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Horizon Announces Conversion to an Indiana State-Chartered Bank


Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A., has converted from a national bank to an Indiana state-chartered non-member bank. The charter conversion became effective following the close of business on June 23, 2017. The converted bank will operate under the name Horizon Bank. We expect the primary benefits from converting to a state-chartered bank to include:

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Small Engine Solution Top InnovateHER Idea


Kim Macchiarella’s small engine storage solution has the innovative spark.
Her company, Kims Oil, and product, One Shot Mc Shot, were selected by a panel of judges at the recent InnovateHER competition to represent the region at the semi-final stage. She was one of 10 women who presented their businesses and ideas for an opportunity to move up in the contest.

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Lake County IN Economic Alliance Provides Midyear Update, Insight into 2017 Goals at Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Luncheon


Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce held its monthly membership luncheon on Tuesday. The chamber holds a networking event every month to update members on new developments in the region and allow for new contact opportunities. This month featured guest speakers from the Lake County IN Economic Alliance (LCEA), Karen Lauerman and Don Koliboski.

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Porter-Starke Services Receives Accreditation

rot001Porter-Starke Services has been awarded three-year accreditations for its behavioral health services and opioid treatment program by CARF International, an independent, nonprofit organization that surveys health and human service providers for high quality standards.

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The Mop Squad is Ready to Serve with Exceptional Service, Accepting New Clients

mop-squad-carWhether you're searching for a new cleaning service, re-evaluating your options or signing up for the first time, you likely have a list of what you're looking for. Dependability, thoroughness and trustworthiness are all high on the list. Luckily for you, The Mop Squad checks all those boxes and more. Even better news: they're accepting new clients!

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Portage Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Their Sold Out 34th Annual Spring Swing Golf Outing


On June 16th, the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce teed off on their 34th Annual Spring Swing Golf Outing on a beautiful overcast day, keeping the players cool for a day of golf. In recent years, they have moved the event to Robbinhurst Golf Course.

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Ozinga Ready Mix Driver Heads to National Skills Competition for Second Consecutive Year

Ozinga-Ready-Mix-Driver-Heads-to-National-Skills-Competition-for-Second-Consecutive-YearOzinga ready mix driver Billy Byrd Sr. won the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association Mixer Driver Competition and is headed to the National Ready Mix Concrete Association National Mixer Driver Championship held in Texas this fall. The IRMCA competition tests drivers on a written exam, truck inspection, and up to 10 driving challenges.

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WGN9 Investigation Showcases the "Border War" for Business - And Indiana is Winning


WGN News 9 recently produced an investigative news report on the "border war" between Indiana and Illinois in regards to the rising number of businesses relocating their headquarters from Illinois to the Hoosier state, using the now-East Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck as an example of the growing trend.

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Ozinga Makes Major O’Hare Area Investment

Ozinga-Makes-Major-OHare-Area-InvestmentOzinga announced today the official opening of its new concrete production plant on Jarvis Street in Des Plaines, Illinois.

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NITCO Invests in Portage's Future with Faster Internet and New Technology


Fiber internet is coming to Portage at the speed of light. Say goodbye to daunting upload wait times and spotty wifi connections. NITCO broke ground on their new project, and the promise of a new gold standard of service, late Thursday afternoon at AmeriPlex at the Port.

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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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