Category: Current Issue

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What can your social media policy cover? What can’t it do?

Employees talk. That’s no big surprise. Sometimes it’s about sports, the weather or their families. But more often than not, they talk about work–their hours, their boss, their responsibilities, their supervisors, even their new assignments. When they talk about work, sometimes they air their individual gripes, but sometimes they talk about the complaints they …

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Posted in Advice, Current Issue, Legal Advice, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Make Your Website Mobile

If you don’t cater to the needs of mobile users, someone else will.

by Dillon Carter

Every business, organization, and even the lone, single freelancer or entrepreneur has an identity. A reputation is the feeling that people get when they think about a company, the way they perceive the company. And that can go well beyond what the company produces. It is why Coca-Cola is …

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Posted in Current Issue, Technology, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Women in Leadership

NiSource program opens doors and offers guidance.

by Michael Puente

Saundra Taylor began her career at Northern Indiana Public Service Co. in 1979. She worked at the company’s Merrillville office as a typist in the purchasing department. From there, she moved within the company, first as a supervisor at NIPSCO’s power plant in Wheatfield and then on to other positions. Fast-forward nearly 35 years to …

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Posted in Current Issue, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Technology and Flexibility

Building projects reflect evolving needs and functions.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

A meeting room is not just a meeting room any more. Nor is a cafeteria just a cafeteria. And open space inside a building is not just empty square footage you go through to get from one place to another. From academia to banking to health care, businesses and contractors together are embracing technology, …

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Posted in Construction, Current Issue, Real Estate, Winter 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, Current Issue, News, Regional News, Winter 2014 | Leave a comment

Best of the Best

The region’s top CEOs and business leaders.

by Jacqueline von Ogden

Look up the word “lead” in a dictionary or using Google and you’ll get what seems like endless results. Some of the definitions include “showing the way,” “guiding,” “directing activities,” “serving as a route,” “inspiring conduct” and “to be a channel or conduit for.”

In this issue we are featuring the region’s leading CEOs, …

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Posted in Business, Current Issue, Leader & CEO Profiles, 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

Manufacturing Innovation

Indiana manufacturers leading the way with cutting-edge products and processes.

by Steve Kaelble

“Somebody’s got to create wealth,” says Pat Kiely, president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association. Indiana’s manufacturing industry is doing plenty of that these days, and that’s a great thing for the state’s economy. Indeed, every state wants more manufacturing jobs, but few are as fortunate as Indiana.

The Hoosier state is historically …

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Technology and Flexibility

Building projects reflect evolving needs and functions.

by Heidi Prescott Wieneke

A meeting room is not just a meeting room any more. Nor is a cafeteria just a cafeteria. And open space inside a building is not just empty square footage you go through to get from one place to another. From academia to banking to health care, businesses and contractors together are embracing technology, …

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Posted in Business, Construction, Current Issue, Real Estate, 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