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Business and Community Leaders Gather to Hear 15th Annual La Porte State of the City Address

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Dozens of representatives from local businesses gathered at the Best Western Plus La Porte Hotel and Convention Center to hear about recent achievements and upcoming plans to improve the city of La Porte.

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EDCMC/GLEDC Kickoff 2017-2019 Investment Campaign, Work to Build Economic Success Together


On Wednesday, the joint economic development partnership between the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) and the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC) took a big step in their continued efforts to build economic success together by launching the 2017-2019 Investment Campaign.

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Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance Announce Letter of Intent


Methodist Hospitals and Franciscan Alliance announced today the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent (LOI) providing for the integration of the Methodist Hospitals into the Franciscan Alliance system. The proposed transaction would advance the missions of the two systems and further their ability to provide exceptional patient care to the communities that they serve.

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Ozinga Opens New Gary Location, Closes Doors at Blaine Street Location


Regular north- and south-bound commuters on Gary’s Cline Avenue north of Borman may have noticed a change in scenery. After 32 years of standing tall and providing quality concrete to surrounding neighborhoods, the Ozinga ready mix concrete facility at 400 Blaine Street has been demolished.

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Michigan City Economic Development Update, March 2017

edcmcIn a year of national transition, our organization has also endured changes. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) said goodbye to two staff members and welcomed two newcomers. Early in the year, Char Bolka announced her retirement, and soon after, Kim Ramsey transitioned into a new role outside of the organization. I appreciate the time they both gave to the organization. By mid-year, the EDCMC hired Michele Hyland as our new Office Administrator and Katie Eaton as our full-time Economic Development Manager. I am pleased to have them on the team and look forward to our growth together.

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Michael Noland and Bill Hanna Meet at the Great News Studio to Discuss the Proposed South Shore Double Track Project


Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) President & CEO Bill Hanna and Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD) CEO & General Manager Michael Noland recently met with Ideas In Motion Media (IIMM) CEO and Publisher Chris Mahlmann in the Great News Studio for a roundtable discussion on the proposed expansion on the South Shore Line, with an emphasis on its Double Track project.

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Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana Celebrates Their 40th Year With Free Admission to Their Expo

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Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana kicked off their Annual Home Improvement Show on Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the expo. To celebrate this milestone, this year is free to the public. 

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La Porte Chamber Continues Strong Growth and Programming in February 2017


The Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce has continued the year of 2017 with strong success in its programs, events, and committees.

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1st Source Bank Donates $5,000 to Lubeznik Center for the Arts

On Thursday afternoon 1st Source Bank of Michigan City generously donated $5,000 dollars to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts to fund their Literacy Through the Art program.  Rather than just presenting them with a giant check, employees from the 1st Source came to Edgewood Elementary School to see exactly who their donation was helping.

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Celebrating VICTORY for the Riverfront Liquor License Expansion

Michigan-City-NOW-Celebrating-VICTORY-for-the-Riverfront-Liquor-License-ExpansionTuesday night was a great victory for our movement! City Council voted 5 to 4 in favor of the Riverfront Liquor License Expansion Resolution, paving the way for new development in our reemerging downtown community.

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Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Meeting, Looks Back at 2016 and Plans for Future

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Representatives of the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce invited dozens of local businesses to their annual report, acknowledging and celebrating the hard work and dedication of their members throughout the previous year.

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