Business Briefs – July 28

County unemployment rate better than state

HANCOCK COUNTY — The unemployment rate in Hancock County in May was 2.4 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force, according to a press release. Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 2.4 percent for May and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent. Indiana’s overall unemployment rate in May was 3.2 percent, the report states.

Hancock County’s unemployment rate in May was one of the lowest in the area. Hamilton County’s unemployment rate was 2.2 percent, one of the lowest in the state; Henry County’s was 3 percent, Shelby County’s was 2.7 percent and Marion County’s was 2.9 percent.

Indiana American Legion elects new commander

INDIANAPOLIS — Marty Dzieglowicz was elected the American Legion, Department of Indiana state commander by delegates representing more than 77,000 Legionnaires from the 11 districts throughout the state during the 99th Indiana American Legion Convention July 15 in Indianapolis.

The American Legion is comprised of military service veterans who have served honorably during times of conflict in defense of their nation and has been active within Indiana since 1919. The Indiana American Legion has represented veterans from every major conflict since World War II to Iraq and Afghanistan within its membership.

Marty has proudly served Allied Post 369 in East Chicago, Indiana with 42 years of leadership and dedication as post commander, finance officer, trustee and delegate.

He also has served the First District as a capable and proficient vice commander, membership chairman, executive vice commander and first district commander. Marty also served as district chairman of the POW/MIA Committee for 20 years and district Boy Scout chairman for 10 years.

Marty has served the Department of Indiana as northern vice commander, membership chairman, rehabilitation commission chairman, Americanism commission chairman and internal affairs commission chairman. He has been a member of the Department Strategic Planning Commission since 2011, which is dedicated to devising a membership plan that includes implementation of ideas to gain new members, retain existing members and work for the betterment of all Legionnaires. Marty has also been Department POW/MIA chairman for 15 years.

Marty’s eligibility for the American Legion is provided by his service from September, 1972 through October 1974, having attained the rank of E‐4 (Specialist 4th Class) during his honorable service in the United States Army. He served in the Fifth Army, the First Army, and his last duty station was the Transportation Center of the Army at Fort Eustis, Virginia.