6th Annual Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair

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The 6th Annual Batesville Regional Fine Arts Fair, April 29 – May 1, kicks off Indiana’s 200 year birthday celebration in Batesville at the RomWeber Marketplace. The Fair features original works of art from artists from all across the tri-state and will be a great Mother’s Day shopping opportunity. Sponsors include the Batesville Bicentennial Committee, Art 4 The Light Studio and the Rural Alliance for the Arts. A special historical tribute to Indiana’s Bicentennial will be on display featuring items from the former RomWeber Furniture Company’s archives. They will include a rare, first edition plot of the town, furniture from the Company’s museum, design catalogs, rare photographs of the early years of Batesville, and much more.

A preview party will be held on Friday, April 29 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  Reservations are encouraged and the cost is $10.00 per person and includes a glass of wine and hors’ devours. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet the artists and get the first chance to shop unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for Mother’s Day which is the following weekend. Musical entertainment will be provided by Miss Shannon’s Music Studio.

Show hours will be Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm featuring performances from the Batesville High School Steel Drum band at 11 am and Gyil (African xylophone) group at 1 pm, both under the direction of Leon Enneking. The Fair continues Sunday, May 1, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, with a 1 pm performance by the Batesville Jazz Group under the direction of Eric Stauffer. Demonstrations from Chainsaws for Charity and other artists will take place throughout the weekend.

A craft center will be available where children can create a jewelry box as a Mother’s Day gift for mom for just $5, free face painting by Batesville High School art students and other artistic craft opportunities. The show and parking are free to the public and benefits the Rural Alliance for the Arts. The public is invited to vote for their favorite Bicentennial logo created by students in the Batesville Schools.  The People’s Choice Awards will be handed out on Sunday at 12:30 pm. For more information or to RSVP for the preview party, contact 513-519-9936 or email info@romwebermarketplace.com. Details at www.romwebermarketplace.com. Like us on Facebook Batesville-Regional-Fine-Arts-Fair. Come join the Bicentennial party as we kick off the celebration in historic Batesville, Indiana.

Lt. Gov Visits Romweber Flats


Lt. Governor of Indiana, Eric Holcomb, visited Romweber Flats yesterday, and our team could not have been more excited – or proud – to show off the property.


Romweber Flats was awarded the Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing and Community Development- Rural category in 2014. The award recognized a rural affordable housing project that creatively and cooperatively improves the lives of their residents and the community.

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Romweber Flats is centrally located in downtown Batesville, Indiana and offers senior living in a convenient life style with modern amenities. Within walking distance of churches, restaurants, city parks and the farmers market, Romweber Flats is a great choice in a friendly environment. After undergoing an $8,000,000 renovation Romweber Flats is an energy efficient building that has attained a gold leed status. Romweber Flats consists of 84 apartments, with one and two bedroom options. Thoughtfully designed, these apartments offer many unique design features for seniors, helping them maintain their independence. Eight apartments have been specifically designed with residents that are physically handicapped. Washers and dryers are provided in each apartment. A central elevator provides easy access to each floor and basement that has secure resident storage at no additional cost. Romweber Flats is protected by a sprinkler system and has a central security, limiting access to residents and their guests. Residents can relax and socialize in many common areas including a movie room, an atrium room with 50’ foot ceiling, and The Big Four Café, which will be located on the first floor and will provide daily meals and will offer a wide variety of classes.

RomWeber Flats Awarded Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing

RomWeber IHCDA AwardWe get pretty excited for awards around the corporate office – it means a great deal to our staff to be recognized for our hard work and efforts! This past week, RomWeber Flats, managed by Flaherty & Collins Properties, was awarded the 2014 Lt. Governor’s Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing and Rural Community Development, so we are especially thrilled.

“Through creative thinking and solid community planning, the former RomWeber furniture factory was given new life as an affordable senior community,” said Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. “the building leads the way in revitalization of a blighted area, bringing residents and economic opportunity to downtown Batesville. RomWeber not only offers beautiful and affordable housing, its unique amenities include the Big Four Cafe and local retailers.”

The award was present by Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann at the annual Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA) Annual Housing and Community Economic Development Conference. The conference is organized by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and the Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED).

“RomWeber is honored to be recognized as a innovate community that serves the best interests of both its residents and the town,” said Jill Meals-Herron, Flaherty & Collins Vice President of Property & Asset Management. “We want to thank the Lt. Governor and the IHCDA for this award.”

Romweber Flats is centrally located in downtown Batesville, Indiana and is situated in a once-vacant plant that was the former home to the 140-year-old Romweber Furniture Company. RomWeber Flats provides 84 apartments for seniors in the Batesville community. With a recent expansion, RomWeber Flats is utilizing Medicaid vouchers to assist residents with living expenses, allowing them to continue their independent lives.

The full news release can be found HERE.