Sandra K. Hakes, president of Williams NationaLease Ltd. in Michigan City, was recently named a 2013 Woman of the Year with the National Association of Professional Women.

Realtor Nikki Roe, of Valparaiso, has joined Century 21 Alliance Group in Valparaiso.

Adam Tenner, of Chesterton, recently joined The Ross Group in Portage as a project manager and estimator.

Julie Deal was promoted to assistant vice president-NW IN Sales Manager at Fidelity National Title in Valparaiso. Charlene Simko was promoted to NW IN Title Operations Manager at Fidelity. Christine Banter from Fidelity received an award #1 New Business orders, she received more new customer orders than any other sales rep in the Midwest.

David R. Novak, an attorney with the Merrillville law firm of Schlyer & Associates P.C. recently accepted appointment as district chairman of the Prairie Dunes District, Calumet Council for the Boy Scouts of America.

Dyer Clerk-Treasurer Pat Hawrot attended the 77th Annual Conference and State Board of Accounts School in Fort Wayne offered by the Indiana League of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers.

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