Category: Business

A Diversity of Arts Events

Comedy, drama and music on stage, plus unusual exhibits.

by John Cain

In LaPorte County, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents “Work Local: Speak Global,” February 7-April 18. This exhibit unites local artists, craftsmen and graduate students from IIT in Chicago with local producers of materials, products and/or services that will celebrate the possibilities of local talent in fields as diverse as fine arts …

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Entrepreneurial Excellence

Outstanding professionals recognized for success and leadership.

by Laurie Wink

The 10 winners of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards join a rich roster of distinguished business professionals who’ve been honored by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for 23 years. This year’s E-Day Award winners were applauded by a packed audience at a Nov. 12 luncheon at the Radisson in Merrillville.

Ross Pangere, …

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Six Ways to Live Like a Boss

by Jen Lawrence

So, do you want to live your life like a boss, calling the shots and living on top? Consider living lifelike a boss.We’ve taken six top tips from the business world that can improve your personal life too.

Have a vision.
Any CEO worth her salt has a clear idea of where she wants her company to go. Often, …

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Publisher’s Note – Winter 2015

Leading the Way

Profiling entrepreneurs, manufacturers, fitness-oriented executives.

Our cover story for this issue profiles the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence award winners, many of whom started from humble beginnings to become a class of their own. For example, Ridgeway Petroleum Inc., named Family Owned Business of the Year, evolved from supplying home heating oil to operating gas stations today. Once an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati …

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Running Off Track?

Your workforce talent holds the key to the answer.

What is the most valuable element of your organization? It’s not a fully stocked warehouse or a huge customer list. Regardless of your product or service, your most valuable asset is your workforce. Smart managers know that they are also essential to the success of your business.

Just as a chain is only as strong as …

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Answering the Call

Blair Milo returns to LaPorte and becomes problem-solving mayor.

by Michael Puente

Blair Milo could be living a pretty incredible life in Washington, D.C.

A little more than three years ago, that’s exactly what she was doing. The 28-year-old was wrapping up a five-year career in the U.S. Navy that saw her serve two deployments to the Persian Gulf, including maneuvers in Bahrain and Iraq.…

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The Power of Video

It has the power to move customers more than still images.

Last winter’s relentless cold, snow and ice made it hard to draw visitors to the Indiana Dunes.

Then we shot “the video.”

Using a camera-equipped remote control helicopter, we got dramatic aerial footage showing the beautiful, Arctic-like shelf ice along the Lake Michigan shore at Indiana Dunes State Park.

We donated the video to …

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Answering the Call

Blair Milo returns to LaPorte and becomes problem-solving mayor.

by Michael Puente

Blair Milo could be living a pretty incredible life in Washington, D.C.

A little more than three years ago, that’s exactly what she was doing. The 28-year-old was wrapping up a five-year career in the U.S. Navy that saw her serve two deployments to the Persian Gulf, including maneuvers in Bahrain and Iraq.…

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Become Invaluable at Work

Indispensable, Irreplaceable You

6 Tips to Creating Peerless Value at Work

By: DeEtta Jones

Given the rapid pace of change in most organizations, it is likely that you have—at least on occasion—considered the value you add (and what you have invested in it). Value is the return on investment benefit that your company enjoys because of your unique contribution to clients, colleagues and work product. …

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Time to Support Public Schools

It’s not good business to cause financial hardship for schools.

If economic development is in any way related to the quality of public education, then business leaders must demand a shift in public education policy that places public schools as the top priority. The ability of any community to attract new economic development is dependent upon having a skilled and available work force. Only a …

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