Capri Meadows Apartments Spotlighted for August
The Wells County Chamber of Commerce staff and Ambassadors recognized Capri Meadows Apartments as the August Member of the Month. Capri Meadows Apartments was built in 1975 and located at 58 Capri Court in Bluffton.
Capri Meadows is an affordable apartment community in Bluffton that offers one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes for rent. Also offered are one bedroom apartment homes for people 55+ years of age or disabled. Capri Meadows Apartments is a federally subsidized apartment community where rent and eligibility are determined by government regulations. There are a variety of amenities to be found at Capri Meadows Apartments such as a community clubhouse, playgrounds, and laundry facilities.
This community is managed by the Gene B. Glick Company, based out of Indianapolis, and founded in 1947. The company was born out of a young WWII’s veteran’s desire to help his fellow GI’s build homes for their families. Today, Glick Company is one of the largest privately held real estate ownership, development, and management firms in the United States with more than 20,000 units in 13 states.
Rebecca Newman, Property Manager of Capri Meadows Apartments, has been with the company for 22 years. “I started working here right out of High School in maintenance and was in that position for 10 years. I then worked as an Office Assistant and moved into the Property Manager position.”
Newman explained that there are 172 apartments at Capri Meadows with 100% occupancy. “There is typically a 6 to 12 month waiting list for open apartments. There is a need in our community for low-income housing and we are proud we can meet that need; however, our community could use more.”
“We have residents that are elderly and disabled with a goal is to keep them in their apartments for as long as they are able,” stated Newman. “We offer a variety of programs to educate them how to live independently. We enjoy bringing people in from the community, such as Mark from Walgreens, to give health presentations or even vaccinations.”
Newman explained that she is very appreciative of the community partners helping the residents in a variety of ways such as United Way of Wells County, Pastor Neil Ainslie, and the multitude of churches. “The churches have brought in food from the pantries and involved us in the summer food program, which is extremely helpful for our residents.”
“I especially want to express how grateful I am for this community with the love and support everyone has provided through the traumatic fire,” said Newman. “The Red Cross, churches, and people were amazing. We would have been lost without the support and we are all so grateful. It was a devastating day, and we appreciate how quickly the Red Cross came in and helped to the fullest. Our home office was very surprised by the outpour of support from our community. Thank you to everyone.”
Pictured in the photo left to right:
Erin Daugherty, State Farm, Chamber Ambassador
Stacey Duncan, WEG Commercial Motors, Chamber Ambassador
Keith Muhlenkamp, First Merchants Bank, Chamber Ambassador
Jayde Ketring, First Bank of Berne, Chamber Ambassador
Nick Huffman, Steffen Group, Chamber Ambassador
Rebecca Newman, Capri Meadows Apartments
Erin Prible, Executive Director, Wells County Chamber of Commerce
Casey Robbins, Farmers & Merchants Bank, Chamber Ambassador