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February 13, 2014

Business Briefs: Feb. 13

Program for low-income homeowners

EVANSVILLE — Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana plans to match public donations made to its Share the Warmth Inc. program, up to $200,000.

The program, available to Hoosiers who own a single-family home and meet state and federal guidelines for low-income, helps to pay for energy-efficiency upgrades.

“Many low-income families are faced with higher than average energy bills because they often reside in older, inefficient homes with out-dated furnaces and inadequate insulation,” said Jeff Whiteside, Vectren’s vice president of community sustainability and president of the Vectren Foundation. “If fully utilized, this program could yield an additional $400,000 to weatherize even more households in need.”

Donations to the program are tax deductible, and Vectren customers who pay their bill online have the opportunity to round payments up to the nearest dollar to donating the additional amount to Share the Warmth.

Since 2007, Share the Warmth has weatherized more than 235 homes through its program.

Customers needing bill payment assistance or who are interested in the weatherization program may find the Community Action Agency nearest them by calling the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority at 1-800-872-0371. Recipients of program dollars must be at or below 200 percent of federal poverty guidelines for most programs.

Phishing for information

FORT WAYNE — STAR Financial Bank is warning consumers they could be a victim of phishing scams not related to the Target data breach.

Phishing are emails or fake websites used to fool people into divulging personal or financial information. The correspondence or sites appears official and often use names of banking institutions, online retailers and credit card companies.

“Victims of the Target data breach are particularly vulnerable right now to phishing,” says Michael Krouse, STAR’s Information Security Officer. “These criminals are capable of sending very legitimate looking e-mails. The most important thing for customers to remember is that STAR Bank will never ask you for personal information in an email.”

Information phishing is available at the American Bankers Association’s consumer section at www.aba.com/consumers/pages/phishing.aspx

To see your good news, special recognition or other business news here, contact Traci Moyer at traci.moyer@heraldbulletin.com or call 648-4250.

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