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NIPSCO Partners with Girl Scouts to Promote Women in Engineering

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Throughout history, women have been behind some of the greatest scientific achievements that have shaped our future. And yet, there are still a remarkably small percentage of women in fields like mathematics, engineering and physics.

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Vote for ArcelorMittal’s 2018 Corporate Responsibility Video Today!


ArcelorMittal’s corporate responsibility and sustainability initiatives will once again be featured at the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship Conference. ArcelorMittal’s corporate responsibility leaders will present a keynote on how our company is leading the way in sustainability for our industry based on emerging global trends.

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Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Gov. Crouch Give Hopeful View of La Porte Future


A brisk, but sunny day was the backdrop to today’s annual luncheon for the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce. Today was a chance to look back at the good that the chamber and the city have accomplished together.

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McShane's: Four Generations of Northwest Indiana History


McShane’s is a family business with nearly a century’s worth of history, and they’ve seen a lot of change over the years.

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Economic Development Community Investment Campaign Exceeds Goal

edcmcThe Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) and the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) have completed the 2017-2019 Economic Development Community Investment Campaign. The three year goal of $500,000 was surpassed and represents over a 25% increase in the previous goal of $400,000 during the 2014-2016 goal. A total of 88 organizations pledged to the Campaign at various levels of investments which included yearly commitments of $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000 and other amounts. The Campaign was coordinated by Bob Schaefer of Community Dynamics. “In addition to the significant increase in the amount of new financial investments, the number of Investors grew from 64 to 88”, said Clarence Hulse, Executive Director, EDCMC.

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Ozinga’s Don Rapley Inducted into Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association Hall of Fame


In honor of his years of service, influence in the concrete industry, and dedication to the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association (IRMCA), Don Rapley, former president of Ozinga’s ready mix concrete operation in Indiana, was inducted in the IRMCA Hall of Fame.

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EDCMC Announces Newly Elected Board Officers and Members

EDCMC-Announces-Newly-Elected-Board-Officers-and-Members-2018aThe Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) recently elected its 2018 officers at a regular Board of Directors meeting in December.

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Williams Systems LLC Brings Stability and Honesty to Truck Drivers in the Midwest

Williams-TransportationTo an outsider, the trucking world is an anomaly of sorts; a bustling hub of activity with odd hours, busy schedules, and miles upon miles of travel. For drivers searching out a better environment, or outsiders looking to learn a little more, it seems that Williams Systems, LLC out of Michigan City has found a way to not only support their drivers, but also manage the daily operations as efficiently as possible.

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Robert Colangelo of Green Sense Farms, Innovating Agriculture in Northwest Indiana


Green Sense Farms is a regional farming business that is innovating the way we think of farming in Northwest Indiana and beyond. Started in Portage, Indiana, they made their first shipment to Whole Foods Midwest distribution center in March of 2014, at a time when it was -20 degrees outside. As you can imagine, this allows them to fill quite a profitable and eco-friendly niche in the agriculture market, as they are able to supply local grocery stores with fresh produce year-round.

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Last Call to Nominate Someone for Business Person of the Year

La-Porte-Business-Person-of-the-Year-2017Please take a moment to complete a form to let us know who you think should be nominated for our Clem T. Otolski Business Person of the Year Award.

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Top 10 Business Articles on LaPorteCountyLife from 2017


La Porte County is home to a host of successful and community-minded businesses that drive our economy and improve the Region through the services they provide, the jobs they bring, the development they create, and the variety of events they host. Here is our roundup of the top ten stories in business for the year!

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