Category: Regional News

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ACCOUNTING

Michelle Gonzalez, accounting manager and CPA with Laciak CPA, was appointed to the board of directors for Opportunity Enterprises. Gonzalez brings nearly 15 years of accounting experience to assist with financial information preparation and reporting for the 47-year-old Valparaiso-based non-profit organization, whose mission is to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for people with disabilities.

AGRICULTURE

Purdue Extension dairy management specialist Michael …

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

Clearing the Hurdles

South Bend area seeing economic-development success.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

It’s not every day that a $3 billion company like Hubbell Inc. makes a long-term commitment to Indiana. But that is exactly what happened last year when the international steel box manufacturer invested more than $3 million in a new South Bend distribution center designed around its RACO brand.

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Hubbell moved its warehouse operations last …

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Posted in Business, Economic Development, News, Regional News, Spring 2014 | Leave a comment

A New Spin

Merrillville venture remakes the Lazy Susan.

by Kathy McKimmie

At The Image House at Home, Amy Slater dreams of the day when every home will have one of her artsy Lazy Susans.

She’s no stranger to dreaming big dreams, evidenced by the fact that the year-old venture is a spinoff division of her successful large-format, high-resolution digital printing company, The Image House, established in 2005. …

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Posted in Business, Regional News, Spring 2014 | Leave a comment

Around the Region

ACCOUNTING

Kruggel Lawton CPAs, welcomes Michelle Chupp as a staff accountant to the Elkhart office, and Mike Reed and Michele Reed, both staff accountants to the South Bend office. … Jill A. Jones, CPA, and vice president of McMahon & Associates, has earned a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation. Jones successfully completed the certification process with the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) …

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Posted in Business, News, Regional News, Spring 2014 | Leave a comment

Balancing Act

Developing new employees and the existing workforce.

by Shari Held

Chuck Knebl, communications manager for WorkOne in South Bend (Region 2), says economic conditions have improved substantially across Indiana’s Northern Tier–composed of 23 counties across three regions. For instance, the jobless rate is coming down and employment grew in several sectors during 2013.

“Indiana’s Northern Tier serves as a noteworthy compass of the labor market’s …

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Posted in Business, Economic Development, News, Regional News, Spring 2014 | Leave a comment

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, 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, 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, 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.

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Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to …

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Posted in Business, 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