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2014 Jean Banchet Awards Nominations

Nominations for the highly coveted Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence are now open for voting by the general public. The Jean Banchet Awards is the only Chicago-based awards presentation that recognizes and rewards culinary originality and talent in the Chicagoland area.

Chicagoans are encouraged to vote for their favorite chef starting Monday, October 13. Voting can be done at GrandChefsGala.com. This year, the …

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Community Wellness Events in Merrillville

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in Merrillville:

Don’t Run From Sinus Problems
Sinus problems are among the most common chronic ailments. Join Ear, Nose & Throat Physician Dr. Geoffrey Schwartz to learn more about symptom management and the various methods of treating sinus problems. The event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Radisson, 800 E. …

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Morning Business Hour

“Incorporating Emerging Technology Trends to Increase your Sales and Profitability”

Small business owners and managers will learn new technology trends to not only increase their company’s online presence, but increase their efficiency and workflow.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at FIRST Financial Bank’s Crown Point Banking Center, 11890 Broadway (US 231 & Broadway), Crown Point, IN 46307;

RSVP appreciated to: Judith.mariola@bankatfirst.com

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Indiana’s Domestic Violence Shelters Receive Additional Funds

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s (ICJI) Victim Services Subcommittee approved more than $1.2 million in additional funding for Indiana’s domestic violence shelters. The dollars will be added to the Domestic Violence Treatment and Prevention (DVPT) Fund – which is used to provide immediate assistance and short-term support to victims of domestic violence.

“ICJI is moving quickly to ensure the domestic violence shelters receive …

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Celtic Woman “Home for Christmas, The Symphony Tour”

Celtic Woman “Home for Christmas, The Symphony Tour” is coming to the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend, Indiana, on Monday, December 22, at 7:00 p.m.

TICKETS ARE $42.00, $62.00 and $102.00 and are ON SALE at the Morris Box Office, by phone at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, or online at www.MorrisCenter.org. The Morris Box Office is open regular business hours Monday – Friday, …

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Drinking Water Odors Caused by ‘Green Building’ Plumbing

WEST LAFAYETTE – Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.

Buildings are being plumbed with many types of plastic drinking water pipes. These include crosslinked polyethylene (PEX), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), chlorinated PVC (cPVC) and …

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Take Advantage of New SJC Chamber Member EAP

The SJC Chamber and New Avenues are teaming up to offer member businesses employee-assistance opportunities at a reduced rate. SJC CHAMBER MEMBER EAP is a new benefit offered exclusively to member businesses of the Chamber with 50 or fewer employees. Boost employee productivity, attitude and performance by offering the program to your workforce. Program costs are contingent on the total number of member businesses that …

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Exhibit at Substation No. 9

Join South Shore Arts for the exhibit at Substation No. 9, located at 435 Fayette Street in downtown Hammond.

Touch. No Touch. Burn. Repeat: Emerging Artists of Northwest Indiana features works by six Indiana University Northwest alumni and soon to be BFA graduates.

Artists include Keith Bond, Jeffrey Brink, Richard Contreras, Veronica Napoli, Eric Roldan,and Red Woodville.…

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NIPSCO Gives Luminary Awards to Area ‘Shining Beacons’

“Shining beacons” of community service were honored by NIPSCO at a Thursday night presentation of the company’s Luminary Awards. Jim Stanley, NIPSCO chief executive, described the five recipients that way, and said “there inidividuals and organizations here truly helped light the way for those who follow.”

South Shore Clean Cities‘ focus on reducing dependency on oil earned it an award, Kathleen O’Leary said. “The …

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Local Leaders Lauded for Innovation

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana selected Carl and Lorrie Lisek as its September Innovators of the Month.

Building on national recognition for displacing petroleum with alternative fuels, South Shore Clean Cities champions partnerships to build a green economy across Northern Indiana, said Carl Lisek, executive director.…

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