Category: Current Issue

Around the Region

by Jacqueline von Ogden

BANKING
Nick Matthews has joined Centier Bank as assistant vice president of business banking. Matthews services commercial loans throughout the Elkhart, South Bend and Mishawaka region and joins Centier as a seasoned banker with experience in commercial banking and commercial credit … Jim Pinarski has joined Centier Bank’s new Elkhart branch as bank officer and branch manager. Pinarski, a graduate of …

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Who’s Coming to Town?

Meetings and conventions in Northern Indiana in 2015.

by Shari Held

2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for the tourism and event industry and Northwest Indiana is reaping its fair share of the business.

“Naturally we are thrilled to see an upturn in the tourism and event industry,” says Carolyne Wallace, director of sales, Visit South Bend Mishawaka. “Encouraged by the significant …

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A Diversity of Arts Events

Comedy, drama and music on stage, plus unusual exhibits.

by John Cain

In LaPorte County, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents “Work Local: Speak Global,” February 7-April 18. This exhibit unites local artists, craftsmen and graduate students from IIT in Chicago with local producers of materials, products and/or services that will celebrate the possibilities of local talent in fields as diverse as fine arts …

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Posted in A & E, Arts & Entertainment, Business, Current Issue, Events, Winter 2015 | Leave a comment

Entrepreneurial Excellence

Outstanding professionals recognized for success and leadership.

by Laurie Wink

The 10 winners of the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards join a rich roster of distinguished business professionals who’ve been honored by the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for 23 years. This year’s E-Day Award winners were applauded by a packed audience at a Nov. 12 luncheon at the Radisson in Merrillville.

Ross Pangere, …

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Publisher’s Note – Winter 2015

Leading the Way

Profiling entrepreneurs, manufacturers, fitness-oriented executives.

Our cover story for this issue profiles the 2014 Entrepreneurial Excellence award winners, many of whom started from humble beginnings to become a class of their own. For example, Ridgeway Petroleum Inc., named Family Owned Business of the Year, evolved from supplying home heating oil to operating gas stations today. Once an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati …

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