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Whitley County Chamber Ambassadors honor Shindigz with Business of the Month award for January

(Talk of the Town photo by Michelle Culbertson) A recognition ceremony was recently held to recognize the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce's January Business of the Month award recipients, Shindigz. Those present for the ceremony included, above from left, Kris Wurst and Shep Moyle of Shindigz; Chamber president Sara Lochner-Goff; Teresa Smith, Tribune-News; Shawn Ellis, BABE; Jim Landrum, STAR Financial Bank; Greg Fahl, Orizon Real Estate; Dennis Norris, Merritt L. Norris Insurance; and Kristi Maloney, Sycamore Village.

By Michelle Culbertson

In January, the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors selected Shindigz in South Whitley as the year's first business of the month.
Shindigz is a family owned business and has been serving South Whitley and surrounding areas for 85 years.  The goal of Shindigz is to help busy parents and party planners juggle the responsibilities of their hectic everyday lives while making party and event planning as easy as possible.  The Shindigz goal is to make life more fun.  The company takes pride in this cause by offering over 36,000 party supplies online so busy parents and event planners all over the world can plan parties, weddings, proms and other special events from the comfort of their own homes.
Shindigz has extended this cause into the lives of their growing work force, also known as party hosts.  This year, Shindigz made an investment of over $1.7 million dollars in new equipment and facility improvements.
“We are making these investments to increase our capacity and capabilities as we continue to experience record order growth.  Our formula of offering the lowest prices nationally, providing unique party favors and personalized products for events and celebrations has allowed us to grow quickly during the past year,” said Shep Moyle, company president.  
Shindigz has experienced order growth rates exceeding 40-50 % in the past year, according to Moyle.
Shindigz has also invested in numerous community organizations such as BABE which they will soon be throwing a baby shower.
DQ Grill & Chill will be providing a congratulatory ice cream cake to Shindigz.


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