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Horizon Announces Conversion to an Indiana State-Chartered Bank


Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A., has converted from a national bank to an Indiana state-chartered non-member bank. The charter conversion became effective following the close of business on June 23, 2017. The converted bank will operate under the name Horizon Bank. We expect the primary benefits from converting to a state-chartered bank to include:

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Small Engine Solution Top InnovateHER Idea


Kim Macchiarella’s small engine storage solution has the innovative spark.
Her company, Kims Oil, and product, One Shot Mc Shot, were selected by a panel of judges at the recent InnovateHER competition to represent the region at the semi-final stage. She was one of 10 women who presented their businesses and ideas for an opportunity to move up in the contest.

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La Porte Economic Development Corporation, American Renolit Work Together to Bring Jobs, Money to Region



The La Porte City Council voted unanimously yesterday in favor of approving a resolution to use enterprise zone investment credits within a Tax Increment Financing District in a deal with local company American Renolit, a manufacturer of high-quality plastic films for the graphics, label, furniture and window profile industries.

The resolution would allow for American Renolit to receive up to $275,000 in conditional tax credits from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, in addition to additional incentives offered through the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation. The agreement specifies that these credits are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company will not be able to claim the credits.

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La Porte Chamber Seeking Vendors for Craft Fairs in July & August 2017

La-Porte-Chamber-Seeking-Vendors-for-Craft-Fairs-in-July-and-August-2017The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for two dates for its La Porte Chamber Craft Fair. The events will take place on Saturday, July 22 and Saturday, August 19 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in the Herald Argus Parking Lot at the corner of State and Monroe Streets in Downtown La Porte. These times coincide with the La Porte Farmers Market.

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The Mop Squad is Ready to Serve with Exceptional Service, Accepting New Clients

mop-squad-carWhether you're searching for a new cleaning service, re-evaluating your options or signing up for the first time, you likely have a list of what you're looking for. Dependability, thoroughness and trustworthiness are all high on the list. Luckily for you, The Mop Squad checks all those boxes and more. Even better news: they're accepting new clients!

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Ozinga Ready Mix Driver Heads to National Skills Competition for Second Consecutive Year

Ozinga-Ready-Mix-Driver-Heads-to-National-Skills-Competition-for-Second-Consecutive-YearOzinga ready mix driver Billy Byrd Sr. won the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association Mixer Driver Competition and is headed to the National Ready Mix Concrete Association National Mixer Driver Championship held in Texas this fall. The IRMCA competition tests drivers on a written exam, truck inspection, and up to 10 driving challenges.

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Ozinga Makes Major O’Hare Area Investment

Ozinga-Makes-Major-OHare-Area-InvestmentOzinga announced today the official opening of its new concrete production plant on Jarvis Street in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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NITCO Invests in Portage's Future with Faster Internet and New Technology


Fiber internet is coming to Portage at the speed of light. Say goodbye to daunting upload wait times and spotty wifi connections. NITCO broke ground on their new project, and the promise of a new gold standard of service, late Thursday afternoon at AmeriPlex at the Port.

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Ride Free and Cordless with Surf Air Wireless Promo Deal



By signing up with Surf Air Wireless’ Surf’s Up wireless internet plan, the company will add to your purchase a FREE Roku Express to make streaming your favorite video content even easier!

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New 'Kabelin Rental' Offering 5-Star Rental & 5-Star Service in La Porte and Michigan City


Kabelin Rental, formerly known as General Rental, has locations in La Porte and Michigan City. The hardware chain, Kabelin Ace Hardware, has greatly expanded and rebranded the rental side of their business.

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Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Plaza 618

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What was once an empty, condemned furniture store on a La Porte street corner has since developed into a bustling, centrally located outdoor plaza full of life. After a total of five years of the La Porte community working together to brainstorm, plan, fund, and build the space, Plaza 618 is open to the public and ready for summer use.

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