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McColly Annual Christmas Party Celebrates a Strong Year


It was another banner year for the McColly Real Estate team, and they celebrated in style on Thursday with their Annual Christmas Party at Innsbrook Country Club.

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Korellis Roofing Makes 'Giving Back' Their Number One Priority

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No company is greater than the one that continues to give back to the community they live in. Through charity work and donations, the Korellis family has made an incredible impact on the lives of many in the Northwest Indiana region for the last 60 years.

For the second time around they participated in Red Nose Day, an effort to end childhood poverty. Since 2015, the organization has raised over an incredible $150 million for the mission, and are proud to be a part of that great number.

“Not only is it a great cause, but it’s a silly event around the office that creates great camaraderie among coworkers,” said Kali Zaremba, Marketing Coordinator of Korellis Roofing.

Since 2010 they have been involved with local Boys and Girls Clubs. What started as a roofing project for their organization evolved into a greater...

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Community Impact Award from Mental Health America Awarded to First Merchants Bank Commercial Relationship Manager

arrgerhJohn Freyek, Commercial Relationship Manager with First Merchants Bank, was awarded with the Community Impact Award from Mental Health America. This award was presented at the Mental Health America Wing and Roll event and was in honor of John’s five years of service as Chairman of the Board.

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Methodist Hospitals Names New DAISY Award Winners

Methodist-Hospitals-Names-New-DAISY-Award-Winners-12-12-18Nurses are honored with this award three times a year. Patients and visitors may nominate a deserving nurse by filling out a nomination form and dropping it in the special counter top displays at the front desks and inpatient units. Each Daisy Award Honoree is recognized at a public ceremony in her or his unit and receives a certificate of recognition, a DAISY award pin, and a hand-carved stone sculpture entitled Heart’s Touch. Methodist is proud to announce the winners of the DAISY Award.

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Regional Development Authority Employee Spotlight: Sherri Ziller


“It’s very humbling and exciting to be part of the positive transformation in Northwest Indiana,” Sherri Ziller said. Since 2013, Ziller has been providing leadership to support economic development and redevelopment as Chief Operating Officer at the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

Before starting a career in public service, the Whiting native attended Purdue University Calumet for a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a masters degree in Education. After completing her degree, Ziller was a professor at Kaplan University (now Purdue University Global).

“I absolutely loved teaching, but I wanted to find a way to help the community,” said Ziller. “As much as I loved teaching, I wanted to try something new and challenging that would utilize my political science degree.”

Ziller adds “The RDA was a good...

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Jim Concato Awarded Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium

Jim-Concato-Awarded-Cancer-Control-Champion-by-the-Indiana-Cancer-Consortium-2018Jim Concato, Director of Oncology Services at Methodist Hospitals, was one of six healthcare professionals awarded 2018 Cancer Control Champion by the Indiana Cancer Consortium (ICC). He was awarded this honor for exhibiting leadership in implementing the ICC Cancer Control Plan through participation in action teams, and local cancer coalitions.

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Three Family Medicine Physicians Join Franciscan Physician Network in Michigan City

Three-Family-Medicine-Physicians-Join-Franciscan-Physician-Network-in-Michigan-City_01 Franciscan Physician Network is meeting the increasing need for primary care physicians with the addition of three board certified family medicine doctors in Michigan City.

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Teachers Credit Union Employee Spotlight: Nicole Alcorn


Teachers Credit Union has been committed to giving back to the community to ensure the areas they serve achieve financial success. Last year alone, TCU gave back more than $750k to communities. Nicole Alcorn, mother of two and  Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer has been with the company for almost two years. Alcorn emphasizes the importance of supporting the community that she's called home for the last 18 years.

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South Shore CVA Celebrates with Region Partners at Annual Holiday Party and Awards Night


After a booming year for tourism and growth across Northwest Indiana, the South Shore CVA celebrated with their annual Holiday Party and Awards Night. Featuring quality food and drinks from some of the Region’s top breweries and wineries, business and community leaders toasted to a successful year and the exciting things to come in 2019.

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Strack and Van Til Thanks Vendors for Stocking our Shelves at Annual Vendor Christmas Party

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On Wednesday, Strack and Van Til hosted their annual Vendor Christmas Party for all of their vendors who regularly stock the popular grocery stores we shop at. The Vendor Christmas Party was held at St. James Hall in Highland. Representatives from each vendor company were able to enjoy a long buffet full of different meats and side dishes, including a festive table full of a variety of desserts.

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Appointment of Robert J. Franko as President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana

Appointment-of-Robert-J-Franko-as-President-and-CEO-of-VNA-of-Northwest-IndianaRobert J. Franko, currently CEO of HealthFirst Bluegrass Community Health Center in Lexington, Kentucky, will become President and CEO of VNA of Northwest Indiana effective January 1, 2019. Franko is a native of Northwest Indiana. He was Vice President for Development and Marketing for Porter-Starke Services where he worked from 1996 to 2010. He was Marketing Vice President and National Training Coordinator for Cherokee Health Systems in Knoxville, TN, for six years before joining his present employer. Franko earned his BS and MBA Degrees from Purdue University.

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