Category: News

Slam Dunk Turnaround

A fast rebuild for the IU Northwest women’s basketball program.

By Ben Smith

History and home. That’s what Nicki Monahan saw when Ryan Shelton came calling.

She was a basketball star at Portage High School who was a self-professed “family kind of gal” and so, when she was recruited by Shelton, the women’s basketball coach at Indiana University Northwest (IUN)–12 miles down the road–the appeal …

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Things to Do and See

Things to Do and See

An update on arts and entertainment options across the region.

Northwest Indiana

by John Cain

South Shore Arts presents “Motown vs. Chi-Town: The Indiana Connection,” November 13 through January 29, 2017. More than an exhibit, “Motown vs. Chi-Town” is a cultural event and historical survey from the Chicago Blues Museum that traces the Chicago music scene of the 1950s through 1970s. Featured installations will include …

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Dust Furniture

Furniture is ‘functional art on a human scale.’

by Barbara Eastman

Dust & Ashes Productions Inc. is a Valparaiso-based custom furniture and home accessories company owned by Vincent and Jessie Leman. They founded the company in 2005, before they were married, and have spent the last 11 years growing the business.

Growing up on a farm in the tiny hamlet of Francesville, Ind. (population 1000), …

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Companies to Watch

Northern Indiana companies with great results and lots of promise.

by Steve Kaelble

What companies have potential to create tomorrow’s big business news? That’s what the Indiana Companies to Watch program sets out to discover.

This year, four Northern Indiana organizations made the state’s Companies to Watch list. These companies aim to bring people’s ailing cellphones back to life, keep overhead cranes operating safely and …

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Honoring Innovation

Society of Innovators shines the spotlight on the region’s big thinkers.

by Jerry Davich

Similar to when atoms collide at high speeds, something remarkable happens when ideas collide at innovative speeds.

“The spark of genius happens,” says John Davies, managing director of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. “Everything begins with an idea. Everything. This is why innovation is so crucial and why …

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Noteworthy News Bits

Noteworthy News Bits From Around the Region

by Michelle M. Searer

BUSINESS

Accu-Mold LLC has hired Walter Hill as its strategic sales director. He will collaborate with the entire Accu-Mold team to develop short and long term sales plans that support the company’s business plan. Accu-Mold specializes in metal-to-plastic conversion as well as manufacturing and assembly of plastic injection molded components for the automotive industry.…

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RV Industry Resurgence

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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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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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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