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When it comes to new ideas and new designs, having legal control and legal knowledge of your creations is of paramount importance to both businesses and individual creators.

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Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce to Host Legislative Class


portagechamber-logoThe Portage Chamber of Commerce will host a legislative call on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30am at the Chamber office, located at 2642 Eleanor St. in Portage.

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NWI Volunteer Lawyers Seeking More Volunteers


gavelNWI Volunteer Lawyers offer legal assistance to low income individuals in the following areas:

  • Family
  • Housing
  • Consumer – including bankruptcy (Note: to apply for bankruptcy help you must first be screened through Indiana Legal Services: 219-738-6040)
  • Probate
  • Public Benefits

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Steps to Completing Your Last Will and Testament


probate1. Destroy All Copies of Old Wills. If you have previously executed a Will, physically destroy it. Even though our Wills technically “revoke” all of your prior wills, you should not rely on this language to revoke them.

2. Enter Your Information and Delete Blank Lines. Enter your information and bequests into the form where you see blank lines. Delete the remainder of the blanks after you have input your information. (Your Will should not resemble a form when you’re done.)

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Portage Chamber to Host 2014 Legislative Call


portagechamber-logoAll Chamber members are invited to the Friday, January 17 Legislative Hotline beginning at 7:30 a.m. held at the Portage Chamber Office 2642 Eleanor Street, Portage, IN

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IU Northwest School of Business Offers Free Tax Preparation Families Making Under $50K Annually are Eligible for Service


rot1Beginning Friday, Feb. 7 and continuing on most Friday evenings through April, Northwest Indiana families with less than $50,000 in annual income may take advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics. This service provides free electronic tax filing of federal and state returns for local families.

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Organizing Paperwork Makes Tax Time Easier


save-on-taxesRather than waiting until a few days (or the day!) before the tax-filing deadline, start organizing your paperwork now. After all, the earlier you file, the earlier you’ll get your refund — if you’re entitled to one. And if you end up owing the IRS money, at least you can file on time and avoid paying late filing penalties.

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2013 Year-End Tax Planning Basics


financial-planningYou don’t want to pay any more in tax than you have to. That means taking advantage of every strategy, deduction, and credit that you’re entitled to. However, the window of opportunity for many tax-saving moves closes on December 31, so it’s important to evaluate your tax situation now, while there’s still time to affect your bottom line for the 2013 tax year.

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Gary/Chicago International Airport Board Appoints BR Lane as Interim Director


City-of-GaryEarlier today, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board unanimously approved the appointment of BR Lane as Interim Director. Lane most recently served as Chief of Staff to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and will assume her new role effective tomorrow. She submitted the following statement regarding her appointment:

"I am both humbled and honored to accept this appointment and recognize the magnitude and importance of the duties that I have inherited. I thank the Board and the Mayor for having the vision and confidence in me to lead an entity, which I know will have a tremendous impact on this region’s growth and economic development. Just as in my role as Chief of Staff, I am here to serve. I will represent the best interests of the citizens of Gary, NWI, the State of Indiana and all other stakeholders of the airport. I look forward to...

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Governor Pence Supports Hoosier Jobs by Calling for Repeal of Medical Device Tax


gov-pence-portage-chamber-june-2013-6Governor Mike Pence released the following open letter today to members of the U.S. Senate urging them to repeal the medical device tax.

In the letter, the Governor noted the importance of the medical device industry in Indiana.

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Statement on US ENvironmental Protection Agency's Porposed Carbon Dioxide Emission Rules


state-flag-indianaOn September 20, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed rules that will limit the amount of carbon dioxide that new power plants can emit. In response, Indiana Governor Mike Pence said, “As I had informed President Obama in the past, I believe that our nation is best served by an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy that incorporates all forms of energy. We need our wind, solar, nuclear, natural gas, and coal resources to power our economy and provide the quality of life Hoosiers and other Americans are accustomed to experiencing.”

Governor Pence also said, “Unfortunately, the rules the EPA announced today and the contemplated carbon dioxide emissions rules for existing power plants, expected to be released in June of 2014, will constrain any potential for an ‘all of the above’ energy strategy and...

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