by Jacqueline von Ogden
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 …
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 …Read Full Article
by Jacqueline von Ogden
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.
Christopher Campbell of Centier Bank has been promoted to senior vice president and serves as market president of Porter, LaPorte and …
Michelle Gonzalez, accounting manager and CPA with Laciak CPA, was appointed to the board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises. Gonzalez brings nearly 15 years of accounting experience to assist with financial information preparation and reporting for the 47-year-old Valparaiso-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities.
Purdue Extension dairy management specialist Michael …Read Full Article
It’s time to take a smarter approach with Indiana marijuana laws.
by State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage)
The young woman called my law office, tearfully pouring out her story. As an 18-year-old at a graduation party, she had been arrested and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. She was booked and made bond, pleaded guilty, went through substance abuse evaluation, did community …Read Full Article
South Bend area seeing economic-development success.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
It’s not every day that a $3 billion company like Hubbell Inc. makes a long-term commitment to Indiana. But that is exactly what happened last year when the international steel box manufacturer invested more than $3 million in a new South Bend distribution center designed around its RACO brand.
Hubbell moved its warehouse operations last …Read Full Article
A roundup of festivals, events, theater, music, art, wine tastings and more, across Northwest Indiana and nearby cities.
by Jane Bokun
Summer and fall in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and all throughout the area–it’s a thing to behold. People here couldn’t feel better about a lovely break from the polar vortex that we’ve had to deal with all winter and spring. Now …Read Full Article
Merrillville venture remakes the Lazy Susan.
by Kathy McKimmie
At The Image House at Home, Amy Slater dreams of the day when every home will have one of her artsy Lazy Susans.
She’s no stranger to dreaming big dreams, evidenced by the fact that the year-old venture is a spinoff division of her successful large-format, high-resolution digital printing company, The Image House, established in 2005. …Read Full Article
Kruggel Lawton CPAs, welcomes Michelle Chupp as a staff accountant to the Elkhart office, and Mike Reed and Michele Reed, both staff accountants to the South Bend office. … Jill A. Jones, CPA, and vice president of McMahon & Associates, has earned a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation. Jones successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) …Read Full Article
Developing new employees and the existing workforce.
by Shari Held
Chuck Knebl, communications manager for WorkOne in South Bend (Region 2), says economic conditions have improved substantially across Indiana’s Northern Tier–composed of 23 counties across three regions. For instance, the jobless rate is coming down and employment grew in several sectors during 2013.
“Indiana’s Northern Tier serves as a noteworthy compass of the labor market’s …Read Full Article