STORY OF THE WEEK

2014-04-13T00:00:00Z STORY OF THE WEEK nwitimes.com
April 13, 2014 12:00 am

Iron ore arrives at Gary Works

A shipment of iron ore has made its way across the ice-choked Great Lakes to the Gary Works steel mill, where production will resume, although to a limited extent.

SMALL-BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The Copper Still, St. John

Respiratory Therapist Chris Binelli and her husband, Chuck, a businessman, love to entertain and cook. These skills, Chris Binelli said, have come in handy in their new venture The Copper Still, which is a tasting room featuring CD Vodka martinis, original cocktails, wine, craft beer and more.

Lake County suffers state's largest population decline

In terms of demographic trends, Northwest Indiana is a tale of two counties. Lake County had the biggest population decline out of Indiana's 92 counties in 2013, losing 1,662 residents, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame welcomes 2014 class

Achievement took center stage at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza on Friday when five local business legends were enshrined in the Northwest Indiana Business and Industry Hall of Fame.

Pence makes jabs at Illinois, touts Indiana business climate

Gov. Mike Pence took shots at Illinois while touting Indiana's business climate and encouraging business leaders to go forth and sell the state. Pence described himself as Indiana's salesman-in-chief, said he talked every day with business owners and CEOs about bringing jobs to the state and called Illinois companies "low-hanging fruit."

New Times digital advertising director to lead region to 'next stratosphere'

The Times Media Co. has named Joe Battistoni as new digital advertising director. Battistoni, who started Tuesday, was attracted to The Times because of the exponential digital growth year over year. Battistoni wants to make the user experience on nwi.com the best it can be and provide advertisers with digital solutions that work, educating them on products to take their business to the next level, he said.

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