Community Corner: Sparkletone Dry Cleaning

sparkletoneThis month’s community corner feature is Sparkletone Dry Cleaning.   A staple in our community for many years, Sparkletone offers dependable service and affordable prices.

Sparkletone knows how to take the time and extra care needed to assure that you receive the highest quality in dry cleaning. Their technicians are experienced in stain removal and servicing a wide array of garment types; such as clothing, household items, wedding gown preservation and more.  They also offer same day services!

Don’t let a little construction on State street keep you from using their wonderful services!

Sparkletone Dry Cleaning
238 E State St,
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(765) 743-2007

Community Corner: Cat Hospital

cat hospitalGreater Lafayette Cat Hospital is a well-established, full-service, feline veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care. Our community is lucky to have a Board Certified Feline Specialist, one of only two such specialists in the state of Indiana. They provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures offering both in-house testing and the use of outside laboratories.

Got a furry feline friend?  Check out the Cat Hospital, where their goal is to not only provide the ultimate in medical and surgical care, but also to provide an atmosphere that is soothing and friendly to cats and their owners. Typical veterinary hospitals can be stressful for cats because of the presence of barking dogs.   Lafayette Community Bank is a proud business partner with Dr. Janine Siebert and her staff.

Cat Hospital
995 S. Creasy Lane
Lafayette, IN 47905
Phone: (765) 449-4195

Community Corner: Buckles Feed Depot and Pet Supply

Buckles
Community Corner allows all of us at Lafayette Community Bank to shine a spotlight on many of our business partners in the community.  Since 1977, Buckles Feed Depot and Pet Supply has provided Lafayette pet owners with quality products. From exotic lizards and snakes, to fuzzy rabbits and hamsters, Buckles has a wide variety of animals to choose from. Visit Buckles and bring home a new furry friend, or one that slithers, today!

220 S 4th St, Lafayette, IN 47901

Community Corner:  Walt’s Other Pub

Lafayette Community Bank is completely invested in our community.  Once a month we will share a story about an organization, business, club or school via Community Corner.  Community Corner is our way of supporting our friends and neighbors; perhaps uncovering a hidden gem you haven’t heard about.  Our first Community Corner story features Walt’s Other Pub:

Walts

Locally owned and operated by Walt and Kristy Foster, Walt’s Other Pub has grown from the couple’s vision and their twenty plus years of experience working in and operating such local favorites as The Pub and The Other Pub.   Walt and Kristy purchased The Other Pub in 2007 and in 2012 they moved across South 9th Street into a beautiful new building and changed the name to Walt’s Other Pub.

Walt’s Other Pub’s friendly and open atmosphere offers fun for all ages. With 2 levels of seating, the restaurant is a relaxing and cozy place to eat. They also have great outdoor seating including a balcony. Come to Walt’s Other Pub for the big game, for a night out with friends or family, or even have an event in our separated banquet room.

Walt’s Other Pub:

Waltsotherpub.com
3001 S. 9th Street
Lafayette, IN
(765) 474-9527

If you have a suggestion of a business or organization in our community to feature in our Community Corner email us your suggestions or comment below!

Identity Theft: Things to do to protect yourself

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Identity theft affects millions of people every year, but there are several simple things you can do to help protect yourself.

  • Shred your bills, receipts, financial statements or any record with your name address or birthday with a crosscut shredder.
  • Review your bank statements, annual social security earnings statement and your annual credit report for abnormal activity or changes.
  • Your wallet and purse are a big target for thieves. Empty your wallet of all extra credit cards, social security cards, birth certificate, passport, identification cards you don’t need on a weekly basis, as well as receipts and credit card statements.
  • Be careful using an ATM’s or prepaid phone card. “Shoulder surfers” can get your “pin” and get access to your accounts.
  • Protect your mail. Identity thieves are always on the lookout for incoming mail just sitting in your mailbox. Have your checks delivered to the bank or pick your checks up at the bank. Do not put checks in the mail from your home mailbox. Drop them off at a U.S. Mailbox or the U.S. Post Office. Get your mail as soon as possible. If you are going away, arrange for a trusted friend to pick up your mail.
  • Always log out of websites you shop or bank on.
  • Erase financial programs and stored information from your computer’s hard drive and your old cell phone before you dispose of them.
  • Create strong passwords that use a combination of letters, numbers and symbols, and avoid using the same password and username for multiple accounts.
  • Cancel all credit cards that you do not use or have not used in 6 months. Thieves use these very easily—open credit is a prime target.
  • Do not put your telephone numbers on your checks.
  • In conjunction with a credit card sale, do not put your address, telephone number, or driver’s license number on the statement.
  • Make a list of all your credit card account numbers and bank account numbers with customer service phone numbers and keep it a safe place. (Do not keep it on the hard drive of your computer if you are connected to the Internet.)

While Identity theft is a growing and serious problem, you will never completely eliminate the risk. These are a few suggestions that will help you significantly reduce your exposure and risk to Identity theft.