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Governor announces budget director


Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that Zachary Jackson will serve as state budget director effective today. Jackson has served as the state deputy budget director since 2013.

“With his great financial expertise, Zac has played an essential role in drafting balanced budgets that maintain healthy fiscal reserves and protect our AAA credit ratings,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Zac is a dedicated public servant who has worked for five governors since joining state government, and I know in his new role he will continue to help take Indiana to the next level.”

As the deputy budget director, Jackson helped produce the Governor’s biennial budget and managed state spending.

From 2008 to 2012, Jackson served as assistant director of the State Budget Agency overseeing the Health and Human Services Division, where he managed more than 40...

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A Chop House on Wicker Employee Spotlight: Cassie Brown


Cassie Brown, a server at Chop House on Wicker, has been with the restaurant for almost a year now. She says the business’ atmosphere is what originally drew her to join the team.

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Learn about career opportunities in physical therapy at Franciscan Health recruitment open house on June 29

People interested in a career in physical therapy can learn more about jobs available at Franciscan Health during a recruitment open house from 9AM to noon on Saturday, June 29 at Franciscan Health Dyer.

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Tax abatement granted for proposed building

2019holladayproperties1Valparaiso City Council approved a tax abatement request for a 65,000 sf multi-tenant building that is being proposed just north of Indiana Beverage off SR 49. The building can accommodate up to 6 tenants with suites ranging from 7,500 sf or larger depending on needs. This building will fill a niche in the greater Valparaiso area that is currently not being meet in the marketplace. Businesses will have the flexibility to expand and grow in a state-of-the-art building that has visibility and easy access to SR 49. With the tax abatement approval, the proposed development can now move into the final phases of site planning and permitting process with the city and state. Bluejay I, LLC is the anticipating a groundbreaking in July and construction completion by the end of the year. Holladay Properties and Holladay Construction will be...

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Home Builders Association of NWI's 2019 Festival Parade of Homes showcases custom homes, raises funds for local charities


Preparations for the biggest real estate event of the year are underway as the Home Builders Association of NWI readies for the 2019 Festival Parade of Homes. Featuring premier designs by Kelly Construction, Luxor Homes, Metlov Builders, SPK Construction, and Steiner Homes, the festival will offer days of fun, prizes, and information for homebuyers.

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Lakeside Wealth Management continues to grow within the M&A department


In 2017 the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) department at Lakeside Wealth Management was born. Elizabeth Marks, Director of Strategic Development, is leading the way inside this new department as Lakeside looks to expand, grow and learn.

The different options for M&A at Lakeside include an employee advisor model, a branch office model, joining the Lakeside Partner’s Network, and an advisor acquisition/succession model. “We have built a team of professionals that will help guide advisors and their clients through the move to Lakeside. Everything from communication to clients and the community to account set-up and investments gets combed through extensively by this team,” Marks said.

Joining the Lakeside Partnership Network allows advisors the opportunity to maintain their brand and...

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Best friends join team culture at Realty Executives Premier


Best friends since 6th grade, Carol Dobrzynski and Jamie Garcia are now working side-by-side at Realty Executives Premier. For years, the two have been each other’s confidantes in all things—from business to family matters. This year, they’ve become a positive force within a company culture that celebrates teamwork. Read on for their stories.

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Doctors join Franciscan Physician Network health centers in LaPorte and Michigan City

2019-franciscan-health-centersFranciscan Physician Network has welcomed new doctors to health centers in LaPorte and Michigan City. Kayla Nebalsick, DO, will provide expert care for women at Legacy Hills Health Center in LaPorte, and Dr. David Maldonado, DO, will practice family medicine at Coolspring Health Center in Michigan City.

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Pulse Technology showcases the Office of the Future

On Thursday, Pulse Technology gave a glimpse at the cutting edge with their Office of the Future Open House. Representatives from companies such as 3M, Sharp, and HON joined Pulse to showcase the latest innovations in office technology, furniture, and supplies.

Many people are familiar with the advancement of technology, seen with things like 4K television’s growing popularity, wireless chargers, cloud storage, and more. Vendors brought in their most ergonomic chairs, newest supplies, and even their freshest coffee blends.

The-Office-of-the-Future-Open-House-20192“Today is about showing people what the future is going to look like,” said Chip...

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Meet the family behind CompressAir


Since 1987, CompressAir has provided some of the world’s most notable compressed air systems in the Northern Indiana and Chicagoland area. The company has built a reputation for offering their customers the most efficient, reliable products and air systems on the market. Alongside its pride in being the area’s leader in compressed air systems, the company takes pride being family-owned and operated.

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Purdue Federal Credit Union to expand to Crown Point

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It’s an epic year for Purdue Federal Credit Union as the organization celebrates its 50th anniversary of building trusting relationships with members and communities all over the world. Locally in the Region, the cornerstone of that celebration is the grand opening of a full-service Purdue Federal branch in Crown Point slated for August – their first expansion into Lake County.

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