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A Solid Plan

“DESPITE ALL THE BUSINESS ASPECTS
TO THIS ISSUE, IT’S A VERY PERSONAL
DECISION,” says Terry McMahon of
McMahon & Associates.

A Solid Plan

Call in the experts to prepare for transferring company ownership.

by Jerry Davich

Grant DeNormandie never dreamed of transferring ownership of his beloved business after investing more than a half-century of love, sweat and tears into it. At age 72, he is just now undergoing the arduous process of a business succession plan as owner of DeNormandie Towel & Linen Supply …

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE – SUMMER 2015

Bright Minds, Generous Hearts

Influential leaders, executives and researchers elevate our quality of life.

Welcome to our summer issue, which is packed with impressive examples of how our region’s best and brightest are generously sharing their intellect, their great ideas and their time to improve quality of life for all.

The cover story focuses on the brightest minds–Indiana researchers and companies whose studies and products …

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NWI Regional Cities Initiative Offering Opportunities for Comment

CROWN POINT — Residents of Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are being invited to two public meetings to comment on the Regional Cities Initiative, service improvements on the South Shore line and transit-oriented development (TOD). The meetings are part of an effort by the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) to secure Regional Cities funding from the State of Indiana for these efforts.

The …

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Sarah Fisher, Businesswoman

SUCCESS ON THE TRACK Sarah Fisher and driver Josef Newgarden celebrate
following a 2013 Baltimore race finish that landed Newgarden on the podium.

Pioneering race car driver settles into the ownership role.

by Ben Smith

The question stumps her, seven years along. There is a pause. A longer pause. Finally a soft exhale floats across the miles and through the cellphone pressed to your ear, and in your mind’s eye you can see her on the other end: Brow knit up, eyes narrowed in thought.

“Man,” says Sarah …

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The Business of Comedy

When life threw lemons at Tom Byelick, he threw back laughter.

by Michael Puente

Getting laid off is no laughing matter for anyone, and certainly not for Tom Byelick.

But just like what happened to thousands of other people during the recession, Byelick found himself out of a job at Abbott Laboratories in north suburban Chicago in 2011.

“It’s not as easy as you might …

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Sarah Fisher, Businesswoman

SUCCESS ON THE TRACK Sarah Fisher and driver Josef Newgarden celebrate
following a 2013 Baltimore race finish that landed Newgarden on the podium.

Pioneering race car driver settles into the ownership role.

by Ben Smith

The question stumps her, seven years along. There is a pause. A longer pause. Finally a soft exhale floats across the miles and through the cellphone pressed to your ear, and in your mind’s eye you can see her on the other end: Brow knit up, eyes narrowed in thought.

“Man,” says Sarah …

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Porter Hospital August Programs

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in August. The free presentations will be held at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861 or go to PorterHealth.com.

To Eat or Not to Eat? Food & Nutrition Myths Busted

Is gluten good or bad? What about …

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Northwest Indiana Forum Supports Economic Development Project

PORTAGE — The Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) Managing Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution supporting the proposed projects of renovating the Indiana Dunes Park Pavilion and the addition of a conference/banquet center within the Indiana Dunes State Park. The resolution was approved after representatives of the Pavilion Partners presented the benefits of the projects at the Forum’s June Board of Directors meeting.

Approval was …

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Beacon Health System Welcomes New Chief Medical Officer

Shelly S. Harkins, M.D., has joined Beacon Health System as Chief Medical Officer. In her role, Dr. Harkins will work with the executive leadership team and medical leaders at Elkhart General Hospital, Memorial Hospital, Memorial Children’s Hospital, Beacon Medical Group and Beacon Health Ventures, which includes Beacon Home Care.

Dr. Harkins was previously Chief Medical Officer at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She also …

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Methodist Hospitals Names Daisy Award Winners

Methodist Hospitals recently become a Daisy Award Partner. The Daisy Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day.

One nurse from each campus is honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special …

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