The Herald Bulletin

March 23, 2013

Business Briefs: March 24

Channel 8 receives 17 awards

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Associated Press Broadcasters Association has honored WISH-TV, naming 24-Hour News 8 Indiana’s Outstanding News Operation, Best Newscast, and as Best Website. WISH-TV received a total of 17 awards this year, more than any other local station in Indiana.

In addition to Outstanding News Operation, Best Newscast, and Best Website; other top honors included Best Investigative Report, Best Spot News Reporting, Best Continuous Coverage, Best Enterprise Story, Best Feature, Best Producer, and Best Community Impact for “Bully Project.” 24-Hour News 8 won a total of 17 AP awards in 14 different categories.

The Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards will be presented at the IAPBA Spring Meeting and Awards Banquet held on Saturday, April 13, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel.

Community Day event raises $4.8M

MILWAUKEE — The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., which operates Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores, has announced its Community Days fundraising effort raised approximately $4.8 million.

The semi-annual Community Day event, which took place on March 1 and March 2, raised money for important projects and causes in the stores’ local communities. Mounds Mall, Anderson, is home to Carson’s.

Thousands of 501(c)-3 nonprofit organizations and schools signed up to sell $5 savings booklets, which contained over $400 in savings both in-store and online. In return for their donation to the organization, customers received a $10 coupon and multiple discounts to be used on Community Day. One hundred percent of the $5 booklet donation is retained by the participating organizations.

The Bon-Ton Stores have raised over $100 million for local non-profit groups since Community Days began in 1999.