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Community Wellness Events in Merrillville

Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in Merrillville:

Don’t Run From Sinus Problems
Sinus problems are among the most common chronic ailments. Join Ear, Nose & Throat Physician Dr. Geoffrey Schwartz to learn more about symptom management and the various methods of treating sinus problems. The event will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the Radisson, 800 E. …

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Morning Business Hour

“Incorporating Emerging Technology Trends to Increase your Sales and Profitability”

Small business owners and managers will learn new technology trends to not only increase their company’s online presence, but increase their efficiency and workflow.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at FIRST Financial Bank’s Crown Point Banking Center, 11890 Broadway (US 231 & Broadway), Crown Point, IN 46307;

RSVP appreciated to: Judith.mariola@bankatfirst.com

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Take Advantage of New SJC Chamber Member EAP

The SJC Chamber and New Avenues are teaming up to offer member businesses employee-assistance opportunities at a reduced rate. SJC CHAMBER MEMBER EAP is a new benefit offered exclusively to member businesses of the Chamber with 50 or fewer employees. Boost employee productivity, attitude and performance by offering the program to your workforce. Program costs are contingent on the total number of member businesses that …

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Exhibit at Substation No. 9

Join South Shore Arts for the exhibit at Substation No. 9, located at 435 Fayette Street in downtown Hammond.

Touch. No Touch. Burn. Repeat: Emerging Artists of Northwest Indiana features works by six Indiana University Northwest alumni and soon to be BFA graduates.

Artists include Keith Bond, Jeffrey Brink, Richard Contreras, Veronica Napoli, Eric Roldan,and Red Woodville.…

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NIPSCO Gives Luminary Awards to Area ‘Shining Beacons’

“Shining beacons” of community service were honored by NIPSCO at a Thursday night presentation of the company’s Luminary Awards. Jim Stanley, NIPSCO chief executive, described the five recipients that way, and said “there inidividuals and organizations here truly helped light the way for those who follow.”

South Shore Clean Cities‘ focus on reducing dependency on oil earned it an award, Kathleen O’Leary said. “The …

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Local Leaders Lauded for Innovation

As part of its effort to highlight its 2013-14 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana selected Carl and Lorrie Lisek as its September Innovators of the Month.

Building on national recognition for displacing petroleum with alternative fuels, South Shore Clean Cities champions partnerships to build a green economy across Northern Indiana, said Carl Lisek, executive director.…

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Chief Investment Strategist to Speak at Radisson Hotel

PORTAGE — Fifth Third Bank, The Times and the Northwest Indiana Forum will host Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank on Tuesday, October 21 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville, IN. Registration and breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. and the program starts at 8:15 a.m.

The program is complimentary for business leaders, elected officials, municipal leaders, economic development professionals …

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NIPSCO Customers Can Expect Lower Winter Heating Bills

MERRILLVILLE — NIPSCO today announced its forecast for home heating bills this upcoming winter heating season. Compared to last winter, NIPSCO projections indicate that natural gas bills for residential customers will be approximately four percent lower.

Over the course of the five-month winter heating season – Nov. 1 to March 31 – NIPSCO’s average residential customers using a total of 628.1 therms could expect to …

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Burns Harbor to Share Revenue with Duneland Schools

The Town of Burns Harbor and the Duneland School Corporation formalized an agreement to share a portion of annual TIF revenue. The joint-effort will enhance the economic prosperity of the community through quality educational opportunities.

All School Board members voted in favor of the partnership officially Monday evening, Oct. 6. Previously, the Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission (RDC) unanimously adopted the agreement at its meeting Sept. …

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St. Mary Medical Center Named Center of Excellence

HOBART St. Mary Medical Center was recently named a Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology (COEMIG), by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the Surgical Review Corporation. The COEMIG program recognizes surgeons and facilities that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based gynecologic care. St. Mary Medical Center is one of three hospitals in Indiana to …

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