The final Saturday of the fair will feature small businesses.

Jay County Fair Board will host Small Business Saturday in the Women’s Building on the final day of the fair July 16.

Small businesses will have the opportunity to have a booth in the Women’s Building from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The intent is to give businesses space to display a few products or promotional materials.

The building will be open for set up after 6:30 p.m. July 15 and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. July 16. Businesses must have all items removed by 4 p.m. July 17.



Training offered

ServSafe training will be available once a month through the end of the year at John Jay Center for Learning.

Training dates are July 25, Aug. 29, Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28 and Dec. 19. All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Kulaga named

Jonathan Kulaga has been selected as the next president of Indiana Wesleyan University.

Kulaga has spent the last five years as president and CEO of Ohio Christian University. He is taking over for David Wright, who has been president for 10 years and has worked at the university for 25 years in all.

“I am pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Kulaga to the Indiana Wesleyan Community,” said Carl Shepherd, chairman of the IWU Board of Trustees. “I look forward to how he will use his leadership experience and unwavering commitment to Christian Higher Education to impact Indiana Wesleyan University.”



Ardagh investing


Ardagh Glass Packaging – Africa announced this week that it plans to invest $95 million to expand its production facility in Gauteng, South Africa.

The company, which operates glass manufacturing facilities in Dunkirk and Winchester, will more than double the capacity of the facility. The expansion will include a new furnace and production lines.

“Demand for sustainable packaging in Africa is growing strongly, supported by multiple factors, including rising income levels, growing sustainability awareness, favourable demographics and a shift to one-way packaging,” said Ardagh chairman and CEO Paul Coulson. “We are committed to investing in our people and our asset base to enable us to serve this strong demand growth over the near term.”

Tyson partnering

Tyson Foods on Tuesday announced a partnership with Tanmiah Food Company of Saudi Arabia.

Tyson, which operates Tyson Mexican Original in Portland, will acquire a 15% equity stake in Tanmiah subsidiary Agriculture Development Company, which produces broiler chickens and operates hatcheries and feed mills. It will also have a 60% equity stake in Supreme Foods Processing Company, which produces a variety of cooked chicken and beef products.

“This investment will enable us to access poultry supplies in Saudi Arabia to meet the growing demand for protein in the Middle East and other markets,” said Tyson Foods president international Chris Langholz. “Expansion into international markets is a key part of our strategic growth plan and we’re pleased to better serve customers in this region.”