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AgReliant Genetics Collaborates with AgSoil Analytics

WESTFIELD and WEST LAFAYETTE – AgReliant Geneticscollaborates with AgSoil Analytics a Purdue-affiliated company led by Purdue University agronomy professor Phillip Owens.

This partnership will allow the integration of a soil-mapping technology that provides practical information about soil’s functionality and productivity within AgReliant’s Advantage Acre precision farming platform.

“Our mission at AgReliant Genetics is to provide the most competitive products from high-quality genetics to our

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Public Health and the Zika Virus

WEST LAFAYETTE — The World Health Organization has declared that the Zika virus is an international public health emergency. The following Purdue University experts can discuss public health and theZika virus means for women’s health and fears related to public health outbreaks.

Wendy Kline, the Dema G. Seelye Chair in the History of Medicine,can talk about how the Zika virus affects women’s

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Viva Italia Italian Cuisine in Northwest Indiana

TRATTORIA TONELLI Chef Giuseppe’s daily specials are determined by what
looks best from local resources around the Michigan City establishment.

Italian cuisine in Northwest Indiana.

by Barbara Eastman

Compared to other countries in the world ranked by size, Italy comes in at #72, occupying approximately the same surface area as the state of Arizona. And yet, the food of Italy has been embraced as one of the world’s most popular cuisines. We have our fair share of authentic Italian restaurants in Northwest Indiana, and here …

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Purdue Startup Receives Funding

WEST LAFAYETTE –The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has awarded Neuro Vigor a $20,000 “Black Award.” ThePurdue startup receives funding to accelerate commercialization of its drug therapy for pain in multiple sclerosis.

“This early stage award is the result of a very competitive process and recognizes Neuro Vigor’s progress to date and its potential as a future target for other investors with whom we

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Vote for the 2016 Best of Business Reader Recognition

Voting is now open for the 2016 Best of Business reader recognition. Click HEREtovote for your favorites.…

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New Neurosurgeon at Franciscan Alliance

CROWN POINT –The prospect of having brain or spinal surgery can be daunting, but patients of George DePhillips, MD, the new neurosurgeon at Franciscan Alliance, can be assured they will be as prepared and comfortable as possible and receive the best care the 25-year health care veteran can provide.

The neurosurgeon is joining the four-hospital Franciscan Alliance northern Indiana medical staff in March …

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Indiana Grown Staffing Growth

INDIANAPOLIS –The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) announced Indiana Grownstaffing growth.David King will be taking on the role of Director of Indiana Grown, with Suzi Spahr serving as Program Manager.

They will be working together to further the program, which is a statewide branding initiative designed to help Hoosier consumers easily identify, locate and purchase products that have been grown, raised …

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Fransican St Anthony Health Receives Womens Choice Award

MICHIGAN CITY –Franciscan St Anthony Healthreceives Womens Choice Award as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Safety. This evidence-based designation is the only patient safety award that identifies the country’s best health care institutions based on robust criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and clinical excellence.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award, which demonstrates an ongoing commitment to the …

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Great Economic Development Selling Points

TAKE THE TRAIN The South Shore Line expands its reach to Munster.

Northwest Indiana offers a host of attractive attributes.

by Michael Puente

On paper, Northwest Indiana has a lot going for it that other parts of Indiana simply don’t have.

That includes easy access to major highways, a well-trained workforce, an extensive rail system, regional airport and close proximity to the nation’s third-largest city: Chicago.

“We’ve got great assets. We’ve got access to the fifth-largest economy …

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Porter Health Care System Names New CFO

Porter Health Care Systemnames new CFO. Porter recently announced that Douglas Browning is the systems new Chief Financial Officer. Most recently with Texas Health Resources in Arlington, Texas, Browning has a long tenure in the healthcare industry.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Certified Public Accountant, Browning has served as Division and Hospital CFO in public, private and not-for-profit healthcare systems.…

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