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Innovators of the Month, June 2017


During June, NWI Innovators of the Month shines the spotlight on Society Members – Rich Murphy, Sandra Chimon-Rogers, Ph.D.; Mayor Joseph Stahura, and William Higbie. Highlighted below is Society Team Member Richard Murphy talking to Ivy Tech Students about “re-inventing” the Warren Building for artists in Michigan City. Also featured is Society Fellow Sandra Chimon-Rogers, Ph.D. highlighting her innovative teaching methods at Cal College. All are being celebrated as part of the 2016 – 2017 Class of Innovators, the largest group inducted into The Society of Innovators. The Society is part of Ivy Tech’s Gerald I. Lamkin Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center for Excellence. For information, contact O’Merrial Butchee, Director, Lamkin Center at (219) 981-4942, or John Davies, Managing Director, Society of Innovators...

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Realty Executives Premier: Things to Keep In Mind When Choosing an Agent and Selling a Home

fillerBuying or selling a home is never easy. The process can be highly stressful, even under the best of circumstances, and even with an experienced agent. For someone going through the process for the first time, understanding all the ins and outs can be extremely daunting. But whether it’s a buyer or a seller, some of the most critical mistakes are made early on. The process starts by hiring an agent.

Realty Executives Premier and its agents work hard to make each real estate transaction they are involved in as smooth and transparent as possible. Continuously educating their agents, and in turn their clients, is a big part of Mike and Pam’s mission.

They sat down to talk about some of the important things home sellers should keep in mind when choosing to work with an agent.

“Determining our client’s goals and making...

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Photourious Giving Homebuyers an Incredible 3D, Walk-Through Experience From Their Phone


The internet has become an incredibly vital tool in real estate. For real estate agents, giving potential homebuyers the chance to get a real, in-depth view of a home online can be a challenge. Often, homes aren’t easily captured in two dimensions and it’s sometimes difficult to grasp the layout and the scale of what interested homebuyers might be viewing on their phone or computer.

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Team Chevy Saleswomen Breaking Barriers & Making Their Mark on Northwest Indiana Car Business

Team-Chevy-Saleswomen-Breaking-Barriers-and-Making-Their-Mark-on-Northwest-Indiana-Car-BusinessThe saleswomen at Team Chevy in Valparaiso are a special group. In an industry long dominated by salesmen, Team Chevy is benefiting from the knowledge and enthusiasm that these ladies bring to the business every day.

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Does Your Heart Hunger for a Rewarding Career in Healthcare? Looking to Become a CNA?


Symphony of Chesterton and Med Ed are coming to your rescue! We are teaming up to sponsor qualified individuals to become professionals in the Healthcare industry, and assist you with job training needs to join our team.

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Indiana State Police Accepting Applications for Regional Dispatcher at the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center

Indiana-State-Police-logoThe Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher position at the Lowell Post which is located at 1550 East 181st Avenue, Lowell.

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Ozinga South Florida Acquires Banaszak Concrete Corporation, Adds 2 Locations in Davie and Hollywood

ozinga-building-better-togetherOzinga announced today the acquisition of Banaszak Concrete, providing the 89-year-old family-owned American company with two additional locations in Davie and Hollywood, FL. These two locations will operate immediately and help support the company’s newly constructed plant at 2165 NW 17th Avenue in Miami, FL.

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California-Based Medical Device Supplier Picks Porter County for First Indiana Facility, $21M Investment

IEDC LogoEasyDial, a provider of portable hemodialysis machines, broke ground today on a new production facility in Porter County, creating up to 96 new, high-wage jobs by 2020.

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Lakeside Wealth Management #14 Best Places to Work in Indiana for Small Business

LSW-Best-Places-to-Work-2017_01Unlimited sick days, additional benefits for healthy living, team building days and paid time off to volunteer are some of the many reasons Lakeside Wealth Management was named #14 on the Best Places to Work in Indiana list for small businesses. Of the 100 companies listed, Lakeside was one of only four Northwest Indiana companies to make the cut including Centeir Bank and Horseshoe Casino.

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Governor Holcomb, NWI Legislators & Stakeholders Make History in Michigan City with Signing of South Shore Line Double-Tracking, West Lake Corridor Legislation


History was made on Thursday morning as Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb traveled to Michigan City to sign into law House Bill 1144, which establishes and permits the South Shore Line's main line double tracking and the West Lake Corridor improvement rail projects.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Presents New Nursing Award

Franciscan-Health-Michigan-City-Presents-New-Nursing-Award-2017Jessica Tharpe, a nurse who has been with Franciscan Health Michigan City for 16 years on the medical-surgical-oncology unit, is the first winner of the hospital’s new, monthly DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses.

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