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Protecting your device and your data, too.
by Allyson Kazmucha
Almost every business user carries a smartphone these days. As technology progresses, so does the amount of data that’s stored on your iPhone, iPad, or any other smartphone or tablet. While everyone always hopes to never face a day his or her device is stolen, there are steps you can take to protect the most …Read Full Article
Global Spectrum, operators of the Century Center, proudly announced the return of the River Bend Film Festival, April 3-6, 2013.
This four day festival, sponsored by Mid America Filmmakers and Downtown South Bend, will showcase everything from regional talent to Hollywood producers at three different venues in South Bend. Over fifty local, national and international independent films in a wide variety of genres will be …Read Full Article
Overall costs are down and convenience for employees is up.
by Rick A. Richards
So far, there isn’t any data to support the idea that healthy workers are happy workers, but employers have discovered one thing about healthy workers–they’re more productive.
And that has been enough to entice some Northwest Indiana business to embrace the idea of an in-house health clinic. It’s a growing trend …Read Full Article
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be the featured speaker from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Indiana University Northwest in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center, Room 105.
Freeman-Wilson’s topic is “Civic Engagement,” a theme that has resonated throughout her professional career. Hosted by e Engaging Northwest Indiana Business Women, everyone is welcome. Light refreshments will be provided. Space is …Read Full Article
Taking care of yourself is also healthy for your work.
by Bob Kronemyer
Christopher Jones, owner of Schoop’s Hamburgers in Hammond, celebrated in November the heart attack he suffered last April, by eating the restaurant’s signature Mickey burger: a half-pound of ground beef with two pieces of cheese.
“My doctors told me that eating an occasional burger is not going to kill me,” says the …Read Full Article
3 Ways to Set Yourself Apart from the Competition
A record number of women are Fortune 500 CEOs.
Women are launching businesses at 1.5 times the national average.
There are now 8.2 million American women running their own companies.
“The numbers are notable,” says executive and business coach Debora McLaughlin, author of “The Renegade Leader: 9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use to Ignite People, Performance …Read Full Article
Struggling to Transform Your Business to Survive and Thrive?
Putting the right people at the helm has launched many high-profile, highly successful turnarounds, from Jack Welch in his early days at GE to Meg Whitman at eBay.
But companies don’t have to fire the entire C-suite to put “new” leadership in place, says Barbara Trautlein, author of “Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to …Read Full Article
Clients seek value, convenience, technology and green sensibilities.
by Lauren Caggiano
Like many aspects of life and business, the economic viability of downtowns across the area has a profound impact on the event and meeting planning industries. Meeting planners from Northern Indiana venues weigh in on trends in customer service, food and beverage service, technology and building relationships.
Jill Scicchitano, general manager of the Century …Read Full Article
Vera Bradley, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRA) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year, representing the 14-week and 53-week periods ended February 2, 2013. The Company reported net revenues of $162.6 million for the fourth quarter, compared to $134.5 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, an increase of $28.0 million, or 21%.
Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.62, …Read Full Article
New tools help job recruiters connect with the right candidates.
By Steve Kaelble
Where do you hear about a great new restaurant in town? Increasingly, through social media. Where do you share that goofy, captioned photo of a cat playing a piano? A social media site, of course. What’s the verdict on the new episode of “Downton Abbey”? Your friends on social media will no …Read Full Article