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New Lakeshore leader is a lifelong consumer of public media.
by Jerry Davich
James Muhammad fondly remembers as a young boy falling asleep in front of a glowing television set after watching a plethora of public media programming. Educational programs, children’s shows, award-winning documentaries, scientific shows, cultural music events and so on–his family’s TV guide was earmarked early in his childhood.
“My parents taught me …Read Full Article
Challenger Learning Center promotes science, engineering and space.
by Michael Puente
Educators often stress to students to “reach for the stars.” When Rebecca Manis says it, she means it, literally. “Our mission is to inspire and engage students in the STEM fields, science, technology, engineering and math. We do it through simulation. We try to make it as realistic as possible and expose them to …Read Full Article
“Communications” is not just a name, but the key to success.
by Michael Puente
It has been quite a year for Daniel Schmidtendorff and Communications Company of South Bend.
In June, Schmidtendorff, who serves as president and CEO of Communications Company of South Bend (CCSB), was named Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration Indiana District Office. That allowed him …Read Full Article
Americans are gearing up to replace their aging vehicles.
by Jerry Davich
With the sluggish economy in our rearview mirrors and new car sales back in high gear, vehicle makers are revving up their coming attractions for 2014.
Luxury cars, family sedans, pickup trucks, sexy sports cars–there’s a rising demand again for all new vehicles despite average sales prices this year up almost $1,000 over …Read Full Article
Northern Indiana companies with eye-catching futures.
by Steve Kaelble
They’ve innovated, they’ve found new niches and caught the leading edge of hot new trends. Among other things, the 11 Northern Indiana organizations on this year’s Indiana’s Companies to Watch roster have brought high-tech to sewers and historic buildings, state-of-the-art equipment to filmmakers, gourmet ingredients to chefs, trendy furniture to homeowners, even unusual spatulas to backyard …Read Full Article
It’s fall in Indiana! The colorful leaves are falling now, but soon crisp, white snow will usher in the holiday season. Whether you get in the holiday spirit by canvassing the stores for the perfect gift for everyone on your list or prefer the convenience of online shopping, here are some great gift ideas that will give you a head start on all your holiday …Read Full Article
Accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Co. LLC has named Barry Hall, CPA, CGMA, as its new managing partner and appointed Daniel Smogor, CPA, CGMA, as partner-in-charge of the firm’s South Bend office. Hall’s role as managing partner will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategy, plans for growth and overall management of the firm. He has been a partner with Kruggel Lawton CPAs …Read Full Article
Mid-Century Modern, holiday pops and the beloved leg lamp.
by John Cain
South Shore Arts is traveling back in time to a more glamorous age with Mid-Century Modern: Style in the Age of Mad Men. The term “Mad Men,” while associated today with the AMC cable television drama, was actually a slang expression coined in the 1950s by advertising executives working on Madison Avenue to …Read Full Article
It can happen anywhere, and take inspiration from nearly anything.
by Mark Taylor
Innovation doesn’t always begin in a laboratory. It can bubble up from a manufacturer’s shop floor or rise from an office brainstorming session, or even be inspired by a mother’s love for her ailing son. The 2013 class of inducted Fellows of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana includes successful entrepreneurs …Read Full Article
Chances are that you’ve read numerous books and articles on what to do to succeed in business. But often, knowing what not to do is even more important. In order for your company to make more money, be sure you’re not inadvertently making any of these top 10 business mistakes.
Mistake #1: Prejudging your customers.
They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, …Read Full Article