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Logistics Summit to feature Global Connections

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2016 Indiana Logistics Summit to featureGlobal Connections at the Indiana Convention Center on Nov. 16-17 during the region’s premier logistics conference, co-hosted by Purdue University, the Ports of Indiana and Conexus Indiana. With presentations on Quebec’s $9 billion maritime strategy, the new Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, the importance of Cultural Intelligence in international business, and new developments in all transportation modes, the …

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Centier Bank to Host Indiana Secretary of State

MERRILLVILLE – Centier Bank to host Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, will speak about INBiz, a one-stop business portal, at Centier Bank’s Corporate Centre, 600 E. 84th Avenue, on September 29, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. CST.

INBiz is the state of Indiana’s one-stop resource for registering and managing your business, and ensuring existing businesses are compliant with state laws and regulations. It is a …

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FLM Adds to Board of Advisors

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COLUMBUS, OH – FLM adds to board of advisors. FLM+, a hybrid strategic consulting, marketing and communications company, announced the addition of Dr. Michelle Haven, Gregg Halverson and Randy Marten to their Board of Advisors.

With the formation of Zoetis – formerly Pfizer Animal Health – in 2013, Dr. Michelle Haven was named senior VP of corporate development, strategic alliances and solutions with responsibility for …

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NSF Grant to Fund STEM Research

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WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue University‘s College of Education was awarded $2 million in grant funding from the National Science Foundation for the project “Using Principles of Design to Advance Teacher Education.”

As part of the project, faculty from the colleges of Education, Engineering and Science will work directly with 240 undergraduate students studying elementary education over five years to broaden the STEM (science, technology, …

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Historic Attendance Record at Four Winds Field

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SOUTH BEND – When Andrew T. Berlin, owner of the South Bend Cubs, took to the field between innings during the game between his team and the Dayton Dragons, it was to thank the fans who had just helped set a new historic attendance record at Four Winds Field.’

The new regular season attendance record established Is 350,803. The previous record, established in 2015, …

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New NWI Forum Director

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PORTAGE— Heather Ennis, Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) President and CEO, announced that Joe Rurode will be the new NWI Forum Director ofEconomic Development for the regional economic development organization. Rurode replaces Matt Saltanovitz, who has taken on the role of Regional Director of Northwest Indiana for the State of Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC).

“It is with great excitement, we welcome Joe to …

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Pence Announces Northern Indiana Disaster Loans

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Governor Mike Pence announced the availability of low-interest disaster loans for five Northern Indiana counties after severe weather and flooding that began August 15.

“The severe weather events of this month have devastated several of our local communities, but they’re not alone in their efforts to recover,” said Governor Mike Pence. “The willingness of Hoosiers to assist their neighbors in need through their generosity and …

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Homecoming For Successful Northwest Indiana Son

HAMMOND & WESTVILLE – One of Northwest Indiana’s successful sons returns home Thursday, Sept. 22 to discuss his world of success—from athletics to finance—as the featured presenter of Purdue University Northwest’s premiere Success Forum.

In what is intended to be an engaging and enlightening question and answer format, Napoleon Brandford III will share perspectives, advice and lessons he has learned during his meteoric career.

He …

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Kirchner Group Announces Addition

Kirchner Group announces addition of Bob Kodrzycki, who brings over 25 years of IP, R&D and Commercialization Experience. Kirchner, a leading North American traditional merchant bank, today announced thatBob Kodrzyckihas joined the firm. Bob’s work spans more than two decades of leadership and innovation in agricultural biotechnology and genomics. Bob has been responsible for numerous entrepreneurial endeavours and has worked with companies ranging …

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Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Visiting Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE — Libertarian party U.S. presidential candidate Gary Johnson visitingPurdue University on Sept. 13, where he will take part in a discussion sponsored by Purdue Young Americans for Liberty, a student organization.

The event, scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center, is free and open to the public. Purdue President Mitch Daniels will host the event and lead …

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