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Community Healthcare System Welcomes New Medical Director of Occupational Health

COMHS-Akbar-Raza-MDCommunity Healthcare System recently welcomed a new physician to its medical staff. Raza Akbar, MD, has been named the new medical director of Occupational Health Services for Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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Anne Anderson Celebrates Businesses as Hammond's Director of Economic Development


Every city relies on a wealth of people for its success and growth over time. While every department plays a role in keeping a city thriving, departments such as Economic Development focus on attracting and keeping businesses in the city they represent.

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Porter-Starke Services Announces New President/CEO

Matt-BurdenThe Board of Directors of Porter-Starke Services is proud to announce that Matthew J. Burden, Ph.D., has accepted the position of President/CEO effective December 29, 2017.

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Chenn Zhou Awarded Prestigious Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service

Chenn-Zhou-Awarded-Prestigious-Gerald-I-Lamkin-Fellow-for-Innovation-and-ServicePurdue University Northwest Director of the Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS) Chenn Zhou has been awarded The Society of Innovators Gerald I. Lamkin Fellow for Innovation and Service.

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Comprehensive Pharmacy Services Names Adriana Lyons the 2017 Buyer of the Year For Hospital Pharmacy Leadership


Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), the nation’s leading provider of pharmacy management services, named Adriana Lyons, Pharmacy Technician and Buyer at Methodist Hospitals, the 2017 Buyer of the Year for outstanding pharmacy performance. The award was presented during Comprehensive Pharmacy Services’ Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona in September.

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Calumet College of Saint Joseph's Dino Ramirez Knows that Hard Work, Effort, and a Positive Attitude Can Lead to Great Things


Dino Ramirez is a champion. Every day, he leads students through the difficult processes of job hunting, resume building, and career planning at Calumet College of St. Joseph. He is also a champion athlete, as a part of the 2017 Team USA Wheelchair Softball Team that won the 2017 International Wheelchair Softball Championship. With a strong work-ethic and a cavalier attitude, Ramirez hopes that he and the rest of his CCSJ family can bring something special to their students.

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Horseshoe Casino Hammond, An Award-Winning Company Full of Award-Winning Employees


In walking through Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, one of the first things you’re likely to notice is the engagement you’ll receive from casino employees. There’s a reason that Horseshoe is an award-winning company, full of award-winning employees. It’s because they care. From their management team to the frontline service-oriented employees, Horseshoe personnel care about making each guests experience a memorable one, and when that’s your staffs main focus it can only mean great things for everyone from the people who sweep the floor, to the leader of the company.

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Joe Sanders, New Head of Indiana Division, Finds Passion in People and Product of Ozinga


Joe Sanders has been with Ozinga a long time, having started with the concrete company as a dispatcher in 1996, and he’s been moving up ever since. Even before his time with Ozinga, he worked for the family concrete company that would be purchased by Ozinga in ‘83. He spent time dispatching trucks and taking orders from customers and then went on to plant management and then sales and back to dispatch. With all that history, he’s no stranger to the world of concrete.

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Schererville Nurse Awarded 2017 Caregiver of the Year

schererville-nurse-awarded-2017-caregiver-of-the-yearThe Indiana Assisted Living Association (INALA) recently awarded Treasa Chambers, LPN of Residences at Deer Creek Schererville, IN as 2017 Caregiver of the Year. Each year, INALA accepts nominations from assisted living communities who choose to honor hard-working employees that enrich the daily lives of their residents. Nominees are selected based on criteria set by INALA.

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Randy Kawanna of Southlake Kia: Discipline is Key to Success


Randy Kawanna has been at Southlake Kia for 14 years now, half of which he has been Service Manager in the auto shop. For his part, Randy credits discipline as a large part of what has made him successful in life, both at Southlake and in his recent weight loss plan.

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Matt Naillieux of Overhead Door of Northwest Indiana Looks Back on 45 Years in the Business


Matt Naillieux was born in Valparaiso in 1956 and has been working for Overhead Door doing service and install for a large portion of his life. This dedication to the job didn’t start with him, as his father started working for the company the year Naillieux was born. At that point, the Merrillville distributorship was located in Portage.

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