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Are you really prepared for all of the possible scenarios?
I coach softball and before every game I make sure that I’m prepared for anything that may happen. I have all of the softball gear that the team should need. I have drinks and a parent bringing snacks after the game. I have a first aid kit.
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, our team has …Read Full Article
Small businesses brace for cost increases in 2014.
by Bob Kronemyer
Small businesses should plan for a significant cost bump in healthcare starting next January, as the federal government continues to roll out major reforms.
“Businesses with fewer than 50 employees should plan on new compliance challenges and the potential for larger than normal premium increases,” says Will Glaros, president and founder of Employer Benefit …Read Full Article
The region’s colleges nurture entrepreneurship and innovation, giving young businesspeople the tools they need to succeed.
by Rick A. Richards
Olga Pecanac doesn’t remember a lot about Pula, Croatia, her family’s home and where she was born. When she was 4 years old, her family fled the civil war there and came to Northwest Indiana, eventually settling in Westville.
Pecanac didn’t know a word of …Read Full Article
Despite high unemployment rates, it’s not always easy for employers to find qualified hires. Local programs are closing the gap.
by Michael Puente
When 2013 began, Northwest Indiana’s jobless rate stood at 9.8 percent, more than a percentage point higher than Indiana’s overall jobless rate of 8.5 percent and two points above the national rate of 7.6 percent.
But there are signs that the trend …Read Full Article
Hoosier Daddy livens up barbecues across the country.
by Kathy McKimmie
Kim Foy remembers watching her dad make his special barbecue sauce when she was five or six years old. She grew up with the sweet concoction served at family gatherings and neighborhood picnics. When he died in late 2007 after a long struggle with cancer, she decided to dust off his old handwritten recipe.…Read Full Article
Beer sales are falling, but craft beers are bubbling up in a big way. Breweries are opening all over the region.
by Rick A. Richards
The oldest known beer recipe dates back 3,900 years to Samaria. For craft beer aficionados in Northwest Indiana, that’s not surprising. Beer – long a human staple – is becoming a booming business in the region.
No one knows if …Read Full Article
There has been a lot happening at Northwest Indiana businesses the last three months. Here are a few bits of what’s been happening around the region.
Andrew Kominowski, manager of the accounting firm Kruggel Lawton CPA in South Bend, has completed requirements to earn the designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts.
Cargill’s Greater Indiana Farm …Read Full Article
“Salute to Business” awards shine a spotlight on St. Joseph County individuals who innovate, succeed and inspire others.
by Bob Kronemyer
Two of the six major recipients of this year’s “Salute to Business” awards bestowed by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce (along with title sponsor Lake City Bank) are in healthcare. This comes as no surprise, considering health expenditures represent nearly 20 percent …Read Full Article
Local cooperation bodes well for the future.
by Shari Held
Although the economy may not have rebounded 100 percent from the recent recession, things are picking up in Michiana. There’s a new focus and a fresh, unified approach that bodes well for the future.
“We are seeing an unprecedented amount of cooperation,” says Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of St. …Read Full Article
Our readers pick their favorites in dozens of categories.
by NWIBQ Editorial Staff
Businesses across Northwest Indiana all have a single goal – to be the very best at what they do. There are lots of ways to reach that goal from creating a work place that nurtures excellence among employees to making sure the products and services provided are second to none.
The proof, …Read Full Article