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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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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 …Read Full Article
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