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Business Guidance on Tap

Business guidance on tap at event for entrepreneurs and business experts.

Entrepreneurs in the brewing and roasting industries will be on hand for the upcoming Brewing Business event. The evening includes an opportunity to connect with entrepreneurs and business experts as well as sample a range of brewery and coffee offerings.

When: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday June 16
Where: Sand Creek Country …

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FREE Regional Labor Union Class

In celebration of 75 years of partnership between United Way and the AFL-CIO, Lake Area and Porter County United Ways are sponsoring a free regional labor union class. The 3-hour Labor History Class for ALL Local Unions of Lake and Porter Counties of Northwest Indiana that will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The class will be held …

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Indiana Ranks Top 5 in Nation for Business

INDIANAPOLIS– Indiana ranks top 5 in nation for business and first in the Midwest by Chief Executive magazine, advancing one spot from No. 6 overall just last year.

The magazine’s “Best & Worst States For Business” ranking is based on surveys of more than 500 CEOs. According to Chief Executive, the results of the 12th annual survey show that CEOs favor states with friendly …

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United Way Hosts Regional Labor Union Class

In celebration of 75 years of partnership between United Way and the AFL-CIO, Lake Area and Porter County United Ways are sponsoring a 3-hour Labor History Class for ALL Local Unions of Lake and Porter Counties of Northwest Indiana that will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am-12:00pm. The class will be held at IBEW, Local 697 in Merrillville. United Way hosts regional labor …

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IU Northwest Names New Dean

GARY – Indiana University Northwest has announced the selection of Cynthia Roberts, Ph.D., as the Dean of the School of Business and Economics. Roberts, who previously served in numerous administrative capacities at Purdue University North Central in Westville, Ind., will join the campus effective August 1, 2016.

Roberts has served Purdue North Central for the past 16 years, in the roles of Chair of the …

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Studebaker Factory Buildings Redevelopment

SOUTH BEND – The Governor of Indiana helped break ground on the Studebaker factory buildings redevelopment phase of the Renaissance District project in downtown South Bend yesterday, one of the five featured “marquee” projects that were submitted to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation as part of the application for a Regional Cities Initiative grant of $42 million. Elkhart, Marshall and St. Joseph counties, as a …

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Purdue University Northwest Faculty Promotions

WESTVILLE and HAMMOND – The Purdue University Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Purdue University Northwest faculty members at the North Central and Calumet campuses, during its recent meeting at the Calumet campus. These promotions become effective with the start of the 2016 -2017 academic year in August.

“These talented educators have dedicated their careers to sharing their knowledge and experience with their students, …

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DA Dodd LLC Expands Team

DA Dodd LLC expands team with the recent additions to Dodd’s staff throughout Indiana and Michigan. The new employees will assist in servicing D.A Dodd’s current diverse list of clients including Hospitals, Private and Public Schools, College and Universities, Manufacturing and Financial Institutions.The new members of the staff include:

Donna Barr- Project Manager, Michigan Office

Ms. Barr has been in the construction industry since 1996. …

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Robert Nickovich Retires from Park Department

After 43 years with the Lake County Park and Recreation Department, the last 35 as Chief Executive Officer, Robert J. Nickovich retired to spend time with his family. His years of service to the community toward the development and promotion of parks and recreation and quality of life issues for Northwest Indiana have been well recognized. Two of his most recent honors are the …

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MonoSol Expands Production Capacity

PORTAGE – MonoSol, the world leader in water-soluble films, announces the opening of its new state-of-the-art production plant – the DuneLand Facility – in Portage, Indiana, USA. The $95 million dollar investment will expand MonoSol’s manufacturing capacity by 15 percent to meet increasing global demand for water-soluble films and unit-dose packaging.

“Our business is growing. There are huge opportunities for unit-dose laundry and automatic …

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