Interested in helping your employees find healthy ways to manage and deal with stress? Morgan County Substance Abuse Council has a free presentation that is ideal for workplace training. This presentation will teach healthy coping strategies and warning signs for employees to look for in themselves and their coworkers. We know you want your organization to be healthy both physically and emotionally and we can help you achieve that with SOS- Success Over Stress. Presentations are typically one hour, but can be tailored to your organization’s needs and are free for Morgan County businesses.
Call 765-342-1013 or email email@example.com to schedule your organization or to learn more about this opportunity.
Ladies, join us for a night of BootCamp and Yoga. This event is open to the public and is only $10. Fee can be paid at the event. Kim Cooper from Breathe and Flow will be conducting the yoga session. The BootCamp is for all fitness levels. We will have vendors set up for the event including Lipsense, Fitness apparel, Doterra, Nerium and more…
Saturday, March 3rd
5:00 – 7:00 pm
Bars on Fire Crossfit
479 Gardner Ave.
Call me (Angie) at 317-509-3119 with any questions. See you soon and spread the word. Let’s pack the house!
Recently, a Third House Session was hosted at the Morgan County Farm Bureau Insurance building in Martinsville and sponsored by the Greater Martinsville Chamber of Commerce and Morgan County Farm Bureau Inc.
A wide range of topics and bills were discussed by lawmakers and constituents that could potentially affect Morgan, surrounding counties, and the state.
What will 2018 DO to YOU? Want YOUR numbers?
Courtesy of Melissa Schiff, CPA, PC
We are offering a projection that will show you what your tax would be if the new laws were applied this year. We will use your 2017 data and produce an easy-to-read summary.
This is a projection. If you would like us to do this at the time of tax preparation for 2017 we would be happy to.
Bonus: If you request it when you drop off your tax info we will do the calculations for a nominal charge!
Some of the factors that will change tax returns:
• Standard deduction – has doubled, meaning many people who itemized in the past will not do so any longer
• Personal & Dependent Exemptions – gone. You no longer get to exempt a dollar amount from your income for each person on your return
• Child Tax Credit – repealed and replaced with a new and “improved” Child Tax Credit
• Changes in how much of the Child Tax Credit is refundable
• Non-Child Tax Credit – If you have dependents who are not your children (or simply no longer children) you may qualify for a new credit
• Entertainment Expenses – Generally, gone with some exceptions
• Meals – increases in which ones are limited to 50%
• Travel to casinos will be deductible – under certain circumstances
• Deductible limitation for charitable contributions was increased
• Repeal of individual mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) – beginning in 2019 the PENALTY is gone!
• New 20% deduction – Watch for more info on this later!
• Miscellaneous deductions such as union dues, safety deposit boxes – gone
• Medical expense deduction – returns back to 7.5% of adjusted gross income
• Limitations on mortgage interest deductions
• New tax brackets for almost everyone!
• Capital gain tax rates no longer follow the current year tax brackets
• Limitations for deducting state/local income tax and property taxes
• 529 Distributions – expanded to include elementary, secondary, and private school tuition
Melissa A. Schiff, CPA, PC
2597 Old SR 37 South
Martinsville, IN 46151
Phone: (765) 349-8272 Fax: (765) 342-1666
Anytime Fitness Corporate Challenge
It’s that time again…most of us have jumped headfirst into our New Year’s resolutions just days after asking ourselves these questions: “Is 2018 the year that I’m going to get in shape?” “What gym am I going to join?” “How much weight do I want to lose?” “I’m gonna quit smoking and get healthy!” These are only a few of the many aspirations we always hear. Unfortunately, most of us have given up on these goals after day 15 and then we wait another 350 days to try again.
Here at Anytime Fitness we’ve realized that if we can’t show results in the first 21 days of someone joining our facility then the likelihood of us retaining them long term drops significantly. Because of this we’ve started using our now popular 21 Day Challenge to get people real results real fast. We’ve found that in order for people to truly enjoy getting healthier they must have all of the tools necessary to stay Motivated, they must have a sense of Accountability and most people certainly enjoy a Challenge!
Here’s what our 21 Day Challenge consist of:
We are looking for 2 or more Companies in Morgan County that have at least 5-10 people that want to take part in our 21 Day Challenge. The winning company gets bragging rights and public recognition for their accomplishments. The Challenge Participant who loses the most body fat percentage will win a 6 month membership to our facility!
Most importantly we want to introduce everyone to a program that gets real measurable results so they can again feel good about themselves, have more energy to play with kids or grandkids, improve their work performance and ultimately get their quality of life back to where they think it should be.
The cost for each Challenge Participant is only $99 each. When doing the math the value is easy to spot: $99/avg 15 sessions = $6.60 for a hr Personal Training Session!! You’d be very hard pressed to find this sort of deal anywhere. To top this off I want to give you an additional discount all the way down to $79 if you can get 5 or more participants involved! If this awesome deal interest you I’d love to discuss this more in detail to answer any questions you may have! Thank you so much for reading the full content of this email and I look forward to hearing from you!!
Anytime Fitness Martinsville
Thanks to Tosha Daugherty, Visit Morgan County, for sharing these great events with us. For any updates and additional events, visit: VisitMorganCountyIN.com
The Martinsville Chamber presents the Duke It Out Pitch Competition for 7-12th graders
About the Competition
How does it work: Students will have 3 minutes to give live, verbal pitches to a group of local judges. Students can use notes and props during their pitches, but will not be allowed to use PowerPoint or video. Judges will select the top 3 pitches. The first-place finisher will receive $250, the second-place winner will receive $100, and the third-place finisher will receive $50!
We’re here to help! The practice session will be held on Thursday, February 8th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Martinsville Chamber offices inside the Main Connection at 460 S. Main St. (former school admin building). Mentors will be available to help you with your pitch and go over the rules of the competition. You may contact Jamie Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765.342.8110 if you have any questions.
COMPETITION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 6:00 PM AT SOUTH CENTRAL INDIANA REMC, 300 MORTON AVE.
Definition of a Pitch
On the day of the Duke it Out Pitch Contest, we’ll be asking you to give what’s called an elevator pitch. An elevator pitch is a short summary, usually given in verbal form, to quickly and simply explain a business or idea in an engaging way. The term ‘elevator pitch’ comes from the idea that if you meet someone who could be important to your business unexpectedly, that you need to be able to summarize your business idea in under 3 minutes (the length of an elevator ride) in a way that grabs their attention and makes them want to continue the conversation. The goal of an elevator pitch is not to give the listener every single detail of your business idea, but to help them understand what the business is about and its potential value.
For examples of good elevator pitches, visit ivytech.edu/Bloomington/dukeitout and click the link at the top of the page that says ‘Pitch Examples’ or scroll down to the bottom of the page.
5 Parts of the Pitch – Asking yourself the bulleted questions below each of the five parts will help you to formulate your pitch. The judges will be looking for answers to these questions, either during your pitch or as part of the Q & A immediately following your presentation.