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Category: Business Features
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
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
Success isn’t just a matter of sales and profits. These standouts are committed to helping their communities succeed, too.
by Bob Kronemyer
Investing generous time and creative resources to help make their community a better place to work and live is a common thread among the six major winners of the “Salute to Business” competition, sponsored by The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County. …Read Full Article
Small-bank values and a five-star rating.
by Rick A. Richards
LaPorte Savings Bank’s roots run deep in LaPorte County and Northwest Indiana. As far as Chairman and CEO Lee Brady can tell, the bank’s roots are deeper than any other bank in the region still doing business under its original name.
Brady, who has been with the bank for 37 years, says the 140-year-old LaPorte …Read Full Article
Northwest Indiana a hot place for a health-care career.
by Bob Kronemyer
With a diversity of educational programs and health-care facilities, Northwest Indiana is a vibrant environment to pursue a caregiver career. Coupled with the latest recession and an aging population, “health-care opportunities are viewed as good career choices,” says Angie Hampton, director of human resources for Porter Hospital and Health System in Valparaiso.
Although …Read Full Article
The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Northwest Indiana. Small business incubators dot the region’s landscape – from Valparaiso to Hammond, from Merrillville to South Bend.
As the landscape for small business changes from traditional pursuits in manufacturing to high-tech ventures, new questions arise among entrepreneurs on how to ensure success.
To help answer those questions, Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly has asked experts from …Read Full Article
Minority-owned businesses help drive the economy.
by Michael Puente
Northwest Indiana was buried in snow in early February. Schools and businesses were forced to shut down for several days. The situation in Chicago wasn’t much better, with hundreds of motorists stranded on Lakeshore Drive during the 2011 blizzard.
But even as the region went into a deep freeze, Northwest Indiana saw the launch of a …Read Full Article
Best of Northwest Indiana
Our readers pick their favorites in products, businesses, services and lifestyle.
When Northwest Indiana residents find a good thing, they let people know. And that’s what they’ve been doing since last October, logging into the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly website and voting for the “Best Of Northwest Indiana Business.”
If it’s a product or service, Northwest Indiana customers and readers of …Read Full Article
For many of the area’s executives, a significant portion of their day is spent in the office. More often than not, they work in formal surroundings with generic photos on the wall. Their functional office furniture offers no insight into their personality.
But sometimes the office reflects the boss’ personal tastes and immediately says something about the person who works there, the company’s history and …
Disputes arise in every type of business—big or small, new or established. Disputes can develop between a business owner and employee or with an independent contractor. And litigation is always costly.
For instance, a dispute could arise over Internet use at work, about what’s being posted and how that might affect a business’s reputation.
How to keep your company from getting embroiled in legal tangles …Read Full Article