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Federal prevailing wage requirements explored

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will offer a compliance seminar for contractors, unions, workers and other interested parties to provide information on the rules governing federal prevailing wage requirements. It’s Aug. 27-29 from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis.

The event will offer training on labor standards for federally-funded construction and federal service contracts and is a component of WHD’s ongoing effort to increase awareness and enhanced compliance with federal prevailing wage requirements.

Attendance is free, but preregistration is required:

Picnic for chamber members’ families

The 2019 Dearborn County Chamber Family Picnic presented by Highpoint Health is Wednesday, Aug. 14, at Historic Veraestau, 4399 Veraestau Lane, Aurora. A picnic begins at 5 p.m. with a cornhole tourney at 6 p.m.

President/CEO Eric Kranz says the evening of family fun will “show our appreciation for not only your membership, but for your continued support of business here in Dearborn County.”

Live music from Michael T. & Friends and kids’ activities are in the mix, too. This is open to all employees of chamber members and their families at no cost, but registration is required to get an accurate food count: or 812-537-0814.

To register for cornhole:

Congrats, Hoosiers

Indiana ranks first among the states with the lowest credit card debt, according to a study by the personal-finance website WalletHub.

In Indiana, the median credit card balance is $2,313, while the median income is $42,438, reports WalletHub communications manager Diana Polk.

The expected payoff timeframe is nine months and 29 days, and the interest cost during that period is $167.

The site’s researchers drew upon data from TransUnion, the Federal Reserve, U.S. Census Bureau and WalletHub’s proprietary credit card payoff calculator to determine the cost and time required to repay the median credit card balance in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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