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Porter Health Care System Assistance for Diabetics

Diabetes Education offered by Porter Health Care System includes a series of five classes for diabetic patients. Each class covers a specific topic related to diabetes, ranging from meal planning to complications that can arise, with the last class offering a summary of the series and a chance for patients to ensure they completely understand their condition. “Once they receive a referral from their physician, …

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Hope for the Holidays Food Distribution

GARY – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana in cooperation with NIPSCO will be hosting the Hope for the Holidays food distribution to help feed thousands of northwest Indiana families this holiday. The (second of two) distributions will be held on Saturday, December 20th (9:30am to 12:30pm) at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville.

The distribution begins at 9:30am and individuals are served …

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Methodist Hospitals Holiday Celebration for Cancer Patients

Thanks to the generous donation to the Methodist Hospitals Foundation from Mark McDaniel, a 12 year cancer survivor treated at Methodist Hospitals, an inspirational holiday celebration will be held for cancer patients and survivors. The event is themed “Peace, Love, Joy & Music.

Cancer survivors and patients are invited to attend with a guest. The event will be held on Monday, December 22 from 5 …

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First Midwest Bank Donation Helps Underprivileged

First Midwest Bank’s Highland branch recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Catherine McAuley Clinic in Hammond, a nurse practitioner-managed facility that offers free services to the working poor in the area and is one of the many mission programs of Franciscan St. Margaret Health.The bank has been a longtime partner of the clinic, providing funds to help those without insurance or a …

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Krannert Tax Expert Offers End-of-Year Tips

WEST LAFAYETTE — It may be the busy holiday season, but it’s also the season to carve out some time for last-minute tax preparations.

Jason Stanfield, a lecturer in Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management, has some tips for anyone hoping to reduce a 2014 tax bill.

They include:

* Make charitable contributions before the end of the year. He points out that the …

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Governor Pence Calls Revenue Forecast Encouraging, Urges Caution

INDIANAPOLIS – The State Budget Committee today released the December revenue forecast, which projects modest growth over the next three fiscal years.

“This revenue forecast confirms the growth we are seeing across our state and should be an encouragement to every Hoosier,” said Governor Mike Pence. “While the December revenue forecast projects economic growth for our state, Hoosiers may be assured that our Administration will …

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City of Gary Announces Holiday Events

GARY — The City of Gary will be marking the holiday season with opportunities to give to those in need and to shop for goodies from local vendors.

Trot for Toys 5K Run/Walk
On Saturday December 20, the 2nd Annual Trot for Toys 5K Walk/Run will take place at Marquette Park (1 N. Grand Blvd.) at 12 noon. There is no cost to enter. Participants …

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November Commercial Construction Activity Report

View the November commercial construction activity report (CCAR). This report lists the commercial building permits issued by the City of South Bend, City of Mishawaka and St. Joseph County.

November CCAR Report

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Indiana Welcome Center Offers Holiday Light Show

Visitors of the Indiana Welcome Center are invited to enjoy a holiday light show displayed outside of the building. Now through Sunday, Jan. 4, the light show will be presented five minutes after each hour beginning at 5:05 p.m. The last show will begin at 9:05 p.m. each night.

The light show will be coordinated with holiday music played on 89.9 FM, and will last …

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2015 Legislative Session Preview

Having the right business climate is critical to our economic development efforts. Our elected officials play an important role in that climate. The Chamber, in partnership with sponsor Indiana Michigan Power, will present an opportunity for you to hear directly from our area state legislators at the 2015 Legislative Preview on Thursday, December 18, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Chamber Briefing Center. Here’s …

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