Category: Regional Leadership
Society of Innovators shines the spotlight on the region’s big thinkers.
by Jerry Davich
Similar to when atoms collide at high speeds, something remarkable happens when ideas collide at innovative speeds.
“The spark of genius happens,” says John Davies, managing director of the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana. “Everything begins with an idea. Everything. This is why innovation is so crucial and why …Read Full Article
Quality lands thousands of customers across the country.
by Michael Puente
On August 17, 1999, Paco Fernandez resigned from his job at the Chicago clothing company where he had worked for 28 years.
At the time, the native of Tampico, Mexico was living in East Chicago.
He set out to start his own clothing company to take advantage of the knowledge and experience he had …Read Full Article
Salute to Business winners have a big impact on the South Bend area.
by Heidi Prescott Wieneke
A South Bend native who holds a doctorate in neuroscience. A tireless champion of women. A distinguished leader in health care. A family entertainment center owner. The recipients of the 2015 Salute to Business awards in St. Joseph County, presented by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, …Read Full Article
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, …Read Full Article
Accounting firm of Kruggel, Lawton & Co. LLC has named Barry Hall, CPA, CGMA, as its new managing partner and appointed Daniel Smogor, CPA, CGMA, as partner-in-charge of the firm’s South Bend office. Hall’s role as managing partner will be to lead the firm’s long-term strategy, plans for growth and overall management of the firm. He has been a partner with Kruggel Lawton CPAs …Read Full Article
MICHIGAN CITY – Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) has announced the resignation of Kevin Kieft as executive director.
Kieft’s resignation goes into effect immediately as he resigned to accept an opportunity at the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
He served the organization for nearly seven years, originally named the business development manager in 2006 before being promoted to executive sirector in 2012.
Board …Read Full Article
MISHAWAKA – Bethel College has announced that Gregg Chenoweth has been named the college’s seventh president.
Chenoweth is currently vice president of academic affairs at Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago. While there, he established 15 new academic programs and oversaw $75 million in capital projects.
He will officially take over at Bethel in July.
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HAMMOND – Practices for operating ethically and legally within not-for-profit and for-profit industries will be discussed during Purdue University Calumet’s fourth annual Corporate Governance Roundtable at 6:30 p.m., Monday, April 29 in Room 130 of the Powers Computer Education Building.
Comprising the roundtable are Kris Krouse, executive director of Shirley Heinze Land Trust Inc., which protects, restores and manages some 1,200 acres of …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND – The St. Joseph County Airport Authority has hired Tim O’Donnell, as South Bend Airport’s (SBN) Director of Operations and Maintenance.O’Donnell will direct and manage all operations, maintenance and safety functions, including these departments, to ensure quality service to the public and compliance with all FAA regulations.
O’Donnell has nearly 20 years aviation experience. For the past seven years, he …Read Full Article
GARY – Danita Johnson Hughes, president and CEO of Edgewater Systems for Balanced Living,has been inducted into the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame. It honors individuals that have made substantial contributions to business and industry, as well as making a lifetime commitment to enhancing communities in the region.
“Typically I listen more than I talk. But I was taught early …Read Full Article