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Movie Disrupting Hollywood Business Model

CHICAGO – The independent film studio behind the cult hit trilogy FINGER OF GOD, FURIOUS LOVE and FATHER OF LIGHTS – is poised to disrupt the entertainment industry’s long-established business model on September 6th with the 48-hour world premiere of its dynamic documentary film, HOLY GHOST. Fueled by more than 2,500 consumer-investors who surged to support Director Darren Wilson’s Kickstarter campaign, which …

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South Shore Wall of Legends Names Judge

KNOX — Charles W. Weaver, Executive Director of the Starke County Economic Development Foundation, has accepted an appointment to serve as one of thirteen (13) Judges from across northwest Indiana on the South Shore Wall of Legends and Legends Scholarship Project. The Wall of Legends is located at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and honors people from northwest Indiana who have changed the …

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Abundant Corn, Soybeans Expected Again In Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE — The federal government expects Indiana and the nation to grow bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second consecutive year, adding to already adequate supplies but further holding down prices farmers will get for their productivity.

Indiana farmers are on track to harvest 1.04 billion bushels of corn – a record for the second year in a row – surpassing 1.03 …

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Jasper County Fall Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

RENSSELAER — The Jasper County Fall Festival will take to the Jasper County Fairgrounds Friday, Aug. 22, through Sunday, Aug. 24. The festival offers three days of live entertainment, numerous craft, antique and home décor vendors, food and children’s activities.

Attendees can enjoy daily live entertainment, including mud drags, tractor pulls and semi-truck pulls, and a demolition derby. Tickets cost $6 for grandstand seats, and …

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Shale Oil Could Pay for Smaller Carbon Footprint

WEST LAFAYETTE – Unanticipated economic benefits from the shale oil and gas boom could help offset the costs of substantially reducing the U.S.’s carbon footprint, Purdue agricultural economists say.

Wally Tyner and Farzad Taheripour estimate that shale technologies annually provide an extra $302 billion to the U.S. economy relative to 2007, a yearly “dividend” that could continue for at least the next two decades, Tyner …

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ITWA and PTROI to Host First Regional Conference

MERRILLVILLE — Indiana Towing & Wreckers Association and Professional Towing & Recovery Operators of Illinois will be hosting the inaugural Great Lakes Regional Tow Show August 22 through August 24 at Radisson Hotel Star Plaza. According to Quincy Cunningham, staff member with ITWA, the conference is expected to attract between 400 and 500 attendees.

Throughout the conference, attendees will enjoy exhibits and demonstrations, the opportunity …

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Hoosier Spring Co.

SBA recognizes Mike Suth as Indiana Small Business Person of the Year.

by Jerry Davich

Regardless of topic surrounding his family’s award-winning, third-generation business, Greg Suth always springs back to his father. “My dad was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and work next to his employees, grinding, deburring and inspecting our products,” Suth says proudly. “He’d remind us that to be successful in …

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Reinventing Careers

More seniors are spurning retirement and building brand-new careers, often through business startups and new products.

by Jerry Davich

At an age when most veteran workers are eyeing retirement and ramping down their office duties, more seniors than ever are reinventing themselves. Not only to stay employed in an ageless global workforce, but also to remain vibrant, productive and in demand.

Call them 21st century …

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Third Annual PAWS for Homeless Animals Event

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry’s third annual PAWS for Homeless Animals event has been in the planning phase for several months now, and it all comes to fruition Aug. 23 at Festival Park in Hobart.

On that day, there will be more than 70 vendors of all types occupying the park. Tents offering various types of goods and services for both humans and their …

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Annual Day of Caring on August 22

Community Garden Volunteer Opportunity

Join United Way of LaPorte County in the LaPorte Community Garden (Corner of Jefferson and Jackson Street in LaPorte, Indiana) from 10am-Noonas we recycle the bricks in the garden space. These bricks will be used for an artistic sculpture in the garden!

Join in the community garden!

LaPorte County LOCAL Food Drive

The food pantries of our local …

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