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Category: Regional News
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, …Read Full Article
Northern Indiana companies with eye-catching futures.
by Steve Kaelble
They’ve innovated, they’ve found new niches and caught the leading edge of hot new trends. Among other things, the 11 Northern Indiana organizations on this year’s Indiana’s Companies to Watch roster have brought high-tech to sewers and historic buildings, state-of-the-art equipment to filmmakers, gourmet ingredients to chefs, trendy furniture to homeowners, even unusual spatulas to backyard …Read Full Article
Accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Co. LLC has named Barry Hall, CPA, CGMA, as its new managing partner and appointed Daniel Smogor, CPA, CGMA, as partner-in-charge of the firm’s South Bend office. Hall’s role as managing partner will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategy, plans for growth and overall management of the firm. He has been a partner with Kruggel Lawton CPAs …Read Full Article
Businesses in Northwest Indiana have been quite busy since our last issue. Here’s a bit of what they’ve been up to.
Erin Heldstab has been named marketing director for the South Bend accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Company LLC. She is responsible for developing and overseeing core marketing communications for the firm. … The CPA firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Company LLC has …Read Full Article
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LAPORTE – The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the recent running of the Maple City Grand Prix boat race on Stone Lake in LaPorte brought in more than $1 million to the local economy.
A study by Certec Inc. of Versailles, Ky., showed that 15,000 people attended the race, with 76 percent from LaPorte and the surrounding area. The remainder of …Read Full Article
MUNSTER – Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster has changed its name to Franciscan Healthcare-Munster.
“The new name is more reflective of the high quality, broader-scope medical center it represents today and will into the future, while serving Munster and the surrounding communities,” said Barb Green, hospital president.
She said the Franciscan name is the company’s anchor and the new name for the hospital reflects the …Read Full Article
Strongbow is known for its turkey and the business was started in the 1930s. The restaurant has 130 employees.
Luke Oil is a locally owned company based in Hobart. It was founded …Read Full Article
CROWN POINT – Van Drunen Farms has received a seven year tax abatement for its operation in the former Dawn Foods Products plant. The company will create 26 new jobs when it opens later this year.
The company is based in Momence, Ill., and is installing $5 million in new equipment in the 125,000 square foot building on East Summit Street.
The company produces dehydrated …Read Full Article
HAMMOND – Mayor Thomas M. McDermott has announced Kristina Kantar has been named corporation counsel for the city. Kantar graduated from Drake University School of Law in 1994 and has been employed by the city for eight years as city attorney.
She replaces William J. O’Connor, who retired after eight years with the city to return to private practice.
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