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Interview Readiness Event and Job Fair

SOUTH BEND — Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. will provide two free events at their Mishawaka Community Career Center in August for those seeking employment.

An Interview Readiness Event will be held on Tuesday, August 5th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This will include mock interviews as practice exercises and those interested in attending should sign up in advance by calling the Community …

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Porter Health Care System Support Groups

Porter Health Care System will offer the following monthly support groups in August:

Breast Cancer Support Group – Hope & Healing
Porter Regional Hospital offers Hope & Healing, a support group for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor. The group offers emotional support, information, education, and guest speakers. It also provides the opportunity for individuals to share their unique …

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Indiana Names 27 ‘Companies to Watch’

INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 27 companies from 12 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana’s seventh annual class of ‘Companies to Watch’ program.

The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a public Aug. 20 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online at …

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Local Breweries Commit to Cancer Research Fundraiser

CROWN POINT — On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the Foundation for Molecular Medicine (FFMM) will host an outdoor festival at Sunset Hill Farm Park in Valparaiso, Indiana featuring microbreweries from around Northwest Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day starts off with a 5K fun-run, continues with live music, food, and unlimited tastings from a variety of regional microbreweries until 4:00 p.m.…

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“On A Winter’s Night” Holiday Tour

Embarking on his 18th annual holiday tour, Jim Brickman, the best-selling solo pianist of our time, will once again wow audiences from coast to coast with On A Winter’s Night. Celebrating the sounds of the season in a big way, Brickman will showcase new music, along with holiday favorites and the hits that made him the most charted (30) Billboard® Adult Contemporary artist, earning …

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Governor Pence Concludes Successful UK Jobs Mission

LONDON — Governor Mike Pence closed his third international jobs and economic development mission by meeting in London with executives from a high-tech firm considering Indiana for its U.S. operations after earlier in the week attending the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

“When telling Indiana’s story, companies around the corner and across oceans are looking for the same thing: a business climate that is built for …

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Publisher’s Note – Summer 2014

Changes Bring Opportunities

The region’s businesses, such as HealthCall, innovate and thrive.

The health care industry, like it or not, has been greatly impacted by the Affordable Care Act. And with the ongoing changes, opportunities grow for aspiring entrepreneurs, such as Dan Hayes, whose HealthCall LLC creates software products designed to help contain costs and reduce errors. Hayes shares his story about how this all …

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RDA Continues to Lead NWI Into the Future

CROWN POINT — The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) continued to focus on jobs and connectivity to Chicago by agreeing to consider funding a transit center in Valparaiso and approving three contracts with private firms that will create more than 400 jobs in Munster, Merrillville and Portage.

“All our initiatives are interrelated,” said RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna. …

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South Bend Songwriter’s Circle Hosts Workshop

The Music Village’s weekly Songwriter’s Circle, led by MayaRogers, hosts workshop by husband and wife duo, Grifters & Shills. The Houston, TXband will tour the country to promote their fourth album, “Watershed” and will stop inSouth Bend to give a workshop and performance. Local musicians and songwriters areinvited to share their original works to receive feedback in a forum setting. …

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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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