NIWA to host 11th Annual Woodcrafter’s Expo Open-House

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NIWA to host 11<sup>th</sup> Annual Woodcrafter’s Expo Open-House</b> </b></div>
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<div align="left"><b>Howe, IN.</b> <b>(April 8, 2010) </b>— The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, in conjunction with the Northern Indiana Woodcrafter’s Association is excited to announce the 11<sup>th</sup> annual Woodworker’s Expo will be held later this month.&nbsp;Following the tremendous response from last year, the NIWA will again be hosting an Open House and inviting the public to come in, tour the new Michiana Expo Center and view the beautiful handcrafted furniture produced by NIWA-member businesses.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Michiana Expo Center is located at 7605 N. State Road 9, Howe, IN 46746.</div>
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<div align="left">The Northern Indiana Woodcrafter’s Association (NIWA) is a network of quality, Amish custom woodcrafting businesses from throughout northern Indiana.&nbsp;The NIWA requires members to maintain a standard of excellence in their production that ensures consumers get the best quality craftsmanship that is second to none.&nbsp;The NIWA began with just a handful of member businesses in 2000, and has now grown to over 80 members.&nbsp;The expo will feature over 80,000 sq feet of heirloom quality furniture, and has grown almost 15% over last year’s show.&nbsp;Additionally, food and refreshments will be available, with all proceeds benefitting the Amish Special Education schools program. All of the furniture and other items featured at the 11<sup>th</sup> Annual Woodcrafter’s Expo are available at various retail furniture stores in the area and across the country.&nbsp;Individual exhibitors will be able to direct you to where you can purchase these items.&nbsp;</div>
<div>"The annual NIWA Woodcrafter’s Expo is an excellent chance to see examples of the quality wood-craftsmanship that we have in LaGrange County” said Keith Gillenwater, Executive Director of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “Our local woodworking companies epitomize unparalleled quality craftsmanship, and the opportunity to see examples from over 80 of our local businesses should not be missed.”&nbsp;</div>
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<u>About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation</u> </b>
<i>The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c)3 corporation designed to assist business development needs.&nbsp;The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities.&nbsp;For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit </i><a href=""><i></i></a>.<i></i></div>
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