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Purdue Launches Search for Purdue Northwest Chancellor

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University has launched a national search to hire the first chancellor of Purdue University Northwest, an institution that will officially come into existence on July 1, 2016, as the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.

The chancellor will oversee the integration of the two campuses and be the first chief executive officer of …

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Workforce Development Achievement Awards

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recognized 12 individuals and 12 employers from across the state at their annual WorkOne Achievement Awards Ceremony at the state house. Several key government representatives were there and Indy talk show host Abdul Hakim Shabazz served as master of ceremonies.

Northwest Indiana’s Galfab, Inc. out of Winamac was one of the recipients of the Employer Achievement Awards, recognized …

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Tony Bennett at Morris Performing Arts Center

35 Concerts proudly presents TONY BENNETT, the 18 time Grammy Award-winning musician whose music spans over six decades on Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center, South Bend. Tickets range from $55 to $125, and can be purchased through the Morris Box Office, by phone 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, online at www.MorrisCenter.org, and at Morris ticket outlets with credit card: …

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Indy Tech Company Awarded for Innovation

MUNSTER — TechPoint, Indiana’s technology growth initiative, recognized WebLink International as one of Indiana’s technology success stories during its annual Mira Awards gala, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Now in its 16th year, TechPoint’s Mira Awards celebrate the most innovative and successful technologies and technology companies in Indiana, as well as entrepreneurs and educators.

“The Mira Awards amplify success stories of some …

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Community Hospital Nurses Earn Certification

MUNSTER — Nurses by day and students by night, the staff of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at Community Hospital have spent countless hours preparing for the Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) exam. Their hard work has finally paid off and all six team members – Chad Jones, RN; Christine Sencaj, RN; Jennifer Mutka, RN; JoAnna Klocek, RN; Katherine Kasper, RN and Lila Dunham, RN – …

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Social Media Marketing

This tool is far too important to leave in the hands of the inexperienced.

by Laurie Wink

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest.

In today’s competitive marketplace, these social media tools are helping businesses boost visibility, enhance credibility and attract customers. To the uninitiated, the strange names can be intimidating, frustrating and overwhelming.

Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly talked to social media marketing experts who demystify …

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South Shore CVA partners with Red Shoe Project

HAMMOND — The South Shore Convention and Visitor Authority has partnered with the Red Shoe Project to help local children have access to athletic shoes. Red Shoe Project, an organization started by Hanover High School sophomore Eric Lakomek, collects athletic shoes and equipment to provide to less fortunate children and teens.

“I noticed that a lot of kids in the Cedar Lake community didn’t have …

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Nastia Liukin to be 500 Grand Marshal

INDIANAPOLIS — Nastia Liukin, the individual all-around gold medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and one of the most successful gymnasts in U.S. history, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 99th Indianapolis 500 on May 24.

As part of her duties as Grand Marshal, Liukin will appear on the red carpet, take a parade lap around the famed 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway

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Purdue Calumet Alumna Recognized for Service

HAMMOND — Samantha Lakin, a Purdue University Calumet graduate student and visual arts teacher at Carrie Gosch Elementary in East Chicago, has received the university’s Scholarship of Excellence and Professionalism Award.

The award is for outstanding, committed professional achievement and community service based on a request she submitted for school supplies to better serve her students. She received a monetary award and two boxes of …

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Peoples Bank Recognized for Performance

MUNSTER — For the 11th consecutive year, Peoples Bank, along with its parent company Northwest Indiana Bancorp, has been named one of the nation’s Top 200 Community Banks for performance as reported in the May 2015 issue of American Banker magazine.

American Banker, the leading business management publication and information resource serving the banking and financial services community, ranked community banks with less …

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