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Executive Gift Guide

HOLIDAY CONCERT South Bend Symphony festivities at the Morris.

Your boss is almost always really nice, right? Even when they may be a little down, it’s still the holidays and that means gifts for everyone. Here in Indiana, there are luxury gift items that may seem over the top paired with smaller gifts for those who already know their bonus is coming. Feast your eyes on this year’s Northwest Indiana Business Quarterlyexecutive …

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Upcoming Arts Events in Northwest Indiana

Theater’s “Nutcracker” runs December
12-13 at the Morris Performing Arts
Center in South Bend.

Northwest Indiana


by John Cain

A busy fall arts season culminates with holiday traditions. Upcoming arts events in Northwest Indiana include the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority presentation of“A Christmas Story,” November 7-January 3. This exhibit of six animatronic window displays from Macy’s in New York features classic scenes from the iconic movie based on the writings of Jean Shepard about his …

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Lake Michigan College Presents RENT

BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Lake Michigan College presents RENT by its performing arts department starting November 20 in the Hanson Theatre at The Mendel Center.

RENT, a musical by Jonathan Larson, is loosely based on Puccini’s “La Boheme,” and tells the story of an impoverished group of artists and musicians in Manhattan’s East Village as they struggle to build their lives amidst drug abuse, …

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Customer Service That Sells to Boomers

6 Practical Tips That Drive Sales

By: Bob Phibbs

When you are focused on creating a team culture of customer service, it is important to realize how generational differences can impact the selling process.

That Generation Gap was on display recently when Graham, a friend of mine walked into a local electronics store to buy a microphone. The young sales associate took him to …

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Magrane Pet Medical Center Celebrating 100 Years

Magrane Pet Medical Center celebrating 100 years of providing veterinary care to the pets of Mishawaka in 2015. When Magrane Pet Medical Center opened in 1915 it was the first veterinary clinic in Mishawaka and in 1925 became the first veterinary hospital in Indiana dedicated to the treatment of dogs and cats.

In 1941, Magrane Pet Medical Center was the first veterinary hospital in Indiana …

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Continuing Care


Retirement communities offer hassle-free living for aging in place.

by Laurie Wink

Ready to downsize to a maintenance-free lifestyle that gives you time to make the most of your golden years? Possibilities abound for mature adults who’re looking for the best home for this phase of their lives.

Some baby boomers are transitioning to smaller homes in several custom home residential communities. Others are opting …

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Be Fit, Sleep Well

THE SLEEP CONNECTION Benefits of fitness activities such as these at Hartsfield Village can include better sleep.

Exercise can be the secret to getting a better night’s sleep. Be Fit, Sleep Well.

by Jerry Davich

Sherri Guba noticed a dramatic change in her life when she began training for a triathlon five years ago. Not only did she shed 35 pounds that year, improve her eating habits and feel less fidgety, she also slept like a baby–for the first time in years.…

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Chaumette Vineyards and Winery and Spa

FOOD AND WINE Hank Johnson is the owner of Chaumette Vineyards and Winery.

A wine-focused getaway that even includes a grape-based spa experience.

by Elizabeth J. Musgrave

Popularity and consumption of wines have increased dramatically in the United States over the past few decades. Discovering wineries and vineyards to visit is as much the draw as the wines. A country winery tucked along an old dirt road, an urban storefront creating fermented juice in the basement or an …

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Canvas South Bend This Friday

Canvas South Bend will be the Midwest’s largest site specific photography exhibit using downtown facades to showcase local photographers. The one-night event this Friday, September 4th, will transform South Bend into a giant art experience by projecting visual art on large exterior walls from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm. All within walking distance of each other, local business owners are lending the sides …

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Senior Pets for Seniors

Creating a win-win situation for both people and pets.

by Johanna Humbert

“Who do you talk to when everyone has gone?” That’s what Jane found herself wondering a few months after her husband passed away. She kept herself busy enough with housekeeping, volunteer work at her church, and having lunch with friends now and again. Her children came to visit at the holidays, but now …

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