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Innovators of the Month, June 2017

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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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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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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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Correa Honored by Hispanic Business Community for Career Achievements

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St. Catherine Hospital CEO Leo Correa has received top honors from the Southlake Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for lifelong leadership and a distinguished career.

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La Porte, Porter Physician Groups Name New Vice President


La-Porte-Porter-Physician-Groups-Name-New-Vice-President-2017 Tracey Knapp has been named Vice President of the La Porte Physician Network and Porter Physician Group – the combined multispecialty medical group in Northwest Indiana encompassing more than 130 providers spanning seven counties.

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All About The Girls 3 Brings Strong Women Together to Say "You're Welcome World"

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There is no definite way to be a strong woman. A strong woman can be one of any background, creed, and profession; a woman who is unapologetically herself every day. So, Thursday night, women from all over Northwest Indiana came together for Ideas In Motion Media’s “All About The Girls Part 3” to celebrate strength and show support for the women who work hard and help make other’s lives better all around the Region.

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South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority Encourages "Cathedral Thinking" in 2017 Tourism Luncheon

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On Wednesday afternoon, the South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority invited local businesses, restaurants, and community leaders to the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond to celebrate and raise awareness for the importance of tourism in a beautiful and thriving community like Northwest Indiana.

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Crayton Caudill Combines Design, Creativity and Entrepreneurship with Groen Landscape

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Crayton Caudill, Landscape Professional for Groen Landscape, was born and raised in Crown Point. His career with Groen started three years ago he was brought on to work with the company’s founder, Chad Groen, and other landscape designers and get the chance to continue a passion that dates back to his college days.

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St. Mary Medical Center Honors Auxiliary Service at Annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon


St-Mary-Medical-Center-Honors-Auxiliary-Service-at-Annual-Volunteer-Awards-Luncheon-2017St. Mary Medical Center honored the service of its auxiliary volunteers Monday, April 17, at the annual Volunteer Awards Luncheon. Held at Avalon Manor, the event brought together healthcare administrators and staff with auxiliary and board members to acknowledge service milestones for 64 volunteers whose combined number of hours totaled approximately 150,000.

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From Recession to Prosperity, Dan Steiner & Steiner Homes Ltd. Never Quit

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It takes a lot of hard work, intelligence, and a little bit of luck to create and build a successful company. No matter what industry you’re in, there is going to be competition, pitfalls, and bumps in the road.

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Innovators of the Month, May 2017

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During May, NWI Innovators of the Month shines the spotlight on new Society Members – Sheena Marrell; Mark Mabrito, Ph.D.; Pam Wheelock; and Kathy Sipple. Highlighted below is Sheena Marrell and her son Richard, the first mother and son team in The Society. Also featured is Dr. Mark Mabrito, Ph.D., Purdue University Northwest. 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 at (219) 981-1111, 2292.

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