BrightSide is a community driven effort to shine light on the positive stories, places, and people of Wayne County, IN. Come, take a walk on the bright side.

Volunteer group keeps small businesses up-to-date on social media trends, skills

In July 2017, five people gathered at the Innovation Center in downtown Richmond to have some breakfast and talk about social media. By the end of 2019, monthly meetings of the same group were routinely drawing 50-70 participants, including marketing professionals, small business owners, representatives of non-profits, bloggers – anyone who deals with or cares […]

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Manufacturing Day gives students chance to discover future careers close to home

Brightside writer Louise Ronald was embedded with Northeastern High School students for 2019’s Manufacturing Day tours at SugarCreek Brandworthy Food Solutions in Cambridge City and Ahaus Tool and Engineering, Inc. in Richmond. Eric Partin’s first glimpse of Ahaus Tool & Engineering was on a Manufacturing Day tour when he was ­­­­taking a machine tool class […]

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Serving Richmond and Wayne County from the Sky

Transportation has been key to the development of Wayne County, Indiana. The National Road – the first federal highway to the West – cut through the county, bringing travelers, settlers, and entrepreneurs providing services for them. Railroads made (and continue to make) it possible for local manufacturers to ship goods throughout the country. Thanks to […]

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