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John Freyek Appointed to Opportunity Enterprises Board

MUNSTER — First Merchants Bank congratulates John Freyek, Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager on being appointed to the Board of Directors of Opportunity Enterprises, Inc.

Opportunity Enterprises is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1967. They strive to help individuals with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential and live a full, enriching life. Recognized as one of the premier agencies serving those with disabilities, …

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Governor Pence Seeks Input from NWI Officials on Tackling Drug Abuse

CROWN POINT –Promising a “fresh approach” to tackling Indiana’s substance-abuse crisis, GovernorPence met with Northwest Indiana officials Wednesday to get their recommendations for the drug task force he formed this week.

“If you’re dealing drugs to our kids, we’re coming for you,” Pence said at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point, where he was joined by state and local law enforcement, …

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Manufacturing Technology Inc to Expand in South Bend

SOUTH BEND — Manufacturing Technology Incto expand in South Bend and add jobs.

Co-owner and Chief Technology Officer Dan Adams confirmed the news. The company will move its contract welding business from West Washington Street to North Sheridan Street beginning later this year, Adams said. Its machine assembly business will stay put.

The move will provide the company with an additional 117,000 square feet …

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Neurologists Encouraged to Warn About Stem Cell Tourism

COLUMBUS – Increasingly, patients with incurable diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease) or multiple sclerosis (MS) are asking their neurologists about unproven stem cell treatments they’ve seen on the Internet or social media. These unregulated treatments often require patients to travel overseas or across the United States, and patients are seeking advice or permission from their neurologists to participate in …

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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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Something Old, Something New

GROUNDBREAKING TECHNOLOGY Cardiologist Andre Artis, M.D., uses a tiny, wireless
CardioMEMS HF implant to monitor his patients, remotely, while they recover at home.

Address cardiovascular disease with both new technology and well-known advice.

by Cassie Richardson

Imagine if preventing a heart attack was as easy as swallowing a pill.

The idea may sound like an imaginary convenience taken straight from the Space Age world of cartoon character George Jetson. But at Google X, Google’s semi-secret research facility in Mountain View, Calif., scientists are working to bring this concept …

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At the Top of Their Game – Carol Hiskes

“MY CHILDREN COME FIRST” Carol Hiskes co-owns Total Disposal with husband Mark.

Excerpt from the article: At the Top of Their Game by Laurie Wink.

Women executives excel at juggling career and family responsibilities.

Carol Hiskes co-owns Total Disposal with husband Mark. The Gary-based commercial and residential waste hauling business serves Northwest Indiana and South Chicago suburbs. The couple started Total Disposal in 2001 with one truck. Since then, the business has blossomed to include: Blaine Street …

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Mercedes-Benz R-Class SUV Rolls Off AM General Line

MISHAWAKA — Last August, executives with Mercedes-Benz were visiting AM General‘s Commercial Assembly Plant in Mishawaka, asking themselves if northern Indiana and AM General were a good fit for the luxury vehicle brand.

Barely a year after that visit, the white-gloved hands of workers polished away final flaws from the sleek, black exterior of a Mercedes-Benz R-Class — the Mercedes vehicle now in full …

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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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Porter County Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo

The Porter County Animal Shelter has announced that their 17th Annual Be Kind To Animals Pet Care Expo originally scheduled on Saturday, April 25 has been RESCHEDULED for September 5th at the Porter County Expo Center.

“The dog flu epidemic that has spread into northwest Indiana poses a health risk for many of our animals and their wellbeing had to be our paramount concern,” said …

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