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Mayor Pens Article on Raising the Minimum Wage

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the President also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and businesses could act independently from Congress. Many cities and counties have …

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Ultrasound Reveals Secrets of Deadly Aneurysms

WEST LAFAYETTE — Researchers are exploring the usefulness of ultrasound imaging to study dangerous abdominal aortic aneurysms, a bulging of the aorta that is usually fatal when it ruptures and for which there is no effective medical treatment.

Abdominal aortic aneurysms are the 13th leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 15,000 annually.

“Most of the time people don’t even know it’s …

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Kevin Brinegar to Speak on 2015 Legislative Preview

PORTAGE — The Northwest Indiana Forum (Forum) will host Kevin Brinegar, President, Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, October 29th from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m. at the Northwest Indiana Forum at 6100 Southport Road in Portage.

The program is complimentary for elected officials, municipal leaders, economic development professionals and regional business leaders. To register, contact Paula Mathis at 219/763-6303 or email pmathis@nwiforum.org.

Brinegar …

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Prominent Women In Business Luncheon

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, the Lakeshore Chamber 10th Annual Business Expo & Luncheon will feature a panel of experts who will showcase the prominence of women business leaders in Northwest Indiana. The Business Expo will take place at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond with lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm and the business expo immediately following from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Business after …

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Heartland Film Festival 2014 Grand Prize Winners

INDIANAPOLIS — The 23rd annual Heartland Film Festival has announced its Grand Prize Award Winners at its Awards Ceremony at Old National Centre. The event was presented by The David and Betty Klapper Family Foundation.

Winners include:

$45,000 Grand Prize for Best Narrative Feature
“Siddharth,” directed by Richie Mehta (India, Canada)

$45,000 Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature
“Happiness,” directed by Thomas Balmès

$5,000 Grand …

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Colts Dwayne Allen to Host Wishing On Stars Event

INDIANAPOLIS — BRANDed Management announced today Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen will host the annual Wishing on Stars benefit on Monday, October 27, 2014, at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Indianapolis. An annual event since 2004, Wishing on Stars was first hosted by former Indianapolis Colts Tight End Marcus Pollard. Fellow Colts players, Indiana Pacers, Indy 500 drivers, and other local celebrities are expected to attend …

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South Shore Roller Girls for Our Last Home Bout

HAMMOND — Treat your family to an action-packed night of roller derby as the South Shore Roller Girls battle it out against the Midwest Derby Divas from Sterling, IL, for the last home bout of their inaugural 2014 season on October 25, 2014. The event will take place at the Jean Shepherd Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive, Hammond, IN, 46323; doors open at 6:30 pm …

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Public Auction at SBN

SOUTH BEND – South Bend International Airport (SBN) will hold a public auction on Friday, October 24, 2014 starting at Noon at its maintenance facility at 4721 Lathrop Street.

The auction includes a 2001 New Holland model TS100 front wheel assist diesel cab tractor; 1996 Ford Versatile 9030 articulated bi-directional tractor; 2004 Ford F350 dual wheels dump truck; 1996 Hummer 6.5 liter four wheel drive …

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Culture Shock Multicultural Fest

GARY — In partnership with Live Arts studio, Indiana University Northwest and 444 Caribbean Grill, Arise is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Culture Shock Multicultural Fest Hosted by Eva Gomez from WLTH 1370 and Arise youth. The Gary community will once again enjoy the opportunity to “Discover the World”, as the Culture Shock Multicultural Festival returns to Live Arts Studio on Saturday, October 25 …

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Registration Deadline for Business Plan Competition

WEST LAFAYETTE — Registration is underway for the 28th annual Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition, the third-oldest business plan competition in the country, slated for Feb. 17 at Purdue University’s Discovery Park.

Any Purdue student looking for the opportunity to define their business ideas in commercial terms can compete for $100,000 in prizes. The deadline to register is noon on Oct. 24. To register, …

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