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Times have changed, but the chips are as tasty as ever.
by Kathy McKimmie
It was 1928, just a year before the big stock market crash, when John Norman Hogg started Peerless Potato Chips on West 11th Avenue in Gary. From England, he became a pilot with the Royal Flying Corps in World War I and was sent to Canada to train pilots. He stayed …Read Full Article
There are 5 simple words that can spell doom for a leader – “If I had only known!” These are the words you utter right after a major client cancels a contract, a customer stops ordering or an error occurs that will cost you thousands out of your own pocket. That’s why the best leaders and the most competent managers thrive on employee feedback!
If …Read Full Article
The Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, Ind.) Concert Choir and Chamber Singers toured Italy November 11-19, 2013 with members of the St. John Cantius Church (Chicago, Ill.) choirs. While the SJC choirs sing at liturgical, College, and local events regularly, an invitation to sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing weekend celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia (the Vatican choir) …Read Full Article
Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.
by Shari Held
2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.
Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area, …Read Full Article
Times are changing for the region’s construction workers.
by Jacqueline von Ogden
January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of musician Bob Dylan’s well-known song “The Times They Are a-Changin.” And though the list of changes within the technological and automotive industries is large enough to be a novel within itself, it is a reminder that there is constant change. Businesses change. Industries change. Communities change. …Read Full Article
An Organizational Structure that Works for Change
By Tom Somodi
Many, if not most people, would argue that the ability for an organization to change over time is critical to that organization’s long-term survival. To this end, the literature is full of theories, methodologies, recommendations and analysis on how an organization should be structured in order to maximize the likelihood of obtaining successful change.
It …Read Full Article
Helping heavy industry safely complete dangerous work.
by Kathy McKimmie
“We started selling hard hats and safety glasses,” says Michael J. Miller, describing the early days of Code Red Safety, headquartered in Hammond. Founded in 1995 by Miller and two of his fraternity brothers from Indiana University, Gregg Mohoi and Robert Tepperman, it’s now a multimillion-dollar business with nine locations in four states providing complete …Read Full Article
By Barry Banther
Leadership isn’t just something you do, it’s someone you become. But that requires a personal transformation, not just a personal agenda. Roger hadn’t learned that lesson. During an interview for a new leadership position, the hiring manager asked why he switched jobs, and sometimes companies, every 3-5 years.
Roger blamed the employees who stopped growing and doubted ownership’s commitment to the goal …Read Full Article
Winners of the annual “E-Day” Awards have compelling stories to tell.
by Jerry Davich
Honored. Humbled. Surprised. These words gushed from each of the 2013 recipients of the 22nd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence “E-Day” Awards. Hosted by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the ceremony honored 10 acclaimed entrepreneurs, each with a compelling story. “Nothing–and I mean nothing–is more powerful than having customers telling …Read Full Article
Accraline’s second generation looks toward a healthy future.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
When two machinists opened a small tool-and-die shop called Accraline in the late 1960s in downtown Bremen, residents who casually strolled past the storefront would stop outside the front doors, which were usually propped open, and peer inside to watch the activity. Many people in this Marshall County town had never seen the …Read Full Article