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WNBA’s reigning champs reach out to find fans.
by Rick A. Richards
The Women’s National Basketball Association is filled with remarkable athletes–the best in the world at what they do–and stellar competition.
But when it comes to player salaries, television viewers and marketing prowess, the WNBA lags far behind the NBA. Julie Graue, vice president of business development and marketing for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, …Read Full Article
Indiana attorneys tackled common business law questions.
by Jacqueline von Ogden
Signing contracts. Taking your business online. Sorting through employees’ legally mandated time off. Filing I-9 forms properly. Understanding copyright law.
There are plenty of legal pitfalls for businesses out there. It’s better to be in the know before a legal problem arises, rather than calling in an attorney after the fact. We’ve asked Indiana …Read Full Article
South Bend Silver Hawks owner makes dreams come true (including his own).
by Steve Kaelble
“My father used to take me to a lot of White Sox games,” Andrew Berlin recalls. Yes, the family lived closer to Wrigley Field, but back in those days, the only Chicago ballpark with lights was Comiskey Park, and because night games fit the schedule better for Berlin’s dad, they …Read Full Article
A tale of three mayors in three cities.
by Jerry Davich
Three innovative Northwest Indiana mayors. Three vastly different cities. Yet three similar strategies to address their unique yet ubiquitous challenges. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and Portage Mayor James Snyder are fast friends who share a personality trait that shines through their every conversation–unbridled, untarnished and unapologetic optimism.
Gary …Read Full Article
The construction jobs have been welcome. What happens when they go away?
by Jacqueline von Ogden
The talk on the streets regarding the BP Whiting Refinery Modernization Project (WRMP) wrap-up ranges from gloom…to doom. The huge project has been an economic blessing at a very opportune time, providing a wealth of construction work, but all good things must end. What’s in store for Northwest Indiana …Read Full Article
Tee up to make solid connections and sign lucrative deals.
by Jerry Davich
Greg Fox took a beverage break between holes to talk a little business with other golfers in his foursome.
Fox, principal owner of Kramer & Leonard Office Products in Chesterton, knows full well that golf and business-talk go together like a putter and a putting green.
“I have seen a lot of …Read Full Article
The success stories of five local executives and owners.
by Shari Held
More than 10 million U.S. firms are owned by women. And those numbers are anticipated to increase this year. In a recent national survey of women business owners (conducted by Web.com and the National Association of Women Business Owners) 85 percent surveyed anticipate an increase in women going into business for themselves in …Read Full Article
Our readers suggest some of the region’s standouts in medical care.
Thousands of people work in health care across the region, all helping patients get healthy and stay that way. Who is exceptionally good at doing so? We asked our readers for nominations in our second annual compilation of Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Health Care Honors.
Advancements in Health Care
IU Health La Porte Hospital …Read Full Article
Setting the standard for advances in the fields of biotechnology.
by Bob Kronemyer
In recent months, the biotechnological world in the agricultural industry has made headlines across the nation, with a specific interest for Indiana. With the recent decision in the Monsanto ruling, the focus on biotechnology not only became a force behind the public’s knowledge of this rising field of science, but an eye-opening …Read Full Article
Innovations and Leadership
The region’s researchers and business leaders are charting new paths.
The Indiana life sciences industry’s overall economic impact is estimated $50 billion by BioCrossroads, in a report released earlier this year. In Northwest Indiana, the influence of this industry is emerging, involving innovators such as Dr. Almuhannad Alfrhan, whose intragastric balloon device treats obesity, and Dr. Janice Zunich, on our cover, whose …Read Full Article