Meet the NWI Business and Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2014

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Fred Halpern

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Fred Halpern

Fred Halpern knew his dream and fortunes were underneath the square pink neon clock and through the front door of the jewelry store he acquired in 1960 at the corner of Main and Broadway streets in East Chicago.

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Thomas Katsahnias

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Thomas Katsahnias

His long-term goal was to lead an interesting life, and his career and achievements show Thomas Katsahnias has achieved that ambition.

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Jim McGill

NWI BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME: Jim McGill

Drawing from his years in the family business, Jim McGill had the opportunity to carry on the legacy and lessons fostered during his family’s leadership of McGill Manufacturing Co.

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: O'Merrial Butchee

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: O'Merrial Butchee

O’Merrial Butchee is a firm believer that even in Northwest Indiana, changes that we dream about can come to be without waiting on a political group or organization to say “this is what it’s going to be.”

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