Category: Current Issue
Prepare well for the most affordable mortgage options.
by Phil Britt
The Northwest Indiana housing market should be solid again in 2015, slightly ahead of the pace of a solid 2014, according to local experts. Most of the buying and selling of homes occurs in the spring and early summer, with real estate showings picking up significantly from Easter through Labor Day.
But even before …Read Full Article
NLRB’s decision related to email systems may trouble employers.
by Jerry Lutkus
Many employers have email policies that prohibit employees from using the company’s email for non-work purposes. If you have a no-tolerance policy, a recent decision of the National Labor Relations Board should cause you to take another look at it. The new decision is called Purple Communications and it may leave employers feeling …Read Full Article
For Mark Roscoe, both professions involve creative problem-solving.
by Laurie Wink
What woman doesn’t dream of appearing at a red-carpet event, looking stunning from head to toe in a couture ensemble designed just for her?
Mark Roscoe makes these dreams come true from his design studio in Valparaiso. Operating under the business name Mark Roscoe Designs, he creates everything from suits to cocktail dresses and …Read Full Article
What does it take to qualify, and how is the region preparing workers?
by Laurie Wink
Northwest Indiana’s economic development is closely aligned with availability of a qualified, motivated workforce. Success is a matter of fitting the right people into the right slots. But as anyone knows who’s tried to complete a complex jigsaw puzzle, you have to keep the overall picture in mind as …Read Full Article
Younger generation making a mark on the corporate landscape.
by Jerry Davich
A handful of relatively young entrepreneurs is changing the corporate landscape in Northwest Indiana with ideas, inventions and out-of-box thinking. They’re known for their innovative minds in an ever-evolving, technology-savvy business world. Here are their stories.
Since the age of 5, when he asked a stunned Santa for a set of …Read Full Article
This tool is far too important to leave in the hands of the inexperienced.
by Laurie Wink
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest.
In today’s competitive marketplace, these social media tools are helping businesses boost visibility, enhance credibility and attract customers. To the uninitiated, the strange names can be intimidating, frustrating and overwhelming.
Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly talked to social media marketing experts who demystify …Read Full Article
Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend
by John Cain
The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2014-15 concert season on Thursday, May 14, with a celebration of American composer George Gershwin, whose jazz-influenced compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Lyric Opera of Chicago alumni Kimberly Jones and Bill McMurray will bring their talents to the roles of …
Spotlighting the Best in Business
Check out our readers’ picks, along with other award winners.
Welcome to our spring issue, as we again recognize the “best in business,” voted by hundreds of readers in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend. We thank you for voting, and applaud this year’s recipients.
Our small business focus this issue includes the growing value of using social media as …Read Full Article