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Porter Health Care System Presents “Pink at Portage”

Porter Health Care System will host “Pink at Portage” from 7 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, Nov. 8 in the Women’s Center at Portage Hospital, located at 3630 Willowcreek Road in Portage. “Pink at Portage” offers women getting their mammography screenings a complimentary brunch and massage one Saturday a month.

Mammograms are an essential tool to the early detection of breast cancer. Early detection is …

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Solar Energy on Farms Topic of Purdue Extension Workshop

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue Extension will present a workshop in Rochester to show the benefits of solar energy used on farms and in rural small businesses.

The Solar Energy Applications for Agriculture Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, 1009 W. Third St.

This is an educational program to show how solar energy panels operate, …

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Region Sports Network to Honor Two Football Games

HIGHLAND — The Region Sports Network is excited to announce the launch of ‘Throwback Nights’, a new series that will spotlight the greatest and most talked about games in Northwest Indiana’s illustrious football history. The first two in the series will be presented live at Catch 22 Sports Bar in Merrillville, Indiana and will be streamed live online atregionsports.com. Players and coaches will …

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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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Elkhart Chamber Hosting Regional Conference

ELKHART — On November 5 the Chamber’s Environmental and OSHA councils team up to provide Northern Indiana businesses the 2014 Environmental and Safety Conference in the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. The event features Indiana Department of Labor Commissioner Rick Ruble and Indiana Chamber Vice President for Energy and Environmental Affairs Vince Griffin.

Ruble will open the conference …

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McColly Foundation People Helping Pets Results

McCOLLY Real Estate, on behalf of the McCOLLY Foundation, would like to thank everyone who participated in our People Helping Pets supply drive to support Humane Society Calumet Area in Munster, Indiana, P.A.W.S. in Tinley Park, Illinois and the Porter County Animal Shelter in Valparaiso, Indiana.

The pet supply collection began on September 15th, and continued through September 30, 2014. The collection sites were …

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Entrepreneurship Program for Disabled Veterans

WEST LAFAYETTE — Krannert School of Management will host 26 veterans from around the United States on Oct. 31-Nov. 8 for its sixth annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program.

Participants are post-9/11 veterans with service-connected disabilities and a desire to start their own businesses.

The veterans will present their commercialization plans on Nov. 7 at Rawls Hall. The EBV class will be …

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Porter Health Care System Nurse Retires After 45 Years

After a remarkable 45 years of service, Karin Manteuffel, a nurse in the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Portage Hospital has announced her retirement.

During her length of service, Manteuffel has seen many changes at Porter. “Back then you either became a nurse, a teacher or a secretary,” she shared. “I didn’t like to cook so I went into nursing. Plus I come from a family …

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E-Day Marks Entrepreneurs, Champions Making Impact

MERRILLVILLE – The Northwest ISBDC will welcome the 2014 class of honorees at its 23rd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards (E-Day) luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 12 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

The event is open to the public and includes the awards presentation as well as keynote speaker Ross Pangere, owner and president of The …

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Publisher’s Note – Fall 2014

Innovations Everywhere

The region’s big thinkers open doors to the future.

Northwest Indiana is an excellent place to make things, as is the state as a whole, but our excellence in manufacturing sometimes overshadows our area’s brilliance when it comes to not just making but creating and innovating. The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, now in its 10th year, exists to shine the …

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