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ACCOUNTING

CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA), ranked as one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and consulting firms, has a new principal in its Chicagoland offices. Charles (Chuck) Taylor, CPA, was promoted to principal, effective November 2013. Taylor provides services from both the Oak Brook, Ill., and Schererville offices of CLA, and will oversee tax compliance, planning and consulting services for a wide range of privately …

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Elkhart on the Move

Five years ago, the headlines were bleak. Now the news is good.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

Thor Industries announced in January 2013 that it would leave behind its longtime corporate headquarters in Jackson Center, Ohio, and relocate key executives to Indiana. The owner of operating subsidiaries that, combined, represent the largest manufacturer of recreation vehicles in the country decided to move to Elkhart County. Just …

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Healthy Growth

A positive outlook for the region’s economy in 2014.

by Michael J. Hicks

The end of the Great Recession has seen dramatic growth differences across industrial sectors in Northwest and North-Central Indiana. From the end of the recession there has been significant growth in transportation and warehousing, utilities, administrative services (most likely employment services), all of which have seen growth during this period of more …

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Who’s Coming to Town in 2014?

Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.

by Shari Held

2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.

Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area, …

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Artsy Winter

A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.

by John Cain

Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …

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NWIgives Day will be Feb. 12

GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE — Nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are participating in the first-ever NWIgives day of giving, scheduled for February 12, 2014. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in …

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Fundraiser to Benefit Heart Disease Research

SCHERERVILLE — Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this February – American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness regarding heart disease. It’s a way to share great food and good times with the one you love by treating your sweetheart to a special night out and, at the same time, play a part in life-saving …

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Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Ready for NWIgives Day

The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry is one of the hundreds of non-profits participating in the inaugural NWIgives event, scheduled for Feb. 12. Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, NWIgives is an innovative, one-day online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties.

“The …

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National Green Home Construction Show

MERRILLVILLE — Saving money and resources has been a main focus in the last few years when it comes to home maintenance and construction. The newly released season of Built to Last® – The Green Home will give viewers insight into the new building practices that are helping homeowners save money while keeping natural resources in mind. The 13-episode series was shot almost entirely around …

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17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala is Jan. 31

CHICAGO — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive. In an exciting, Oscars-style presentation, the Gala will recognize the city’s culinary elite with the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence. This year’s event will include a special tribute to Jean Banchet and his monumental contributions to the …

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