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We Connect partners with American Renolit to provide comprehensive employee support


A 2018 survey by Mercer, the world’s largest human resources consulting firm, revealed that the national turnover rate for US companies averages at 22%. Some level of turnover is always expected, but LaPorte nonprofit We Connect is dedicated to finding ways to lower that percentage for companies in their community.

We Connect is an Employer Resource Network. They partner and collaborate with employers around the La Porte community to “engage, empower and retain employees.” By working directly and confidentially with employees, We Connect is able to offer assistance that an HR Department might be willing but unable to provide. Any company, small or large, thriving or struggling, can see benefits from working with We Connect. American Renolit, one of La Porte’s leading manufacturers, is one of those companies.

“We’re extremely happy with how our partnership turned...

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Megan Cleary Named as Centier Bank Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer

Megan-Cleary-Named-as-Centier-Bank-Senior-Compliance-Auditor-OfficerMichael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Megan Cleary as Senior Compliance Auditor, Officer at the bank’s Corporate Centre.

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Branch Manager Ashley Fedak Named Assistant Vice President at Centier Bank

Branch-Manager-Ashley-Fedak-Named-Assistant-Vice-President-at-Centier-BankMichael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ashley Fedak as an Assistant Vice President of the bank.

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St. Mary Medical Center CEO Janice Ryba Honored as Business Person of the Year by Hobart Chamber of Commerce

St-Mary-Medical-Center-CEO-Janice-Ryba-Honored-as-Business-Person-of-the-Year-by-Hobart-Chamber-of-Commerce“Healthcare is about everyone working together as a team for the benefit of patients,” St. Mary Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Janice Ryba explained to business leaders at a recent chamber event. “Our vision is to be an exceptional choice for high quality healthcare in the communities we serve.”

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Hospitality Manager Bob Lueder Named Officer at Centier Bank

Hospitality-Manager-Bob-Lueder-Named-Officer-at-Centier-Bank-2019Michael E. Schrage, President and CEO of Centier Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Lueder as an Officer with Centier Bank.

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George Sloan, MD, named VNA Physician of the Year

George-Sloan-MD-named-VNA-Physician-of-the-Year-2019At the recent Visiting Nurse Association of NWI annual dinner, George E. Sloan, M.D. was named VNA Physician of the Year.

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Addison Pointe February Employee of the Month: Kristina Derkach

Addison-Pointe-February-Employee-of-the-Month-Kristina-DerkachAddison Pointe Health and Rehabilitation Center in Chesterton is pleased to announce Kristina Derkach as February’s Employee of the Month. Kristina has worked for Addison Pointe for 4 years as an Activates Assistant. She shared, “I am never sitting. I’m always interacting with staff and residents. That is my favorite part!”

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Michigan City nurses recognized with DAISY Awards

Michigan-City-nurses-recognized-with-DAISY-Awards-March-2019Three nurses at Franciscan Health Michigan City have been honored by The DAISY Foundation as extraordinary nurses.

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Correa receives Business Person of the Year award from Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce

Correa-receives-Business-Person-of-the-Year-award-from-Lakeshore-Chamber-of-CommerceSt. Catherine Hospital Chief Executive Officer Leo Correa has been named the 2019 Business Person of the Year by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented by one of Northwest Indiana’s largest business associations during the 110th annual “Evening of Recognition and Celebration” on Saturday, March 9, at Dynasty Banquet Center in Hammond.

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Purdue Northwest faculty member appointed vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement

Purdue-Northwest-faculty-member-appointed-vice-chancellor-of-Institutional-AdvancementLisa Goodnight, Ph.D., a 25-year member of the Purdue University Northwest (PNW) faculty, has joined the senior leadership team as vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement.

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Dr. Randall S. Moore joins Franciscan Alliance as a senior vice president

Dr-Randall-S-Moore-joins-Franciscan-Alliance-as-a-senior-vice-presidentRandall S. Moore, MD, MBA, will join Franciscan Alliance as senior vice president and COO for Franciscan Health and Care Solutions, Kevin Leahy, President and CEO of Franciscan Alliance, announced today.

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