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Pfeil Innovation Center serves businesses and organizations alike.
by Lauren Caggiano
Necessity may be the mother of invention. But what about innovation? It can be argued that the Pfeil Innovation Center is the purveyor of innovation in the South Bend/Michiana area.
In the words of lead faculty Matthew Krathwohl, the Pfeil Innovation Center “brings innovation into reality.” The Pfeil Innovation Center is “a gift to …Read Full Article
South Shore Leadership Awards recognize “our region’s greatest asset.”
by Jerry Davich
Michael Griffin knew he would be awarded the inaugural Crest Award by the South Shore Leadership Center at its third annual “Leaders as Heroes” event at Avalon Manor in Hobart. But the advance warning didn’t brace him for the waves of humility that washed over him just seconds before receiving it in front …Read Full Article
Businesses must keep an eye on the courts and be ready to adapt to new marriage laws.
by Nancy Townsend
Indiana’s Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prohibited same-sex marriage and refused to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, was ruled unconstitutional on June 25. Chief Judge Richard L. Young entered a final judgment in three federal lawsuits that challenged Indiana’s DOMA: Baskin v. Bogan, …Read Full Article
Reaching consumers through social media, public relations and word of mouth.
by Jane Bokun
Successfully marketing your company is one of the most important business goals your company can achieve.
Some companies send out more than 8,000 emails per day, while others prefer to send information through the mail. Still others use social media. Whatever the strategy, marketing your company is priority one in today’s …Read Full Article
Campuses taking the lead in encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship.
by Shari Held
Education and entrepreneurship. It’s a winning combination that’s only going to become more prominent in years to come. Institutions of higher education are teaching students the skills they need to start their own small businesses so they earn a livelihood or maybe even become millionaires (think Mark Zuckerberg). And more important, their innovations …Read Full Article
SBA recognizes Mike Suth as Indiana Small Business Person of the Year.
by Jerry Davich
Regardless of topic surrounding his family’s award-winning, third-generation business, Greg Suth always springs back to his father. “My dad was never afraid to roll up his sleeves and work next to his employees, grinding, deburring and inspecting our products,” Suth says proudly. “He’d remind us that to be successful in …Read Full Article
Businesses that had been on the sidelines are ready to expand or relocate and the region is ready.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
When Urschel Laboratories decided it needed to construct a new corporate campus with a manufacturing plant, the Valparaiso-based company embarked on an extensive search for a location. Urschel needed to find the right community, the right region and the right site to position …Read Full Article
Whiting celebrates its 125th year with a long list of big plans.
by Michael Puente
The great city planner Daniel Burnham once said, “Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men’s blood.”
Burnham was referring to the big city of Chicago, but his words could easily be applied to the “Little City by the Lake,” Whiting, Indiana.
Just a couple of miles …Read Full Article
By Ben Laube, POLR Marketing
Social Media is a leading industry tool to bring brand awareness to the forefront of markets. More than ever, your business’ online reputation weighs heavily on your success due to the unlimited availability of content published daily online. In a majority of marketing and advertising methods, the communication is a one-way street from company to customer. However, social media is …Read Full Article
Properly insuring your business is a matter of thinking the unthinkable.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
None of us would buy insurance if we didn’t have to. Insurance agents acknowledge this and consumers admit it. And when it’s time to consider coverage, we are bombarded and barraged with advertisements that feature catchy slogans, memorable mascots or singsong jingles and promises of service and savings.
When someone …Read Full Article