possibilities for college, community

Many of the recent questions I get as I am in meetings in Terre Haute or simply out in the community deal with Rose-Hulman acquiring the land across the street from campus. With this column, I thought I would try to provide some information about the land acquisition, Rose-Hulman’s potential use of the property and our planning process moving ahead. Let me try to provide some context or basic information before I start talking about the property. Rose-Hulman officially acquired the land October 31, 2017. The discussions that led to this transaction began with the Hulman Trust almost a year earlier, and turned out to be a relatively complex undertaking given the number of parcels involved and

The Terre Haute Chamber takes pride in member successes

BY KATIE SHANE Director of Member Engagement Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce As active members of the Terre Haute community, we, the staff of the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce consider ourselves lucky to be connected with so many different businesses throughout Terre Haute and the entire Wabash Valley. Our members are diverse, different and vast. We include businesses that bake homemade dog treats, ones that serve up chef created dishes each night, ones that load up trucks to drive all over the country and hundreds of others spanning different counties, industries and sizes. We admit, we thought we knew a lot about the community that we serve, live and work in, that is, until we had the pl

If not now, when?

It is often said the wheels of progress are slow to turn. This is a truth our community has come to realize. In our situation, the wheels of progress have been slower to turn than they have in nearby communities. It is also true that Terre Haute has a potential that surrounding communities should be envious of. Five institutions of higher education call Terre Haute or Vigo County home, a majority of them nationally recognized. Terre Haute's museums can compete with those of any city our size, as well as many cities much larger. A number of parks provide families or individuals opportunity for recreation. Terre Haute has a unique and fascinating history worth celebrating. Max Ehrmann, Theodor

At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, community involvement is a way of life

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College was conceived in the hearts of religious women for whom the idea of community was and is a way of life. It is not surprising, therefore, that community is an important commitment for our institution and its employees. Even our strategic plan includes outreach to our neighbors! There are several ways that we are accomplishing our aim to be a true partner in our area. Local boards of trustees provide opportunities for us to share our talents and to serve. SMWC employees populate these leadership roles and they include United Way, the Swope, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Art Spaces, Wabash Valley Community Foundation, Wabash Valley Educational Foundation, Hosp

Why invest of yourself here?

Although The Haute Initiative launched Jan. 2, the work behind it really started last year. Months of prep, design, development, production went into the project’s development, especially of the website. I still remember the puzzled question from more than one person with whom the project was shared: Why? As in, Why are you doing all this work? It’s not your job. What’s in it for you? Why are you putting work/time/money into it? So personal tunnel-vision/OCD aside, here’s my "why': It’s because I see our community as a good place to live - a place with great assets, that if more widely known, would allow other people to see our community as a good place to live. If we want to grow, develop,

Manage Your Blog from Your Live Site

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog like a boss! First Publish your site, then login directly to your live website on desktop or mobile. Make sure you sign in with your Wix account, so you’ll be logged in as the admin to your blog. You can manage your blog and post from your live website. Just log in to your blog with your Wix account. Now you’re ready to write, edit and manage posts. Just click Create a Post and hit Publish. That’s it. It’s live for all your readers to see. Plus, you can manage all your post comments too - see what people are saying, like or delete comments & more. If you’ve been working on a post and want to come back to it later, save it as a d

Design a Stunning Blog

Your Wix Blog comes with 8 beautiful layouts to choose from. Whether you prefer a trendy postcard look or you’re going for a more editorial style blog - there’s something stunning for everyone. From your blog's settings, choose a layout for your blog feed that suits your style. For example, a tiled layout is popular for helping visitors easily discover more posts that interest them. Or, choose a classic single column layout that lets readers scroll down and see your post topics one by one. The full post layout opens the entire post in an endless scroll. Every layout comes with the latest social features built in. Readers will be able to easily share posts on social networks like Facebook and

Blog on the Go

With Wix Blog you can do everything from your phone: write posts, follow members, manage comments & more. After you publish simply go to your live site on mobile and log in with with your Wix account. Front row at a fashion show? Just ate the best pasta ever? Tell the world right away! You can post anywhere, anytime from your phone whenever inspiration strikes. Create new posts, edit existing ones, save drafts or publish - you can do it all, even when you’re away from your desk. Your work will automatically look and work great on both desktop and mobile. #vacation

Organize Your Blog With Categories

Categories are a great way to keep your posts organized. They also help visitors explore more content that interests them. Every time you write a post, you can add it up to 3 different categories. Those categories will then appear in your blog’s navigation menu, so choose categories that you normally post about and also serve as the main topics of your blog, e.g., Food, Fashion, Travel, etc. Each category of your blog has its own page that’s fully customizable. Add a catchy title, a brief description and a beautiful image to the category page header. Here’s a tip: For easy navigation, it’s best to keep your category names short – 1 to 2 word titles. And for a clean look on your blog’s naviga

Grow Your Blog Community

With Wix Blog, you’re not only sharing your voice with the world, you can also grow an active online community. Readers can become engaged members of your blog who like to share their thoughts, ideas and discover interesting people. See All Your Members Readers can easily sign up to become members of your blog and get a personal profile page. Members can follow one another and be followed, they can check out each other’s profiles, see what people have liked or commented on, and get notifications. You can view all blog members by clicking the Members icon in the login bar. Tip: To quickly find individual members, use the Member search bar and sort by option. #dream

How to Delete This Post

Ready to delete this post and add your own? You can do it when you’re logged in to your live site or in Preview Mode. Simply click on the More Options icon (the 3 dots that appears on the post) and hit Delete Post. You can also head to Settings > Manage Posts and delete any post from there. We recommend you first explore what you can do in this blog layout. Click through the category pages to discover some of the great features this blog has to offer and learn a few blogging tips along the way!

Add Images, Videos & Style Your Text

Adding images and videos to your posts is a great way to grab readers’ attention. Writing a text post? You can style it too with bold, italics, quotes & more! Looking for fresh design options? Then we’ve got you covered. Make each post look exactly the way you want by styling your text. Images & Videos You can also customize the look of your videos and images. Make them widescreen or small - whatever you prefer. You have complete control of how your post will look on desktop and mobile. Paragraph Alignment You can align your paragraphs left, right or center and place them to the right or left of your images. Subtitles & Quotes Add subtitles to let readers easily skim longer posts or quotes t

Hashtag Your Posts

Love to #hashtag? Good news! You can add tags (#vacation #dream #summer) throughout your posts to reach more people. Why hashtag? Hashtags are like labels for content that people can search with to find relevant posts. Using hashtags can expand your post reach and help people find the content that matters to them. So go ahead and #hashtag away! Tip: Use hashtags to describe what your post is about.

Add Blog Writers

Adding writers is a great way to bring more fresh and diverse content to your blog. Whether you’re running a small business or a large magazine publication, add multiple writers to grow your content and keep it fresh and diversified. You know what they say, content is king so bringing more contributing voices to the topic at hand is an effective way of turning your blog into a thriving online community. You can turn any existing member into a writer for your blog and manage them. Writers can create new posts and manage their comments. Here’s how to do it: Head to your Member’s Page Search the member you want to make a writer Click on the member’s profile Click the 3 dot icon on the Follow bu

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