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WNBA’s reigning champs reach out to find fans.
by Rick A. Richards
The Women’s National Basketball Association is filled with remarkable athletes–the best in the world at what they do–and stellar competition.
But when it comes to player salaries, television viewers and marketing prowess, the WNBA lags far behind the NBA. Julie Graue, vice president of business development and marketing for the WNBA’s Indiana Fever, …Read Full Article
As in business, it’s all about finding the right person for the role.
by Rick A. Richards
Getting the right people into the right position is the lifeblood of any business or organization. There are dozens of books and classes explaining how to make sure the right people are put in the right job, but there is no way of predicting ahead of time if …Read Full Article
LAPORTE – The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced that the recent running of the Maple City Grand Prix boat race on Stone Lake in LaPorte brought in more than $1 million to the local economy.
A study by Certec Inc. of Versailles, Ky., showed that 15,000 people attended the race, with 76 percent from LaPorte and the surrounding area. The remainder of …Read Full Article
WESTVILLE – Purdue University North Central Chancellor Dr. James B. Dworkin recently participated in the Baseball Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. The three-day symposium brought together experts from across the nation to examine the impact of baseball on American culture.
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture was jointly sponsored by the State University of New York …Read Full Article
Speedboat events bring thousands to LaPorte County shores.
by Rick A. Richards
A warm, sunny day, the roar of powerful engines and the thrill of speed is all a race fan needs. But this racing isn’t taking place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s happening just offshore from Michigan City on Lake Michigan, and this year, the roar of racing engines also will be heard …Read Full Article
HIGHLAND – Milan Kesic, president of Staff Source in Hammond, said his company is hosting Miles for Melanoma, a 5K run/walk at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 2, at Wicker Park.
Kesic said the event is something he strongly supports because he is a melanoma survivor.
Kesic said the goal is to raise awareness and donations for research at the Mayo Clinic, where efforts are underway …
All other race activities, however, including entry to the races at Soldiers Memorial Park, the downtown hoedown and boat parade on Saturday night, and the racers awards ceremony on Sunday night, are all free to the public.
Visit Michigan City …Read Full Article
HAMMOND – For the second time in the past four years, Purdue University Calumet marketing and communication students have placed first in district competition of the National Student Advertising Competition to earn a berth in the national finals.
A team of five students, taught and mentored by Advertising and Marketing Instructor Matt Hanson, placed first in one of two District 6 competition tracks, which attracted …Read Full Article
HAMMOND – Northwest Indiana will host the 30th anniversary of the world’s fastest triathlon on Sunday, June 2, with the running of Leon’s Triathlon.
Last year’s race had 750 triathletes from around the nation compete, said organizer Leon Wolek, who is the founder of the event.
Leon’s Triathlon is an Olympic distance race beginning and ending at Wolf Lake, including a .9 mile …Read Full Article
VALPARAISO – The Lutheran Basketball Association of America will hold its annual championship tournament in Valparaiso March 22 to 24. The event, which was first hosted in Valparaiso in 1971, brings 64 teams of boys and girls in middle school from all over the nation to battle on the basketball courts for top honors.
This annual sporting event books 2,400 hotel rooms throughout Lake and …Read Full Article