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Northern Indiana companies with eye-catching futures.
by Steve Kaelble
They’ve innovated, they’ve found new niches and caught the leading edge of hot new trends. Among other things, the 11 Northern Indiana organizations on this year’s Indiana’s Companies to Watch roster have brought high-tech to sewers and historic buildings, state-of-the-art equipment to filmmakers, gourmet ingredients to chefs, trendy furniture to homeowners, even unusual spatulas to backyard …Read Full Article
It’s fall in Indiana! The colorful leaves are falling now, but soon crisp, white snow will usher in the holiday season. Whether you get in the holiday spirit by canvassing the stores for the perfect gift for everyone on your list or prefer the convenience of online shopping, here are some great gift ideas that will give you a head start on all your holiday …Read Full Article
Accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Co. LLC has named Barry Hall, CPA, CGMA, as its new managing partner and appointed Daniel Smogor, CPA, CGMA, as partner-in-charge of the firm’s South Bend office. Hall’s role as managing partner will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategy, plans for growth and overall management of the firm. He has been a partner with Kruggel Lawton CPAs …Read Full Article
Taking the LEED in Northwest Indiana.
by Jacqueline von Ogden
In 1993, the concept of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards was not publically conceptualized. Five years later, when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed LEED certification, a mere mention of the word LEED was known to raise an eyebrow. Now, in 2013 it has become a standard, or as some …Read Full Article
Mid-Century Modern, holiday pops and the beloved leg lamp.
by John Cain
South Shore Arts is traveling back in time to a more glamorous age with Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men. The term “Mad Men,” while associated today with the AMC cable television drama, was actually a slang expression coined in the 1950s by advertising executives working on Madison Avenue to …Read Full Article
It can happen anywhere, and take inspiration from nearly anything.
by Mark Taylor
Innovation doesn’t always begin in a laboratory. It can bubble up from a manufacturer’s shop floor or rise from an office brainstorming session, or even be inspired by a mother’s love for her ailing son. The 2013 class of inducted Fellows of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana includes successful entrepreneurs …Read Full Article
Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 business mistakes.
Mistake #1: Prejudging your customers.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, …Read Full Article
Businesses in Northwest Indiana have been quite busy since our last issue. Here’s a bit of what they’ve been up to.
Erin Heldstab has been named marketing director for the South Bend accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Company LLC. She is responsible for developing and overseeing core marketing communications for the firm. … The CPA firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Company LLC has …Read Full Article
Family-owned company provides quality service in changing environments.
by Michael Puente
Do the math and you’ll find that husband and wife duo Gary and Shar Miller have operated Prompt Ambulance Service for the last 15 years. In fact, the Millers say the family-owned company started in July 1998. Over that time, the couple has seen the Highland-based firm grow to become the largest private ambulance …Read Full Article
An investment in the environment can also be a good investment in business.
by Chip Sutton and Ryan Anderson
Wildfires once ran unchecked through Northwest Indiana’s landscape. Early settlers in Jasper County chronicled “the grand illuminations nightly exhibited in dry weather, from early fall to late spring, by numberless prairie fires. The whole horizon would be lighted up around its entire circuit.” It only took …Read Full Article