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IWC Switzerland Watchmaker training dream come true for Albert’s Jeweler Timepiece Specialist


Few luxury timepieces can match the elegance and craftsmanship of those manufactured by Switzerland’s International Watch Company (IWC) and few people in Northwest Indiana know them better than Frank Dresden of Albert’s Jewelers.

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LEAP launches new web experience


Just a few short months after the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) officially came together, the organization has launched a new web experience serving clients, business professionals, and the community at large. Its name amply reflects exactly what they do:

“We’re happy to put this new web content on the table to represent us an organization collectively,” said LEAP director Bert Cook. “It’s a culmination of efforts that show the dedication of our staff, our boards of directors, and all the different committees working on behalf of La Porte to pull our community forward.”

In February this year, the former Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation and...

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Learn about career opportunities in physical therapy at Franciscan Health recruitment open house on June 29

People interested in a career in physical therapy can learn more about jobs available at Franciscan Health during a recruitment open house from 9AM to noon on Saturday, June 29 at Franciscan Health Dyer.

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A Centier Bank Employee Spotlight: Mike Bober


“Everybody has their passion and their drive. My drive is financial literacy.” Mike Bober, Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at Centier Bank, uses this passion every day as he helps individuals and small businesses achieve their financial goals.

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Tax abatement granted for proposed building

2019holladayproperties1Valparaiso City Council approved a tax abatement request for a 65,000 sf multi-tenant building that is being proposed just north of Indiana Beverage off SR 49. The building can accommodate up to 6 tenants with suites ranging from 7,500 sf or larger depending on needs. This building will fill a niche in the greater Valparaiso area that is currently not being meet in the marketplace. Businesses will have the flexibility to expand and grow in a state-of-the-art building that has visibility and easy access to SR 49. With the tax abatement approval, the proposed development can now move into the final phases of site planning and permitting process with the city and state. Bluejay I, LLC is the anticipating a groundbreaking in July and construction completion by the end of the year. Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction will be...

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EDCMC Attracting Foreign Investment

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Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) and SelectChicago are partnering to expand foreign business investment in Michigan City.

Michigan City will now be the first community in the State of Indiana to work with the nonprofit company.

SelectChicago connects foreign investors with Chicago area governments, economic development organizations, and public-private partnerships. They are instrumental in assisting global companies bring products and services into the US market through foreign investment.

Michael Edgar, President of SelectChicago, said, “I am very excited about this new partnership. Michigan City Indiana is a fantastic anchor to the Chicagoland in the south. The community is open for business and will be very attractive to our investors.”

They provide local knowledge and...

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Doctors join Franciscan Physician Network health centers in LaPorte and Michigan City

2019-franciscan-health-centersFranciscan Physician Network has welcomed new doctors to health centers in LaPorte and Michigan City. Kayla Nebalsick, DO, will provide expert care for women at Legacy Hills Health Center in LaPorte, and Dr. David Maldonado, DO, will practice family medicine at Coolspring Health Center in Michigan City.

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Makers, Crafters, and Performers to “Show and Tell” at South Shore Mini Maker Faire

SouthShoreMiniMakerFaireMakers, crafters, and performers from across the region will be on hand for what is being billed as the “Greatest Show & Tell on Earth” -- the South Shore Mini Maker Faire. The event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Charles R. Westcott Park in Michigan City. The free, family-friendly event will be open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Pulse Technology showcases the Office of the Future

On Thursday, Pulse Technology gave a glimpse at the cutting edge with their Office of the Future Open House. Representatives from companies such as 3M, Sharp, and HON joined Pulse to showcase the latest innovations in office technology, furniture, and supplies.

Many people are familiar with the advancement of technology, seen with things like 4K television’s growing popularity, wireless chargers, cloud storage, and more. Vendors brought in their most ergonomic chairs, newest supplies, and even their freshest coffee blends.

The-Office-of-the-Future-Open-House-20192“Today is about showing people what the future is going to look like,” said Chip...

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Purdue Federal Credit Union to expand to Crown Point

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It’s an epic year for Purdue Federal Credit Union as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary of building trusting relationships with members and communities all over the world. Locally in the Region, the cornerstone of that celebration is the grand opening of a full-service Purdue Federal branch in Crown Point slated for August – their first expansion into Lake County.

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Kathi Tilling continues to bring inclusion and diversity in new position at Horizon Bank

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Horizon is pleased to announce Kathi Tilling as their new Diversity and Inclusion Officer. This recently created position reflects Horizon’s deep commitment to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion for all Horizon Advisors, customers, vendors, and the communities they serve.

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