Merrillville resident Nicole Schmied has joined IFF in Chicago as director of marketing and business development.
Karen Carradine has joined Geminus Head Start in Merrillville as vice president.
Mack Elliott of Prudential Executive Group in Valparaiso has been named to Prudential Real Estate President’s Circle for 2012.
Two men were recently given the 2012 President’s Award by the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce. Winners include Jim Garrett, president and CEO pf the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Ed Paesel, executive director of South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association.
Daryl D. Pomranke, president and CEO of Citizens Financial Bank, has been appointed to sit on the inaugural board of the Franciscan Alliance Foundation - St. Anthony & St. Margaret Health.
Local speech language pathologist and president of Therapy and Learning Services Inc. Jennifer M. Hatfield became a featured contributor for Mombiz.com.
Munster resident Alice Cannon has been selected by the Munster Chamber of Commerce as the 2013 Citizen of the Year.
Dean Savarino, of Dean’s Landscaping in Schererville, was awarded the Master Craftsman honor from Belgard.
The Schererville Parks Foundation recently elected officers for 2013. Elected were Mark Sandifer, president; Melinda Romanowski, vice president; Richard Young, treasurer; and Darlene Bouma, secretary. Cindy Ferrini was voted in as the newest member of the Board.