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Horizon Bank Employee Spotlight: Mike Riehle

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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

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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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Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) Announces Newly Elected Board Member

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The Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Indiana (EDCMC) has announced the appointment of Brenda Temple to fill a vacancy through the end of this year which was left by the departure of Lief Erickson. Brenda will begin a three year term starting in 2019 as the City of Michigan City appointee.

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City of La Porte Bio: Jennifer Noll

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Jennifer Noll has served as the Human & Community Relations (HR) Director for the City of La Porte for 3 ½ years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University; MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University; SHRM (Society of HR Management) Certified Professional.

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Sand Creek Country Club Employee in the Spotlight: Jill McCoy

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When a person finds a work environment where she feels right at home, she circles back to it even after she’s looked elsewhere. Jill McCoy was Sand Creek Country Club’s assistant professional golfer from 2006-2012 and left to find another professional opportunity. Having remained in touch with the Sand Creek team, McCoy jumped at a new opportunity to instruct golf—she always wanted to teach, and she loved working at the club. This past March, McCoy returned to Sand Creek as Director of Instruction.

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Addison Pointe June 2018 Employee of the Month: Gina Crockett


Addison-Pointe-June-2018-Employee-of-the-Month-Gina-CrockettGina Crockett is a qualified medical assistant who has worked for Addison Pointe since November 2017. Gina values the engagement she has with the residents and knows that she can make a difference in their lives. She appreciates that the management staff is involved with all staff and that the employees feel like family.

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NIPSCO and Parent Company, NiSource, Host Charity of Choice Wrap-up to Celebrate Charitable Employees

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NIPSCO is known for providing power to almost all of Northwest Indiana. However, their parent company, NiSource, likes to provide in other ways as well. Every year, employees pick and choose one cause to raise money for, such as Cancer Society of America, the American Heart Association, of different nonprofits to benefit veterans. This year, they chose the Autism Society of Indiana. At the Charity of Choice wrap-up event at the NISource headquarters, the employees totaled the money and announced how much they raised to donate.

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Patrick’s Grille’s Secret Ingredient: Lupe Salgado

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A trip to Patrick’s Grille guarantees customers anything but an ordinary meal. From the chic and inviting atmosphere, to the fresh ingredients supporting the menu, everything about Patrick’s Grille enhances the guest experience. One special aspect that sets the restaurant apart is its small, close-knit kitchen staff, and anyone in the kitchen will say that Lupe Salgado is one of a kind.

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Addison Pointe May 2018 Employee of the Month

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Kim Stueber Floor Tech aid has been awarded Employee of the Month for the month of May. Kim has worked for Addison Pointe since the building opened more than five years ago. What Kim enjoys most about her job is that the other employees in her department work very well together day to day. According to Kim “Everyone works as a fluid team, which helps make work exciting.” Kim also finds fulfillment in knowing that she is able to keep the resident rooms clean.

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City of La Porte Bio: Michael Fraze


City-of-La-Porte-Bio-Michael-FrazeMichael Fraze has served as the Director of the Street Dept. for ten years, before that he was at the Indiana Dept of Transportation for 30 years.

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Patrick's Grille's Christian McClain, Front House Manager, Brings Expertise and Welcoming Atmosphere to the Michigan City Staple

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When patrons pay a visit to Patrick’s Grille in Michigan City, they know they’re getting the familiar atmosphere and treatment that anyone would find in their own homes. Patrick’s Grille’s Front House Manager Christian McClain can be accounted for bringing in just some of that atmosphere that’s loved by Patrick’s Grille's regular customers. McClain, who jumped on staff at Patrick’s Grille just in November, previously worked at Pottawattomie Country Club with co-worker Julie Gill and brings that sort of unique and special energy to the table, or in this case, tables.

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