James Muhammad

RISING STAR James A. Muhammad
joined Lakeshore Public Media as
president and CEO in 2013.

James Muhammadhelps Lakeshore Public Media cut debt, add programming.

by Barbara Eastman

James A. Muhammad, president and CEO of Lakeshore Public Media (LPM), grew up in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He went to Stillman College on a choral music scholarship and traveled the country performing with the college choir, but majored in communications.

His parents were fans of public radio and television and Muhammad says, “They …

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Minor League Major Fun

“BEAUTIFUL BALLPARK” The 8,100-capacity Parkview Field is home to the Fort Wayne TinCaps.

Amenities-packed ballparks draw lots of fans and families.

by Ben Smith

He’s a Fort Wayne guy, but he’s seen nothing like this. On this blue June evening he leans on the railing and looks out across an expanse of billiard-table green, looks at the players soft-tossing and the fans filling up the concourse and reserved seating and outdoor cafes beyond left field. And something almost …

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RV Industry Resurgence

“PEOPLE WITH KNOW-HOW”
Bill Fenech, Ron Fenech and Don Clark
founded Middlebury-based Grand Design
RV in 2011, citing a high level of confidence
in the industry, the local economy and the
skills of the local workforce.

Economics and demographics are aligning to propel the industry.

by Lauren Caggiano

The recreational vehicle (RV) industry is robust and poised for a bright future, according to several industry stakeholders in Elkhart County and beyond.

RV dealer sales are one way to track the RV market. Pam Argostino is the general manager/president of Camp-Land RV, a large family-owned RV dealership serving the Northwest Indiana-Chicago area …

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