Category: News

RV Industry Resurgence

“PEOPLE WITH KNOW-HOW”
Bill Fenech, Ron Fenech and Don Clark
founded Middlebury-based Grand Design
RV in 2011, citing a high level of confidence
in the industry, the local economy and the
skills of the local workforce.

Economics and demographics are aligning to propel the industry.

by Lauren Caggiano

The recreational vehicle (RV) industry is robust and poised for a bright future, according to several industry stakeholders in Elkhart County and beyond.

RV dealer sales are one way to track the RV market. Pam Argostino is the general manager/president of Camp-Land RV, a large family-owned RV dealership serving the Northwest Indiana-Chicago area …

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Posted in Business, Current Issue, Regional News, Summer 2016 | Leave a comment

Noteworthy News Bits

Noteworthy News Bits from Around the Region

by Michelle M. Searer

BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Donald J. Rapley, president and general manager of Ozinga’s Indiana region, has been named the president of the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association (IRMCA). The non-profit organization is dedicated to expanding the use of ready mix concrete via education, training, promotion and advocacy … Jim Staton, Northwest Indiana’s regional director of business …

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Posted in Business, Current Issue, News, Regional News, Summer 2016 | Leave a comment

Noteworthy News Bits

Noteworthy News Bits from Around the Region

by Michelle M. Searer

AGRICULTURE
Red Gold’s Scott Rice, James Rice, and David Rice were awarded their seventh Master Grower Award for delivering quality production and exhibiting professionalism and industry leadership at Rice Farms in Wanatah … Kathy Little, of Hebron, won third place in the AA non-irrigated division of the 2015 National Corn Growers Association’s Corn Yield …

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Posted in Business, News, Regional News, Spring 2016 | Leave a comment

Noteworthy News from Around the Region

Noteworthy news from around the region

by Jacqueline von Ogden

ACCOUNTING

Kruggel Lawton CPAs is pleased to announce that Cindy Stammich has joined the firm as a staff accountant in their Business Accounting Services group. Stammich has more than 30 years of public accounting experience, with an extensive background in accounting and bookkeeping, monthly/quarterly/annual compilations, and QuickBooks. Originally from Osceola, Ind., Stammich earned her associate …

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Posted in Fall 2015, News, Regional News | Leave a comment

Noteworthy News Around the Region

Noteworthy News Around the Region

by Jacqueline von Ogden

BANKING

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. of Mishawaka announced the appointment of Nicole Ross to vice president and senior relationship manager for Wealth Management in Northern Indiana. Ross has 20-plus years of experience and is responsible for managing the short- and long-term financial needs of affluent individuals, families and businesses in the region.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The …

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Residential Real Estate Update

Prepare well for the most affordable mortgage options.

by Phil Britt

The Northwest Indiana housing market should be solid again in 2015, slightly ahead of the pace of a solid 2014, according to local experts. Most of the buying and selling of homes occurs in the spring and early summer, with real estate showings picking up significantly from Easter through Labor Day.

But even before …

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Posted in Business, News, Real Estate, Regional News, Spring 2015 | Leave a comment

Best of Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend/Michiana Business

BEST COMPANY TO WORK FOR
(co-winner), BEST BANK FOR CUSTOMER
SERVICE, BEST WEALTH MANAGEMENT
ADVISORY COMPANY Peoples Bank.
Pictured is Benjamin Bochnowski,
president and chief operating officer.

Our readers make their picks in dozens of categories.

“Do your best”–people are told that from preschool throughout the rest of life. Businesses want to be the best, too, and they judge their success by sales, profits, and perhaps the most gratifying, the opinions of satisfied customers.

That’s what we try to reveal each year through Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly‘s reader survey… the high …

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Posted in Business, Cover Story, News, Regional News, Spring 2015 | Leave a comment

Around the Region

by Jacqueline von Ogden

BANKING
Nick Matthews has joined Centier Bank as assistant vice president of business banking. Matthews services commercial loans throughout the Elkhart, South Bend and Mishawaka region and joins Centier as a seasoned banker with experience in commercial banking and commercial credit … Jim Pinarski has joined Centier Bank’s new Elkhart branch as bank officer and branch manager. Pinarski, a graduate of …

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Posted in Business, News, Regional News, Winter 2015 | Leave a comment

Who’s Coming to Town?

AMERICA’S YOUTH ON PARADE Baton twirling
competition comes to the South Bend area.

Meetings and conventions in Northern Indiana in 2015.

by Shari Held

2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for the tourism and event industry and Northwest Indiana is reaping its fair share of the business.

“Naturally we are thrilled to see an upturn in the tourism and event industry,” says Carolyne Wallace, director of sales, Visit South Bend Mishawaka. “Encouraged by the significant …

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Posted in Business, Economic Development, Regional Events, Winter 2015 | Leave a comment

Around the Region

by Jacqueline von Ogden

ACCOUNTING
Kruggel Lawton CPAs announced the addition of Stephen J. Beasy, CPA, as a senior manager in the firm’s Elkhart office. Beasy brings 17 years of public accounting experience and is an active member of the Indiana CPA Society.

BANKING
Christopher Campbell of Centier Bank has been promoted to senior vice president and serves as market president of Porter, LaPorte and …

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Posted in Business, Fall 2014, News, Regional News | Leave a comment