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E-Day Nominations Open

Nominations are now invited for the Northwest ISBDC’s annual Entrepreneurial Excellence (E-Day) Awards.

The 23rd annual E-Day will celebrate entrepreneurs and champions in categories including Small Business Person of the year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Minority Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Advocate of the Year and Women in Business Champion of the Year.

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Indiana’s Economic Future May Depend Its Workforce

Indiana’s economic future could hinge on how the state better educates its workforce to take advantage of opportunities in the fast-growing sectors of technologically advanced manufacturing, biosciences, emerging media, and information technology and logistics, says a new study from Ball State University.…

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Retirement Living Readership Survey

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Hoosier Groups Applaud Plans To Curb Carbon Pollution

INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosier faith leaders and health advocates today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for issuing a proposal for the first-ever national protections from dangerous carbon pollution from existing power plants. These new standards, which are part of the President’s Climate Action Plan, will clean up the industries that create the lion’s share of carbon pollution in our country. The new protections will also …

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NC Diabetes ‘Epidemic’ Costs Billions

RALEIGH – Diabetes rates in North Carolina have nearly doubled in 20 years, reflecting a rapidly growing “epidemic” that costs billions of dollars in medical spending and a less efficient workforce, a new report from Harvard University says.

Diabetes is now the seventh-leading cause of death in the state, where the disease is far more prevalent than in the U.S. overall, the report says. And …

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Achieving & Succeeding

Purdue Calumet graduate could have felt sorry for himself; instead, he chose to succeed

HAMMOND — As Matt Wesley sees it, he had two choices: “I could sit home and sulk, or I could be out there experiencing the world.”

He has chosen the latter.

In fact, earlier this month, the 24-year-old, St. John resident graduated from Purdue University Calumet, where he was an …

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Historian Revisits Origins of Memorial Day

WEST LAFAYETTE — Many may not know the holiday weekend that marks the start of summer by paying respects to veterans and remembering loved ones began when white Southern women took a leadership role in honoring their Civil War veterans, says a Purdue University historian.

“After the Civil War, southern men would have appeared treasonous if they had organized memorials to honor their fallen, so …

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MERS Update from Community Hospital

The first patient in the U.S. diagnosed with Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), was released from Community Hospital in Munster, Indiana, on Friday, May 9. Multiple tests conducted by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were negative for the presence of the MERS-CoV infection in this patient. Health officials have released the patient from isolation and …

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MERS Patient Released From Hospital

INDIANAPOLIS — The individual who was being treated for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was released from Community Hospital in Munster today, health officials say. The patient is considered to be fully recovered and has been cleared by health officials to come off of isolation and may travel, if necessary.

“The patient has tested negative for MERS, is no longer symptomatic and poses no threat …

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Study: Neighbors’ Illnesses Could Drive Up Premiums

MUNCIE – Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), healthy Hoosiers who buy health insurance from the exchange might pay significantly more in premiums because of the poor health of their neighbors, says a new policy brief from Ball State University.

The university’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) recently released “Individual Market Premium Variations Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Evidence …

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