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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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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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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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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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Kankakee Valley REMC offers energy efficient programs


Kankakee Valley REMC is a lot different than an average energy company. They are a nonprofit cooperative, meaning the member-consumers they serve are also the owners.

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Increase business efficiencies with a Managed Print Services program


Managed Print Services (MPS) is an ever-accelerating trend in the document solutions industry and for good reason.

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Albert's Diamond Jewelers: on the cutting edge of diamonds


Since 1905, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers has been one of the Region’s top jewelry destination stores. Aside from offering exquisite timepieces and fine jewelry, Albert’s is leading the way with their bridal offerings. The jeweler leads as an authorized retailer for the best engagement ring brands such as Tacori, Christopher Designs, A. Jaffe, Gabriel Bridal, and Verragio.

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McColly Real Estate offers an array of educational programs


At McColly Real Estate, education comes first. With a field that is constantly expanding and changing with time, it is crucial to approach every situation with a fresh, sharp mind. In order to achieve this mindset, McColly Real Estate prides itself on being one of the only real estate companies to offer an in house, fast start schooling program.

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