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Amanda J. Billings
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: (812) 330-6222
Fax: (812) 330-6205

Ivy Tech to host community resource fair for economic survival


October 2, 2009   

Bloomington, Ind.Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus is hosting an Economic Survival Fair on Thursday, October 8 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences.

More than 25 community representatives will be at the fair with information booths, and will run various workshops about energy, housing and food solutions; healthcare options; credit repairing; foreclosure prevention; résumés and interviewing; budgets; small business funding options; and other topics.

Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor John Whikehart says that Ivy Tech is proud to be able to partner with area organizations to provide free resource information to the communities we all serve. “The willingness of agency representatives to be part of this economic survival event has been outstanding,” says Whikehart.

The event is free and open to the public. The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences is located at 501 N. Profile Parkway, on Ivy Tech’s  main campus on the west side of Bloomington. Rural Transit offers bus service to the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences.

The Economic Survival Fair is hosted and coordinated by Ivy Tech’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development.

For more information about the Economic Survival Fair please visit and click on the event banner on the main page, or call 330-6004.

Participating organizations of press date:
Area 10 Agency on Aging

Backstreet Missions
Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington Housing Authority
CAP – Community Action Program
City of Bloomington, Community & Family Resources
Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network
Indiana Housing & Community Development
IU Continuing Studies
Ivy Tech Community College
L.I.F.E. (Lawrence InterFaith Endeavor)
MCCSC Adult Basic Education
Momentive Credit Counseling
Monroe County Public Library
Monroe County United Ministries
Monroe/Greene County WIC
New Leaf New Life
Office of the Indiana Attorney General
Salvation Army
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
Shalom Community Center
South Central Community Action Program
South Central Indiana HR Association
South Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
United Way
Veterans Affairs
Vocational Rehabilitation
Volunteers in Medicine