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Comcast to Open Xfinity Retail Store in Hobart

HOBART — Comcast will open its first Xfinity retail store in Northwest Indiana later this year in Hobart. To be located at 3199 East Lincoln Highway, the new 6,000 square-foot space is designed to give visitors real life, hands-on demonstrations of Xfinity’s range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed Internet and home phone services, to the company’s home security and home automation platform, …

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Porter Health Care System Adds New Wide Bore MRI

Porter Health Care System has recently installed a new Philips Ingenia 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging system (MRI) at its Valparaiso Medical Center located on the corner of Roosevelt and Glendale Ave. in Valparaiso. The new wide-bore MRI improves image quality and speed, and offers patients a more comfortable experience.

“This new type of MRI features a wider hole (or bore), which is both shorter and …

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VAP Systems LLC Joins Purdue Research Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Commercial vehicle OEMs, automobile manufacturers, tier-one suppliers and smaller companies that develop engines, transmissions and hybrid systems, as well as fleet managers who want to understand and improve fuel efficiency, could benefit from an engineering firm that has become a tenant in the Purdue Research Park.

VAP Systems LLC develops powertrain controls for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and provides strategic consulting on …

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City of Gary Shares Updates

The City of Gary hosted a press conference to share details of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative and a status update on the Sheraton demolition project. Mayor Freeman-Wilson welcomed a host of partners. Each discussed their role in the new initiative which the City of Gary was selected to participate in by the Obama Administration.

Redevelopment Director Joe Van Dyk and Green Urbanism Director …

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First Friday Opening Reception

Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception August 1, 5-8 p.m. (CDT)for its new exhibits Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscope. Invasive Species…The Art of Upcycling (Hyndman Gallery) features artwork by Michael Dinges, Victoria Fuller, Alan Emerson Hicks, Valerie Mann, Chris Silva, and Bryan Sperrythatcrosses boundaries betweenenvironmentalism and art. Transformation (North View Gallery) features an …

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E-Day Nominations Open

Nominations are now invited for the Northwest ISBDC’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.

The 23rd annual E-Day will celebrate entrepreneurs and champions in categories including Small Business Person of the year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year and Women in Business Champion of the Year.

Nomination packets and …

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South Shore Clean Cities to Celebrate 15-Year Anniversary

MERRILLVILLE — South Shore Clean Cities Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and revitalize Northern Indiana by promoting the use of clean fuels and clean vehicle technologies, will host an event this week to celebrate its 15-year anniversary.

The South Shore Clean Cities celebration will be 4-7 p.m. (CT) Thursday (July 24) at the Purdue Technology Center, 9800 Connecticut Drive, Crown …

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Ohio Valley Regional Baseball Tournament Coming to Crown Point

CROWN POINT — Cal Ripken baseball teams from Indiana, Wisconsin and Kentucky will take to the fields in Crown Point for the 2014 Ohio Valley Regional 12U Majors 60 tournament July 24 through July 27.

The games will be hosted at the Crown Point Cal Ripken baseball fields, located at U.S. 231 and N. West Street in Crown Point. The public is invited to watch …

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Arts Calendar

A varied menu of music, art and theater, including lots of free offerings.

by John Cain

The Northwest Indiana Symphony continues its South Shore Summer Music Festival with free concerts, sponsored by Strack & Van Til and JPMorgan Chase, at Central Park in Griffith on July 25, Franciscan Communities in Crown Point on July 26, Wolf Lake Pavilion in Hammond on August 1 and Redar …

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“Living Well with Cancer” Series Announces August Programs

WESTVILLE – RiverBend Cancer Services announces its August 2014 dates for the ongoing series “Living Well with Cancer.” The free educational series supports the fight against cancer in Northwest Indiana by addressing the physical, emotional and psychological changes and challenges that can result from cancer treatment.

Programs will be held at Michiana Hematology Oncology’s Advanced Center for Cancer Care at 1668 S. US 421 in …

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