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City of Gary Hosts Annual Black History Celebration

GARY – The City of Gary marked Black History Month with a community celebration in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The program featured a variety of talent including vocal and instrumental solos, poetry and dramatic interpretations. Students from the Gary Youth Services Bureau also showcased their talents as they embodied various historic Black figures including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.

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Lilly Endowment Grant to Power Transformations at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE — The biggest cash donation in Purdue University’s history will fund initiatives designed to foster groundbreaking research, expand high-tech job growth throughout Indiana as well as nationally and globally, and enhance opportunities for students.

Lilly Endowment Inc. announced a $40 million grant to support five transformational projects in the colleges of Engineering and Technology as well as Purdue Libraries.

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DSV Welcomes COO Melanie Boyko

Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP (DSV) has announced the addition of Melanie E. Boyko, as its chief operations officer. Ms. Boyko will manage financial and administrative operations for the law firm.…

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Company Invests $5 Million in East Chicago Property

EAST CHICAGO — Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago are pleased to announce the purchase of 29 acres at 3600 Michigan Avenue by Chrome, LLC. The company is investing $5 Million in property acquisition, improvements and beautification.

The company is also in final stages of securing an anchor tenant which would be an investment of at least an additional $2 Million with …

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Purdue Calumet Training Advanced Manufacturing Technicians

The $2.7 million federal grant Purdue Calumet received to fund the new U.S. Department of Labor-funded, advanced manufacturing training program called Project A.W.A.K.E.—hosted by Purdue University Calumet and its College of Technology—supports free training for 300 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible workers affected by foreign trade job loss, military veterans and others under or unemployed. Training sessions of 21 weeks begin each month through 2015.

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South Shore Expansion Will Bring Jobs to Northwest IN

One question we hear about expanding commuter rail to Chicago is, why depend on Chicago for our jobs? Why not focus on creating good-paying jobs right here in Northwest Indiana? The answer is that expanding rail will not only improve access to jobs in Chicago, but also lay the foundation for business growth in communities throughout Lake and Porter counties as well.

In 2013, there …

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2015 Earth Day Exhibitor Spots Still Available

Exhibitor spots at the largest environmental event in Northwest Indiana are still available. The Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County continues to accept online registrations for exhibitors to participate in the 2015 Northwest Indiana Earth Day 10th Anniversary Celebration onApril 18.

Organizations and businesses from around Chicagoland and beyond that provide environmental awareness, services and products are invited to participate.More information …

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Florida Georgia Line Headlines Legends Day Concert

Multi-platinum selling and Award-winning duo Florida Georgia Line will headline the second annual Legends Day concert presented by Firestone on Saturday, May 23, on the Turn 4 infield stage at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with special guests Thomas Rhett and Frankie Ballard rounding out the lineup.

Florida Georgia Line’s performance the day before the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race comes one year …

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South Shore Expansion Advances in the General Assembly

Expansion of the South Shore commuter rail service took a step forward when the Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee voted 10-0 to send HB 1618 forward. This bill, authored by Rep. Hal Slager, would provide $9.4 million in state funding annually for the construction of the West Lake Corridor. It also sets forth additional conditions and review requirements to ensure that the project stays …

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NWIN Announces Record Earnings for 2014

MUNSTER — NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an annual earnings increase of 3.9%, as net income totaled $7.4 million for 2014, compared to $7.1 million for 2013. The 2014 net income figure of $7.4 million represents the third consecutive year of record earnings for the Bancorp, exceeding its prior earnings record for 2013.

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