Category: Business

A Solid Plan

“DESPITE ALL THE BUSINESS ASPECTS
TO THIS ISSUE, IT’S A VERY PERSONAL
DECISION,” says Terry McMahon of
McMahon & Associates.

A Solid Plan

Call in the experts to prepare for transferring company ownership.

by Jerry Davich

Grant DeNormandie never dreamed of transferring ownership of his beloved business after investing more than a half-century of love, sweat and tears into it. At age 72, he is just now undergoing the arduous process of a business succession plan as owner of DeNormandie Towel & Linen Supply …

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PUBLISHER’S NOTE – SUMMER 2015

Bright Minds, Generous Hearts

Influential leaders, executives and researchers elevate our quality of life.

Welcome to our summer issue, which is packed with impressive examples of how our region’s best and brightest are generously sharing their intellect, their great ideas and their time to improve quality of life for all.

The cover story focuses on the brightest minds–Indiana researchers and companies whose studies and products …

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Sarah Fisher, Businesswoman

SUCCESS ON THE TRACK Sarah Fisher and driver Josef Newgarden celebrate
following a 2013 Baltimore race finish that landed Newgarden on the podium.

Pioneering race car driver settles into the ownership role.

by Ben Smith

The question stumps her, seven years along. There is a pause. A longer pause. Finally a soft exhale floats across the miles and through the cellphone pressed to your ear, and in your mind’s eye you can see her on the other end: Brow knit up, eyes narrowed in thought.

“Man,” says Sarah …

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Sarah Fisher, Businesswoman

SUCCESS ON THE TRACK Sarah Fisher and driver Josef Newgarden celebrate
following a 2013 Baltimore race finish that landed Newgarden on the podium.

Pioneering race car driver settles into the ownership role.

by Ben Smith

The question stumps her, seven years along. There is a pause. A longer pause. Finally a soft exhale floats across the miles and through the cellphone pressed to your ear, and in your mind’s eye you can see her on the other end: Brow knit up, eyes narrowed in thought.

“Man,” says Sarah …

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Drivers for Change

“EVERYTHING YOU GIVE WILL COME BACK TO YOU DOUBLE” Paulo Teixeira of Strikes & Spares
Entertainment Center, the Small Business of the Year, pictured with his son, Mario.

Salute to Business winners have a big impact on the South Bend area.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

A South Bend native who holds a doctorate in neuroscience. A tireless champion of women. A distinguished leader in health care. A family entertainment center owner. The recipients of the 2015 Salute to Business awards in St. Joseph County, presented by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, …

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Cyber Security Opportunities

Threats are ever-increasing, and so are jobs for security specialists.

by Michael Tu

With the recent high-profile cyber incidents targeting Sony Pictures, Anthem, Home Depot and Target, cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses and consumers, as well as our government’s national security agencies.

Today, businesses are facing formidable challenges to cybersecurity because of increased cyber and global connectivity and the widespread use of …

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Cambridge Companies

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Griffith construction company making a name in faraway places.

by Michael Puente

As companies go, Cambridge Companies of Griffith isn’t exactly the most well known in Northwest Indiana.

But while folks around here may not have the 26-year-old company’s name on the tip of their tongues, Cambridge is making a name for itself nationally, especially after taking on the largest recycling center in the state …

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Residential Real Estate Update

Prepare well for the most affordable mortgage options.

by Phil Britt

The Northwest Indiana housing market should be solid again in 2015, slightly ahead of the pace of a solid 2014, according to local experts. Most of the buying and selling of homes occurs in the spring and early summer, with real estate showings picking up significantly from Easter through Labor Day.

But even before …

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Black and Blue Over Purple

NLRB’s decision related to email systems may trouble employers.

by Jerry Lutkus

Many employers have email policies that prohibit employees from using the company’s email for non-work purposes. If you have a no-tolerance policy, a recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board should cause you to take another look at it. The new decision is called Purple Communications and it may leave employers feeling …

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Attorney and Fashion Artist

MADE TO MATCH Mark Roscoe designs
fashions for women and matching ties
for spouses.

For Mark Roscoe, both professions involve creative problem-solving.

by Laurie Wink

What woman doesn’t dream of appearing at a red-carpet event, looking stunning from head to toe in a couture ensemble designed just for her?

Mark Roscoe makes these dreams come true from his design studio in Valparaiso. Operating under the business name Mark Roscoe Designs, he creates everything from suits to cocktail dresses and …

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