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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 …

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Kieft resigns from EDC Michigan City

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 …

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Chenoweth to head Bethel College

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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Purdue Calumet hosts ethics conference

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 …

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O’Donnell joins South Bend Airport

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 …

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Hughes named to NWI Business Hall of Fame

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 …

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Leaders as Heroes event set for April 26

MERRILLVILLE – The second annual Leaders as Heroes 2013 South Shore Leadership Awards will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Avalon Manor, 3550 E. U.S. 30 in Merrillville.

The event is sponsored by Leadership Northwest Indiana and will recognize some of the region’s top leaders.

Tickets are $60 for open seated or $500 for a reserved table of eight. To …

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Ingram gives $100,000 to Ivy Tech

INDIANAPOLIS – Ingram Micro Inc., the world’s largest wholesale technology distributor and a global leader in IT supply-chain, mobile device lifecycle services and logistics
solutions, has announced a $100,000 charitable gift to Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis. The charitable gift will be used to support the supplemental instruction services offered through the college’s student resource center.

“Ingram Micro’s acquisition of BrightPoint gives us …

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Huang is interim dean at ND’s Mendoza

SOUTH BEND – Roger Huang, interim dean of the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, has had the interim label removed from his title and is now the Martin J. Gillen Dean of the college, according to Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the university.

The Kenneth R. Meyer Professor of Global Investment Management at Notre Dame, Huang was appointed …

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Bolt is new VP at St. Mary’s College

NOTRE DAME – St. Mary’s College has announced that Susan K. Bolt has joined the College as vice president for finance and administration. Bolt has 26 years of experience working in finance in higher education settings, including at Kettering University in Flint, Mich., and the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

President Carol Ann Mooney said, “I am delighted to welcome Susan to St. Mary’s College. …

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