Posts Tagged ‘South Bend’

Changes at Lincoln Hwy Assn national office

February 16, 2008

LHA Executive Director David Hay, hired in March 2007 to oversee LHA activities, has left to take a position at Davenport University. I asked him about his plans: “While I may be leaving the LHA executive director position, I plan to remain an active member of the Indiana chapter and work on our state byway designation, the 2009 conference, and other Indiana-related projects.”

David Hay
Above: David Hay addresses Lincoln Highway fans at Teibel’s in western Indiana, 2007.

Bob Lichty, past LHA president who was on the director selection committee, told me, “This is a disappointment so soon. David was a good choice for the job, but it is understandable when he got such a better offer. It is my hope we do a search and find an even better person for the role, maybe with a bit more focus on fund-raising.” For now, the office will utilize an office manager. Here is the job posting:

Part-Time Office Manager, Lincoln Highway Association’s National Office in South Bend
A non-profit organization located in downtown South Bend is in need of a part-time Office Manager. This is a 12-15 hour per week position, and the part-time Office Manager works as an independent contractor. The pay rate is $10 to $12 per hour. Excellent communication skills and writing skills required. These include email, regular mail and phones. The position includes general office duties, management of computer records and mailings. Microsoft Excel and Word skills are a must. Internet research skills are a must. Other duties include:

Type letters and other correspondence.
Organize office processes and work with detailed records.
Outlook proficient.
Attention to detail and strong organization skills.
A professional attitude and appearance are a must.

An ideal candidate will be self motivated and have the ability to work independently with a strong work ethic. The Office Manager will communicate with the organizationʼs members across the United States on a regular basis, provide assistance to other professionals in related matters and provide administrative support for the work of the organization’s officers and committee chairs. Payroll is done twice a month. Free parking is available. This opening was posted on Feb. 13, 2008.

For immediate consideration, please send resume and a brief cover letter to: President, LHA National Office, 402 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601.

South Bend touts improvements to Lincoln Way

January 30, 2008

A press release from South Bend, Indiana, describes the city’s participation in Commercial Corridor Façade Improvement and Residential Enhancement matching grant programs, which aim to enhance neighborhoods and business districts through joint public and private investment. A portion of the Lincoln Highway there is benefitting from these efforts.


Gene’s Camera Store on Lincoln Way West is seen as a shining example of the commercial corridor improvements. From a press release:

Owned and operated by Mr. Jack St. Pierre since 1981, Gene’s Camera Store has recently undergone façade improvements with the help of a grant from the City’s Commercial Corridor Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program. Mr. St. Pierre made visual improvements to the west wall of his business and constructed a new parking lot in the vacant space next to the store. The parking lot, complete with lighting and landscaping, allows customers to park safely next to the store and enter through the new west door. The improvements were made possible by a City grant of $20,000, which Mr. St. Pierre matched with a private investment of $42,605.

The Lincoln Way West Steering Committee and its subcommittees (Land Use, Marketing and Safety) were formed in 1999 as part of Mayor Stephen J. Luecke’s Commercial Corridor Initiative; a Neighbors subcommittee was formed in 2003.

“In the last year, on Lincoln Way West alone, eight businesses were able to enhance the facades of their stores,” said Mayor Luecke. “Through the cooperation of local business leaders and the City of South Bend, over $140,000 was invested in this commercial corridor on which we stand. Helping these small businesses to revitalize the arteries of South Bend is imperative to the future success of our city.”

LHA 09 Conference Planning Meeting

November 2, 2007

The Lincoln Highway Assocation’s Indiana Chapter will hold a meeting and dinner in Plymouth on Friday, November 16 to plan the 2009 LHA national conference in South Bend, June 16-20, 2009. There are countless roles you can play, from helping with the Tin Can Tourists vintage trailer club to planning snacks to contacting sponsors to scouting tours to staffing tables.

5:30 pm – meeting at Marshall County Historical Society, 123 N Michigan St/Old US 31, Plymouth, IN, (574) 936-2306.

6:30 pm – dinner at Opie’s Deli, 114 N Michigan, across from the museum. They serve sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, etc, using many locally made products. It is in the former J.C. Penney building, renovated last year and now called the City Center.

Those needing accommodations will find a Holiday Inn Express at the intersection of US 30 and N Michigan St/old US 31, (574) 936-2444.

For more information, contact LHA Indiana Chapter President Ken Locke at <>.

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