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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
VALPARAISO – Wade Breitzke, the Northwest Indiana SBDC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, is being recognized in a statewide spotlight.
“Obviously, it’s a big honor and we are really excited to know we are heading in the …Read Full Article
VALPARAISO – The Northwest Indiana SBDC is expanding its adviser availability with the addition of set counseling hours at the Valparaiso Chamber offices.
Northwest Indiana ISBDC business adviser Gary Brownlee will be available to meet with current and potential entrepreneurs the second Tuesday of each month at the chamber, 162 W. Lincolnway. He is launching his availability Tuesday July 9 with hours from 1 to …Read Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – Kelly Schwedland has been named entrepreneur-in-residence for Northwest Indiana by Elevate Ventures.
Schwedland has experience in manufacturing, information technology, financial, business services and other business sector and is responsible for advising clients and helping them to strengthen their operations.Read Full Article
GARY – Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Regional Director Lorri Feldt and an Accion Chicago representative will available for one-on-one business counseling between 9 a.m. and noon Tuesday, June 4, at Gary City Hall annex building, 839 Broadway.
Appointments are preferred by calling (219) 644-3513 or email@example.com.
NW-ISBDC business adviser Bill Gregroy is on-hand for consultingthe first Tuesday of the month as …Read Full Article
MERRILLVILLE – The Gerald I Lamkin Innovation and Entrepreneur Center and the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, based at Ivy Tech Community College, will hold “Idea Ingine Ivent 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on April 18 at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.Read Full Article
WEST LAFAYETTE – Indiana high school administrators, educators and community leaders have through March 29 to nominate high school sophomores and juniors for the seventh annual Purdue Research Park Entrepreneurship Academy.
For a nomination form, call Juliana Casavan, academy coordinator, at (765) 588-3368, or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no fee to nominate a student, nor is there a limit to the number of students who can …Read Full Article
MERRILLVILLE – Entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to pitch their product to professionals during The Big Sell on March 23 at the Radisson Star Plaza.
The Big Sell, sponsored by Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Entrepreneurship Success, offers entrepreneurs a chance to make a two-minute pitch for the opportunity to share $60,000 in cash and prices, including office space for one year and assistance …Read Full Article
Setting an example with perseverance and hard work.
by Rick A. Richards
The 2012 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award recipients have one thing in common: Not one of them expected to be where they are today and none anticipated they would be held up as a mentor for others.
But when the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center named its 2012 recipients, each of the nine became …Read Full Article
CROWN POINT – Gary Brownlee has joined the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center as a business adviser. He will work primarily with businesses in Porter County bringing 30 years of experience in the financial services industry to his role.
Brownlee will work directly with new and existing business owners on business planning and execution as well as serve as a guide toward community resources …Read Full Article