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2015 Best of Business Voting

Click here to vote for the Best of Northwest Indiana Business or the Best of Greater South Bend/Michiana.…

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Governor Pence Statement on Passing of Former Indiana State Senator Sue Landske

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of former Indiana State Senator Sue Landske.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Indiana State Senator Sue Landske. A true public servant in every way, Sue focused on serving others—from her service in the military to that on behalf of Hoosiers in northwest Indiana in …

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The NFF Mourns the Passing of Rev. Theodore Hesburgh

IRVING, TX – The leaders of The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame issued the following statements today on the passing of Father Theodore Hesburgh, who served as president of Notre Dame from 1952 to 1987 and passed away Feb. 26 on the Notre Dame campus. He was 97. The NFF honored Father Hesburgh in 1975, presenting him the NFF Distinguished …

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City of Gary Hosts Annual Black History Celebration

GARY – The City of Gary marked Black History Month with a community celebration in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The program featured a variety of talent including vocal and instrumental solos, poetry and dramatic interpretations. Students from the Gary Youth Services Bureau also showcased their talents as they embodied various historic Black figures including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

The …

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Lilly Endowment Grant to Power Transformations at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE — The biggest cash donation in Purdue University’s history will fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students.

Lilly Endowment Inc. announced a $40 million grant to support five transformational projects in the colleges of Engineering and Technology as well as Purdue Libraries.

“This is …

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DSV Welcomes COO Melanie Boyko

Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP (DSV) has announced the addition of Melanie E. Boyko, as its chief operations officer. Ms. Boyko will manage financial and administrative operations for the law firm.…

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Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Morris Performing Arts Center

SOUTH BEND— Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like …

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Company Invests $5 Million in East Chicago Property

EAST CHICAGO — Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago are pleased to announce the purchase of 29 acres at 3600 Michigan Avenue by Chrome, LLC. The company is investing $5 Million in property acquisition, improvements and beautification.

The company is also in final stages of securing an anchor tenant which would be an investment of at least an additional $2 Million with …

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Purdue Calumet Training Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

The $2.7 million federal grant Purdue Calumet received to fund the new U.S. Department of Labor-funded, advanced manufacturing training program called Project A.W.A.K.E.—hosted by Purdue University Calumet and its College of Technology—supports free training for 300 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible workers affected by foreign trade job loss, military veterans and others under or unemployed. Training sessions of 21 weeks begin each month through 2015.

“Participants …

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Cooking with Thor & Local Chefs Competition

LA PORTE – Twelve teams, two cooking challenges, and the taste buds of local fourth graders. Who will win in the end? Get ready for some culinary chaos and lots of fun for the whole family, with the first-ever Cooking with Thor & Local Chefs competition.

The community is invited to this free event from 2-4:30, March 8 at the La Porte High School Cafeteria, …

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