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City of Gary Announces Holiday Events

GARY — The City of Gary will be marking the holiday season with opportunities to give to those in need and to shop for goodies from local vendors.

Trot for Toys 5K Run/Walk
On Saturday December 20, the 2nd Annual Trot for Toys 5K Walk/Run will take place at Marquette Park (1 N. Grand Blvd.) at 12 noon. There is no cost to enter. Participants …

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November Commercial Construction Activity Report

View the November commercial construction activity report (CCAR). This report lists the commercial building permits issued by the City of South Bend, City of Mishawaka and St. Joseph County.

November CCAR Report

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Why Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Need to Evaluate Talent

One of the biggest challenges business owners face is managing talent. Attracting the best talent and retaining top talent is integral to success – but it’s also a major struggle, according to a recent study by the National Center for the Middle Market at The Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. “Most business owners feel ill-equipped to manage the onslaught of talent demands,” says …

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Governor Pence Offers Vision for Making the Grade in Indiana

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence penned the following op-ed regarding Making the Grade, his vision for education in Indiana.

Indiana is on a roll. Unemployment in our state has declined from more than 8 percent when I was elected Governor to 5.7 percent today. Since 2009, the drop in our unemployment rate is the fourth largest in the nation. We have added more than …

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Last Chance to See Apollo Chorus’ Handel’s Messiah

The Apollo Chorus, Chicago’s oldest musical organization, performed their signature rendition of the choral masterpiece Handel’s “Messiah to a capacity crowd on Saturday, December 6 at 3:00 p.m. at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center, 220 S. Michigan Ave. A second concert will take place on Saturday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m. at Harris Theater for Music & Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive. …

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Don’t Miss These Events!

A roundup of entertainment from across Indiana and Chicagoland.

by Jane Bokun

From Broadway shows to wrestling with a one-armed bandit, there are lots of exciting things to do in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and more.

Tired of waiting for the next episode of “Downton Abbey”? If you’re not afraid of the high life, this area has it all including concerts, art …

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Indiana Welcome Center Offers Holiday Light Show

Visitors of the Indiana Welcome Center are invited to enjoy a holiday light show displayed outside of the building. Now through Sunday, Jan. 4, the light show will be presented five minutes after each hour beginning at 5:05 p.m. The last show will begin at 9:05 p.m. each night.

The light show will be coordinated with holiday music played on 89.9 FM, and will last …

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Technology to the Rescue

Eight emergency medicine innovations that could save your life.

by Cassie Richardson

If you’re feeling stressed out by your job, listen up! Having a highly demanding job, combined with a heavy workload and the belief that you have little control over how or at what pace the work must be done, can put your heart at risk.

A 2012 study of 200,000 men and women …

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2015 Legislative Session Preview

Having the right business climate is critical to our economic development efforts. Our elected officials play an important role in that climate. The Chamber, in partnership with sponsor Indiana Michigan Power, will present an opportunity for you to hear directly from our area state legislators at the 2015 Legislative Preview on Thursday, December 18, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Chamber Briefing Center. Here’s …

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Public Comment Period for Transit Feasibility Studies

The Cities of Hobart and Portage have requested Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds to support studies to explore the potential for public transit in their respective communities. The comment period will begin Wednesday, December 10, 2014 and continue through Friday, January 9, 2015.

Both cities are requesting federal assistance in the amount of $120,000 each. Each city has committed to providing the local match of …

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