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Interview Readiness Event and Job Fair

SOUTH BEND — Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc. will provide two free events at their Mishawaka Community Career Center in August for those seeking employment.

An Interview Readiness Event will be held on Tuesday, August 5th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This will include mock interviews as practice exercises and those interested in attending should sign up in advance by calling the Community …

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Porter Health Care System Support Groups

Porter Health Care System will offer the following monthly support groups in August:

Breast Cancer Support Group – Hope & Healing
Porter Regional Hospital offers Hope & Healing, a support group for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor. The group offers emotional support, information, education, and guest speakers. It also provides the opportunity for individuals to share their unique …

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Indiana Names 27 ‘Companies to Watch’

INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 27 companies from 12 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana’s seventh annual class of ‘Companies to Watch’ program.

The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a public Aug. 20 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online at …

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Local Breweries Commit to Cancer Research Fundraiser

CROWN POINT — On Saturday, August 23, 2014 the Foundation for Molecular Medicine (FFMM) will host an outdoor festival at Sunset Hill Farm Park in Valparaiso, Indiana featuring microbreweries from around Northwest Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day starts off with a 5K fun-run, continues with live music, food, and unlimited tastings from a variety of regional microbreweries until 4:00 p.m.…

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Governor Pence Concludes Successful UK Jobs Mission

LONDON — Governor Mike Pence closed his third international jobs and economic development mission by meeting in London with executives from a high-tech firm considering Indiana for its U.S. operations after earlier in the week attending the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA).

“When telling Indiana’s story, companies around the corner and across oceans are looking for the same thing: a business climate that is built for …

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RDA Continues to Lead NWI Into the Future

CROWN POINT — The Board of Directors of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) continued to focus on jobs and connectivity to Chicago by agreeing to consider funding a transit center in Valparaiso and approving three contracts with private firms that will create more than 400 jobs in Munster, Merrillville and Portage.

“All our initiatives are interrelated,” said RDA President and CEO Bill Hanna. …

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Comcast to Open Xfinity Retail Store in Hobart

HOBART — Comcast will open its first Xfinity retail store in Northwest Indiana later this year in Hobart. To be located at 3199 East Lincoln Highway, the new 6,000 square-foot space is designed to give visitors real life, hands-on demonstrations of Xfinity’s range of products and services, from cable TV, high-speed Internet and home phone services, to the company’s home security and home automation platform, …

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Porter Health Care System Adds New Wide Bore MRI

Porter Health Care System has recently installed a new Philips Ingenia 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging system (MRI) at its Valparaiso Medical Center located on the corner of Roosevelt and Glendale Ave. in Valparaiso. The new wide-bore MRI improves image quality and speed, and offers patients a more comfortable experience.

“This new type of MRI features a wider hole (or bore), which is both shorter and …

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VAP Systems LLC Joins Purdue Research Park

INDIANAPOLIS — Commercial vehicle OEMs, automobile manufacturers, tier-one suppliers and smaller companies that develop engines, transmissions and hybrid systems, as well as fleet managers who want to understand and improve fuel efficiency, could benefit from an engineering firm that has become a tenant in the Purdue Research Park.

VAP Systems LLC develops powertrain controls for light- and heavy-duty vehicles and provides strategic consulting on …

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City of Gary Shares Updates

The City of Gary hosted a press conference to share details of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative and a status update on the Sheraton demolition project. Mayor Freeman-Wilson welcomed a host of partners. Each discussed their role in the new initiative which the City of Gary was selected to participate in by the Obama Administration.

Redevelopment Director Joe Van Dyk and Green Urbanism Director …

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