Category: Regional News

Around the Region

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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Posted in Business, Current Issue, News, Regional News, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Posted in Business, Current Issue, Economic Development, News, Regional News, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Posted in Business, Current Issue, Regional News, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Posted in Business, Current Issue, Events, News, Regional Events, Regional News, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Companies to Watch

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 …

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Posted in Business, Fall 2013, Regional News | Leave a comment

Around the Region

ACCOUNTING

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 …

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Posted in Business, Fall 2013, Regional Leadership, Regional News | Leave a comment

Around the Region

Businesses in Northwest Indiana have been quite busy since our last issue. Here’s a bit of what they’ve been up to.

ACCOUNTING

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 …

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Posted in Business, Regional News, Summer 2013 | Leave a comment

Northern Indiana 2013 Indiana Companies to Watch Winners

ATC Trailers
306 S Nappanee St
PO box 396
Nappanee, IN 46550
www.aluminumtrailer.com
Steve Brenneman, CEO
steveb@aluminumtrailer.com

Complexus Medical
55980 Russell Industrial Parkway
Mishawaka, IN 46545
www.complexusmedical.com
David Behrens, President
dbehrens@complexusmedical.com

EmNet, LLC
520 E LaSalle Ave
South Bend, IN 46617
www.emnet-cso.com
Luis Montestruque, President
lmontest@emnet-cso.com

FRATCO, Inc.
PO Box 368
4385 S 1450 W
Francesville, IN 47946
Fratco.com
Christopher Overmyer, President/CEO
covermyer@fratco.com

Integrative Flavors

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Boat race adds $1 million to LaPorte economy

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 …

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Franciscan changes name of Munster hospital

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 …

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