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United Way of Porter County Recruiting Americorps Members

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to get things done in Northwest Indiana while making a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties. As an AmeriCorps member, you will gain new skills and experiences including recruiting/managing volunteers, tutoring …

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Professors Unveil New Regional Economic Development Tool

GARY — Leaders representing municipalities across Lake County convened at Indiana University Northwest to learn how they can leverage geographic information systems (GIS) softwareas a regional economic development toolin Northwest Indiana.

A similar approach, by which law enforcement agencies began joining the Northwest Indiana Public Safety Data Consortium (NWIPSDC) over the past two years, has seen unprecedented success and has transformed the way …

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Barnes and Thornburg Best Lawyers News

SOUTH BEND — Nearly 20 attorneys from Barnes andThornburg LLP’s Elkhart and South Bend offices were recently selected by their peers for inclusion inThe Best Lawyers in America 2016and Lawyer of the Year lists.More than 150 lawyers throughout Barnes & Thornburg’s 13 offices had more than 275 listings in a number of legal practice areas.

In addition to the Best …

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Kruggel Lawton CPAs Welcomes Cindy Stammich

SOUTH BEND/ELKHART — Kruggel Lawton CPAs is pleased to announce that Cindy Stammich has joined the firm as a staff accountant in their Business Accounting Services group. Cindy has over 30 years of public accounting experience, with an extensive background in accounting and bookkeeping, monthly/quarterly/annual compilations, and QuickBooks.

Originally from Osceola, Ind., Cindy earned her associate degree in accounting from Indiana Vocational Technical College, South …

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Purdue Foundry Hits Mark in Helping Startups, Entrepreneurs

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurship and commercialization hub located in the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at Purdue University, has helped 67 startups and more than 150 entrepreneurs since its creation two years ago.

Purdue Foundry was created to provide a more integrated approach to support entrepreneurs and move Purdue innovations from the university to the market and to help …

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Tibetan Monks to Visit Saint Josephs College

As part of the Sacred Arts Tour, Saint Josephs College will welcomeTibetanmonks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery to campus August 23-27. The College will host several events during the monks’ visit, including a blessing of the mandala, a cultural pageant, and a prayer for peace.

On August 25, there will be a chant and prayer for peace at 6:30 pm, and on the …

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Scott Smith Earns Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisor Status

MISHAWAKA — Scott Smith has become an Ameriprise Financial Private Wealth Advisor. Smith, with an office in Mishawaka, IN, is one of approximately 10 percent of the nearly 10,000 Ameriprise financial advisors to achieve this status.

Smith is a Managing Partner of Hilltop Wealth Solutions, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Ameriprise Private Wealth Advisors provide personalized client service and are …

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Beacon Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Luiz Pantalena

Beacon Health System welcomes Luiz Pantalena, M.D., Ph.D., Dermatologic Surgery, to its growing list of physicians providing care at Beacon Medical Group Specialists Ireland Road.

Dr. Pantalena received his medical degree and doctorate degree in developmental biology from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. He completed his residency in dermatology at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, and his fellowship in dermatologic surgery at the University …

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Coopers Hawk Winery Names Inserra as President

CHICAGO — Coopers Hawk Winery & Restaurants announced the appointment of John Inserra as the company’s President and Chief Operating Officer, effective this fall. John will guide the company’s operations as Coopers Hawk Winery continues to undergo robust expansion. John will be reporting directly to Coopers Hawk’s Founder & CEO, Tim McEnery.

Throughout his career, John has held senior leadership positions in upscale hospitality brands …

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First Merchants Bank Hires VP Client Advisor

MUNSTER — The Trust Company of First Merchants Bank, a subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation, is pleased to announce that James Dunne was recently hired to serve as vice president and client advisor. In this role, Dunne will provide customized financial solutions for individuals, families, foundations and businesses.

Receiving a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master’s …

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