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Northwest Indiana Workforce Board Receives Grant to Recruit and Retrain Dislocated Workers

NWI-Workforce-Board-logoThe U.S. Department of Labor awarded the Center of Workforce Innovations on behalf of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB) and other partner cities of Midwest Urban Strategies (MUS), with nearly $8 million in Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant funding to help mature dislocated workers reconnect with employment in growth occupations and industries.

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Addison Pointe Employee of the Month September: Ashley Minder


This month’s Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center’s Employee of the Month is Ashley Minder. She has worked for Addison Pointe for five and half years.

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NIPSCO Names New Leaders for Regulatory, Electric Operations and Major Customer Teams to Better Serve Its Customers

rot2Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), announced today the selection of three Indiana-based leaders to oversee key business functions aimed to further enhance the company’s efforts to improve service to the nearly 1.2 million electric and natural gas customers across northern Indiana. The appointments are effective immediately.

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Addison Pointe Employee of the Month August: Tracey Babcock

Addison-Pointe-Employee-of-the-Month-August-Tracey-BabcockBabcock began working for Addison Pointe in April of 2017.

What Babcock likes most about working at Addison Pointe are the joys and smiles of the residents.

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Community Hospital Welcomes Practitioners to Physician Network

community-hospital-welcomes-practitioners-to-physician-network-09-18-18_01Community Hospital recently welcomed new physicians to the Community Care Network, Inc. (CCNI) team of physicians. The CCNI physicians of Community Healthcare System are closely affiliated with Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Purdue Federal Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Melissa Vega

purdue-federal-credit-union-employee-spotlight-melissa-vegaPurdue Federal Credit Union operates on a members first, community focused plan. Their key to keeping their membership across the La Porte region is finding and cultivating employees like Melissa Vega, Sales Manager for Purdue Federal Credit Union’s operations in La Porte and Westville.

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A First Trust Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Tom Dougherty


At any financial institution, security and fraud prevention are important matters. At First Trust Credit Union, Tom Dougherty serves as the Investments and Fraud Manager and focuses on helping credit union members rectify any fraudulent charges on their accounts.

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Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center Employee of the Month: Peggy Bright


As a Dietary Aide at Addison Pointe, Peggy Bright cares for the residents and takes care of their nutritional needs. She also visits with the residents and their families.

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Holladay Properties Employee Spotlight: Jessica Vargas


If variety is the spice of life, Jessica Vargas has found a career that certainly keeps her life interesting. As a Project Architect for Holladay Properties and the only licensed architect in the Portage office, her days are always something new.

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Horizon Bank Employee Spotlight: Mike Riehle


Born and raised in La Porte, Mike Riehle knows a thing or two about how important it is to make his customers feel at home. As Commercial Loan Officer Vice President at Horizon Bank, Riehle feels an affinity for the closer ties to those with whom he does business.

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Two Executives Named to Top Spots at Blue Chip Casino


Brenda Temple has been named General Manager and Bret Cox has been named Assistant General Manager at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana. Both executives are returning to Blue Chip from senior management positions at other Boyd Gaming properties.

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