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Kiwanis Club adds new members, welcomes new business owner at Thursday meeting

One of Carmi’s newest and youngest entrepreneurs is a hometown boy.

Carmi Kiwanian Justin Dartt was the club’s guest speaker Thursday, June 8 at its weekly meeting. Dartt let his fellow club members know about his new business venture, Dartt & Company, LLC, and about the upcoming Carmi Chamber of Commerce golf tournament.

Justin Dartt, a lifelong Carmian and a 2008 graduate of Carmi-White County High School, has started his own accounting business, Dartt & Company, LLC. Dartt was the special guest of the Carmi Kiwanis Club on Thursday, June 8. He told the local service club about his new business and also filled the Kiwanians in on the upcoming Carmi Chamber of Commerce golf tournament, to be held Saturday, June 24 at Carmi Country Club.

Dartt, the son of John Pat and Sharon Dartt, holds degrees in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southern Indiana, and has “five tax seasons and a lifetime of business and accounting experience” to his credit.

“I can remember when I was a little kid, Mom would hand me a bank statement and tell me to find the missing check,” quipped Dartt.

“I’m really looking forward to working hand in hand with our clients and helping them with their accounting needs,” he said.

Dartt’s staff includes another Carmi native, Kassie Thompson, who has a dozen years of tax preparation, bookkeeping, sales tax, payroll and audit experience, and Connie Sindorf, who has 30 years of accounting experience and is originally from Wisconsin.

Among the services that Dartt & Company will offer will be payroll (live and after the fact, state unemployment reporting, quarterly and year-end reports, W-2s and 1099s), monthly sales tax reporting, bookkeeping, Quickbooks cleanup, financial reports, income tax preparation and tax planning.

“Our clients will always be our No. 1 priority,” said Dartt.

He also spoke about the latest software and security measures that his company will have at its disposal, and announced he will have a grand opening sometime in the fall. Dartt’s office is located in the former Stanley Law Office at 114 S. Walnut in Carmi. His office can be reached by telephone at 618-382-3278.

Dartt, in addition to being a Kiwanis member, is also an officer for the Carmi Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. As such, he is the man in charge of the Chamber’s annual golf tournament, which he discussed with his fellow Kiwanians at Thursday’s meeting.

The tournament is a four-person, best-ball scramble with shotgun starts at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. As of the meeting time, there were very few spots left for teams. To join the field, one may contact the country club at 618-384-5011 or Chamber Executive Director Holly Healy at 618-382-7606.

Proceeds from the tournament go toward the Chamber’s annual scholarship, grants for local teachers and the White County CEO program, which Dartt praised during his presentation.

There are 52 local businesses sponsoring the tournament. The two Gold Sponsors are First Bank and People’s National Bank.

The Carmi Kiwanis Club inducted two new members at its June 8 meeting. Lindsay Rouse (left) was inducted and accompanied by her sponsor, Jc Tinsley (middle). Ryan Murphy (right) was also inducted. He was sponsored by Gary Cates.

Prior to Dartt’s presentation, Kiwanian Keith Hoskins inducted two new club members: Lindsay Rouse and Ryan Murphy.