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Our Partners of Life: The New and Upcoming


Heading into our tenth year, the Life Sites continue to experience tremendous growth with an audience of over 65,000 readers and good news flowing from over 150 entities that we partner with. There is definitely no shortage of great and fantastic things happening across the region! Without further ado, I’d like to welcome some of the new and upcoming Partners of Life to our media family! Caution--GREAT news below:

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General Insurance Services Finds Permanent Home in Downtown Valparaiso


Renovating a hair salon to an insurance office is no easy task, but for General Insurance Services, the task was worth the effort. The company celebrated the opening of their latest endeavor, the transformation of the building on Lincolnway in Valparaiso, which finally brought the company home.

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Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce Salutes Businesses and Outstanding LaPortians

On Thursday, La Porte citizens and business owners trekked through the blustery weather to attend the 15th Annual Salute to Business Awards and Luncheon, hosted by the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce.

The yearly event allows influential business representatives to gather in one common space to give one another a ceremonial round of applause for their hard work, as well as the differences they’ve made in the community.

2018Luncheon1“This is a way to recognize and say, ‘Thank you’ to businesses that are continually enhancing quality of life in our area,” said Jackie Dermody, Chair of La Porte Manufacturers Association and Chair-Elect.

The awards ceremony was a prelude to the casual luncheon, giving...

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Economic Development Corp. of Michigan City's "E-Day" Honors Businesses that Make an Impact


On Thursday, business leaders from across Northwest Indiana gathered at Avalon Manor for one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Region’s entrepreneur community: the Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards, or simply “E-Day.” Hosted by the Indiana Small Business Development Center Northwest, E-Day is a luncheon that honors businesses making strides in providing quality products and services and that make an impact in their communities.

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Progress Continues on the New La Porte Hospital; Brief Street Closures and Contracts Announced

Progress-Continues-on-the-New-La-Porte-Hospital-2018The early cold weather has not deterred construction teams at La Porte Hospital from moving forward with as much site preparation as possible for the new facility, which is scheduled to open in 2020. It will be the community’s only full-service acute care hospital.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Presents Grant Cycles 1 & 2 at Luncheon

IU-Nonprofit-Leadership-Classes-Graduation-Grant-Awards-Luncheon-2018 7505The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) introduced the 2018 Grant Cycle 1 & Grant Cycle 2, totaling in a whopping $5,057,075 that has been dispersed throughout the area to fulfill the Foundation’s mission. All grants foster goals specifically directed to empower residents to live healthy and well within the City of La Porte and surrounding areas. On Wednesday, November 14, the Healthcare Foundation hosted a luncheon that invited all grant recipients to the table. Additionally, the Foundation hosted their first ever Non-Profit Leadership Classes. Various non-profit organizations in the area qualified for an award, including United Way of La Porte County, the Pax Center, and La Porte CASA.

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Construction starts on Franciscan Beacon Hospital

Construction-starts-on-Franciscan-Beacon-HospitalFranciscan Health and Beacon Health System broke ground Friday on the $21.6 million Franciscan Beacon Hospital in LaPorte. The project officially got underway after city and health system representatives blessed the ground of the future new hospital and ceremoniously sunk their shovels into the earth outside the current Beacon Medical Group building.

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Kube Sports Complex Groundbreaking

city-of-hammondPlease join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Redevelopment Commission, and officials of Ice Kube LLC as they break ground for the new Ice Hockey Complex on the former Hammond FOP site, 2825 J. F. Mahoney Drive in the Hessville section of Hammond on Wednesday, November 7th at 2:30 p.m.

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Franciscan Health Partners With Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Neurologic Services

franciscan-health-logoFranciscan Health announced today that it has entered into a professional services agreement with the department of neurological surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the No. 1 hospital in Illinois with the highest ranked neurology and neurosurgery program in Illinois by U.S. News & World Report. As part of the agreement, Kevin Jackson, MD, a full-time Northwestern Medicine neurosurgeon, is now offering services at Franciscan Health Crown Point. The agreement also includes Telestroke services at four Franciscan Heath hospitals in the Northwest Indiana area.

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Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, Michigan City Area Schools Make Plans for Air Compressor Academy


Michigan City High School, Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC), and local businesses are partnering up for a project set to prepare students in the area for careers in the thriving compressor industry. Dubbed Air Compressor Academy, the program’s goal is to create a hiring pipeline for an industry that houses over 2,000 jobs in La Porte County.

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Franciscan Physician Network to Acquire Michigan City Practice

franciscan-health-logoFranklin Clinic, a family medicine practice in Michigan City for more than 30 years, will be acquired by Franciscan Physician Network on Dec. 1, 2018, adding an “exceptional” local health care provider to the Franciscan Alliance healthcare ministry.

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