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Nominations for the Region’s Leading CEO’s

Click hereto nominate the region’s top CEOs.…

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Governor Pence Offers Vision for Making the Grade in Indiana

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence penned the following op-ed regarding Making the Grade, his vision for education in Indiana.

Indiana is on a roll. Unemployment in our state has declined from more than 8 percent when I was elected Governor to 5.7 percent today. Since 2009, the drop in our unemployment rate is the fourth largest in the nation. We have added more than …

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Preschool Critical for Early Childhood Development

One of the most important steps Indiana can take to improve education and eliminate the achievement gap for low-income and disadvantaged children is to expand publicly-funded preschool opportunities.

Please contact your state legislators today to urge them to move forward this year to fund a statewide preschool program.

Every year, thousands of disadvantaged children arrive in kindergarten classrooms woefully unprepared to learn. Schools struggle …

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National Association of Women Business Owners Joins Vision 2020

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is proud to announce they have joined Vision 2020 as a National Ally. Vision 2020 is a coalition of individuals and organizations united in the commitment to achieve economic, political and social equality for women and girls by the year 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted …

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2014 Indiana Manufacturing Survey

INDIANAPOLIS – Katz, Sapper & Miller released its annual survey of Indiana manufacturers today, authored by faculty from the IU Kelley School of Business at Indianapolis. Indiana is the most manufacturing-dependent state in the nation, and the industry continues a strong rebound from the Great Recession; however, the survey warns that growth could be derailed by regulatory costs and workforce weaknesses.

“Manufacturing is Indiana’s economic …

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2015 Best of Business Voting

Click here to vote for the Best of Northwest Indiana Business or the Best of Greater South Bend/Michiana.…

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E-Day Marks Entrepreneurs, Champions Making Impact

MERRILLVILLE – The Northwest ISBDC will welcome the 2014 class of honorees at its 23rd annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards (E-Day) luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 12 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.

The event is open to the public and includes the awards presentation as well as keynote speaker Ross Pangere, owner and president of The …

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SBA Now Accepting National Small Business

INDIANAPOLIS– The U.S. Small Business Administration Indiana District Office is proud to announce that SBA’s online portal is ready to accept nominations for its 2015 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year award.

SBA has been following the mantra – Smart, Bold and Accessible in the way the agency conducts business. This is now the third year …

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Drinking Water Odors Caused by ‘Green Building’ Plumbing

WEST LAFAYETTE – Several types of plastic pipes in eco-friendly green buildings in the United States have been found to leach chemicals into drinking water that can cause odors and sometimes exist at levels that may exceed health standards.

Buildings are being plumbed with many types of plastic drinking water pipes. These include crosslinked polyethylene (PEX), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyvinylchloride (PVC), chlorinated PVC (cPVC) and …

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You Will Leave A Legacy

At what point in my life should I begin thinking about my legacy? Are thoughts on this topic restricted to the elderly? What will my legacy be? Based on my current course, will my legacy be what I want it to be?

As I sat in another funeral today, all these questions flooded my mind. Then, I was struck by a blinding flash of the …

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