Our readers make their picksfor theBest of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michiana Businessin dozens of categories.
“The best of the best.” We all think quite highly of our state, and our region within the state. It’s the best, for sure, and no one will persuade us to believe anything different. So who is the best of the best? What businesses …Read Full Article
A quarter century of growth and change, and a vision for the future.
by Laurie Wink
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly is celebrating 25 years as Indiana’s leading regional business magazine. To mark this milestone, we asked five area leaders to reflect on the region’s growth over the past 25 years and share their vision for the next 25 years.
Northwest Indiana Forum
Twenty-five …Read Full Article
Mind-body-spirit connections lead to happier, more productive employees.
by Lesly Bailey
Employers are embracing a holistic approach to health with an eye to increased productivity, happier employees, less turnover and a thriving workforce. They understand the importance of bringing all components of health together.
Innovative wellness programs are looking at the impact of stress, drug and alcohol abuse, nutrition and lifestyle on an employee’s mind, …Read Full Article
Compassionate care for the region’s most vulnerable people.
by Barbara Eastman
Spring has arrived in Northwest Indiana and, overall, it was a pretty mild winter. However, if you found yourself homeless during a lake-effect snow storm, you might have a different opinion. The sad reality is that there are many homeless women and children in our region. There may be issues like addiction, alcoholism, or …Read Full Article
The heart of the city is ground zero for revitalization these days.
by Laurie Wink
America’s downtowns were once vibrant hubs for business and entertainment. The advent of our car-centric culture–fueled by creation of the nationwide highway system–led to suburban sprawl and shopping centers. The historic cores of cities fell out of favor and languished.
Over the last decade, downtowns have been making a comeback. …Read Full Article
Keeping the best minds in the region, innovating and leading.
by Jerry Davich
What will it take to keep Northwest Indiana’s best and brightest young professionals to remain in this region over the next 10, 20 or even 30 years? To name a few points of criteria, it must involve better paying jobs, enhanced diversification, improved school districts and stronger leadership, they say.
Northwest Indiana …Read Full Article
The region’s businesses find an eager appetite for reaching the world with exports.
by Michael Puente
When Todd Cannon left the Air Force in 1999, still in his early 20s, he wasn’t quite sure what he was going to do. He returned to his native Rolling Prairie, Indiana, to think things through.
“I thought I was going to have to leave Indiana to be successful …Read Full Article
Flexibility and collaboration bring success to fledgling businesses.
by Lauren Caggiano
Coworking has been in the entrepreneurial vernacular for a few years now. The idea is simple: that independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. And thanks to several facilities in Northwest Indiana, coworking is no longer just a concept, but a reality.
Union Station Technology Center
Noteworthy News Bits from Around the Region
by Michelle M. Searer
Red Gold’s Scott Rice, James Rice, and David Rice were awarded their seventh Master Grower Award for delivering quality production and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership at Rice Farms in Wanatah … Kathy Little, of Hebron, won third place in the AA non-irrigated division of the 2015 National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield …
Excellence and Milestones
On our 25th anniversary, we spotlight the best and welcome new leadership.
Welcome to our spring issue! In this issue we recognize the Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend/Michiana Business, as voted by our readers across the region. Thank you for taking the time to vote, and we applaud this year’s recipients!
Read on for an issue packed with thoughtful …Read Full Article