This tool is far too important to leave in the hands of the inexperienced.
by Laurie Wink
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest.
In today’s competitive marketplace, these social media tools are helping businesses boost visibility, enhance credibility and attract customers. To the uninitiated, the strange names can be intimidating, frustrating and overwhelming.
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly talked to social media marketing experts who demystify …Read Full Article
The best way to help the superwoman in your life take care of herself, as well as she takes care of others, is to remind her. Consider these gift ideas and woo the women in your life to choose good health.
* Get her a new red dress: The American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day is February 6. Snap her photo while wearing red …Read Full Article
Our readers make their picks in dozens of categories.
“Do your best”–people are told that from preschool throughout the rest of life. Businesses want to be the best, too, and they judge their success by sales, profits, and perhaps the most gratifying, the opinions of satisfied customers.
That’s what we try to reveal each year through Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly‘s reader survey… the high …Read Full Article
Spotlighting the Best in Business
Check out our readers’ picks, along with other award winners.
Welcome to our spring issue, as we again recognize the “best in business,” voted by hundreds of readers in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend. We thank you for voting, and applaud this year’s recipients.
Our small business focus this issue includes the growing value of using social media as …Read Full Article
History and progress put at the center of it all.
by Michael Puente
The city of Crown Point has always been the center of all things government-related in Lake County.
The Lake County Sheriff’s office is there, as well as all other county departments in the massive Lake County Government Complex at 93rd and Main Street in Crown Point.
But a short drive south and …Read Full Article
Schedule more “me” time for a healthier 2015.
by Cassie Richardson
For many working women who bring home the bacon and fry it up in a pan, the added pressures of caring for children and aging parents can be overwhelming–even when she has the help of a supportive man.
If given a 60-minute bonus, many busy women would be able to find good use for …Read Full Article
Hitting home runs from the Little League to the Major Leagues.
by Laurie Wink
Located on a stretch of East Calumet Avenue near the Route 49 overpass in Valparaiso is a small company making a huge hit with baseball players from Little League to Major Leagues.
Hoosier Bat Co. has supplied custom-made, high-performance bats to such heavy hitters as Frank “The Big Hurt” Thomas and …Read Full Article
CROWN POINT — The Franciscan Alliance Health and Wellness Expo, slated for Saturday, May 2 at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Indiana, will feature interactive activities, guest speakers and presentations, race day packet pick up and more. The event kicks off Indiana’s inaugural The Biggest Loser RunWalk, which will be hosted in Crown Point on Sunday, May 3.
The Franciscan Alliance Health and Wellness Expo …Read Full Article
New team brings professional hockey back to Indy.
by Ben Smith
Five days before Christmas, and no peace on earth this night.
Instead, there is only a scoreboard tilted against them again, and a flat crack echoing off the cinderblock walls of this narrow hallway outside the visitor’s dressing room in Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. The Indy Fuel of the ECHL, …Read Full Article
Mobile payment technologies nearly ready for prime time.
by Phil Britt
Consumers enter 2015 with a new payment option at some retailers–a mobile wallet that enables users to pay with their phone rather than swiping a credit or debit card, writing a check or using cash–but this alternate payment method is still in its very embryonic stages.
Apple Pay, available on the iPhone 6 and …Read Full Article