Category: Business

Entrepreneurial Success

Winners of the annual “E-Day” Awards have compelling stories to tell.

by Jerry Davich

Honored. Humbled. Surprised. These words gushed from each of the 2013 recipients of the 22nd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence “E-Day” Awards. Hosted by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the ceremony honored 10 acclaimed entrepreneurs, each with a compelling story. “Nothing–and I mean nothing–is more powerful than having customers telling …

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Growing Up With the Business

Accraline’s second generation looks toward a healthy future.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

When two machinists opened a small tool-and-die shop called Accraline in the late 1960s in downtown Bremen, residents who casually strolled past the storefront would stop outside the front doors, which were usually propped open, and peer inside to watch the activity. Many people in this Marshall County town had never seen the …

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The Future is Now

Banking technologies add convenience, but some still prefer bricks and mortar.

by Jerry Davich

Today’s banking customers have more options than ever regarding their finances, but also more checks and balances when it comes to daily decision-making. Should they choose old habits over new technologies? Convenience over complexities? Face-to-face interactions versus online interfacing? Pen and paper accounting versus mobile accessibility? “The future is here today,” …

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National Pride Makes Olympics a Different Game for Women Athletes

WEST LAFAYETTE – The Olympics are a rare time when women’s sports garner a large female television audience, along with increased interest and exposure because of American pride, says a Purdue University expert.

“The Olympics pay attention to women’s sports in a way that we don’t see very often,” says Cheryl Cooky, an associate professor of health and kinesiology and women’s studies, gender and

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Battle Burnout: Address the 6 Motivators for Enjoying Work

By Erick Lauber, Ph.D.

Gloria wasn’t happy at work. It wasn’t that she hated her job or anything like that. Her co-workers were fine and she didn’t mind the type of work she did. In fact, she thought she did it pretty well. Of course, she wanted more money, but who didn’t? No, something else was bothering her. At some basic level she simply didn’t …

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SPARK & SPARK Art Entrepreneurial Programs Orientation

The Saint Mary’s College Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) is proud to announce the sixth session of the SPARK entrepreneurship training program and the second session of SPARK-Art program for entrepreneurial artists. SPARK is intended to assist local under-resourced, high-potential female entrepreneurs and artists to “spark” or launch successful businesses. Candidates for either program must apply in person at a mandatory 2-hour orientation and screening session …

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Better Outcomes, Greater Satisfaction

Health care technologies improve diagnosis, treatment and patient comfort.

by Bob Kronemyer

If you haven’t been a patient at one of the area’s health care facilities recently, you might be surprised just how technology-centered they have become for the diagnosis and treatment of many serious health conditions. Robot-assisted surgery allows for a more precise and minimally invasive bariatric surgery for morbid obesity, while nuclear medicine …

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Green Thinking

Taking the LEED in Northwest Indiana.

by Jacqueline von Ogden

In 1993, the concept of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards was not publically conceptualized. Five years later, when the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) developed LEED certification, a mere mention of the word LEED was known to raise an eyebrow. Now, in 2013 it has become a standard, or as some …

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AVOIDING DISCRIMINATION CLAIMS

Seven steps that could save your company millions.

by J. Brian Hittinger and Carrie L. Flores

Would a $39 million settlement of a gender discrimination claim or a $160 million settlement of a race discrimination claim create an immediate need to shore up your company’s anti-discrimination program? It probably would if you were Bank of America or Merrill Lynch, both of which agreed to settle …

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The “4 C’s” of Attaining Expert Status

Become a Celebrity Expert to Supercharge Your Brand and Your Profits

By Nick Nanton

A local radio station was starting a new kind of late-night talk show, where people could call in to talk candidly – very candidly – about their relationship problems. The station had a problem of its own, however; because they had a comedian booked to host the show, they needed a …

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